Windows 10 October 2018 Update is available from today

Microsoft is hosting a special event in New York City where it is taking the wraps off the next generation of Surface devices.

It’s not just about hardware though, as the tech giant has announced the next big feature update for Windows 10, the October 2018 Update, is now available to download.

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Although Sets, hasn't made it into the OS this time around, new features in the update, aka Windows 10 1809, include a dark theme for File Explorer, a new screenshot tool, and clipboard, search, Notepad, and Edge improvements. There is of course also the new Your Phone app, which lets you send texts from your PC using an Android phone.

If you want to be among the first to get the update, you can force it now (in the taskbar Search box type Check for updates. Once there, simply click Check for updates to begin the download and installation process), otherwise it will begin rolling out to users next week, from October 9.

As always, our advice is to wait until the various kinks of the update get ironed out, but we understand if you want to start using it early.

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