Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15014 for PC Available for Download
UPDATED on Jan 19, 2017: Release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15014 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 15014 of Windows 10 to public which comes with many new features, bug fixes and improvements. This is the 17th 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 many 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:
- Cortana's search box in Taskbar now uses a lighter shade.
- Cortana notifications text is now a bit larger and uses the accent color.
- You can now pick your own custom accent color in Settings -> Personalization -> Colors page.
- New option in Storage Settings to automatically delete unused temporary files and items that have been in your recycle bin for 30 days to free up disk space. This option is off by default, but you can turn it on under Settings -> System -> Storage Settings and choose what it cleans up.
- Wi-Fi Sense and Paid Wi-Fi Services settings have been merged into a single section entitled "Wi-Fi services" under Settings -> Network & Internet -> Wi-Fi section.
- New power slider in the power flyout on the Taskbar. But the slider does not work at the moment, it's just the UI right now.
- You can now purchase e-books directly from Windows Store and read them in Microsoft Edge.
- You may see the Mail app pinned to your Taskbar after updating to Build 15014. The Mail app is now pinned by default to the Taskbar starting with the Windows 10 Creators Update. If you unpin the Mail app after this change, it will not return.
- To improve keyboard accessibility, Snipping Tool has been updated - moving the mode options under New over to a new Mode button. Clicking New will now immediately start the snip.
- Made some polish adjustments to the Background Settings and Printers & Scanners Settings pages.
- Updated the WIN+X flyout to say "Apps and Features" instead of "Programs and Features".
- Fixed an issue resulting in the "Working on updates" screen unexpectedly showing a box instead of a progress wheel for some Insiders.
- [Fixed] Issue where Desktop shortcuts containing the "%" character (usually URI shortcuts with escaped characters) would result in an Explorer.exe crash loop.
- [Fixed] Issue where projecting to a secondary monitor could result in an Explorer.exe crash loop.
- [Fixed] Issue where using CTRL + C to copy in Command Prompt wasn't working.
- [Fixed] Issue some Insiders may have experienced where their laptops would bugcheck when closing the lid to put it to sleep.
- [Fixed] Issue in new Out-Of-Box-Experience (OOBE) where clicking "Skip this step" on the Microsoft Account creation page would unexpectedly loop back to "Who owns this PC?".
- Fixed a translation issue in the Start menu for those using the Catalan display language – newly installed apps will now show "nou" next to them.
- [Fixed] Issue where the list of apps in the Surface Dial "Add an app" page via Settings > Devices > Wheel might unexpectedly be empty.
- [Fixed] Issue where Miracast wasn't working on recent builds.
- [Fixed] Issue where if a second notification comes in after dismissing a first notification and immediately opening the Action Center, that notification toast would show on top of the Action Center, rather than within it. Also fixed an issue that could result in sometimes seeing unexpected space at the top of the Action Center.
- Fixed a deadlock from recent Insider builds that could result in the Action Center appearing blank.
- Adjusted Action Center icon animation logic, so you will now no longer see the same app logo flash multiple times in quick succession after you first log in if many notifications have been received since last logging in.
- Stylized buttons in notifications are now aligned to the right – consistent with other system buttons in dialogs.
- When you use Win + V to set keyboard focus to a notification, Windows will now show a white focus rectangle around the X to dismiss button if you tab over to it.
- [Fixed] Issue where refreshing a PDF displayed in Microsoft Edge would result in a blank page and you would need to refresh it a second time for the PDF to appear.
- Updated the alignment of the VPN connect button in the Network flyout to be right-justified and fixed an issue where it was unexpectedly displaying a grey border.
- [Fixed] Issue where brightness changes made via Settings > System > Display would unexpectedly revert after closing the Settings app.
- Polished the animation when dropping a tile onto another tile in Start in order to create a folder.
- [Fixed] Issue where, if the User Account Control (UAC) settings were set to "do not dim my desktop", running something from File Explorer as Admin could result in UAC displaying behind File Explorer.
- Fixed a capitalization issue in the "Open PowerShell here" context menu entry when you Shift + Right Click File Explorer whitespace.
- [Fixed] Issue for Insiders where customized desktop icon layouts were lost after rebooting. Also fixed an issue where when desktop icons were set to auto-arrange with a docked device and multiple monitors, undocking and docking the device could result in an unexpected desktop icon layout.
- Adjusted the animation when lowering blue light to be a bit smoother. Also made some polish tweaks to Blue Light Settings with more coming soon.
- Updated the system tray logic to be more robust when faced with bad data that could potentially result in Explorer.exe reliability issues.
- [Fixed] Issue where 3rd party UWP apps would crash on devices if the DPI settings on the machine are >=150%.
- [Fixed] Issue where if you were to upgrade from Windows 8.1 directly to recent Insider Fast builds, all your Store apps would have been lost during the upgrade process.
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 offline ISO files of build 15002 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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