Released Download Windows 10 Build 15002
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.
What’s new in Windows 10 Build 15002
Microsoft Edge Updates –
Tab preview bar: It’s easy to lose track of what’s in your tabs, especially when you have many tabs from the same site, with similar titles and icons. Tab preview bar allows you to easily glance at a visual preview of every tab you have open without leaving your page. You can scroll through the list with touch, mouse wheel, or a touchpad. Just click the chevron icon next to your tabs to get started.
Microsoft added two new buttons next to your tabs in Microsoft Edge to help you quickly manage all your tabs without losing your flow.
Jump List for Microsoft Edge: You can now launch a new window or new InPrivate window for Microsoft Edge straight from its Taskbar icon. Simply right-click or swipe up on the Microsoft Edge icon in the Taskbar, and pick the task you want!
Component UI: This release introduces a new UWP architecture for Microsoft Edge’s multi-process model, including a new visual tree and new input model. These changes will help improve stability and input responsiveness and make the browser UI more resilient to slow or hung web page content.
Flash Click-to-Run: Microsoft Edge will now block untrusted Flash content by default until the user explicitly chooses to play it. This means better security, stability, and performance for you, while preserving the option to run Flash when you choose.
Web Payments: Microsoft Edge now has preview support for the new Payment Request API, which allows sites to make checkout easier using the payment and shipping preferences stored in your Microsoft Wallet. This is currently in a preview state for developers and will not process payment information until a future flight.
With today’s build, you will now be able to group your Start tiles into folders. Tile folders are a way for you to organize and personal your tiles in Start.
To get started, drag and drop a tile on top of another tile in Start to create a folder.
The WIN + H hotkey, used in the old Windows share experience, has been removed.
Capture a region of your screen: OneNote 2016’s popular screenshot feature is now built into Windows 10! You can use Win + Shift + S to capture a region of your screen and copy it to the clipboard for pasting into OneNote for Windows 10 or any other app. Please note that this feature replaces the one in OneNote 2016.
Disable display scaling on high DPI settings is now referred to as Application scaling. This works only for apps that use GDI.
Improved high-DPI support for desktop apps:
Smooth Window Resize:
when rapidly resizing UWP apps, the window frame background will be transparent as the app adjusts, rather than a flat base color.
Desktop Icon Placement and Scaling Improvements:
when you change your multi-monitor configuration, dock/undock your device, project your display, add or remove monitors, or otherwise make changes that affect the icon scaling, you should see an improvement in how the system adjusts the layout of your desktop icons.
Simplified and faster VPN access: A much requested feature from our VPN users, we’ve updated the Network flyout so that after selecting a VPN, you can now click connect from within the flyout rather needing to open VPN Settings.
Lunar Calendar support for the Taskbar: Those of you who follow the Simplified or Traditional Chinese lunar calendar can now use the taskbar calendar to quickly check the lunar date alongside the current Gregorian date. Special holidays are called out in accent-colored text. Go to Settings > Time & Language > Date & Time to pick which additional calendar you’d like to see.
added point erase to the Windows Ink Workspace’s Sketchpad and Screen Sketch. This means that now you have the option of deleting your whole ink stroke or erasing only pieces of it. You can select your desired option by tapping the eraser icon, where you’ll find new options to switch between eraser types.
Easier discovery of Cortana’s app-specific commands:
Clicking a particular suggestion launches the app with that command. Once you know the command, you can also trigger it by simply saying it to Cortana.
More recurrence options for Reminders:
with this build of Windows, we’ve added a new option to set recurring time-based Cortana Reminders for “Every Month” or “Every Year” —great for bill payment or anniversary reminders!
Keyboard shortcut change for invoking Cortana: The keyboard shortcut to invoke Cortana in listening mode is changing to WIN + C. This shortcut will be off by default. If you’d like to use it now, head to Cortana’s settings and you’ll find a new option to enable it. WIN + Shift + C will be used to open the App Charms menu, seen in the title bar of Windows 8 apps.
