Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942 (x86/x64) Direct Download ISO


Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942 (x86/x64) Direct Download ISO

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What’s new in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942

Start and Action Center

  • You can now hide the apps list in the start menu
  • The “All apps” button in Start will now show a badge with the number of new apps

Desktop

  • “Control Panel” has been replaced with “Settings” in the Win+X menu

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 39.14936 to version 39.14942 with the following updates
    • Improved ES6 Modules debugging in F12 Developer Tools
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 14.14936 to version 15.14942 with the following updates
    • H.264/AVC is now enabled by default for RTC
    • Support for CSS Custom Properties and CSP 2.0 (in development)
    • Improved support for WebRTC 1.0 and Service Workers (in development, behind flags)
    • General performance improvements
    • Changes to the network logic for Fetch algorithms in preparation for Service Worker Fetch interception (behind flags)
  • The following flags have been changed
    • “Disable navigator.pointerEnabled API” has been added
    • “Only execute timers once per second in nonvisible tabs to improve battery life” has been removed
    • “Use legacy setInterval behavior” has been removed
    • “Enable experimental H.264/AVC support” has been removed
    • “Enable Media Downloads over Fetch” has been added
    • “Enable CSS Downloads over Fetch” has been added
    • “Enable Web Authentication APIs for accessing scoped credentials” has been added

Settings

  • New panels, settings and options
    • For Pro, Enterprise and Education, the range for Active Hours has been enlarged to 18 hours, up from 12
    • Under “Privacy” there is a new page “Tasks” to manage which apps can access your tasks
  • Visual updates and others
    • Windows Update has a new icon, resembling the outline of the Windows-logo with two circling arrows in it

System

  • Apps that have been de-provisioned from your OS image won’t install again automatically unless you reinstalled them yourself
  • On devices with more than 3.5 GB memory, service hosts will be split into individual processes
    • When one process fails, it will no longer take down the whole service host
    • Task Manager will give a better overview of what Windows is doing in these background processes
    • It will be easier to troubleshoot which process is causing issues for both IT pros and Microsoft
    • Process will now all have their own individual permissions, improving security
  • Custom printer names will now be remembered after upgrading

Other features

  • The Registery Editor now has an address bar
  • Narrator now supports form field navigation and a number of new keyboard shortcuts to navigate forms
  • Narrator will now read the content of the page before the content on the bottom app bar if an app has one
  • Improved precision touchpad recognitions for left and right clicks, two-finger taps, improving pin-to-zoom and two-finger tap detection
  • Improved framerates when the Game bar is being shown on full screen games

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where sfc /scannow in an elevated prompt would fail at 20% and show a “could not perform the requested operation”-error
  • Fixes an issue where some areas in a notification would not respond to a click
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Personalization > Background settings-page to crash or show an empty context menu when right clicking one of the images
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Devices and Printers page to load slowly in Control Panel when certain types of audio devices where in it
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Defender’s Antimalware Service Executable would use a large amount of CPU
  • Fixes an issue where some NTFS partitions might show up as RAW for external hard drives

Known issues


Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942 (x86/x64) Direct Download ISO

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