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Insider Preview Update KB4046355 Silently Uninstalls Windows Media Player

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source: Insider Preview Update KB4046355 Silently Uninstalls Windows Media Player

After Windows Insiders installed update KB4046355 for the Insider Build 16299.15, they discovered that Windows Media Player had been silently removed from the computer. As Build 16299 is the Fall Creators Update that is scheduled to come out this month, it is unknown whether the removal of Windows Media Player is intentional as part of this large update or a bug.
Insiders not happy with missing Windows Media Player

The only way Insiders realized that Windows Media Player was removed was when they tried to use it to play a video. It was then discovered that Windows Media Player was silently removed after installing the October 3rd 2017 KB4046355 update. This update is called and "FeatureOnDemandMediaPlayer", but does does not provide any information as to what it does.

The only thing we do know, is that after this update was installed, all that was left behind is an empty Windows Media Player folder.Click to expand...


Thankfully, it may be possible to reinstall Windows Media Player
While some people have reported that they were unable to restore Windows Media Player, others have stated that they were able to install the program again using the Apps control panel. To restore Windows Media Player in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, simply follow these steps:
Goto Settings.
Click on Apps.
Click on Manage Optional Features.
Click on Add a Feature
Scroll down and you should see Windows Media Player. Left click on it once, so it becomes highlighted and then click on the Install button.
When it has finished installing, you will be able to use Windows Media Player again.
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A: Insider Preview Update KB4046355 Silently Uninstalls Windows Media Player

Yikes not good at all.

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I keep getting pop ups saying my copy of windows is about to expire. "12/31/2016 4:29:44 PM"
I have: Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Evaluation copy. Build 14295.rs1_release 160318-1628
Every time I try and use Windows Update, I keep having the following errors...
0x80240fff
0x80070017

No mater what I do I can not get the updates to install, in fact windows wont even let me go back to an earlier build.
Really don't want to lose all my settings, apps games, I've backed up what I can but really dreading all the customization and settings I had to tweak.

Anyway to stop the expiration? fix the updates so it works or download and install offline so i can keep all my settings and stuff?

Also tried WindowsUpdateDiagnostic and wushowhide. both didn't do anything for me. tried clearing the "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution" and that didn't work.

Anyone know how to fix this?

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We have released a Cumulative Update (KB3176925) to Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14393 on PCs and Mobile devices which will bring the build number to 14393.3. This Cumulative Update includes a handful of fixes:

We have fixed an issue where keyboard input on some Windows tablet devices would not rotate to landscape normally.We have fixed an issue that results in Windows Updates being delayed on systems with Connected Standby.We have fixed a problem with text input with Korean Input Method Editor (IME) in some Store apps.We fixed an issue causing Store apps to stop launching due to a licensing issue.We have fixed an issue with apps that synchronize using DDE for inter-process communication.






Source: Cumulative Update to Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14393 now available - Feedback Hub

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Today I updated my ideapad 320 to latest insider preview(version:1803, os build:17115.1), after updating i found dolby audio was removed without no intimation!!
This happened even the last time! Don't know why this happens?
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are pleased to release Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803 to Windows Server Insiders. Also available is the Insider preview package of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 Insider build 17110 or higher.

Available Content
Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803
Remote Server Administration Tools Build 17108
What?s New in RSAT
This preview build of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) can be installed on Windows 10 Insider build 17110 or higher.

FIXED: DNS server tools are now correctly installed as part of the RSAT package.
FIXED: Shielding data files and template disks can now be created by their respective wizards in the RSAT package.
KNOWN ISSUE: The x86 RSAT package may fail during installation on Windows 10 builds older than 17110, and on builds other than the 171xx series.

What?s New in Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803

Release Summary
In this iteration, we resolved 430 bugs, as well as the following feature improvements ?

Access Control
Major new functionality in this release ? we have added Azure Active Directory (AAD) based access control. Using AAD identities, you can configure conditional access policies that require Multi-Factor authentication, device compliance, and more. You can find instructions to configure this in the Azure Active Directory section of the Gateway access documentation.

Known issue with AAD authentication: If you are using a self-signed certificate, AAD ... Read more

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Is there a way to disable the Windows Media Player Rich Preview Handler? I find it very annoying because every time I select a song from any folder (MP3 file), a pop up window covering 1/4 of screen appears, blocking everything in that area.
Thanks for any help in advance.

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Anybody downloaded and installed Windows 10 Insider Preview for XP? Any problems or some tips? I just found out that XP users will be entitled to free Windows 10 upgrade if they join Windows insider and and install preview! I just downloaded from official Microsoft page (file is about 2GB) but haven't installed it yet. I am waiting for some reviews. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Windows 10 Insider Preview for XP

I think that is a misinterpretation of the facts
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-10/1150292-windows-10-upgrade-xp-users.html
 

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My computer installed this update (Windows 10 Insider Preview 14965) back around the middle of November and I have noticed two things. First -- Microsoft Edge took it upon itself to reinstate itself as my "Default Browser" and secondly now I keep having issues when navigating the internet. Basically I will click a link and the browser will pretend like it's going to go but then tell me it can't find the page so I just hit refresh and ta-da the page is there. It happens on any website (whether Amazon, Google, Microsoft, etc) and in Edge, Chrome and IE.

