Windows 10 Preview Builds Changelog and History

UPDATED on June 28, 2016: Addition of Windows 10 preview build 14376.

When Microsoft released the first preview build of Windows 10, its build number was 9841. It was released on September 30, 2014 via fbl_release channel of Microsoft. Since then Microsoft has released several Preview builds of Windows 10 to public.

Download Windows 10 Free Insider (Technical) Preview

Today in this exclusive article, we are going to list the major changes and new features introduced in all public Preview builds of Windows 10. We'll not mention each and every small change. We'll only highlight the important changes and features of each build of Windows 10.

Initially this changelog was a part of our exclusive Windows 10 review article but on readers demand, we are putting it in a separate article. We have added information about many new Preview builds of Windows 10 which was not given in Windows 10 review article.

So without wasting time, lets start the article!

Following are some important and worth to mention changes in all public Preview builds of Windows 10:

Windows 10 Build 6.4.9841 Changelog:

It was the first Preview build of Windows 10 which was released to public on October 1, 2014. It was released via fbl_release development branch of Windows 10. This build was referred as Windows 10 Technical Preview build.

Following were the important changes and new features in this build:

  • Addition of Start Menu which can be replaced by Start Screen using Taskbar Properties [Link]
  • Modern (metro) apps run in windowed mode on Desktop
  • Improvements to Snap feature with addition of Snap Assist
  • New Task View feature to quickly switch between running programs
  • Addition of Search and Task View buttons on Taskbar
  • Multiple (or Virtual) Desktops feature to add more than one Desktop screen
  • Improvements to Windows Explorer such as display of recent files and frequently visited folders in new Home view [Link]
  • Improvements to Command Prompt [Link]
  • Charms Bar disabled [Link]
  • Improvements to Internet Explorer
  • Metro IE (Immersive Internet Explorer) app removed
  • Some new icons

Windows 10 Build 6.4.9860 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 9860 was released on October 21, 2014 via fbl_release branch.

  • Addition of Windows Phone style Notification Center or Action Center (How-to disable guide)
  • Addition of new animation while switching between multiple Desktops
  • Addition of Data Sense and Battery Saver options in PC Setting app
  • New option to select Slow or Fast ring of Windows 10 builds download in PC Settings app
  • Addition of new zPC Settings app for testing purposes

Windows 10 Build 6.4.9879 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 9879 was released on November 12, 2014 via fbl_release branch.

  • New built-in options in Taskbar context menu to show/hide Search and Task View buttons [Link]
  • 3 dots menu replaced by Hamburger-style (3 lines) menu in metro apps titlebar
  • Ability to pin favorite folders to Home in File Explorer
  • Improvements to Internet Explorer
  • New Storage Sense option added in PC Settings
  • Hidden Continuum feature which was very buggy
  • Popup messages in metro apps are windowed now
  • Important changes in OneDrive such as use of selective sync
  • New updated animations
  • Some new icons
  • New horizontal battery indicator icon in Taskbar
  • New 3-finger gestures for precision touchpads
  • Native support for MKV and H.265 HEVC

Windows 10 Build 10.0.9926 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 9926 was released on January 23, 2015 via new fbl_awesome branch.

  • New improved Start Menu developed in XAML
  • Cortana enabled on Desktop (How-to disable guide)
  • New Tablet Mode (aka Continuum)
  • New Settings app
  • New Notification Center (or Action Center)
  • New Modern (Metro) apps such as Photos, Maps, Xbox
  • Windows Store beta added
  • Progress bar is shown while downloading Preview Builds
  • Improvements to ALT+Tab user interface and functionality
  • New full screen button added in Modern app titlebar
  • Improvements to Internet Explorer F12 Developer Tools
  • Charms Bar removed
  • New icons and animations

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10041 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 10041 was released on March 18, 2015 via new fbl_impressive branch.

