Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14342 for PC Available for Download
UPDATED on May 10, 2016: Release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14342 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 14342 of Windows 10 to public which comes with many bug fixes and improvements. This is the 14th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after the November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). This new build also comes via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.
This build contains many new features which were announced to be a part of the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
- Wi-Fi Sense feature removed due to low usage and low demand
- Extensions in Microsoft Edge web browser can now be downloaded and installed directly from Windows Store
- Microsoft Edge now supports real-time web notifications
- You can now swipe from anywhere on a web page to go back to the previous page in Microsoft Edge
- Fixes and improvements to Bash on Ubuntu on Windows feature
- Updated Skype UWP Preview app
- Updated Windows Ink Workspace icon on Taskbar
- Updated UI for User Account Control (UAC) dialog box which now supports dark theme mode
- Action Center now supports middle-clicking on a notification to dismiss the notification
- New page in Settings -> System -> Apps for websites which is currently not functional
- Improvements to Feedback Hub
- Fixed the issues blocking the Desktop App Converter Preview (Project Centennial). You can now run the converter on the Enterprise edition as well as Pro edition of Windows. You will need the latest converter and base image from here to take advantage of all the improvements.
- Fixed the issue causing Tencent online games from not working in current builds from the Development Branch.
- Fixed the issue causing DRM-protected content from services like Groove Music, Microsoft Movies & TV, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or Hulu from being playable with playback with 0x8004C029 or 0x8004C503 errors.
- Fixed the issue resulting in audio crashes for users who play audio to a receiver over S/PDIF or HDMI, and use a driver that supports real-time encoding via technologies like Dolby Digital Live or DTS Connect.
- Polished the animation when invoking Cortana on the Lock screen. And also resolved an issue where tapping the link to fix mic issues wouldn't fix them.
- Fixed the issue resulting in the ok/cancel buttons in the network flyout being clipped on high DPI devices.
- Fixed the issue where you might see Windows Hello messages on the screen while you were already logging in with a fingerprint.
- Fixed the issue where if you were in an app and clicked on a link with a URL longer than 260 characters, it would bring up the "Open with" dialog instead of opening with your default browser.
- Fixed the issue resulting in not being able to use your mouse in the Photos app to either move photo while zoomed or adjust crop region.
- The ALT + Y keyboard shortcut to choose "Yes" now works with the updated UAC UI.
- Updated new Credential UI to add support for pasting into username and password fields.
- Polished icons used to identify pages in the Settings app, in particular, updated battery icon to be more consistent with the weight of the other icons.
- Made some polish improvements to the Action Center, and resolved an issue where icon in Taskbar wasn't displaying correctly at 175% DPI.
- Fixed the issue where the image used in Screen Sketch would be rotated 90 degrees for native portrait devices (such as the Dell Venue 8 Pro). Also polished the experience of cropping images in Screen Sketch.
- Fixed Clock and Calendar flyout issues on the taskbar with the 24-hour time format where the agenda items would display using 12-hour format instead of the 24-hour time format and certain items would be off by 12 hours.
- Fixed the issue where the Clock and Calendar flyout couldn't be dismissed by clicking on the date and time in the taskbar a second time.
- Updated the "Set location" notification so tapping anywhere in the notification will now enable you to set a default location.
- Fixed the issue where certain shortcuts weren't working in UWPs, for example CTRL + C, CTRL + V, and ALT + Space.
- Fixed the issue where tapping the battery icon wouldn't open the Battery flyout when in Tablet Mode.
- Fixed the issue where clicking elements in the Start navigation pane might result in the Store opening instead.
- Fixed the issue where background audio tasks might show up in the volume controls.
- Added a "Clear Input History" option to the IME Settings page.
- Fixed the issue where doing an action on a file in a folder pinned to Quick Access after using the address bar to get there might result in File Explorer unexpectedly navigating to Quick Access.
- Fixed the issue resulting in Cortana crashing if you shared an avatar with Cortana from the Xbox Avatars app.
- Fixed the issue causing the search box on the Language Settings page to not work.
- Feedback Hub is not localized and the UI will be in English (U.S.) only, even with language packs installed.
- Feedback Hub takes about 20-30 minutes after updating to this build to download and populate itself if launched from Start. If you launch Feedback Hub from All apps, it will force the app to hydrate.
- Symantec products such as Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security are causing PCs to bluescreen (bug check).
- The QQ app from Tencent crashes.
- If you are using a non-English keyboard, you can't accept Bash prompts.
- There is an issue where if you're running Insider Preview builds in certain languages, the All apps list on Start appears empty. A workaround for this is to use search to launch apps.
- You may see square boxes in certain apps when using some of the new emoji.
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 14332 and build 14295 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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