Anyone else having this type of issue? I also play games that rely on the internet and I haven't had any issues when them nor do I have any issues pinging websites even when I let ping run for 20 to 30 minutes while I'm browsing the web and experience the issue. I'm tempted to uninstall the update but if others updated and aren't seeing the issue then I may just have a weird DNS issue going on.

Thoughts?
 

A:Windows 10 Insider Preview 14965

Since your using a beta test operating system, its probably a bug. The current version of W10 is 1607 Build 14393.447. It doesn't have the problems you describe. Did you report this issue with Microsoft ?
 

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Has anyone experienced a total system failure after downloading this Preview Build. Only firefox works on the system. Any ideas?
 

A:Windows 10 Insider Preview 14942

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Hi Guys and Gals

I used to have windows 10 Insider Preview running on a separate partition on my laptop, until recently.
I had a choice at boot-up as to which operating system I wanted, either the Insider or my regular Windows 10 Pro, then, all of a sudden the choices were not there. I just couldn't get into the Insider system.
I thought that if I deleted the system I would be able to download a fresh installation, but, I just can't find an installation that will load. I keep getting the error message "winload.exe has expired" and there is nothing I can do to get my Insider programme to load and work.
Please, please, has anybody got any ideas as to what I can do next, I still want to be a member of the Insider programme, but can't download a loadable replacement.

Waiting with fingers crossed

Pilkie

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Another day, another week and finally another leak build from Wzor yes this is dubbed 10102 and has wiped my mind I am so amazed at how far this Build has gone through and as I say this yes it is a bit new. Also the build 10105, 10107 and 10108 remain imminent. So WZOR might have some leaked builds ready for tomorrow or in the next few days. Yes 10102 are now available: https://mega.co.nz/#!6F9hlZSS!wBjS3plB1Lj7pkACPfnSHtawe2X7sS41TcZGrK9Cijg
 
 
 
 
Here are some pictures: there are only 2 so when I install I might take some pics and edit this post later.
 

A:Windows 10 Insider Preview 10102!

Do not recommend bothering w/ leaked Builds.  "Everything comes to he who waits"
 
Cheers,Drew
 

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Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.

What?s new in Build 14352

Cortana Improvements

Cortana, Your Personal DJ: In addition to playing songs via your local files and OneDrive, you also now have the ability to play any song from the entire Groove Music Catalog using Cortana. If you have a Groove Music Pass, just ask Cortana to play your favorite artist, genre, playlist or song. This also works with Cortana on your Lock screen.

Windows Ink

Updated Sticky Notes: With the latest update, Sticky Notes are now better than ever* with the ability to create Cortana reminders from your notes that will flow with you across your Cortana enabled devices.

Compass on the ruler: We?ve updated the Windows Ink ruler to include a compass. If the ruler is oriented in the direction of any of the cardinal points or midpoints, the compass indicator will become bold.

Other items of note

Windows Game bar improved with full-screen support: One of the most common requests we see for the Windows 10 Game DVR feature is the ability to use the Windows Game bar with more games running in full-screen.

Updated File Explorer icon: Based on Insider feedback, we have updated the File Explorer icon with more color.

Deploying Windows Enterprise edition gets easier: Prior to Windows 10, the upgrade from the Pro to Enterprise edition required a complete wipe and reinstallation of the OS. In Windows 10, we enabled bit-less edition upgrade fr... Read more

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Hi! I have an aspire desktop, SNID:2666778330So basically the problem is, the text in my bios looks like an atari 800, see attached image, and the operating system looked like it was squished into the side of the screen and pixelized until I installed the graphics driver. the BIOS is still un-legible, though, and I tried reinstalling the BIOS from Acer's support website, and I reinstalled the chipset driver, and I reinstalled the AMT driver. the main problem now is the BIOS. also noticing a noticeable drop in performance. I have also reinstalled windows twice.

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I have 'Insider Preview Build 14295.rs1_release.160318-1628' is it possible to install the current production version of Windows 10 Pro instead of this and not lose any of my programs / apps / data etc?

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Hello guys, after i activated insider mode on my Windows 10586.218, mark fast ring and do installation and after the update via Windows Update i get this system entirely broken, there is no edge, no control panel, no computer properties, just a big corrupted seems system.I also tried an clean installation by downloading ISO from the internet, i also tried on my another computers by the same way:
Rampage Extreme x48 + Q9550
P5G41T-M LX3 + Xeon L5420
And this video was recorded on my Asus Rampage IV Extreme + i7 3930k using UEFI.
all same problem.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Broken 14332 Problem System Corrupted - YouTube

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Admin please delete this post

A:Clean install Windows 10 says insider preview

What are the results of Winver?

