It’s no secret that Microsoft has been working hard to improve Windows 10 on the desktop, and today the company revealed some of the changes that have been made.
One of the most important changes in the latest version is the introduction of the “Purity Test” feature, which will make it easier for Windows 10 users to check that their PCs are up to snuff before installing updates.
While the feature is not available on Windows 10 Mobile devices yet, Microsoft says that the feature will eventually be available on the new Windows 10.
However, we won’t be able to test this feature until we see it in action.
The new feature will work by asking users to open a Windows 10 “Policies” app, which should let users see the list of available updates, whether the PC is in the same or different Windows 10 branch, and whether the PCs are still running the latest Windows 10 Insider builds.
For the most part, we’re going to focus on the update list for now, but Microsoft will update the app with additional information in the coming days.
The update list looks similar to what you’d see on the Settings app, and Microsoft will still allow users to install and uninstall updates from there, so you shouldn’t need to worry about deleting and reinstalling the PC.
The feature is currently available on only a few Windows 10 devices, including the Dell XPS 13, Dell Inspiron 15, and HP Spectre x360.
We will be sure to update this post as soon as we hear more about this feature.