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Last year in December, Microsoft released the Insiders build 17063, which had a tons of new features like Timeline and Sets. After a month of development and testing, they have released another build for the insiders in the fast ring.


The new build 17074 contains a list of new changes and fixes, focusing more on Microsoft Edge, Windows Shell and Settings.


Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17074 is now available


Reimagined Windows Internationalization

Microsoft redesigned localization of Windows in this release. Now you can find your desired language through the Microsoft Store and Region & Language section of the Settings app.

Microsoft Edge Improvements

  • They have revamped the Hub view in Microsoft Edge to show more content and to be easier and more intuitive to use.
  • Microsoft Edge can now save and automatically fill your card information on payment web forms. On submission of a form with card information, Microsoft Edge will prompt you to save card information.
  • They have overhauled the look and feel of the reading and Books experiences in Microsoft Edge, bringing a new, consistent, more powerful experience across all your documents, whether they're EPUB or PDF books, documents, or web pages in Reading View.
  • When viewing reflowable EPUB books or Reading View for websites, you can now use the new Grammar Tools button to enable new comprehension aids.
  • You can now take Books, PDFs, and Reading View pages full-screen, for a distraction-free reading experience.
  • For Store books, reading progress, notes, bookmarks, and annotations will roamed much faster across devices on the same account in near-real-time via WNS.
  • Now, in addition to refreshing your library or pinning books to your Start menu, you can see recommendations for new books or filter expired rentals from the current library view.
  • On supported books, you can now hear the book read aloud with custom narration, with the publisher's chosen style applied.
  • The Favorites Bar will now automatically show on Start and New tab pages, if you have at least one favorite in it.
  • When you choose to never save passwords, you shall never be prompted with a save password notification for that site.
  • Microsoft Edge now supports auto-filling of saved passwords when browsing InPrivate.
  • You can grant individual extensions permission to run in InPrivate from the options menu for the extension.
  • Microsoft Edge now supports CSS extensions for OpenType Font Variations.
  • The Microsoft Edge DevTools can now be docked vertically.

Windows Shell Improvements

  • With this build you can automatically choose times when you don't want to be bothered with Quiet Hours automatic rules.
  • Quiet Hours will automatically turn on when you are duplicating your display or playing a full screen exclusive DirectX game.
  • If you're using Cortana, you can also have Quiet Hours turn on while you're at home.
  • If you'd like to customize the folders that appear in Start menu, you can just right click an item and select 'Personalize this list' to open the customization settings.

Windows Settings Improvements

  • If you head to Settings you'll find that Disk Cleanup functionality has been rolled over into Storage Settings.
  • Microsoft added a brand new "App volume and device preferences" page to help you customize your audio experience to best fit your needs and preferences.

Input Improvements

  • Microsoft introduced a new Embedded Handwriting Panel in this build, which will allow you to input handwritings within the same text-input control.
  • They have expanded the handwriting capabilities to new languages including Hindi, Welsh, Sesotho, Wolof and Maori.


There's more! Checkout the original 'Release Notes' for other new features, changes and list of fixes. Also, don't forget to check the 'Known Issues' before upgrading to this build. The blocker issue for AMD processor, still continues in this build.



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