Windows 10 Dev Channel Build Introduces a New Post-Update Experience

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 10 Comments

A new Windows 10 Insider Preview build provides our first peek at a coming change to the platform’s post-update experience.

“We know that it doesn’t always feel clear what changed with a major update, or even how you can learn about and try out new features and improvements,” Microsoft explains in a typically crafted Insider blog post. “This means that updates can feel time consuming [sic] without real benefit to you, and we want to change that.”

So here’s what’s changing. Now, when you’ve installed a feature update, Windows 10 will display a “new first run [sic] experience via the Tips app,” meaning that the Tips app will appear and display information about the new features and other changes.

Insiders in the Dev channel who wish to test this experience may need to enable it first: Navigate to Settings > System > Notifications & actions and make sure the option titled “Show me the Windows welcome experience” is checked. It’s available now in the U.S., UK, Australia, India, and Canada.

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10 responses to “Windows 10 Dev Channel Build Introduces a New Post-Update Experience”

  1. blue77star

    This is cool, remember seeing it as part of any Windows experience in the past, Windows 98, ME, XP, Vista.

  2. hrlngrv

    Always launching Edge, even when it isn't the default browser, wasn't enough, eh?

  3. codymesh

    this is way better than the browser+webpage approach

  4. SvenJ

    Really? MS doesn't have the ability to turn this on with an update, and Dev channel [Insiders] who wish to test this experience may need to enable it first. You'd think that if they have a new welcome experience, they might also want to test their ability to make sure people see it.

  5. IanYates82

    Weird that this needs country by country support. I get that they may not have localised the words into various languages, but then that'd be no reason to exclude New Zealand?

    Maybe next build they'll enable it by default and offer a "don't show me again". That'd make more sense

  6. justme

    As long as I can continue to turn it off and not be bothered with it.

    Dear Microsoft - please spend more time fixing Windows 10 issues and inconsistencies. If you'd like to hear about something I want feature-wise, how about the Outlook app from IOS on Windows instead of Mail? No? Thats fine, but I still want you to fix the Windows inconsistencies and issues.

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