Windows 10 build 14986 video tour

Hands-on with Windows 10 build 14986 features and improvements (video)

In-depth look at Windows 10 build 14986 new Cortana, Windows Defender, Windows Ink features and improvements coming in the Creators Update.

Windows 10 build 14986 part of the Creators Update is now out for PCs. In this new test preview that Insiders are getting in the Fast ring includes numerous changes and new features over the last build.

In this new flight, Cortana gets a new full-screen mode when your device is unlocked and idle. The assistant is also getting more useful with new ability including new voice commands to shutdown, restart, sleep, and lock your PC. You can also raise and lower the system volume with voice commands. And Cortana can now control music playback on more apps.

Windows Ink gets a few updates, including a new button to recover a previous Screen Sketch and a new ink preview while selecting your ink settings.

The Settings app receives new improvements, and you’ll find that some settings have been moved around.

Windows 10 build 14986 ships with a new Windows Defender dashboard. This new app uses the design language we’re seeing in the rest of Windows Store apps, and it’s meant to help users to manage more easily the antivirus, firewall, and family options.

In the Registry Editor, you can now change the font style, gaming on Windows 10 now support 19 additional titles in full-screen using the Game Bar, and the Narrator gets a bunch of new shortcuts and improvements.

If you’re not planning to download Windows 10 build 14986 or you simply want to see what’s new and improved, watch this hands-on video highlighting all the new features for the newest test version of the Creators Update.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and