The Anniversary Update of Windows 10, called Version 1607 drastically improves your Windows 10 experience.
Some of the differences is that Cortana is a lot smarter than the one in previous Windows 10 rekease. She can now be invoked via the Windows 10 lock screen as well as being able to push notification and the like to your mobile devices.
If you have an Android or Windows phone and have the Cortana app installed, then your mobile device and desktop can interact. For example, you will get a notification on your desktop if you mobile has low power. Cortana can mirror all your Android phone’s notifications to Windows 10’s Action Center.
The Anniversary Update also introduces a new Dark theme. This theme was missing in the previous versions unless you tinkered with some secret settings.
It can be found under Settings > Personalization > Colors.
There’s also now a separate Show color on title bar option here. It allows you to only apply color of your choice to the window title bars and continue using a black START menu, Task Bar, and Action Center.
But, how to get this update you ask ?
If you just recently updated to Windows 10 from 7 ,8 and 8.1, then you cannot get it automatically within the first 30 days. Once you delete the Windows.old folder, you can manually prompt Windows Update to download the Anniversary Update.
- Go to Settings menu and Update & security > Windows Update.
- Select Check for updates to prompt your PC to scan for the latest updates. It will automatically download and install the updates for you.
- Select Restart Now for your PC to restart and complete the installation.
- Alternatively you can manually download the Anniversary Update ISO from Microsoft’s Windows 10 update history page.
- Click Get the Anniversary Update now to download the ISO file to your PC.
- Run the file to open the Windows 10 Update Assistant and follow the instructions.