Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Version of Microsoft Windows
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OS familyWindows 10 (NT 10.0)
Version1607
CodenameRedstone 1
Preliminary name
Semester
Architecturex86, x64
Latest build10.0.14393.5192
Release date2016-08-02
Support end2018-04-10 (Home, Pro)
2019-04-09 (Enterprise, Education)
2026-10-13 (LTSB)
Server counterpart
Windows Server 2016
Replaces
Windows 10 November Update
Replaced by
Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update (also known as version 1607 or Redstone 1) is a major update for Windows 10, which was released on 2 August 2016.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • The Start Menu is significantly redesigned which replaces the separate "All Apps" button with a full list of installed applications on the left side.
  • Added Active Hours to Windows Update. This feature allows users to set the time that the user typically uses the system so that Windows will not reboot the system to install updates at the set time the user selected.
  • A QR code is now present on the BSOD.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux debuts as beta.
  • Updated the UAC and Credential prompts to be consistent with the UI.
  • Settings app received huge overhauls and updates.
  • Updates to Cortana.
  • Improvements to Tablet Mode.
  • Added Windows Ink Workspace, a workspace environment for pen users.
  • Updates to the Lock Screen.
  • Improvements to the Command Prompt.
  • Added dark mode for UWP apps.
  • Updates to Microsoft Edge.
  • Added the Connect app.
  • Added the ability to sign in using a PIN.
  • Added Quick Assist, a modern replacement for Remote Assistance.
  • This version drops support for some Intel Atom SoCs. Exclusively for computers using those CPUs, Microsoft extended the support lifecycle to 2023, the same date as support for Windows 8.1 is ending.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Pre-Insider Preview[edit | edit source]

Insider Preview[edit | edit source]

Pre-RTM[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]