  • New setup/installation UI
  • Transparent Start Menu
  • New icons and improved UI in Start Menu
  • New Login Screen
  • Minor changes to startup/shutdown screens
  • New improved Task View (Virtual Desktops) interface
  • Smaller Windows logo on Start button
  • New Network fly-out from Taskbar
  • Date is also visible in small Taskbar
  • Cortana is available for more locales
  • Updated apps
  • New icons

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10049 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 10049 was released on March 30, 2015 via fbl_impressive branch.

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10061 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 10061 was released on April 22, 2015 via fbl_impressive branch.

  • Transparent and dark Start Menu and Taskbar
  • Start Menu is now resizable
  • Power button moved to bottom-left corner in Start Menu
  • Transparency in Start Menu can be disabled
  • Start Menu and Taskbar color can be changed
  • Improvements to Project Spartan web browser
  • Improvements to Continuum aka Tablet mode
  • Improvements to Virtual Desktops (Task View)
  • "Screen resolution" option renamed to "Display settings" in Desktop context menu which now opens Settings app
  • New Calendar fly-out from Taskbar
  • New option to validate settings upon exit in TCP/IP settings
  • Some new metro (modern) apps
  • Some updated apps
  • Some new icons

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10074 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 10074 was released on April 29, 2015 via fbl_impressive branch. Since the release of build 10074, Microsoft started calling the testing builds as Insider Preview builds instead of Technical Preview builds.

  • Return of Aero Glass transparency with blur effect in Start Menu and Taskbar [Link]
  • New animation for live tiles in Start Menu
  • New sound scheme which is also set as default
  • Improvements and UI changes in Continuum (or Tablet Mode)
  • Improvements to Task View, Snap Assist and Alt+Tab screen
  • Improvements and UI changes in Cortana
  • Improvements to Windows Store beta
  • Personalize option in Desktop context menu now opens Settings app
  • Some UI changes in Settings app
  • Some updated apps

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10122 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 10122 was released on May 20, 2015 via fbl_impressive branch.

  • Improvements to Start Menu
  • Removal of Full Screen (Expand) button from Start Menu which was used to switch between Start Menu and Start Screen
  • Improvements to Continuum (or Tablet Mode)
  • Improvements to Project Spartan web browser including addition of New Tab page
  • Improvements to default filetypes handler program
  • Improvements to user interface

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10130 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 10130 was released on May 29, 2015 via fbl_impressive branch.

  • Improvements to Start Menu
  • New customization options for Start Menu in Settings app -> Personalization -> Start
  • Improvements to Continuum aka Tablet mode
  • Improvements to Project Spartan web browser
  • New keyboard shortcut WIN+C to launch Cortana
  • New UI for Jumplists in Taskbar
  • New Taskbar settings for Virtual Desktops in Settings app -> System -> Multitasking -> Virtual Desktops
  • New Taskbar animations for events like moving files, downloads, etc
  • Improvements to UI of Action Center (aka Notification Center)
  • New and updated icons set
  • Some updated apps
  • Some changes in user interface

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10158 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 10158 was released on June 29, 2015 via fbl_impressive branch.

  • Project Spartan web browser renamed to Microsoft Edge
  • Improvements to Microsoft Edge web browser
  • Lots of changes in user interface including new animations
  • Improvements to Cortana including new dark theme

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10159 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 10159 was released on June 30, 2015 via fbl_impressive branch.

  • Addition of new Hero wallpaper [Link]
  • Improvements to Login Screen including addition of Hero wallpaper as background image

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10162 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 10162 was released on July 02, 2015 via fbl_impressive branch.

  • Improvements to reliability, compatibility, performance and battery usage

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10166 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 10166 was released on July 09, 2015 via fbl_impressive branch.

  • New Microsoft Wi-Fi app to purchase paid Wi-Fi through Windows Store

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10240 Changelog:

Windows 10 build 10240 was released on July 15, 2015. Unlike previous Preview builds, this new build arrived via a new branch "TH1" (ThresHold1). TH1 development branch contains Windows 10 RTM candidate builds. So this new build 10240 was actually the final RTM build.

