Wow! Microsoft releases action-packed Windows 10 Redstone 5 build with dark theme for File Explorer, acrylic in Sets, Cloud Clipboard, and more

With Redstone 4 builds of Windows 10, the new features and changes came to users quite gradually. That’s certainly not the case with Redstone 5 releases. The latest build rolling out to Insiders on the Fast ring and Skip Ahead today is the perfect case in point. Build 17666 (it’s a beast of a build, so the number is apt) is chock full of exciting new features that you really won’t want to wait to get your hands on, including Cloud Clipboard, a dark theme for File Explorer, major improvements to Sets, the ability to search Bing in Notepad and… [Continue Reading]


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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17093 to the Fast ring

When Microsoft was working on what became the Fall Creators Update, we typically saw weekly builds rolling out to Insiders on the Fast ring. With the Redstone 4 branch — rumored to be called the Spring Creators Update — new builds are coming out at a much slower rate. Two weeks after Build 17083 arrived, Microsoft has rolled out new Build 17093 to Insiders on the Fast ring and Skip Ahead. SEE ALSO: StatCounter: Windows 10 finally overtakes Windows 7 NetMarketShare: Windows 10 still some way behind Windows 7 New in this version are improvements to the Game Bar which… [Continue Reading]


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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Fall Creators Update RTM to Insiders in the Fast ring

With just a couple of weeks to go until the official launch of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is hard at work squashing the main bugs and polishing the release. Insiders on the Fast ring have had access to all of the new features and changes in the Fall Creators Update for a while, and it won’t now be long until non-Insiders finally get their hands on the full thing. SEE ALSO: Has the pace of Windows 10 upgrades stalled completely? Clues from Microsoft suggest it has Over a quarter of Windows 10 systems STILL don’t have the… [Continue Reading]


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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15014 for PC and Mobile arrives on the Fast ring, and delivers yet more new features

Microsoft is aiming for April for the Windows 10 Creators Update, so is rushing out new builds for Insiders to try. Last week we got not one but two new releases on the Fast ring — Build 15002, which introduced a wealth of changes and new features, and Build 15007, which also introduced a fair amount of new functionality. The latest release, Build 15014 fixes a ton of issues from the previous two builds, but also introduces some exciting new features. SEE ALSO: Microsoft reveals more new features — and problems — in Windows 10 Insider Build 15007 New to… [Continue Reading]


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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14372 for PC and Mobile arrives on the Fast ring

Windows 10 Insider Preview builds are coming thick and fast now in preparation for the Anniversary Update on 29 July. We had a new build on Tuesday (Build 14371), and today Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar has pushed the button on another new release — Build 14372 for PC and Mobile. That’s just one build newer, but includes fixes designed to improve overall performance and reliability. But that’s not all. Included with this build is a new extension — Evernote Web Clipper for Microsoft Edge. this allows you to clip the web pages you want to keep, save them in… [Continue Reading]


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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14361 for PC and Mobile now available in the Fast ring

It’s been a couple of weeks since we last had a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build released to the Fast ring, but today the wait is over as new Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar has pushed the button to roll out Build 14361 for both PC and Mobile. This new release includes new features, some improvements to existing features, and plenty of fixes. The release date for the big Windows 10 Anniversary Update is edging ever nearer, so the quest is on to fix as many problems as possible before then. SEE ALSO: Windows 10 makes big usage share… [Continue Reading]


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How to enable paths longer than 260 characters in Windows 10

In days of yore, filenames in Windows were limited to the 8.3 format — just eight characters for the filename, and three for the extension. With the arrival of Windows 95, Microsoft stripped away this limit and allowed for much longer names. That said, the Windows file system still imposes some restrictions such as which characters can be used in filenames, and the overall length of paths. For some time the maximum path length has been 260 characters, but in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview, it is possible to use Group Policy or a registry hack to remove this… [Continue Reading]


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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14342 — here’s what’s new

Windows Insiders now have a new build to test, as Microsoft just released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14342 to Fast Ring. As always, users can expect a significant number of improvements and bug fixes to be included, but also some known issues to be present. One of the biggest changes is related to Wi-Fi Sense. Because it has not been very popular with Windows 10 users, Microsoft is not dropping its biggest feature — the ability to share Wi-Fi networks with contacts. Wi-Fi Sense will still be available in upcoming builds, though with limited functionality. “The cost of updating… [Continue Reading]


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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332 for PC and Mobile now available in the Fast ring

The past two Windows 10 Insider Preview releases — Builds 14316 and 14328 — have been packed with new features and notable changes. The very latest Fast ring release, Build 14332, marks the start of the Bug Bash, in which Windows Insiders will be set quests to help Microsoft eradicate problems and fix flaws in the OS in preparation for the big Anniversary Update out in July. However, the new build is not only about fixes, there are some new features and improvements too. SEE ALSO: Microsoft’s Handoff-like feature makes an appearance in Windows 10 Build 14328 First up, there… [Continue Reading]


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