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Hi everyone,

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build has quite a few new features and improvements so we?re really excited to get this one out to you for you to try out. One thing I want to call out up front is that this build and associated Language Packs won?t be available until later this week for Windows Insiders in Russia and Turkey.

FULL ARTICLE: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565
 

A:Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10576

Hi everyone,

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10576 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. Not only does this build have a good set of bug fixes and fit-an-finish, it also includes a few new things for you to try.

Full article: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10576
 

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Hi everyone,

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build is really focused on bug fixes and general improvements. We?ve been loving this build in our internal rings as it is very fast and smooth, and makes a great daily driver.

THIS MAY BE THE FINAL THRESHOLD BUILD

Full article: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586
 

A:Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586

Secondmineboy said:





Hi everyone,

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build is really focused on bug fixes and general improvements. We?ve been loving this build in our internal rings as it is very fast and smooth, and makes a great daily driver.

THIS MAY BE THE FINAL THRESHOLD BUILD

Full article: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586Click to expand...

This is the Final Build threshold 2 Build no decktop watermark
 

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I installed Windows 10 in a VMware VM. This was Build 1151 which took my Windows 8.1 and finished installed without incident. For some reason it did not activate online. However I got the Insider Fast Track Builds OK and it upgraded to Tech Preview Edition 11082. Does it even matter that Windows is not activated in this scenario? Is there any registry hack to remove the notification? It only cosmetic it seems so no big deal but still ..

A:Windows 10 Insider Preview is not activated - does it matter?

Look at slmgr /xpr



Either you are activated or you aren't. It has nothing to do with insider build versions, Microsoft accounts or anything else.

All insider builds have watermarks (and always have) - that is normal.

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This post was updated at 1:00pm on June 20th.

Hi everyone, we?re hard at work on the next builds that we?ll send out to you for PC and Mobile. I don?t have an update on timing for that quite yet, but I do have some important changes to tell you about that are coming with the next PC build as we get ready for July 29th.

Microsoft Account notifications

If you don?t have your Microsoft Account (MSA) connected to your PC, starting in the next build you?ll start seeing notifications asking you to do so. You?ll need to connect the MSA that you registered for the Windows Insider Program with (and accepted the ?Microsoft Windows Insider Program Agreement?) in order to continue receiving new Windows 10 Insider Preview builds (both Fast and Slow rings) from Windows Update. If you already have your MSA connected to your account on your PC, then you?re all set. We?re introducing new infrastructure in Windows Update to help us deliver new builds more effectively to Windows Insiders, and ensure that we?re flighting builds to people who have registered and opted in to the program. Connecting your MSA also allows seamless access to Windows Insider-only functionality in the Windows Feedback app and Insider Hub too.

This change is for the Windows Insider Program ONLY, and is specific to how we?re delivering the Insider Preview builds. Once available on July 29th, you do not need an MSA to upgrade Windows 10 on your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1... Read more

A:Upcoming changes to Windows 10 Insider Preview builds

With a nod and a wink, Microsoft gives away Windows 10 to anyone who asks


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In the always confusing world of Microsoft licensing, there are two sets of rules.

One is written down in license agreements, drafted by Microsoft's large legal team, with separate terms for PC makers and end users. These combined terms are extremely specific about the rights and responsibilities of every party to the license agreement. They are aimed primarily at Microsoft's commercial customers and its PC-building partners, who account for more than 98 percent of all revenue from Windows desktop licenses.

The other set of rules is unwritten, for the most part. But its terms are fairly easy to deduce. They are intended for hobbyists, enthusiasts, and IT pros who like to tinker with Windows and PC hardware. Microsoft's TechNet program was a long-running gift to this group, offering thousands of dollars' worth of Microsoft software for a few hundred bucks.

The Windows Insider program is being run in that same spirit.




With a nod and a wink, Microsoft gives away Windows 10 to anyone who asks | ZDNet

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UPDATE: New method to download a Windows 10 RTM or Insider ISO file.

How to Download a Windows 10 ISO File



Build number
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9841
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9860
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9879
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   Information
Windows 10 Build 10240 for PC is now available




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How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

How to Clean Install Windows 10 Insider Preview

How to Activate Windows 10

To activate Windows 10, you will need the product key provided by Microsoft below for the edition of Windows preview you installed.

Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10041: NKJFK-G... Read more

A:Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO File

Yesterday, we began an exciting new chapter in the Windows story with the announcement of Windows 10 and what it means for our enterprise customers. As part of our new approach to building and delivering Windows 10 to customers, we want to make sure we get feedback in real-time as the development process is ongoing. We?re kicking this off today with the launch of the Windows Insider Program. If you?re comfortable with using pre-release software, you can join the Windows Insider Program today to download the Windows 10 Technical Preview and try out features like the new Start menu, multiple desktops, snap enhancements, and others.

