Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607) Changelog

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the second major update released for Windows 10 operating system. Anniversary Update is also referred as RedStone 1, Version 1607, Windows 10.2 and Windows 10 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

The first major update for Windows 10 was November Update which was released to public on Nov 12, 2015. You can find the changes present in November Update build in following exclusive topic:

Windows 10 November Update (Version 1511) Changelog

Now the latest Anniversary Update brings many changes and new features to Windows 10 November Update build. Microsoft released several testing builds to Windows Insiders group before releasing Anniversary Update build 14393 to public. If you are interested in finding changes between Windows 10 November Update build and Anniversary Update build, this topic will definitely please you.

In this topic we are going to list all testing builds released between Windows 10 November Update and Anniversary Update builds so that you can understand the changes between both builds:

Windows 10 Build 10.0.11082 Changelog:

Build 11082 was the 1st Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on December 16, 2015. This new build arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.11099 Changelog:

Build 11099 was the 2nd Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on January 13, 2016. This new build arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.11102 Changelog:

Build 11102 was the 3rd Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on January 21, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • New "History" menu in Microsoft Edge web browser which can be accessed by right-clicking on Back or Forward buttons. It shows recently visited websites list for quick access.

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14251 Changelog:

Build 14251 was the 4th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on January 27, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14257 Changelog:

Build 14257 was the 5th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on February 03, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14267 Changelog:

Build 14267 was the 6th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on February 18, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • New "Music Search" icon on top-right corner of Cortana app to search for the song playing quickly and easily
  • Improvements to Favorites bar in Microsoft Edge web browser including new context menu option to show favicons only
  • New "Always clear browser data after I close the browser" option in Edge browser's Settings
  • New option in Edge's Settings to show prompt message to choose where you want to save the file when you start a download
  • Improvements to Messaging and Skype apps

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14271 Changelog:

Build 14271 was the 7th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on February 24, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • The option "Windows should ask for the feedback" to customize feedback frequency has been permanently set to "Automatically (Recommended)" in Settings app -> Privacy -> Feedback & diagnostics and users won't be able to change it. The option is grayed out i.e. locked.
  • Updated the music control icons that are shown in taskbar previews in music apps like Groove to look more crisp and clean at higher resolutions.
  • The entire app header in Action Center is now right-clickable instead of just the app name or close (x) button.
  • Its now easier to dismiss all notifications from a specific app in Action Center by increasing the target area to encompass the entire app header.

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14279 Changelog:

Build 14279 was the 8th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on March 04, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Lock Screen now uses same background image as Login Screen.
  • Cortana now supports more languages such as Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil) or French (Canada)
  • You can now save useful information (notes) in Cortana as reminders
  • Improved performance of Japanese IME especially on typing response
  • Sway integration with the Photos app
  • A new update to the Xbox app (beta)

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14291 Changelog:

Build 14291 was the 9th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on March 17, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Extensions support in Microsoft Edge web browser (How-to disable guide)
  • You can now pin tabs in Edge browser
  • "Paste and go" feature added to Edge addressbar
  • "Paste and search" feature added to Edge search bar
  • Updated Maps, Alarms and Clock apps
  • You can now choose one-handed kana touch keyboard for Japanese text typing
  • You can now have a new experience with the Japanese lined-mode Text Input Canvas
  • New Feedback Hub app which combines previous Windows Feedback and Insider Hub apps

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14295 Changelog:

Build 14295 was the 10th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on March 25, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14316 Changelog:

Build 14316 was the 11th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on April 06, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch. This build contained many new features which were announced to be a part of the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