Windows Defender Improvements –
Improvements in this build include:1-
1-New options to run quick, advanced, or full scans.
2-Device performance and health scans give you a report on your PC’s health.
3-Family options has visual improvements and links you to great content/applications on the web to set up a family or view device information.
4-Settings pages to change configuration on the app or learn more about it
5-General bug fixes and improvements.
Helping you find the setting you need in Settings:
Settings pages now contain additional information on the right or bottom (depending on the window size) providing links to support, feedback, and any other related settings if available.
Since our System Settings list was getting quite long, we’ve moved app related settings out of System into a new category called Apps.
You will notice that the header on the landing page of each Settings category will now stay in place as you pan the page.
Lower Blue Light: Windows can now automatically lower the amount of blue light emitted from your PC at night. Settings to turn this functionality on or off and use a local sunset and sunrise or custom schedule are in Settings -> System -> Display. If you need to quickly override the schedule or always want manual control, you can enable this quick action in Settings->Notifications & actions.
Metered Ethernet Connection Support: Based on your feedback, we’ve added the “Set as metered connection” option to the Ethernet (LAN) connections in Settings > Network & Internet > Ethernet. Just like mobile broadband and Wi-Fi connections, this option helps you to restrict background data usage from some applications and gives you more control over how data is used over the Ethernet connection.
BSOD is now GSOD
In an effort to more easily distinguish Windows Insider reports vs the reports of those on production builds, we’ve updated the bugcheck page (blue screen) to be green. Released versions of Windows 10 will continue to have the classic blue color, including the final release of the Windows 10 Creators Update.
Quick Virtual Machine Creation in Hyper-V
Hyper-V Manager has a new page that makes it faster and easier to create virtual machines. Just open Hyper-V Manager and click ‘Quick Create’. The simple wizard will help you set up a VM in just a few clicks. After the virtual machine, has been created, the confirmation page will allow you to connect to it or enter advanced settings.
Improving your update experience –
1-added an option that will enable you to pause updates on your computer for up to 35 days. To pause your machine, go to the Advanced options page of Windows Update Settings. This capability will be available on Professional, Education, and Enterprise editions of Windows.
2-added an option that will now allow you to decide whether or not to include driver updates when you update Windows. This capability will be available on Professional, Education, and Enterprise editions of Windows.
3-added a new icon to the Windows Update Settings page to make easier to see your update status at a glance. This update status and experience is consistent with the experience you’ll find in the new Windows Defender dashboard.
Windows Information Protection improvements for business customers –
When copying Windows Information Protection (WIP) encrypted files to a removable drive, windows will now ask if you want to keep your files as Work, convert them to Personal, or cancel the copy operation.
When saving Windows Information Protection (WIP) encrypted files to a removable drive, windows will now ask if you want to keep your files as Work, convert them as Personal, or save to a different location.
Power usage experiments on select Windows 10 devices
We are running experiments on a small set of Insider devices to evaluate an upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update feature which helps improve Windows battery life. Depending on the experiment configuration, you may see one or more applications reported as “throttled” in the task manager (see insert). The experiment should have no noticeable impact on your user experience
Other changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
The 3D Builder app has been moved to the “Windows Accessories” folder on Start.
We fixed an issue where the display brightness keys on some devices weren’t working as expected.
We fixed an issue where the display may stay black after resuming from sleep if a USB display is connected.
We fixed an issue where opening an app that uses the camera, such as the Camera app, would sometimes result in a bugcheck.
We fixed a crash in the RPCSS service which in turn was resulting in some Insiders experiencing CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED bugchecks on recent builds.
We fixed an issue for touch keyboards sometimes requiring multiple clicks to invoke on non-touch PCs.
We fixed an issue where Disk Cleanup would sometimes unexpectedly show 3.99TB worth of Windows Update Cleanup files.
We’ve updated our logic so if the Microsoft Edge window is narrow and Cortana has a tip, Cortana will only appear as an icon in the address bar. If you expand the window, you’ll see the full suggestion as before.
