Yes, the next major update for Windows 10 is officially out. But it’s not showing up immediately on all Win10 systems — and that’s a good thing.
Although the update appears to be going smoothly for early adopters, there are already reports of compatibility issues with some applications and hardware.
Coming a bit late to the latest-Windows party
Susan Bradley reported warnings of some settings issues and early product conflicts with Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update). For example, MS Support article 3183430 states that some custom Windows Ink setting didn’t make the transition.
Another Support article — 3183365 — notes that some Garmin wearable devices won’t work after the update. (I take personal affront to that because I own no less than five Garmin GPS products.) But what’s more interesting is the reason they won’t work with Version 1607.
This problem occurs because Garmin devices that are formatted with FAT12, FAT16, or FAT32 file systems are not recognized as mass storage devices by a computer or device that’s running Windows 10 Anniversary Update.”
That’s a bit puzzling because Win10 1607’s File Explorer still let me format a flash drive with either FAT or FAT32. And Explorer read files copied to the flash drive under FAT32.
Perhaps the issue is one of compatible drivers. The current solution for affected Garmin users is to download the latest version of Garmin Express (4.1.25) and let it update the devices’ boot software. (For more info, see the related Garmin support page.)
The upshot: Over the next month or two, keep an eye out for updates for your third-party applications and devices.