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  • Changes to the Action Center, including cross-platform notifications support; and richer, more interactive notifications
  • An upgrade for Cortana, with cross-platform support, and the ability to make enquiries, play music or set reminders from the lock screen, without unlocking your device
  • An improved Skype experience, through a standalone Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, available on both PCs and phones
  • More customization features, including a new OS-wide dark theme
  • An overhauled Windows Ink experience for devices with pen support, such as Surface
  • Massive improvements to Microsoft Edge, including extensions support, greater power efficiency on mobile devices, web notifications support, and enhanced accessibility features
  • Support for new Miracast features, such as projecting from a Miracast-enabled to PC to other PCs without needing a dock or adapter; or using the Windows 10 Mobile Continuum experience through a PC with no dock or adapter
  • Major security enhancements, such as expanded biometric authentication support for Windows Hello login, as well as in Edge and UWP apps; new threat protection features for business and enterprise; and TPM 2.0 support on new devices that ship with the Anniversary Update pre-installed
  • Availability of Bash on Ubuntu on Windows, with support for Linux command line tools and access Ubuntu binaries in Windows 10
  • New gaming experiences such as Xbox Play Anywhere, and a range of new features for the Xbox One in the Summer Update
  • New features for students and teachers, as well as a new Windows 10 Pro Education edition

Source

Also Anandtech did a nice overview of the changes here

This is currently rolling out via windows update


NEW ISO's available are available too (Version 1607)

To get the latest windows 10 ISO:

Change your browser UserAgent to something other than Windows.
(I used Windows Phone on IE11 via developer tools emulation)

for those that dont know how to access developer tools hit F12

and use this link:


https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

(if you don't do that, you have to download their media creation tool to download the latest ISO)

should look like this if you do it right:



I personally feel more comfortable with these updates after doing a fresh install via the ISO vs the upgrade install windows update performs on your pc, but that's just me.
Edited by gooface - 8/3/16 at 12:54pm
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I think a fresh format is in order with the new build.
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I think a fresh format is in order with the new build.

I updated through windows update yesterday, and I haven't noticed any issues.
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I updated through windows update yesterday, and I haven't noticed any issues.

Make sure to clean out that Windows.old folder it creates on the root of your C: drive via Disk Cleanup (mine was 16GB big)

I still plan on doing fresh installs on my 3 systems like I said in the OP, I am just OCD like that.
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Make sure to clean out that Windows.old folder it creates on the root of your C: drive via Disk Cleanup (mine was 16GB big)

I still plan on doing fresh installs on my 3 systems like I said in the OP, I am just OCD like that.

Thanks I didn't notice that. Mine was 17GB. I guess they left that in case you want to undo the update.

I usually do a fresh install between major version changes (like from Windows 7 to 10) or if I install a new motherboard or something, but I figured I'd try to update first, since it's like a service pack. If I run into any issues, I can always do a fresh install. So far so good though.
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Thanks I didn't notice that. Mine was 17GB. I guess they left that in case you want to undo the update.

I usually do a fresh install between major version changes (like from Windows 7 to 10) or if I install a new motherboard or something, but I figured I'd try to update first, since it's like a service pack. If I run into any issues, I can always do a fresh install. So far so good though.
I guess in Windows 10, every update is major upgrade
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sounds like tablet features than PC
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I guess in Windows 10, every update is major upgrade

Thats how I see it, hence why I do fresh installs since it technically is reinstalling the OS when you do the windows update upgrade.
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  • An upgrade for Cortana, with cross-platform support, and the ability to make enquiries, play music or set reminders from the lock screen, without unlocking your device
Wow, I don't like that at all.
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  • More customization features, including a new OS-wide dark theme 
  • Availability of Bash on Ubuntu on Windows, with support for Linux command line tools and access Ubuntu binaries in Windows 10

 

Those are the only changes I'm interested in.

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