Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14971 for PC Available for Download
UPDATED on Nov 17, 2016: Release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14971 for PC.
If you are using Windows 10 Insider Preview (previously known as Technical Preview) in your computer, here is a good news for you.
Microsoft has released a new update Build 14971 of Windows 10 to public which comes with many bug fixes and improvements. This is the 13th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after the Anniversary Update build 14393. This new build also comes via new "RS2" (RedStone2) development branch.
This build contains improvements, fixes and some new features which will be a part of the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update build.
Also Check: Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds Changelog
WHAT'S NEW & FIXED:
- Support for reading unprotected e-book in EPUB file format in Microsoft Edge web browser.
- New Paint 3D preview app.
- Command Prompt replaced with PowerShell in File Explorer and WIN+X Menu.
- The experimental "Snooze" action on a tab in Microsoft Edge which provides a way to set a Cortana reminder on the website you are viewing is no longer available.
- Updated some of the desktop wizards (including "map a network drive" and "extract from zip") to now be proportionally sized when moved across monitors.
- Enabled OAuth support for Yahoo Mail accounts. This will improve sync reliability for those accounts, and provide a more secure experience in the Outlook Mail app.
- Improvements to Japanese and Chinese input method editors (IME).
- Improved reliability when using the protractor and inking in Sketchpad.
- [Fixed] Issue where Magnifier's keyboard shortcuts sometimes wouldn't work on the Lock screen.
- [Fixed] Issue that could result in sometimes not being able to completely remove files in the Windows.old folder using Disk Cleanup.
- [Fixed] Issue where trying to shut down the PC while certain Device Manager dialog boxes were open would result in the PC being stuck at the "Restarting…" screen.
- [Fixed] Issue where, as closing multiple tabs with middle click in Microsoft Edge, the width of the tabs might change, resulting in potentially unexpectedly closing the wrong tab.
- [Fixed] Issue where the copy link option when right-clicking a hyperlink in Microsoft Edge wasn't work.
- [Fixed] Issue where, if you changed the size of the Microsoft Edge window, and then closed the app by closing the final tab, the next time Microsoft Edge is launched it would once again be the default size, rather than retaining the preferred window size.
- [Fixed] Issue where pinned tabs in Microsoft Edge were not being restored.
- Number of translation improvements, including for Chinese speakers fixing a translation error in the dialog that appears when installing multiple fonts at once, as well as one in Settings -> System -> Battery.
- [Fixed] Issue where, if you already hand a notification expanded in the Action Center, clicking the chevron to expand a second notification would result in it expanding then immediately closing.
- [Fixed] Issue where preferred Start menu width might not be preserved after rebooting.
- Navigating to Settings -> System -> Battery will crash the Settings app.
- Using keyboard monitor hotkeys to adjust brightness won't work as expected. Desired brightness change could be done via the Action Center or by going to Settings -> System -> Display.
- Apps such as Store, Photos, and People may launch on their own after your PC has been inactive for a period of time. To stop these apps from launching on their own, un-maximize the app before closing it.
- Double-clicking on an Excel document to open it from File Explorer will crash Microsoft Excel. The workaround is to open the document from within Excel.
- Microsoft Studios games like Microsoft Sudoku, Jigsaw, Minesweeper, Taptiles, and Treasure Hunt may freeze at the splash screen on launch.
- In this build you will see the Windows Holographic First Run app. While you will be able to launch the app and walk through the first few screens, it won't detect any hardware. This app and the Windows Holographic Shell is still under active development at Microsoft and with their partners.
HOW TO INSTALL:
The new build is available for download via Windows Update, so it'll be automatically downloaded and installed in all computers running Windows 10 Insider Preview soon.
If you want to manually download and install the new build ASAP, you can do this using following simple steps:
1. Open Settings app from Start Menu.
2. Click on Update and security icon.
3. Once you open Windows Update section, it'll automatically start checking for new builds. Otherwise you can click on "Check for updates" button.
4. Click on "Download now" button to start downloading the new update build of Windows 10.
After downloading the build, your computer will automatically restart to install the new update.
The download size will be around 2 or 3 GB depending upon the computer architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) and system language.
PS: If you can't find the new build on Windows Update, following tutorial will help you:
If you want to download standalone offline ISO file of this new build for clean installation, you'll need to wait. In the meantime, you can download build 14931 offline ISO files from following topic:
Windows 10 users who are using the Insider Preview build, must install this new update build to experience the new features and more stability...
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