As a member of the Windows Insider community, you will have an active role in helping us build Windows 10 and be among the first to see new stuff. You will automatically receive new builds as we release them with the latest features we?re experimenting with ? and our freshest bugs. Some of these features may not be fully ?baked? ? meaning they may not work correctly as you are seeing these features as we work on them. And there?s no guarantee that what you see will be part of the final release. But as a Windows Insider, you?ll have the ability to impact and influence those types of product decisions. You will be able to use the Windows Feedback app to report on any issues you encounter with the Windows 10 Technical Preview or tell us about something you like or dislike. And you will be able to ask questions and talk with us and other Insiders thro... Read more

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. . .Time to see where folks here on the Ten's stand on the new insider build.

Thus far I have had no problems with this build other then the my need for a dark theme (just me). The right click problem has ben resolved.

What problems have you ran into, and what did you do to fix said problem\s. . .inquiring mines would like to know. . .

A:Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565

Not a single problem this time except old stuff I don't like after upgrades, almost all registry hacks revert to default and have to apply them again.
Made me ISO and did Disk Cleanup, just in the process of making Reflect backup.

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17093 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead.

What?s new in Build 17093

Game bar Improvements
We?ve given Game bar a makeover so it?s even easier to find what you?re looking for.
Go to your captures, toggle your microphone and camera, and edit the title of your Mixer stream?all from new buttons on Game bar.
Quickly check the time using the new clock.
Choose a theme?Dark, Light, or your current Windows theme.
Game bar settings are easier to use.

Diagnostic Data Improvements
Last week, we announced some new privacy tools as part of Data Privacy Day which included the Diagnostic Data Viewer that showed up for Windows Insiders in Build 17083. With our commitment to transparency and control, users can now delete the Windows Diagnostic Data that Microsoft has collected from your device. In Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback, you will find a delete button that deletes the Windows diagnostic data associated with your device.

Note: The backend cloud system is currently under development and will be available to complete the Delete requests prior to public release of RS4.

Graphics Improvements
HDR Video on more Windows PCs: Many newer devices are capable of HDR video, but needed to be calibrated in the factory to enable HDR. Now, we are expanding HDR video access to more users via new functionality via Settings ... Read more

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are excited to release Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16237 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring!

Upcoming Bug Bash
We?re really excited to do our 2nd (and final) Bug Bash for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update! The Bug Bash will start at 12am (Pacific Time) on Friday July 14th and will run a full week ending at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on Sunday July 23rd. As usual, we will be publishing new quests and will be doing some Mixer webcasts. So be sure to open Feedback Hub and complete as many quests as you can! More details to come early next week!

What?s New in Build 16237 For PC

Microsoft Edge Improvements:
Read aloud with word and line highlighting for all websites: With the read out loud feature for web, users will be able to read aloud any webpage with word and line highlighting.

PDF read aloud: With the read out loud feature for PDF, users will be able to read aloud any PDF document with word and line highlighting.

Other improvements to address your feedback including:
If you click Share in Microsoft Edge, the Share UI will now match the Microsoft Edge theme if it is different from the rest of the system. Share UI will also now launch under the Share button, rather than in the center of Microsoft Edge.
When you add a favorite, you will get a delightful animation now that indicates where users can find their most important websites in the future.
We fixed an issue where copying double byte characters (for example Ja... Read more

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14257

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14257

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Hi everyone,
It has been amazing to see the impact that Windows Insiders have made since we launched the program last year. Your feedback has helped us fix bugs and make changes which resulted in a better product because of your input. Thank you to all of the Windows Insiders who have been with us so far. Now I?d like to talk a bit about what is next.

With the general availability of Windows 10, the Windows Insider Program will focus on building and delivering Windows as a service by updating Windows 10 with new features and functionality on an ongoing basis. As always, Windows Insiders will be the first to see these new features and changes.

Feedback from Windows Insiders not only helps us build Windows 10 ? it also helps us shape how we run the program. For example, Windows Insiders have asked us to improve the flighting cadence and to keep the Windows Feedback app in the product ? which we have done. We?re also evaluating the Windows Insider rings, and considering whether we should make changes there. Over the past few months we?ve been looking at feedback to see what changes we want to make going forward. We?re putting plans together now, so you won?t see any changes immediately, but they will come over time. We?ll be doing our best to make sure that we improve every aspect of the program, from build distribution to the Feedback app and Insider Hub. And of course we?ll be looking to do more fun things for Windows Insider... Read more

A:Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10525

what kind of plan is it that i've seen more "i can't get w/10 installed with my good COA" or "why can't i install w/10 without paying ****(computer brand) $20" or "why do i have to buy another w/8 my computer came with new" ? ohhhhh.....i see......it's "generally available"......in the USC.......that's called a RACKET !

