‘Autumn Creators Update’ was a mistranslation, says Microsoft

Kit McDonald

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A couple of days ago, we reported that the next big Windows 10 update had been renamed to the “Autumn Creators Update”. The news, spotted by reporters, was an assumed attempt to avoid confusion in countries outside of U.S. and Canada. However, this has been completely debunked officially.

The UK site that showed the “Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update” was simply translated wrong for British English, says Microsoft. Ars Technica reports that it will be called the Fall Creators Update worldwide, even for users in the southern hemisphere where technically it will be Spring.

So that’s one confusion out of the way for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but it still doesn’t make much sense to many other regions that Microsoft has a reach. Should Microsoft use a different naming process for its major Windows 10 releases? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.