After nearly two months, Microsoft today is finally delivering on the promise, rolling out a new preview of Windows 10 (build 10041). The new build is immediately available for download through the Fast ring via the Windows Insider program.
Build 10041 is a very fresh version of the operating system, according to the software maker the build was compiled last Friday.
The new Windows 10 Technical Preview brings a few new features and a lot of bug fixes, though because we’re getting a fast release of the OS, we’ll see more bugs and fewer workarounds.
As for features, Windows 10 build 10041 includes an improved Start menu with transparency, Microsoft made the All Apps list easier to use with touch. Now, you can drag & drop apps from the All Apps list to the most used apps list, and more.
Microsoft has tweaked the Task View (virtual desktops), Windows 10 now supports filtered taskbar, which means that only the taskbar will show apps running on that specific desktop. Cortana now works for the version of Windows 10 in China, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain, and there is a new network fly-out menu on the taskbar.
Installing Windows 10 build 10041
If you like, download build 10041, make sure to go to the Settings app / Update & recovery / Advanced options and change from Slow to Fast. Then check for updates as you normally do and the new preview of Windows 10 should appear, download, and install automatically.
Keep in mind that you’re getting a build from the fast lane, which means more bug and more issues. If you encounter an issue, let us know in the comments below.
And NO, this build doesn’t include the ISO files for a clean installation.
Windows 10 build 10041 known issues