Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 Direct Download ESD

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 Direct Download ESD

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What’s new in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002

Start and Action Center

  • Tiles can now dragged on top of each other to create live folders
  • You can now connect to a VPN from within the Network fly-out after selecting it
  • The Calendar fly-out now supports additional calendars, like the Lunar calendar
  • Developers can now make custom groups for notifications
  • Developers will be able to overwrite the timestamp in notifications
  • Some users will see a power slider in the battery fly-out
  • The volume icon will now indicate support for Spatial Audio

Cortana and search

  • You can now set Cortana to not listen when Windows + C is used
  • When searching for an app in Cortana, it will now show you commands that work within that app
  • Time-based reminders can now be recurring every month or year

User Interface

  • The Windows 8-era share UI has been replaced with a new floating window

Microsoft Edge

  • Edge has been updated from version 39.14986 to version 39.15002 with the following updates
    • You can now “Set tabs aside” to view them later
    • You can now view all tab previews at once with a new button in the tab bar
    • Edge now has a jump list menu that allows you to open a new window or a new InPrivate window
    • Favorites settings have been merged in the main Settings-page
    • A “New Tab in Edge” button has been added to Internet Explorer
    • Improved visual tree and new input model for Edge’s multi-process model
    • Flash now works with a click-to-run system for untrusted Flash content
    • If Cortana has a tip but the window is to narrow, Cortana will now only show an icon in the address bar
    • Tooltips for longer website names in the favorites bar will now wrap instead of truncate
  • EdgeHTML has been updated from version 15.14986 to version 15.15002 with the following updates
    • Support for WebVR
    • Support for Content Security Policy 2
    • Flash content is now blocked by default
    • Preview support for Web Payments
  • The following flags have been changed
    • “Allow independent rendering of HTML5 Video elements” has been added
    • “Enable individual transforms” has been added
    • “Enable Input Interleaved Tasks” has been added
    • “Allow background tabs to be put into a low power mode” has been added
    • “Enable experimental networking features” has been added


  • New panels, settings and options
    • “Apps” has been added as a new category
    • You can now let Windows reduce the blue light emitted from the screen
    • You can now change your theme on the “Theme” page under Personalization
    • A sidebar is now shown offering help and links to related settings
    • Bluetooth audio devices can now be disconnected and reconnected
    • You can now pick colors from your “Recent colors”
    • A link to manage Storage Spaces has been added under “Storage”
    • You can now download support for braille
    • Cross-Device Experiences can now be set to share with your devices or everyone
    • You can now sort app extensions
    • You can now suspend updates for 35 days
    • You can now exclude drivers from installing in Windows Update
    • You can now enable the Lunar calendar to be shown in the Calendar fly-out
    • The options accessible through devices like the Surface Dial can now be set on a per-app base
    • You can now set keyboard shortcuts that include several common symbols
    • LANs can now be set to be a Metered Connection
    • Windows 10 Home can now also set 18 hours in Active Hours
    • Windows Update now better understands if the screen is being used for projecting, etc. and not attempt to restart
  • Visual updates and others
    • The screen resolution setting has been moved to the main “Display” panel
    • “Apps & features”, “Default apps”, “Offline maps” and “Apps for websites” have been moved from System to Apps
    • “Bluetooth” and “Connected Devices” has been merged into “Bluetooth & other devices”
    • Switching between branches is now a dropdown instead of a checkbox for editions that support it
    • “Continue App Experiences” has been renamed to “Cross-Device Experiences”
    • Improved UI for Precision Touchpad settings
    • Windows Update now has a new icon to show you if you’re up-to-date

Ink Workspace

  • The color of the pen, pencil and marker is now indicated in the icon instead of in a circle
  • You can now remove ink with a point eraser, additional to “Line eraser” and “Remove all ink”
  • In a multi-monitor setup with the Ink Workspace icon enabled, clicking the icon will now open it on the screen it was clicked on
  • Ink now has a rich color range when High Contrast is enabled


  • Some users will now see apps being throttled to improve battery life
  • The OOBE has been redesigned
  • The OOBE can now be controlled with Cortana’s voice commands
  • Bugcheck screens are now green instead of blue for Insider Previews
  • If Windows shutdown abnormal, a new Abnormal Shutdown Diagnosis will run after booting to diagnose the issue
  • Performance Monitor now handles High-DPI screens better
  • In Properties for programs, a new setting has been added under Compatibility which will enable improved High-DPI rendering
  • Windows will now better handle desktop icons when changes to the device’s setup are made (like removing a screen)


  • The Narrator hotkey is being changed from Win + Enter to Ctrl + Win + Enter
  • Narrator is now supported in WinPE and WinRE
  • Narrator can now more to a heading level by typing that number in scan mode, number + Shift for the previous heading with that level
  • You can now use Home and End to move to the start or end of a line of text in scan mode
  • You can now use Ctrl + Home and Ctrl + End to move to the start of end of a web page or other reaching content
  • Support for braille has been added
  • Improved XAML framework to make UWP apps work better in high contrast


