The newest build, 10074, is now available. This build is named Windows 10 Insider Preview (instead of Technical Preview). We’ve made some UI improvements in this build, and fixed some issues:
- You can now launch Win32 (desktop) apps from the Start menu again.
- Music can be downloaded in the Xbox Music and Music Preview apps.
- When you minimize an app that is playing audio, the audio will continue to play now.
This is a preview version, so there are some known issues. The following issues are already fixed in update KB 3061161:
- The Start menu and Cortana do not open on Windows 10 Insider Preview after upgrading from Windows 10 Technical Preview
- Updated versions of preinstalled apps might not install with error 0x8004264A after upgrading to Windows 10 Insider Preview
- Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth radio controllers might not function and indicate a Code 43 error in Device Manager
- This update enables the Dolby Digital Plus codec
Some other known issues we are investigating:
We hope you enjoy the new build. Please do provide feedback on it through the Windows Feedback app.
All cool stuff eh..
One would expect each build to be better than the last, but that is not how it works. The initial preview worked well on my Netbook but, since then, I have had issues mainly related to bad driver updates.
I would love to get a good explanation from Microsoft re the pushing of hardware updates which traditionally have been BAD. I’m sorry, but making a whining noise about wanting to have a one stop update shop doesn’t cut it.
The new build is now almost halfway to installing and I have no idea what is going to happen next.. Waiting..
OK, I have build 10074..
.. and from that, you can gather that the Netbook rebooted to the desktop..
I don’t have the first three possible faults as above, and I don’t play games in any sized screen, BUT I do have a very nice Wi-Fi icon on the taskbar which looks like this but without the snazzy blue colour..
Note that while this icon may be new to Microsoft and Windows 10, it has been around a lot longer. Consider it a ‘retro’ feature..
Apps that I entertain work apart from Maps, and the Camera app takes the place of the Toshiba webcam utility.
I have reset the machine to ignore ANY hardware updates again, and feel lucky that there were no hardware updates included which might have sent build 10074 back to 100061 or worse still, a black screen and flashing cursor.
There is still not enough working properly to make this build a candidate for a production machine, and I strongly advise against trying it out on that basis. Other than that, it is ok.
This build really gives the CPU a work-out, and the only way to stop it is to pretty much disable everything in Start-up. So now I have only the Synaptics 32-bit Enhancements running. Anything to do with Skype, Lan Messenger, the Logitech mouse and Realtek HD sound has been disabled.