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Neo7  posted on Jan 24, 2015 6:36:29 AM - Report post

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Build 9926 was promoted to the fast ring and available to view. Change log is below:

New Features

Cortana on the desktop: Cortana is your new digital assistant. She can help you search your PC and the web, carry out tasks (like setting reminders), and provide personalized suggestions. You can access Cortana from the taskbar or talk to her by selecting the microphone icon—or go hands-free and just say “Hey Cortana” (turn on this feature in Cortana settings). To customize Cortana suggestions, open Cortana’s Notebook and add interests. Cortana can learn your preferences and provide smarter recommendations over time. Note: Cortana is currently available for U.S. English only. However, search will work in all languages.

•New Start menu: Expand to a full-screen experience and customize the color of your Start screen.

•New Settings app: We’ve made Settings icon-based and reorganized the categories to be more familiar. You can also use Search within the app to find the setting you want, as well as Control panel pages.

•Easier connection to wireless audio and video: We’ve made it much easier for you to find and connect to wireless audio and video devices that support technologies like Bluetooth and Miracast. To connect, select the Connect button in the new Action center, or use the Windows+P keyboard shortcut from anywhere on your PC. When connecting to wired and wireless screens, choose to Duplicate or Extend the desktop to control a device's projection style.

•New Photos and Maps apps: The Photos app will show your photos stored locally on your PC and OneDrive, and give you a bevy of editing options. Note: Some features, like the ability to create albums, are not yet enabled.

•Windows Store Beta: The NEW Windows Store Beta is a *gray* tile in the Start menu or on the taskbar and the current Windows Store remains available in the Build as a *green* tile. Both the app selection and markets where the Store Beta is available is limited for now, and only basic functionality is available in this release. You can browse, search, and download apps. International credit card, gift cards and PayPal can all be used to pay for apps and games. In-app purchases aren't available for apps downloaded through the Store Beta, though apps you already own with in-app purchase capabilities can be used. However, the ability to purchase additional in-app content is currently disabled. You can purchase apps on a device running Windows 8.1 and use those apps in this build of Windows 10, but not vice versa.

•New Xbox App

Known Issues

Start menu

•When you boot Windows 10 Technical Preview, the Start menu may not appear. Checking for updates may fix this problem. To check for updates without the Start menu, do the following:

1.Select the Internet Explorer icon.

2.Type update.microsoft.com into the address bar and select Enter.

3.If you are prompted to run a control, click Yes.

4.This should bring up the Check for updates window. Install updates.

•If no update is available, or the available updates don’t fix the issue, restart the device–this should make the Start menu appear. To reboot without using the Start menu:

1.Hold down the Windows key and select L to lock the device. Swipe up or select Enter to open the sign in screen. Select the Power icon on the log in screen to restart the computer.

2.Hold down the Windows key and select R to bring up a command prompt. In the prompt, type shutdown –r to restart.


•In Cortana, reminders can’t be edited and more complex reminders might not get created. The first reminder you create in Cortana in this build might not pop up, but subsequent ones will. Completed reminders also don’t move to the History page in Cortana’s Notebook.

•"Sorry, I couldn't create that. Please try again later." – you may get this error if you try to create complex reminders, like reminders with a specific location.

•If you turn Cortana off and then on again, reminders won’t work–try signing out and signing in again, or restarting to get them working again.

•When a reminder is complete, it doesn’t show up in Cortana’s History Notebook.


•When using the tab key in Internet Explorer, Narrator will not track and read text.

•Using the Up and Down arrow keys while using Narrator to Search on Start can cause inconsistent search results. Narrator will read the results, but you may also hear extra phrases like “editable text” or “end of line.”

Neo7  posted on Jan 24, 2015 6:44:52 AM - Report post

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Hey this site now loads in IE11 with the new platform. Looks like MS resolved the issue with it.
KingEli  posted on Jan 24, 2015 7:36:25 PM - Report post

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So many new and improved features, I wont lie I'm tempted...
@Neo- can you please post what's new gaming wise?
SardaTFK  posted on Jan 24, 2015 8:41:53 PM - Report post

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Can you uninstall the xbox app, cortana, and all the other garbage?
Neo7  posted on Jan 24, 2015 8:55:42 PM - Report post

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The above is the full change log I received from Microsoft. If it's not on there, then it will be the same. I will need a lot more time to determine if any regression issues have gotten through.

Yes you can uninstall XBox. You will save a whopping 479KB of hard drive space. Go nuts...

Cortanna cannot be uninstalled. It is disabled by default and cannot be enabled unless you specifically agree to the privacy and terms related to it. It is currently an opt-in service.

If you're really that peeved about the new stuff then just stay on Windows 8.1. Microsoft supports OSes for a minimum of 10 years (with Mainstream support being the longer of 5 years since RTM or 2 years after a major version release has succeeded it).

[Edited by Neo7, 1/24/2015 8:58:53 PM]

ZS  posted on Jan 25, 2015 6:24:17 AM - Report post

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Tempted because of DirectX12, other than that, meh.
Neo7  posted on Jan 25, 2015 11:14:21 AM - Report post

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IE11 is still wonky. It appears to be confusing some locations for resources to display websites. Also noticed that CHU appears to be missing a DOCTYPE declaration in the HTML
Neo7  posted on Jan 25, 2015 9:35:00 PM - Report post

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My microphone settings are all jacked up in this build for some reason. I can't really take Cortana out for a spin other than typing stuff in just yet (she doesn't use her voice if it's by text). Hopefully I can figure out what happened.
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