Windows 10 build 14942 (Redstone 2)

Hands-on with Windows 10 build 14942 new Start menu, Registry, Settings (video)

In-depth look at Windows 10 build 14942 new features and changes, even those Microsoft didn't mention.

Microsoft released Windows 10 build 14942 to Insiders through the Fast ring. The new update brings a number of features and improvements, which users will be getting as part of the Windows 10 Redstone 2 update rolling out in early 2017.

In build 14942, Microsoft is adding a new option to allow users to hide the all apps list from the Start menu similar to the Start screen on tablet mode. The Windows Registry finally gets updated, although, it’s just an address bar to help users to browse keys more easily.

The Settings app gets a few new tweaks, including a new Tasks and Touchpad settings pages, and Active Hours for Windows Update can now be configured up to 18 hours.

If you’re planning to skip downloading Windows 10 build 14942 or simply want to see what’s new and changed, you can watch the hands-on video in the latest Windows 10 Redstone 2 update.

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