New Start screen (full-screen) on Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 gets closer to RTM as build 14393 releases for PC and Mobile

Near-final test version of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (build 14393) arrives for PC and Mobile with minor changes.

As we get closer to the final release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft pushes another update. This time the company is rolling out Windows 10 build 14393 through the Fast ring for PC and Mobile.

The rumor has it, build 14393 could well be the final version that the company will sign off as the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. We also know this as RTM (Release to Manufacturing), but the company doesn’t want anyone to use that reference anymore as Windows is now consider a service.

Furthermore, moving forward the company will no longer refer any new version “RTM”, and we’re likely never going to hear from Microsoft about which test builds are getting closer to be the final version.

According to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, sources say that Microsoft is currently planning to sign off one of the Windows Insider Preview build as final by July 20th. This build will be the one that Microsoft will push as the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2nd for PC, laptops, tablets, and phones.

What’s new on Windows 10 build 14393

On Windows 10 build 14393, the company isn’t including any new features or new changes. Instead there are only a few bug fixes to improve the reliability of Start, Cortana, and Action Center. And users should be able to mount iPods as USB mass-storage device.

On Windows 10 Mobile build 14393, Microsoft keeps improving the battery life of handsets, and the release also fixes some battery draining issues.

Known issue for Windows 10 build 14393

As for known issues, on build 14393, the company highlights a camera driver issue that can cause Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 blue screen of death.

On the mobile version, known issues includes Wi-Fi problems. Users may get locked out of their phones entering the PIN twice using Wallet.

Microsoft is testing a new backup format for mobile devices that reduces the size stored on OneDrive. If you do a backup with the latest update, and back to the production release, then the Start layout won’t be preserved.

Microsoft is listing the complete list of fixes and known issues for build 14393 at the Windows Blog.

Windows 10 build 14393 for PC and Mobile is available immediately through the Fast ring. The new preview download and install automatically, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.

Update, July 19, 2016: Microsoft confirms that has fixed the camera driver issue that cause blue screen of death on Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. In addition, to avoid any problems the bad driver has been removed from this build, and a new driver update will arrive through Windows Update. The company also notes that it has fixed the issue with the Wallet app as new update releases through the Windows Store.

Update, July 20, 2016: Windows 10 build 14393 is now available in the Slow ring for PC and Mobile devices. This yet another sign that this build is likely to be the finalized version that will roll out as the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2nd.

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