  • Natively run Bash on Ubuntu in Windows. (More Info)
  • New Dark Theme addition in "Settings -> Personalization -> Colors". Previously you needed Registry tweak to enable hidden secret Dark Theme. (More Info)
  • New option to show colors on titlebars only in "Settings -> Personalization -> Colors". Previously you needed Registry tweaks to customize colors settings.
  • Using the new Connect app, you can bring the Continuum experience from your phone to PC without needing a dock or Miracast adapter. (a Continuum-enabled Windows 10 phone is required)
  • Cortana on your PC will now inform you of low battery power on your mobile phone.
  • You can now ask Cortana to find your phone, regardless of device, on your PC using the new find my phone feature.
  • You can now share map directions across devices through Cortana.
  • If you are facing problem in getting Cortana enabled on your PC, it'll automatically download the necessary speech language, if needed, and enable Cortana for you.
  • New and Updated Extensions for Microsoft Edge: Click on "More" (...) at the top right in Microsoft Edge and click "Extensions" to open the Extensions pane and click "Get extensions".
  • New Skype UWP Preview app
  • Improvements to Action Center.
  • Improvements to Virtual Desktop.
  • Improvements to Battery Settings.
  • Improvements to Windows Update settings.
  • New progress experience for installing Windows updates.
  • Updated Windows Update notification after updates have been installed so now clicking on the notification will take you straight to your update history.
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi flyout UI.
  • Ability to comment on feedback inside the Feedback Hub.
  • Updated Emoji.

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14328 Changelog:

Build 14328 was the 12th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on April 22, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch. This build also contained many new features which were announced to be a part of the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

  • New Windows Ink feature addition
  • Improvements and UI changes in Start Menu
  • Improvements to Tablet Mode
  • You can now set Taskbar to auto-hide in Tablet Mode
  • Improvements to Cortana and Search
  • You can now use Cortana on Lock Screen
  • Improvements to Action Center and Notifications
  • Action Center icon on Taskbar is now shown after the clock
  • UI changes in Action Center
  • You can now add, remove and rearrange Quick Actions in Action Center using Settings app (More Info)
  • Improvements to Taskbar
  • Taskbar settings have been moved to Settings app -> System -> Taskbar section (More Info)
  • Improvements to Volume fly-out
  • Improvements and UI changes in Settings app
  • Improvements to Lock Screen
  • Modern XAML based UI in Credentials and UAC dialog box (How-to disable guide)
  • Updated File Explorer icon
  • Updated Shutdown Windows dialog to use a modern icon
  • Improvements to Japanese IME

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14332 Changelog:

Build 14332 was the 13th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on April 26, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Fixes and improvements to Bash
  • Improvements to Command Prompt
  • Cortana can now search your content in Office 365
  • Improved Battery Life for Connected Standby PC

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14342 Changelog:

Build 14342 was the 14th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on May 10, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • 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

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14352 Changelog:

Build 14352 was the 15th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on May 26, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Improvements to Cortana
  • Improvements to Windows Ink
  • Improvements to Windows Game Bar feature
  • Improvements to Feedback Hub
  • Updated File Explorer icon with more color
  • Ability to upgrade from Pro edition to Enterprise edition without rebooting
  • New "Limited Period Scanning" feature in "Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Defender" page

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14361 Changelog:

Build 14361 was the 16th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on June 08, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • LastPass, popular free password management extension, now available for download for Microsoft Edge
  • Addition of Hyper-V Container feature
  • Improvements to Windows Ink feature
  • Improvements to Settings app including some UI changes
  • New Blu-ray drive icon
  • New Network icon in Action Center's Quick Actions list
  • The window of active hours for when you are using your PC has been increased from 10 to 12 hours under Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update and "Change active hours".
  • Updated the download notification in Microsoft Edge to include filename, download status, and site domain on separate lines.
  • Polished the appearance of Start by reducing the amount of whitespace at the top of Start
  • Added a keyboard shortcut for opening the taskbar's clock and calendar flyout - this shortcut is WIN+Alt+D.

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14366 Changelog:

Build 14366 was the 17th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on June 14, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • New Office Online extension now available for download for Microsoft Edge
  • Update for Windows Store including performance improvements
  • In an effort to improve visibility and access to your newly installed apps, Microsoft has moved the "Recently added" section of Start to be located above the "Most used" section in the All apps list. Microsoft has also increased the duration of time in which apps will be listed here - now 7 days, so you can easily try them out and decide if you want to pin them to Start or the taskbar for regular use and quick access.
  • Updated Cortana search results, so now when you right-click on a .docx file, you'll see a context menu option to open that file's location.
  • Updated the Mobile Hotspot settings page to allow name, IP address, and mac address to be selectable so it can be copied elsewhere if needed.

