Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update could arrive in certain countries

By: George Finley
2 minute read

Microsoft plans to regionally adjust the name of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in particular countries, calling it the Autumn Creators Update. However, it appears that this decision is not set in stone yet.

Fall vs. Autumn

When Microsoft first introduced the Fall Creators Update, everybody thought this would be the universal name for the next update.

In countries such as the UK, the term Fall is not commonly used when talking about seasons. As a result, Microsoft is considering regionally adjusting the name of the update wherever it’s appropriate to do so.

The Redmond giant quietly changed the name of the update on its UK-based website a few days ago, referring to it as the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update. This shift can already be seen in some other country-specific sites as well, such as India.

The change should make more sense for the people in the UK where the term ‘Autumn’ is more commonly used, just like ‘Fall’ is the most popular term in the United States.

Microsoft could change its mind

As we stated at the beginning of this article, Microsoft may eventually give up on the idea of using two different names for the same update. The company already switched back to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on its UK website, while Microsoft India keeps the Autumn Creators Update name.

The company may have taken this decision in order to avoid confusion among users. As a quick reminder, Microsoft offers a series of Windows 10 versions, each aimed at specific users, such as Windows 10 S, Windows Education, etc.

Windows 10 Redstone 3 or version 1709

The update will remain known as Redstone 3 or Version 1709 to Windows Insiders, and the consumer-facing name will not matter to them at all.

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