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Hi everyone,

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build for mobile has a lots of good bug fixes and general improvements for you to check out. Overall this is a really great build, and we?re excited to get it out there for all of you to try. There is an important note for anyone who installed Build 10581 and then subsequently factory reset your phone, so please make sure to check out the known issues below.

Full Article: Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586
 

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17025 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead.

REMINDER: Going forward, we plan to release new builds for RS4 from the RS_PRERELEASE branch to Insiders in the Fast ring and those who opted in to Skip Ahead at the same time.

What?s new in Build 17025
Revamped Ease of Access Settings: This build adds new Ease of Access settings to make your device easier to use and fit your needs. We also grouped related settings together which help you see, hear or interact with your computer to assist in discovering settings more quickly. Additionally, we heard your feedback and improved setting descriptions to help you more easily understand the available accessibility features. Go to the Ease of Access section in Settings to see what?s available to make your computer easier to use!

Controlling your Startup tasks: Continuing our work from the previous flight, with today?s flight we?ve updated the Advanced options under Settings > Apps & Features so that UWP apps that are configured to run at startup will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status will now have a new option to see all available tasks specified by the app developer and their status.

Evolving the Microsoft Yahei Font: As our Insiders from China likely know, Microsoft Yahei is the font we use to display Windows UI text in the ... Read more

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17046 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead.

What?s new in Build 17046

Microsoft Edge Improvements
Form Fill for Address fields: Microsoft Edge can now save and automatically fill your preferred information in addresses and related forms. When filling in fields on a form, such as an address or other contact information, Microsoft Edge will prompt to save your form information. In the future, you can simply select the preferred information from a drop-down menu to complete all the related fields.

Addresses you save will be roamed between your Windows 10 devices, and you can manually add or remove form entries in Advanced Settings.

Demo of form fill in Microsoft Edge - Create, Discover and Share GIFs on Gfycat

Text Spacing comes to Reading View: Much like when reading an EPUB book, you can now adjust the text spacing when you?re in Reading View. To enter Reading View, open an article or blog post you?re interested in, then tap the book icon next to the address bar. Adjusting the page to use wider spacing can improve reading fluency.

Windows Shell Improvements
Access advanced UWP app options right from Start: We?ve added a new quick way to get to advanced options! Rather than click through Settings > Apps > Apps & Features > (finding your app) > Advanced Options, if you right-click a UWP app or UWP app tile in Start wi... Read more

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16273 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and Skip Ahead.

Flighting Update for PC
We have some updates for Windows Insiders on how we?ll be releasing new builds going forward for the next couple of months.

As explained when we introduced Skip Ahead, we have ?forked? the release into its own branch we call ?RS3_RELEASE?. Many Windows Insiders will recall we did the same thing for the Windows 10 Creators Update when we started flighting builds from the ?RS2_RELEASE? branch. Insiders in the Fast ring have been getting new builds from this branch over the last few weeks now. We are now at the point of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where our focus is now on stabilization for release to the world. This means that we intend to release these builds to Insiders more quickly to both the Fast and Slow rings as these builds we include mostly bug fixes.

For Insiders who joined Skip Ahead, we will continue to release builds from the RS_PRERELEASE branch but they won?t be released at the same pace as builds from RS3_RELEASE. Since we are just now beginning development for RS4, Insiders will soon notice a jump in build numbers just like we did early in RS3. Also because we are just beginning development for RS4, Insiders shouldn?t expect to see a lot of big changes or new features just yet. Our engineering teams remain focused on getting the Windows ... Read more

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring only (not Skip Ahead). As we mentioned in last week, we are now at the point of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where our focus is now on stabilization for release to the world. This means that we are releasing new builds to Insiders more quickly and that these builds will include mostly bug fixes. You?ll notice that this build continues to include a bunch of good bug fixes Insiders will enjoy.

Also ? check out the news from earlier today from IFA 2017 in Berlin that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be available worldwide October 17th.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
We fixed an issue resulting in Train Simulator 2017 failing to launch on recent flights.
We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to tab into an open PDF in Microsoft Edge after interacting with the any of the Microsoft Edge window elements using mouse.
We fixed an issue where the Windows Defender Security Center app icon was missing in taskbar when the app was open, as well in Start?s all apps list. You will also notice that the icon is now un-plated in the taskbar.
We?ve made some adjustments to address an issue resulting in sudden and brief CPU spikes where you couldn?t move your mouse. If you?ve encountered this, please try it in this new build and let us know if your experience has improved.
We fixed an is... Read more

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Windows 10 Insider Preview 16296.0 (rs3_release) (4) to Windows 10 Insider Preview 16299.15 (rs3_release) (24) and all the updates in between there have failed over and over. When I try the windows "WindowsUpdate Troubleshooter" it finds database errors that it can not fix. This problem keeps going and going with out stop. Can anybody help with this? How do I fix the database issue so I can complete the updates?

