Windows 10 build 14926 for PC and Mobile ready for download

Microsoft delivers new Windows 10 Redstone 2 update with fixes, improvements, and minor fixes for PC and Mobile devices.

Windows 10 build 14926

Microsoft has pushed the red button once again, 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. It is released through the Fast Ring for PCs 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 on or off.

Microsoft Edge gets a 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 users who often open multiple tabs and don’t close them until they complete a particular task. It’s 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 import bookmarks from different web browsers and 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.
  • The settings app should no longer crash when navigating the Personalization page.
  • Fixed icons and text not rendering properly on Atom processor devices.
  • Fixed a problem that caused a check 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 the 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 a problem preventing the taskbar from auto-hiding when a fullscreen window is focused.

Known issue for Windows 10 build 14926

  • The song playing with Groove Music can cause problems using the Narrator.
  • Black screen while signing out or switching users.
  • VirtualBox will crash on launch.
  • Optional components may not work in this flight.
  • The calculator may not work on this flight.
  • You may be unable 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 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 issues 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 like the Lumia 650 will fail to install this flight with a 0x80188308-error.
  • Action Center may not close correctly in certain scenarios.
  • The mobile hotspot will work the first time, but the second attempt will fail until the device is rebooted.
  • Certain devices may not see the PIN pad when unlocking the phone.
  • Some devices may not recognize SIM cards.

Microsoft has published the complete list of fixes and known issues for build 14926 in 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 click 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 user script 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 the best prices.

About the author

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 15 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 21 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 Email him at [email protected].