Windows 10 ‘Redstone 2’ build 14901 now ready for download

First test version of Windows 10 "Redstone 2" (build 14901) rolls out for PC with new File Explorer notifications.

Windows 10 Redstone 2 updates

Microsoft isn’t wasting any time and is now releasing Windows 10 build 14901 to the Fast ring for PCs. The new preview of the operating system is part of the “Redstone 2” development, which is the next major feature update coming to Windows 10 in early 2017.

As expected, Windows 10 build 14901 doesn’t introduce significant changes. Microsoft says is currently focus on making structural improvements to OneCore (the shared code of Windows across PC, tablet, phone, IoT, Xbox, and HoloLens), to get the operating system ready to start adding new features and improvements in the coming months.

Notifications within File Explorer

Although no significant changes are part of the first Redstone 2 preview, the new test version includes new notifications in File Explorer. According to the company is a new effort to help customers discover the new features in the operating system.

File Explorer notifications on Windows 10 Redston 2 (build 14901)

If you don’t like to see notifications in File Explorer, you can simply uncheck “Show sync provider notifications” from the folder options.

Microsoft also notes that as a result of the new changes, these test versions may include bugs and issues that makes Windows 10 “Redstone 2” not suitable to be your primary operating system.

If you’re part of the Windows Insider Preview program, it’s recommended that you change the ring level to either “Slow” or “Release Preview” on Settings > Update & security > Window Insider Program.

Known issues for Windows 10 build 14901

There aren’t any major known issues on build 14901, but Microsoft says that Adobe Acrobat Reader crashes at launch, and support for kernel over 1394 has been removed temporarily.

Hands-on video with Windows 10 build 14901

How to get the first Windows 10 Redstone 2 preview

Windows 10 Redstone 2 (build 14901) for PC is available immediately. The new update will download and install automatically on PCs enrolled in the Fast of updates, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.

Source Microsoft

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