A:Windows 10 Insider Preview 16299 fails over 30 times!

This Insider Build is now older than the current stable release. I would advise upgrading to the latest Stable Windows 1709 16299 build instead of the insider version.

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17040 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead.

NOTE: The block for AMD PCs is no longer in effect as of this flight.

What?s new in Build 17040

Settings Improvements
Adjust the brightness of SDR content on your HDR display: Starting with Build 17040, Windows now lets you adjust how bright SDR content appears when running in HDR mode on the desktop. On an HDR capable system, you will see a slider in the ?HDR and advanced color settings? page under Settings > System > Display. This is one of the improvements to HDR image quality that we have planned based on feedback from Insiders.

New Cursor, pointer, and touch feedback section in Ease of Access Settings: Continuing our recent efforts to reorganize this section in Settings, you?ll notice that ?change cursor thickness?, ?Change pointer size and color?, and ?Change touch feedback? have been moved to this new place.

Touch keyboard Improvements
Shape-writing with wide touch keyboard: With the Fall Creators Update we introduced shape-writing input for one-handed keyboard. We?ve heard your feedback, and with today?s build we?re happy to announce that it?s now also available when using the wide keyboard!

As a reminder, shape-writing is currently available for the following languages: Catalan (Catalan), Croatian (Croatia), Czech (Czech), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (... Read more

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17017 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead.

Going forward, we plan to release new builds for RS4 from the RS_PRERELEASE branch to Insiders in the Fast ring and those who opted in to Skip Ahead at the same time. Because we are just beginning development for RS4, Insiders shouldn?t expect to see a lot of big changes or new features just yet. But teams are just now beginning to check in new code!

What?s new in Build 17017
Introducing Cortana Collections: Cortana now saves you time and stress by noticing and remembering things for you and putting them at your fingertips. Cortana can gather things you?re interested in such as items you shop for, restaurants, recipes, and books you?d like to check out, movies and TV shows you want to watch ? and puts them all into neatly organized lists from which you can pick the ones you like best. Cortana is always learning, so the more you let Cortana help you, the more Cortana does for you. Check out the quest we?ve set up for more info on how to try this out and let us know what you think! (Available for EN-US Insiders only.)



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Simplifying actions between Cortana and Action Center: In the previous feature updates of Windows 10 (including the Fall Creators Update), there were two places to go to see the next action you might need to take: Cortana and Action Center. We heard feedback that this wa... Read more

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I have created this topic for the discussion of build 10122.
 
Who has upgraded to build 10122 and what are your opinions of this build? Pros or cons.
 
Bruce.

A:Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10122 Discussion

Ah we've all been waiting for another build and well its here! And yes I'm going to review this here and now so let's review it.
 
 
It's OK looks great and polished I don't mind it at all since Microsoft is finishing bits and pieces off it's shiny new OS. The start menu looks great, and the theme looks great! Microsoft also has stabilized the OS a lot since 10074 as it even fixed the annoying issue with the Nvidia Drivers. Actually a lot of you would recommend this as a stable Build or not any other way it's great.
 
 List of fixed issues:
1. Visual Glitch (Rectangle Silvers)
 
2. Fixed lots of glitches with Microsoft
 
3. Developers – when you go to Settings > Update & Security > For developers – it no longer crashes the Settings app.
 
4. We fixed the issue some people were seeing where their graphics driver fails to install from Windows Update with error code 80070103. This was happening because WU was trying to re-issue the driver.
 
5.You should now be able to edit the IPv4 properties of an Ethernet adapter on your PC.
 
6.We have fixed issues where fonts would render blurry on High DPI displays. We’re cooking up a blog post we plan to publish shortly that talks a little more in depth about our investment with High DPI in Windows 10 so watch for it.
 
7.We have fixed some keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Edge. Control + L or Alt + D shortcuts now got to the URL bar more reliably.
 
 
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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16278 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring only (not Skip Ahead). As we mentioned in last week, we are now at the point of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where our focus is now on stabilization for release to the world. This means that we intend to release new builds to Insiders more quickly and that these builds will include mostly bug fixes. You?ll notice that this build continues to include a bunch of good bug fixes Insiders will enjoy.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
We fixed an issue where upgrading to recent flights would fail if you had a speech for a secondary language installed.
We fixed an issue where printing from 32-bit apps running on 64-bit versions of the OS was broken when using v3 print drivers on recent builds.
The ability to take HDR screenshots on your PC via the Xbox app has been removed starting with this build. We plan to re-introduce this feature again in the future.
We fixed an issue resulting in drag and drop onto websites intermittently not working in Microsoft Edge.
We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge would crash after choosing to pin certain websites to Start.
We fixed an issue where a tab in Microsoft Edge could get in a state where it displayed a tab preview thumbnail even though your mouse wasn?t hovering over the tab.
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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17063 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead.

