Gabe Aul, the head of Microsoft's Windows Insider program, in a blog post today announced that Microsoft has rolled out it’s first Windows Insiders Preview build after RTM having build no. 10525. If you are a Windows Insider in the first ring, check for Windows Update and you might have receive it by now.
Remember that, it’s a preview build and has numerous known issues. These issues are already published by Microsoft and mentioned in this post too.
Windows 10 Insider Preview is intended to be installed on only genuine Windows 10 devices – before upgrading to Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds or reinstalling Windows 10 please make sure that your device is activated. To confirm go to Settings > Update & Security -> Activation. If you’ve previously activated a genuine copy of Windows 10 on your device, you will be able to activate Windows 10 Insider Preview builds of the same edition without the need to enter a product key.
In this new build, Microsoft added feature to support default color for Start, Acton Center, Taskbar and Title bars. Now you will be able to change the colors to reflect your preferences. As it is new, there might be some issues. By default, the feature is OFF, but you can turn it on by toggling Settings > Personalization -> Colors to ON.
Microsoft also added a new concept in the Memory Manager called a compression store in this build 10525, which is an in-memory collection of compressed pages. This means, when Memory Manager feels the memory pressure, it will compress unused pages instead of writing them to disk.
Known Issues in build 10525
As it is a preview release, it has a no. of known issues as mentioned below and might be some other unknown issues too. This build is rolled out by Microsoft to give you a early view of what is coming next and get the feedback from you via the Feedback program. In case you want to install and try out the latest bits, check out these known issues first:
- Mobile hotspot doesn’t work in this build. When sharing the Internet from your device with mobile broadband using Mobile Hotspot, it will fail to get a valid IP address from your device and will show no internet access.
- An update to Movies & TV application from the Store will be required to fix an issue with video playback.
- Optional languages packs will not be available during the initial launch of this flight, it will be available later this week.
Did you already started downloading the new build? What additional features did you find interesting? Drop a line below and don’t forget to share your feedback or issues to Microsoft via the feedback app.
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