We’ve updated tooltips for the Microsoft Edge favorites bar to wrap around for longer website names rather than truncate.
We fixed an issue where Touchpad settings page via Settings > Devices > Touchpad wasn’t displaying an icon next to its name in the navigation pane.
We fixed an issue that may have resulted in a recent drop in Action Center reliability for Insiders.
We’ve updated the Speaker Properties dialog to now allow you to configure Spatial Audio for different endpoints. If the current playback device has Spatial Audio enabled, the volume icon in the notification area will now indicate this.
We’ve made some tweaks to the backend for how users connect to devices, such as Miracast displays and other PCs. Use the Connect UI (WIN+K) as you normally would, and file feedback if you encounter any issues.
We’ve removed the rerouting of mspaint.exe to Paint 3D – appreciate everyone who’s shared feedback on the Paint 3D experience, please keep it coming.
We fixed an issue Insiders may have experienced on recent builds where navigating to OneDrive folders could unexpectedly result in popup saying there had been a “Catastrophic Error”.
We fixed an issue that could result in a Visual Studio crash when trying to open, add, or save a file.
We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders using PCs with certain older chipsets from seeing colored boxes in the place of text and various other UI in UWPs apps.
When you use Miracast to a device that supports input (for example, an Actiontec Screenbeam or Miracast-enabled Windows 10 PC), you will now see a toast notification to help you enable input (touch, keyboard, etc) on that device.
We fixed an issue where the Home and End keys were unexpectedly not working in certain Settings pages, for example “Apps & features”.
Fixed an issue that could cause some progress indicators in UWP apps to appear to wobble or glitch.
Known issues for PC
Opening Battery settings page via Settings > System > Battery will crash the Settings app.
The option to enable the Virtual Touchpad is missing from the taskbar context menu.
Cortana’s cross-device scenarios won’t work on this build (including notification mirroring, missed call, share photos, share directions, low battery, and find my phone).
Some websites in Microsoft Edge may unexpectedly show “We can’t reach this page”. If you encounter this, please try accessing the site from an InPrivate tab.
Dragging apps from the all apps list to pin on Start’s tile grid won’t work. For now, please right-click on the desired app in order to pin it.
Using CTRL + C to copy in Command Prompt won’t work.
When projecting to a secondary monitor, if you set the connection to “Extended”, Explorer.exe may start crashing in a loop. If this happens, turn off your PC, disconnect the secondary monitor, then restart your PC.
The touch keyboard button may be unexpectedly missing from the taskbar. If this happens, open the taskbar context menu, and select “Show touch keyboard button”.
You may see an error from Windows Hello saying “Couldn’t turn on the camera” on the lock screen.
Brightness changes made via Settings > System > Display will unexpectedly revert after closing the Settings app. For now, please use either Action Center, power flyout or brightness keys to change the brightness
The list of apps in the Surface Dial “Add an app” page via Settings > Devices > Wheel may unexpectedly be empty. If that happens, tap the “Browse for an app” button at the bottom of the screen to pick the desired app instead.
Miracast sessions will fail to connect.
The Netflix app may display a black screen rather than the expected video content. As a workaround, you can use Microsoft Edge to watch video content from Netflix.
On certain hardware types (e.g.: Acer Aspire), the Netflix app crashes when starting a movie.
3rd party UWP apps would crash on devices if the DPI settings on the machine are >=150% (Generally people do this on high resolution devices – Surface book etc.)
If you upgrade from Windows 8.1 directly to Build 15002, all your store apps are lost during upgrade process but you can go and re-download all the lost apps from the Store.
When using Microsoft Edge with Narrator, you may hear “no item in view” or silence while tabbing or using other navigation commands. You can use Alt + Tab when this happens to move focus away from and back to the Edge browser. Narrator will then read as expected.
Saying “Hey Cortana, play
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
10 January 2017
Released Download Windows 10 Build 15002