What?s new in Build 17063

Introducing Timeline
Timeline is here! We know that it can be difficult to get back to stuff you were working on in the past. If you?re like us, you might sometimes forget which site or app you were using or where you saved a file. Now you can finally close apps without worrying?with Timeline, you can get right back to where you left off.

Timeline introduces a new way to resume past activities you started on this PC, other Windows PCs, and iOS/Android devices. Timeline enhances Task View, allowing you to switch between currently running apps and past activities.

The default view of Timeline shows snapshots of the most relevant activities from earlier in the day or a specific past date. A new annotated scrollbar makes it easy to get back to past activities.
Figure 1. Task view has been enhanced to include a Timeline of past activities.
There?s also a way to see all the activities that happened in a single day?just select See all next to the date header. Your activities will be organized into groups by hour to help you find tasks you know you worked on that morning, or whenever.
Figure 2. Browse all your activities for a single day.
And if you can?t find the activity you?re looking for in the default view, search for it.
Figure 3. Search Timeline to fi... Read more

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Hi everyone,

We?re rolling out Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10549 right now to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. However, this build comes with a caveat. We discovered a bug late last night that caused phones upgrading from Build 10536 to get stuck at a black screen after this new build is installed. Rather than making you wait a little bit longer for us to fix this bug ? we decided to release this build as a single update from Windows Phone 8.1. Current Insiders that would like to try out Build 10549 should:
Go back to Windows 8.1 first using the Windows Device Recovery Tool.
Once you?re on Windows Phone 8.1, install the Windows Insider app, choose the Fast ring, and reboot your phone.
After that ? this build should download and install on your phone.
Full Blog Post: Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10549
 

A:Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10581

Hi everyone,

Today we are rolling out Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10581 to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. We?ve fixed the bug preventing upgrades from earlier builds. So if you stayed on Build 10536 or if you flashed back to Windows Phone 8.1 and then installed 10549 or 10572 you can upgrade directly to this new build without going back to 8.1 again. This build doesn?t have significant new features but does include a bunch of good fixes and general performance improvements.

Full Article: Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10581
 

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Today, we are releasing Build 14267 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.

Just to quickly recap the changes we?ve made to rings for Insiders in 2016:
We introduced the new Release Preview ring last week which is for Windows Insiders who want to stay on the Current Branch (currently builds based off of Build 10586), but continue to receive early access to updates, application updates, and driver updates. This is a great option for people who want to get updates early but not go all the way to installing full preview builds. Because the Release Preview ring offers updates to the Current Branch, it is only visible to devices on the Current Branch (Build 10586). If you are on a newer build, flights to the Release Preview ring won?t be applicable to that device. The easiest way to go between the Development Branch to the Current Branch is to use the Media Creation Tool to reinstall Windows 10.
We?ve adjusted the criteria we use to release new builds to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring to get builds out more quickly ? this means these builds may include more bugs and other issues that could be slightly more painful to live with. So if you?d like to change your ring to stick to more stable builds you can go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced options and under ?Get Insider Preview builds? moving the slider to the Slow ring.
Insider Preview Builds & Windows 10 Education
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Hi everyone, we have a new build for PCs we?re releasing today to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring ? Build 10166. Just like the 3 builds we released last week, this build is all about bug fixing and fit-and-finish. Be sure to keep using the Windows Feedback app to send us feedback on any problems you?re hitting to help us make sure Windows 10 is awesome when we release it on July 29th!

We also have something for you to try out if you live in the Seattle area. With Windows 10, we are giving people the ability to purchase paid Wi-Fi through the Windows Store via the Microsoft Wi-Fi app. You will know when you can purchase Wi-Fi when you see ?Buy Wi-Fi from Windows Store? in your list of networks when clicking on the network icon on the lower right in the Taskbar. The Microsoft Wi-Fi app provides the choice to pay with a Credit or Debit Card, a Microsoft Gift Card, or PayPal and it helps keep your information secure since it uses the Windows Store payment system. Completing the purchase is simple as there is no need to enter additional personal or payment information if you?ve already registered in Windows Store. Right now, we?re testing this experience out in Seattle but it?ll soon open up to the rest of the U.S.




Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10166 | Blogging Windows

A:Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10166

I went threw the upgrade process....took about 40 minutes total time.

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Hi everyone,

We have a new build for PCs releasing today to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring ? Build 10158. This build is full of improvements to stability and quality as well as some additional UI polish. It also has some great new features included for Microsoft Edge as well.

Here is what?s new in this build
Microsoft Edge: The first thing that you?ll notice in this build is that the Microsoft Edge branding is now included.

IMPORTANT: Microsoft Edge has a new app ID that will cause any favorites, cookies, history and Reading list items that you had saved in ?Project Spartan? from previous builds to be lost after upgrading. If you want to keep these, make sure you back up your favorites before upgrading to Build 10158.




Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10158 for PCs

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Hi everyone,

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10576 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. Not only does this build have a good set of bug fixes and fit-an-finish, it also includes a few new things for you to try.

Here?s what?s new in this build:

Media Casting in Microsoft Edge: You can now use Microsoft Edge to cast video, picture, and audio content from your browser to any Miracast and DLNA enabled device on your network.



We?ve got a few scenarios for you to try out:
Cast a video from YouTube: Go to YouTube.com in Microsoft Edge. Click on the ??? menu and the top left, and select ?Cast media to device? and select the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast to.
Cast a Facebook photo album: Login to Facebook in Microsoft Edge and click on the first photo in one of your photo albums to cast. Click on the ??? menu and the top left, and select ?Cast media to device? and select the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast to. Navigate through your photo album by clicking on the forward and backward buttons.
Cast your music from Pandora: Login to Pandora in Microsoft Edge to get to your music and click on the ??? menu and the top left, and select ?Cast media to device? and select the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast to.






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I have purchased a MSI Gaming Laptop (on Jan 2016) that shipped with Windows 10 Home 64-bit (build 10240..later it got upgraded to build 10586).
Now, may I sign up for insider preview program?
If I do so, may I go back to the Windows 10 build that the laptop shipped with (either 10240 or 10586)?

Also, enlighten me more about activation of the Insider Builds that will get installed in the future..will they have an expiry period or will they get activated with the license I have now?

A:Insider preview on a laptop running Genuine Windows 10

RE : MSI Gaming Laptop (on Jan 2016) that shipped with Windows 10 Home 64-bit (build 10240..later it got upgraded to build 10586).

The lattest Win 10 Home or Pro version is 10586.218.
You get that from Windows Update. KB3147458.

RE : Now, may I sign up for insider preview program?

Left click Start button > left side, Settings > Update & Security > right side, click Advanced options > left side, under Get Insider preview, click the Get started button > follow the prompts.

RE : about activation of the Insider Builds that will get installed in the future..will they have an expiry period or will they get activated with the license I have now?
Assuming you do decide to switch from Windows 10 Home 10586 to Win 10 Insider Preview.
Once you have your first Insider Preview build installed via Windows Update, it will be automatically activated.
Set your update at Fast ring to receive future new builds.
All subsequent insider preview builds will be automatically activated. No "licence"/ product key is required.
Technically there is an expiry date on each Insider Preview build. But, Microsoft will release a newer build way before the expiry date. You don't have to worry about that.

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16299 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring only (not Skip Ahead).

As we mentioned previously, we are now at the point of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where our focus is now on stabilization for release to the world. This means that we are releasing new builds to Insiders more quickly and that these builds will include mostly bug fixes. You?ll notice that this build continues to include a bunch of good bug fixes Insiders will enjoy.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
We fixed an issue some Insiders were experiencing where after upgrading to recent flights their optical drive wouldn?t be listed under This PC.
We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge might crash when scrolling embedded PDFs.
We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing 0x80070005 when trying to upgrade to the last few flights.
We fixed an issue where using the Automatic File Download notification to block an app from downloading files wasn?t working for UWP apps.
We fixed an issue resulting in Windows Defender potentially downloading files selected to be online-only after using the file picker dialog and viewing their thumbnails.
Team Updates
It?s an incredibly exciting week for us. For the FIRST TIME EVER, the entire Windows Insider Team is at a conference to meet all of you. We are all at Ignite in Orlando this week. It?s been such an honor and a privilege t... Read more

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Hi everyone,

We have another Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586 which we?re releasing today to Windows Insiders in the Fast and Slow ring.

This build continues to address feedback we?ve received from Windows Insiders as well as customers using our brand new Windows 10 phones like the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. As with the previous release, this Cumulative Update continues to use the minor version for differentiating between each version ? so this build will appear as 10586.36.

SOURCE: Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586.36
 

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead. Please note that the same block for AMD processors as explained here is also in place for this flight.

What?s new in Build 17074

Reimagined Windows Internationalization
We have redesigned localization of Windows in this release. Now you can find your desired language (Local Experience Pack ? or ?Language Pack?) through the Microsoft Store and Region & Language section of the Settings app. The Settings app provides improved discoverability of features supported for each language.

We have also started utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and neural network-based Machine Learning (ML) for Windows localization. Having the Local Experience Packs in the Microsoft Store allows us to take advantage of ML improvements and user feedback via Language Community App to release better translations more frequently. This will consistently improve the experience of our international customers with Windows.

Microsoft Edge Improvements
Hub improvements: We?ve revamped the Hub view in Microsoft Edge to show more content and to be easier and more intuitive to use. You?ll now find the different Hub sections listed with the full name visible in the Navigation view to the left of the content. This view can be collapsed to show icons only if you prefer to save space.

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