Trusted Microsoft expert Paul Thurrott has revealed that a significant Windows 10 update, known by its codename 'Threshold 2', will be released in November as the Windows 10 "Fall Update".

The update will be delivered through Windows Update like any other update, meaning it won't require any user intervention to install, provided you have automatic updates enabled. It will be reportedly released as a cumulative update so that users don't have to download an entire Windows 10 build.

Windows 10's Fall Update won't include a huge array of new features, but Thurrott does mention some interesting improvements we can expect. The Media Creation Tool will be completely overhauled in the Fall Update, Cortana will be updated with new features and support for new locales, and Edge will receive "various improvements" with the exception of add-ons.

Microsoft is also set to change and improve the way Windows 10 is activated in the Fall Update. Those upgrading to or installing the OS will be able to activate Windows 10 by entering their Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 product keys, provided the product key matches the correct edition of Windows 10.

Many of the features that Microsoft have been testing in recent Windows 10 Insider Preview builds will also make its way to the Fall Update. We'll have to wait until November to hear more about what exactly we can expect.