If you are a Windows 10 user, or are thinking about downloading Windows 10, there is something you need to be aware of: the new Windows 10 Anniversary update is scheduled to be automatically downloaded onto your computer sometime in the next few days, and it’s going to be massive. Depending on the speed of your computer and your internet link, this Windows 10 update may slow everything down to a crawl.
So be warned!
Why is the August 2016 Windows Update So Big?
The update is so massive because, to mark the anniversary of the release of Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft is pushing out updates to what seems like every program and service in Windows 10:
- Some changes are cosmetic, such as a new login screen.
- Other updates this August will change how the system works: the Cortana assistant will now available on the lock screen.
- Some updates are based on feedback Microsoft has received, such as a new way to save Favorites in the Microsoft Edge browser.