Windows Sonic & Dolby Atoms For Headphones

One of the important features of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is the presence of Windows Sonic and Dolby Atoms for headphones.

To get these features right click on Volume icon present in the taskbar and select either Windows Sonic or Dolby Atoms.

You can start a free trial of Dolby Access for Headphones by enabling a limited-time trial within the Dolby Access app. You can also purchase Dolby Atmos for Headphones from within the Dolby Access app. The price is displayed within the Dolby Access app at the time of purchase and depends on the customer’s chosen currency.

Dolby Atmos rendering works with all headphones. Any set of stereo headphones, including earbuds, that you connect to your Windows 10 PC or Xbox console will give you the full Dolby Atmos effect. Over-the-ear headphones will provide the best listening experience.


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: How to Get

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Fall Creator Update.

How to get it?

Via Windows Update:

Open Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates

Update Assistant : The Update Assistant can help you update to the latest version of Windows 10. To get started, click Update now.

Media Creation Tool: If You like to go for a Clean installation by downloading the latest with Fall Creators update then this is for You.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17017.1000 RS4 Installation


This Pre-view Build is a part of Redstone 4 development. And it is released by Microsoft to the Fast ring users.

There are reports of getting errors during downloading this pre-view build.

Error messages: error codes c1900401, 80240034, and 80070002, along with the message that “an update is being prepared” for their device.

Why are you getting those errors?

According to Microsoft the problem is caused by a missing component file in the download package that is required as part of the update process.

What to do if you get those errors?

Absolutely nothing from your end as Microsoft is aware of this and fixing the issue.

My experience:

I downloaded and installed this Preview Build without any errors. As I said earlier that Microsoft was aware of the fact and fixed the issue. But installation took a longer time than earlier.



Surface Book Drivers and Firmware

There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.

Surface Book required for compatibility with these drivers. These drivers and firmware are compatible with Windows 10, including Enterprise versions.



Surface Pro 4 Drivers and Firmware

These updates released on 12th October,2017. These drivers and firmware are compatible with Windows 10, including Enterprise versions.

Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need


Windows devices may fail to boot after installing October 10 version of KB4041676 or KB4041691 that contained a publishing issue

This article is applicable for Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 Version 1607, Windows 10 Version 1703

Microsoft is aware of a publishing issue with the October 10th, 2017 monthly security updates for Windows 10 version 1703 (KB4041676) and version 1607 (KB4041691), and Windows Server 2016 (KB4041691) for WSUS/SCCM managed devices. Customers that download updates directly from Windows Update (Home and consumer devices) or Windows Update for Business are not impacted.  

Microsoft has corrected the publishing issue as of the afternoon of October 10th and has validated the cumulative security updates. Microsoft recommend all customers take these cumulative security updates. 

The reports of the following symptoms impacting Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) customers. Mitigation plans for the following user reported scenarios can be found below.  

  1. WSUS/SCCM Administrators that synced the October 10th update (KB4041676 or KB4041691) before 4pm PDT October 10 may still have these KBs cached.
  2. WSUS/SCCM managed devices that downloaded the October 10 KB4041676 or KB4041691 update with publishing issues and have devices in a pending reboot state.
  3. WSUS/SCCM managed devices that installed the October 10 KB4041676 or KB4041691 update and are unable to boot and/or may land on a recovery screen

Detailed here