  • No watermark (or build number) on Desktop. You can still know the build number using winver command
  • Performance improvements to Microsoft Edge web browser

This build was released to public as Windows 10 RTM on July 29, 2015.

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10525 Changelog:

Build 10525 was the first new build since the release of final RTM version of Windows 10. It was released on August 18, 2015. Unlike RTM build, this new build arrived via a new branch "TH2" (ThresHold2).

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10532 Changelog:

Build 10532 was the 2nd new build since the release of final RTM version of Windows 10. It was released on August 27, 2015. Similar to previous build, this new build also arrived via "TH2" (ThresHold2) development branch.

  • Improvements to context menus with modern look-n-feel
  • Improvements to light and dark themes
  • Improvements to Microsoft Edge web browser
  • Users can now easily share feedback with others using Windows Feedback app

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10547 Changelog:

Build 10547 was the 3rd new build since the release of final RTM version of Windows 10. It was released on September 18, 2015. Similar to previous builds, this new build also arrived via "TH2" (ThresHold2) development branch.

  • Improvements to Start including new "Show more tiles" option in Settings -> Personalization -> Start page
  • Start now supports up to 2048 tiles instead of the previous 512 tiles limit
  • You can now disable background image on Login Screen using Settings app [Link]
  • All classic options have been restored to Themes page in Personalization window
  • Context menus now have grey background color instead of white
  • Improvements to Tablet Mode including new "When I resize a snapped window, simultaneously resize any adjacent snapped window" option in Settings -> System -> Multitasking page
  • Improvements to Microsoft Edge web browser
  • Improvements to text input panel
  • Many updated apps
  • New animation for opening and closing modern apps

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10565 Changelog:

Build 10565 was the 4th new build since the release of final RTM version of Windows 10. It was released on October 12, 2015. Similar to previous builds, this new build also arrived via "TH2" (ThresHold2) development branch.

  • The context menus are smaller again (No huge blank gap between context menu items) (Check this)
  • Dark colored titlebars with full color intensity and same accent color
  • Improvements to context menu on Start Menu with the addition of icons
  • Improvements to Microsoft Edge web browser including tab previews and syncing feature
  • You can now select a different drive as save location to install apps in Settings -> System -> Storage page
  • You can now set Windows Spotlight as Lock Screen background
  • Instant change in screen scaling without clicking on Apply button in Settings -> System -> Display page
  • New "Find My Device" option in Settings -> Update & Security page
  • Now Windows 10 can be activated using previous qualified Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 product key (Check this)
  • Addition of Skype messaging, calling and video capabilities
  • Improvements to Cortana
  • Improvements to managing default printer functionality
  • Some new icons such as Registry Editor and many devices in Device Manager
  • Many UI Improvements to Settings app such as logos, colors, etc

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10576 Changelog:

Build 10576 was the 5th new build since the release of final RTM version of Windows 10. It was released on October 29, 2015. Similar to previous builds, this new build also arrived via "TH2" (ThresHold2) development branch.

  • Improvements to Microsoft Edge web browser including media casting to any Miracast or DLNA enabled device
  • Ability to use "Ask Cortana" feature while reading a PDF file in Microsoft Edge web browser
  • Improvements to Xbox beta app
  • Improvements to nested virtualization functionality in Hyper-V
  • Improvements to Settings app
  • Improvements to Taskbar context menu with modern dark look-n-feel (How-to disable guide)

Windows 10 Build 10.0.10586 Changelog:

Build 10586 was the 6th new build since the release of final RTM version of Windows 10. It was released on November 05, 2015. Similar to previous builds, this new build also arrived via "TH2" (ThresHold2) development branch.

  • Bug fixes and general improvements

This build was released to public as Windows 10 November update (version 1511) on November 12, 2015.