  • The language bar for Pinyin IME now opens IME settings as well when clicking the settings icon
  • The Pinyin settings page has been revamped into 5 new categories
  • Several new hotkeys have been added for Pinyin IME
  • Self-learned phrases will now roam between your devices when using the same Microsoft Account
  • The Pinyin IME emoji panel has been redesigned
  • In Pinyin IME, U-mode can now be used for advanced input features and V-mode can be used to input content which normally is not easy/quick to type
  • Name input mode has been added for the Pinyin IME
  • Pinyin IME users can now add, edit, or delete custom double pinyin schemes
  • When the Japanese IME is turned on or off, a large icon will be shown in the middle of the screen to indicate this
  • The composition string to now show 3 predictive candidates by default in the Japanese IME
  • English words are now shown more frequently as predictive candidates to make it easier to insert English words


  • Learn Gestures has been added as a default app
  • The Windows Holographic app has a new design and can now detect your hardware
  • The Get Help-app has a new icon
  • 3D Builder has been moved to the Windows Accessories folder in start
  • Searching and launching mspaint.exe will no longer launch Paint 3D
  • Windows Defender
    • The user interface is now more polished
    • You can now run a quick, advanced and full scan
    • “Device performance & Health” had been added
    • You can now check for updates directly from the “Virus & threat protection” page
    • You can now change the Windows Defender settings in Defender itself
    • Windows Defenders settings are now functional
    • Family options now help you set up a family or view device information
    • You can now refresh your PC in Windows Defender

Other features

  • “Quick Create” has been added as a new option to create Virtual Machines in Hyper-V
  • Copying Windows Information Protection files or saving them to a removable drive will now ask you if you want to keep it a Work file, make it Personal or cancel the action
  • When opening a Windows Information Protection file in an unauthorized app, Windows will now warn the user
  • When changing the volume with Precision Touchpad gestures, the volume UI will now be shown and the gesture can be shorter
  • When you should sign-in to an app and multiple accounts are available, Windows will now show you all your accounts and allow you to add more
  • You can now capture a region of your screen with Win + Shift + S
  • The Speaker Properties dialog now allows you to configure Spatial Audio for different endpoints
  • When using Miracast to a device that supports input, a notification will be shown to help you enable input on that device

And further

  • Resizing windows will now look smoother
  • Improved logic to handle how users connect to devices

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that caused the display brightness keys to not function properly
  • Fixes an issue where the display may stay black after resuming from sleep when a USB display is connected
  • Fixes an issue where opening an app that uses the camera would sometimes result in a bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue that caused a crash in the RPCSS service which resulted in a CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue where the touch keyboard sometimes had to be clicked multiple times to launch on a non-touch enabled PC
  • Fixes an issue where Disk Cleanup would show 3.99TB of files to be cleaned up in Windows Update Cleanup
  • Fixes an issue where the Touchpad settings wouldn’t have an icon in Settings
  • Fixes an issue that caused a drop in Action Center reliability
  • Fixes an issue where navigating to OneDrive folders would show a “Catastrophic Error” message
  • Fixes an issue that would cause Visual Studio to crash when opening, adding or saving a file
  • Fixes an issue where devices with older chipsets would see colored boxes on places where text should be shown or other UIs
  • Fixes an issue where the Home and End keys would not work on some Settings pages
  • Fixes an issue where progress indicators in UWP apps would wobble or glitch

Known issues

  • Opening Battery settings will crash the Settings app
  • The option to enable the Virtual Touchpad is missing in the taskbar context menu
  • Cortana’s cross-device scenarios do not work in this build
  • Some websites in Edge may show “We can’t reach this page”
  • Dragging apps from All apps to pin them on the Start screen won’t work
  • Using Ctrl + C in Command Prompt won’t work
  • Explorer.exe might crash when projecting to a secondary monitor and setting the connection as “Extended”
  • The touch keyboard button may be missing from the taskbar
  • Windows Hello might show a “Couldn’t turn on the camera” message on the lock screen
  • Changing the brightness in Display settings in the Settings app might be reverted when closing the Settings app
  • Miracast sessions will fail to connect
  • The list of apps in Wheel settings might be empty
  • The Netflix app might show a black screen instead of the video content
  • 3rd party UWP apps might crash when the DPI settings are set to >= 150%
  • Upgrading from Windows 8.1 directly to build 15002 will remove all Store apps without reinstalling them
  • When using Narrator in Edge, you may hear “No item in view” or silence while tabbing or using navigation commands
  • Saying “Hey Cortana, play [item] on [AppName]” won’t work after installing the app for about 5 minutes
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