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14367 Changelog:

Build 14367 was the 18th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on June 16, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • New keyboard shortcut WIN+F to capture a screenshot and launch Feedback Hub
  • 23 new languages support in handwriting recognition
  • New "Refresh Windows" tool in Settings app to start fresh with clean installation of Windows (More Info)
  • New updated icons for "Update & Security", "Windows Update" and Recovery in Settings app to be more reflective of the action
  • Quick Actions in Action Center that turn on and off different functionality in your device, like Bluetooth on your phone or Tablet Mode on your PC, now have a transient On/Off text indicator so you can clearly see the state change for these

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14371 Changelog:

Build 14371 was the 19th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on June 22, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Improvements to Windows activation process with the addition of a new built-in activation troubleshooter which can be launched from Settings -> Update & security -> Activation -> Troubleshoot. (More Info)
  • Now you can link your MSA (Microsoft Account) to the activation digital license (also known as digital entitlement).

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14372 Changelog:

Build 14372 was the 20th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on June 23, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • New "Evernote Web Clipper" extension for Microsoft Edge web browser which lets you clip the web pages you want to keep or save them in Evernote to easily find them on any device.

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14376 Changelog:

Build 14376 was the 21st Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on June 28, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14379 Changelog:

Build 14379 was the 22nd Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on June 30, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14383 Changelog:

Build 14383 was the 23rd Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on July 07, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • No more watermark (build number information) on bottom-right corner of Desktop
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14385 Changelog:

Build 14385 was the 24th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on July 09, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Improved battery life for Surface devices
  • Projecting to a PC auto-discoverability is off by default
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14388 Changelog:

Build 14388 was the 25th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on July 12, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • New version 11606.1001.39 of Windows Store
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14390 Changelog:

Build 14390 was the 26th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on July 15, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • New "Amazon Assistant" extension for Microsoft Edge web browser
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.14393 Changelog:

Build 14393 was the 27th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after November Update build 10586 (Threshold 2). It was released on July 18, 2016. This new build also arrived via new "RS1" (RedStone1) development branch.

  • Improved the reliability of Start, Cortana, and Action Center.
  • You should now be able to mount iPods as USB mass-storage devices.

This build was released to public as Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607) on August 02, 2016.

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We tried to cover all major changes and new features present in various Windows 10 testing builds released between Windows 10 November Update and Anniversary Update builds. If you know about any other important feature or change which is not present in this article, feel free to share it in your comment and we'll add it to the list.

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  • @VG!

    I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3162/3164 notebook with preinstalled Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language x64.

    Can I perform a clean install of Windows 10 Home x64 Build 14393 (Anniversary Update) released on August 02, 2016 using ISO (Win10_1607_English_x64) downloaded from Microsoft and activate?

    Also want to ensure that can I update the preinstalled OS using ISO downloaded from Microsoft?

    Dell Response: We wouldn't suggest you to use a Microsoft ISO image to install Anniversary updates as it may cause issues related to Windows activation.

    Thanks & Regards

  • VG

    ^^ You should only try Anniversary Update's Single Language x64 build. Better to install it on a different drive so that you can know the output.

  • Can you please continue this changelog list for Redstone 2 ?
    So far we have
    10.0.14901.1000
    10.0.14905.1000
    10.0.14915.1000

  • VG

    ^^ Done.

    http://www.askvg.com/windows-10-creators-update-rs2-changelog/

  • THANK YOU
    For adding Redstone 2 to Changelog

  • Hello VG. After updating my Windows 10, I noticed that the folder format (icon) that I customized reverts back to it's default format whenever this folder is copied and pasted. If the folder is only moved, it retains its format. Can you please help provide a fix for this. Thanks.

  • VG

    ^^ You'll need to customize the copied folder again after copying as it creates a new instance of the folder.

  • Thanks VG. But, is there a way, say a registry tweak, to make it copy everything, including the folder format (icon)? When I first installed Windows 10 and even on previous Windows versions, I don't need to customize the copied folder again because the folder icon is exactly the same as the one I copied from. Again, thanks for the reply. I really do hope you can help me on this.

  • VG

    ^^ It might be a bug in new build.

  • That's what I'm suspecting, I hope Microsoft fix this.

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