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
  • 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: To do this, first turn on "Developer Mode" from "Settings -> Update & security -> For developers". Then search for "Windows Features" and choose "Turn Windows features on or off" and enable "Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta)". To get Bash installed, open Command Prompt and type bash.
  • New Dark Theme addition in "Settings -> Personalization -> Colors". Previously you needed Registry tweak to enable hidden secret Dark Theme.
  • 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 re-arrange Quick Actions in Action Center using Settings app
  • Improvements to Taskbar
  • Taskbar settings have been moved to Settings app -> System -> Taskbar section
  • Improvements to Volume fly-out
  • Improvements and UI changes in Settings app
  • Improvements to Lock Screen
  • Improvements and UI changes in Credentials and UAC dialog box
  • 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.
  • 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

=== === === === === === === === ===

That's all for now. We have tried to cover all important and worth to mention changes and new features present in each Preview build of Windows 10. If you know about any other important feature or change which was left to mention in this article, feel free to share it in your comment and we'll add it to the list.

Also Check:





Share this article: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Reddit | Tell a friend

Posted in: Windows 10


Other similar articles that may interest you


Comments

  • Thanks VG, is there any news about the integration of classic theme in Windows 10 ?

  • VG

    ^^ No. Forget it. ;)

  • VG, do you know if Windows 10 Insiders will once again have access to ISOs to do clean installs with anytime soon?

    Also, would updating the BIOS on the motherboard affect my activated copy of Windows 10?

    Thank you very much!

  • Hey!, I found a thing something strange in the Windows 10 Build 10240 registry. The NT version stills 6.3

    Find it on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

    t21.imgup.net/Screenshot553d.png

  • VG, After up gradation of Windows 10 from windows 8, can windows provide me fresh windows key or I am continuing to use my windows 8 key for fresh standalone windows 10 installation.

  • VG

    ^^ Its still unknown. Only time will tell.

    @Nesto
    Its not necessary to increase the kernel number. Although they can update it in final RTM build.

    @Michael Jackson
    Not until RTM release. Regarding updating BIOS, it should not affect the activation.

  • As per the below link, MS confirms that Build 10240 is RTM Version which is going to be out on July 29, 2015 for public availability. But your website says this build is a Pre-RTM build. Can you please confirm??

    Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10#Public_release

  • VG

    ^^ Yes. 10240 is the RTM build which will be given to public.

  • Hello Vishal,
    I am now running on genuine Windows 8.1 & is planning for W10 update. Can you make a brief tutorial about the backup process & tips to be considered before update?
    Also, my C drive is currently having only 7GB space left, will that be enough for entire upgrade process? It would be great if you could give a reply.....!

  • VG

    ^^ You should try to make more free space if possible. Try following:

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-get-free-space-in-windows/

  • Even Paul Thurrott, who by the time when Microsoft sent to Insiders the build, it was not sure that the build was actually the RTM. these days he states that the build 10240 is the build that Microsoft sent to OEM partners. It may not be RTM like in the old days because of "Windows as a Service" paradigm, but it is the the build people will receive on 29th of Jully.

  • I had reserved Windows 10 via the Get Windows 10 app. But when I am notified to upgrade, I see that the date indicated during the installation process is July 23. Not July 29. Should I continue. I am aware that there are two Windows 10 upgrade paths, one for a permanent license and another for a temporary license that expires once the Insider program ends. The aim is to get the permanent license. What should I do?

    Thanks

  • Dear VG

    As allways thank you for keeping us updated

    Just installed build 10525
    Works like a dream ( good dream, not a nightmare, not an american dream :P)
    Now we can change colors on title bar, looks much better
    Upgrade performed well and faster then previous ones, just under 40 minutes, including updates

    question: can I install this on my regular OS, win 10 home?
    or else, any idea when this will not be an evaluation but a definite upgrade

    thank you again

    Yours truly
    Peter Alexander London
    Netherlands

  • VG

    ^^ You should not install it on your primary computer as these testing builds contain bugs and issues. Don't worry, all these builds will be offered to Windows 10 RTM users via Windows update in form of short updates soon.

