Microsoft has pushed the red button once again and this time to roll out Windows 10 build 14926. The new release is part of the Redstone 2 update scheduled to arrive in early 2017. The new update is releasing through the Fast ring for PC and Mobile devices.
Windows 10 build 14926 does not introduce big features, but we can now see Microsoft beginning to add small changes, such as improvements to the upgrade process, Settings app, Microsoft Edge, and more.
What’s new on Windows 10 build 14926 for PC
Improved upgrade experience: Starting with this flight, built-in apps (e.g., Get Office, Candy Crash, News, Finance) that you have previously uninstalled will no longer re-install when you apply a new big update.
Improved PIN sign-in: Windows 10 will now let you type a PIN password whether you have the Num Lock turn on or off.
Microsoft Edge gets Snooze feature: You can now right-click an open tab and select the Snooze option to create a reminder from a website you’re viewing. This is a good feature for those users who often open multiple tabs and they don’t close it until they complete a particular task. This is exactly the same thing as sharing a web page and using the Cortana Reminder option.
Microsoft Edge Favorites improvements: Starting with this new flight, you can not only import bookmarks from different web browser, but you can also import and export favorites as HTML files.
Additional improvements and fixes for PC
- Improved scaling for full screen games when the aspect ratio doesn’t match.
- Settings app should no longer crash when navigating the Personalization page.
- Fixed icons and text not rendering properly on Atom processor devices.
- Fixed problem that caused bugcheck using an Amazon Kindle.
- Microsoft Edge receives improvements to work better on certain websites, such as Facebook and Outlook, and the browser now shows the correct favicon for sites in the Favorites.
- Fixed Wi-Fi icon to show the correct signal strength.
- Fixed Wi-Fi problem for wireless adapters on Surface Pro and Pro 2.
- Fixed an issue using the “Open Command window here” in the context menu option.
- Fixed problem that prevented the taskbar to auto-hide when a fullscreen window has focus.
Known issue for Windows 10 build 14926
- Song playing with Groove Music can cause problems using Narrator.
- Black screen while signing out or switching user.
- VirtualBox will crash on launch.
- Optional components may not work in this flight.
- Calculator may not work in this flight.
- You may not be able to navigate the Settings app using the Tab key.
What’s new on Windows 10 Mobile build 14926
Improved Wi-Fi settings for Mobile: Windows 10 build 14926, Microsoft continues with effort to unify the user experience by updating the Wi-Fi settings page on Mobile to align the design and options you’ll find in the desktop version of the operating system.
Additional improvements and fixes for Mobile
- Microsoft Edge receives improvements to work better on certain websites, such as Facebook and Outlook.
- Fixed scaling issue for devices, including Lumia 635, 636, and 638.
- Fixed bugs with Quiet Hours.
- Cortana should no longer crash trying to open a reminder.
- Improved VPN settings page.
- Fixed thumbnail problem for portrait videos displaying the wrong aspect ratio in the photo app.
Known issue for Windows 10 Mobile build 14926
- Handsets such as the Lumia 650 will fail to install this flight with a 0x80188308-error.
- Action Center may not close correctly in certain scenarios.
- Mobile hotspot will work the first time, but second attempt will fail until the device is rebooted.
- Certain devices may not see the PIN-pad to unlock the phone.
- SIM-cards may not be recognized by some devices.
Microsoft has published the complete list of fixes and known issue for build 14926 at the Windows Blog.
Windows 10 build 14926 for PC and Mobile is available immediately through the Fast ring. The new preview will download and install automatically, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.
Update, September 15, 2016: Alongside the new changes and improvements, Microsoft has also announced two new Microsoft Edge extensions. TamperMonkey is a popular userscript manager extension that allows you to customize the content across websites. Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant is another extension created by Microsoft Garage, and it can help you to shop online while there are best prices.