  • Hey Vishal, did you notice the toggle for "When i resize a snapped window, simultaneously resize any adjacent snapped window" in Settings > System > Multitasking @ build 10547? It does what it said, show the tablet mode split screen while rezing two side by side window in desktop mode!

  • VG

    ^^ Yes. I have added it to the list. :)

  • @VG Nice!

  • I would like Microsoft to remove Control Panel and merge all the Control Panel settings to the Settings app in future versions? Also I would like an option to have a shut down down and have a start up sound like Windows XP and Windows 7.

  • Hey Vishal, i've noticed that Microsoft has re-enabled the use of VisualElementsManifest.xml for Win32 apps (use of custom tiles) e.g Google Chrome in 10565!

  • hi,
    thanks for this list.

    i have all the factory install dvd's (using esd-decrypter for install.esd) since insider started - except 9860 (sadly) - and one that's not on your list. 10125 dated may 17 2015 (that date 'could' be off a day or two). i can't tell you feature differences but i thought you'd like to know.

    randy

  • After installing Build 10.0.14295 I cannot access the "Store" and half of my apps are at a "pending" status. Help!

  • This article states that "Windows 10 Build 6.4.9841 Changelog:
    It was the first Preview build of Windows 10 which was released to public on September 30, 2014. It was released via fbl_release development branch of Windows 10. This build was referred as Windows 10 Technical Preview build."

    A member of a forum that I frequent disagrees with the date given.

    So was it September 30, 2014 or was it October 1, 2014?

  • VG

    ^^ Actually both dates might be correct. It depends upon the region. In some countries, the day was September 30 and in some countries it was October 1st.

  • Which OS is faster?

    I tested on a netbook (slower hardware) to see more clearly which OS is faster.
    To this netbook, I added 2GB RAM + 120GB SSD.
    (Clean install, no added apps during testing)

    1) Windows 7: Power on to usable desktop & wifi = 80s. Shutdown = 14s
    2) Windows 8: Power on to usable desktop & wifi = 20s. Shutdown = 9s
    3) Windows 10: Power on 2 usable desktop & wifi = 40s. Shutdown = 16s

    8 was 4x faster booting than 7, & 2x faster booting than 10.

    10 has various bugs, couldn't disable Cortana or updates without jumping through hoops (bad for privacy & for systems on limited web). Additionally, 10 had problems with various programs I tested it with.

    Metro was more baked in with 30+ Metro Apps being unable to be removed "because they are critical apps needed by Windows". Nonsense! When is Metro mandatory? They just want you to use the Apps store!!!

    Windows 10 just isn't ready to be used yet.
    It looks more like someone put an etch-a-sketch on top of an "OS" & designed it with rough edges.

    When you get using Windows 10 a lot, you find out that there are lots of things that don't work, or don't work right.

    For example: Edge browser. I tested various aspects of it & found that many of the HTML5/CSS3/Acid 3 & other tests came out identical. Absolutely identical, to the Internet Explorer that is included. There were 1 or 2 tests where it came out (barely) faster than IE, perhaps in V8. But, the improvement was so minimal that Edge could just be called IE 12.

    Additionally, Edge seemed to crash 2-4x times more than IE.
    IE crashes around 20x tabs while you can open hundreds in Chrome/Firefox being only limited by the RAM you have.

    Edge just seemed to crash around 5-10x tabs open or so, & just isn't ready.

    10 is not ready for prime time yet.

    Out of 50+ browsers tested, Chrome is about the fastest you can get in most situations. Certainly on slower & older netbooks because Chrome supports 3D on those devices. Firefox is perhaps the second fastest, but it has a block list so 3D won't work on your netbook. Meaning, Chrome is up to 30x faster on games/3D content than Firefox. Chrome = 30-60fps vs Firefox around 1-5fps.

    Now, on modern hardware, Firefox can beat Chrome in V8 (raw speed), CSS3 (page layout) but Chrome beats Firefox in HTML5 (modern web), 3D (2x faster in many cases), & while using on older hardware such as netbooks, feels around 4x faster.

    Firefox can get bogged down if you are a rapid typer where Facebook cannot keep up with your messages you are typing so you have to wait a moment or two for the words you type to appear on the screen. This happens despite using it in Windows 8 (Fastest tested OS for a netbook) & despite using ABP (AdBlockPlus) to speed things up by killing ads.

    With Chrome, your messages are about as fast as you can type & seems to keep up most the time without any delay.

    Windows 8 + Chrome is about as fast as you can get. There is 1 browser that may in some situations have the edge (but only very slightly) over Chrome. And, that is SlimJet. But, I prefer the simplicity of Chrome & to me there is not much difference. Some say it makes a difference on their system... Who knows?

    I have tried 200 something Linux distros on the netbook, to try to get a feel for how fast they are. Most are junk, cluttered interfaces, don't support networking (wifi) properly etc. There were a few that caught my eye, however. Puppy Linux would run apps instantly. Even on a netbook. Because of loading things directly to RAM, bypassing using the HDD/SSD.

    But, I didn't like the looks of Puppy Linux.
    Perhaps future versions will improve, but liked the speed.

    Linux Mint was a good looking OS, but it crashed on trying to do external larger monitor. Yes, the 17.3 Cinnamon desktop version of Linux Mint. One of the more beautiful Linux distros, but maybe they will fix that bug later. Seemed to run slower than Windows 8 on the netbook, so not a good option at the moment, for me.

    Lubuntu is an ok looking Linux, but it didn't seem to perform any better than Linux Mint, but some say it works better on low ram systems. Still seemed slowish on the netbook. Hoping it supports SSD. Don't know if that could have been a problem? Used latest available which was the 15x series.

    Xubuntu looked almost Windows 7ish. One of the best Linux alternatives to Windows, if you want a Windows 7ish start menu. However, it also ran a little sluggish on my netbook. Modern hardware, these Linux probably run great. But, I was a little disappointed in netbook performance.

    Peppermint, Elementary OS, Linux Mint, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Puppy Linux.
    Those were the ones who caught my eye most.

    Most others were junk because of verrrrrryyyyyy slow compared to one of the above, though some of them probably worked ok on modern hardware. I think Debian was one that worked ok, but seems that it was similar to one of the Linux I listed above, so, didn't put it in the list.

    Windows 10 just isn't ready to be used commercially (yet).
    Windows 8 is about the fastest there is, for most people.
    Windows 8 + Chrome is about the fastest OS + Browser you can have.

    Windows 8 auto configures things for SSD that you have to manually configure under Windows 7, so even though Windows 7 is the 1st MS OS to support SSD, Windows 8 automatically disables System Restore, Prefetch, & other things when it detects SSD.

    Windows 8 uses fewer resources (Ram, etc) than Windows 7, even if you tweak 7 & disable services, startup items, & other things.

    Windows 8 runs faster, smoother, & includes useful features such as being able to natively load ISO files as virtual drives (run apps without needing extraction from the ISO, view the content of ISO, & other things).

    File copy is much improved & the pause/resume, combining multiple copy windows into 1 is very handy also.

    Windows 8 + Classic Shell (Adds Windows 7ish start menu) + Chrome.
    That's about all you need, really...

    Just make sure you go into ClassicShell options & disable the metro charms under Windows 8 tab.

  • Build 9841 was released for Download on 1 Oct 2014. NOT 30 Sept 2014. YOU HAVE IT WRONG and needs to change. Check with MSFT to confirm.

  • VG

    ^^ As I said in my earlier comment it depends upon region. In some region the day was Oct 1st and in other regions the day was Sep 30th. Anyway I have updated the article. Thanks. :)

Leave a Comment

(required)