Microsoft releases first Windows 10 Insider Preview build post-launch

By Scorpus
Aug 18, 2015
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  1. It's been just three weeks since Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public, but the company is back at it again with a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build for users on the Fast Ring.

    Build 10525 isn't just a typical bug fix release: Microsoft has updated Windows 10's color options, allowing users to customize the look of the Start menu, Action Center, Taskbar and Title bars to better suit their preferences.

    Build 10525 also includes improvements to the Memory Manager. Windows 10 will now compress unused pages when the system is running out of usable memory, which reduces the need to write to disk and keeps more apps in physical memory. This feature should be most useful on RAM-limited devices such as tablets.

    There are a few known issues with Build 10525, such as Windows 10's mobile hotspot feature not working, which is why the build is only being released on the Fast ring. For those in the Insider Preview that want to check it out, it should be available to download now.

    From here on, the Insider Preview will be used to test new feature additions and changes to Windows 10 before they reach the public. As Microsoft puts it, this is part of "building and delivering Windows as a service".

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    Well whaddya know, Julio lays out his desktop almost identical to mine, apart from the jump lists which I have no use for and a 12 hour clock. ;)
  3. Amy Grant

    Amy Grant TS Rookie

    Privacy concerns anyone? Anyone?
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  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,587   +278

    You have the store pinned on your taskbar? :p
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    Store? What store? I don't think so. It's not exactly the same but pretty darn close.
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  6. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 814   +382

    Yes..I hear you! the point that I did purchase a new Win7 Pro just recently.

    How about the fact that there are crapware that you can't uninstall? I have to the PowerShell to uninstall that; and had to use a script to get rid of OneDrive.
    I know some may think I'm wearing a foil hat - but I'm not.
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  7. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 806   +270

    I am concerned but there is nothing I can do to stop them from doing it. Disabling everything you can find will still not remove it completely but you can do so with a firewall such as TinyWall or PeerBlock.

    Other than the privacy issues I like Windows 10 and this were some good news and improvements. Makes me stick to Windows 10.
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  8. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,157   +195

    Is there a new offer to get into windows insider program?
    I am a member since november 2014 and got build 99xx, 10130, 10240-th1.
    my current desire is to keep 10240 and install new builds on another partition on my test pc.
    I don't want to lose the stable build but will try to download/use newer builds whenever I desire it (or my monthly data cap allows it)

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 905   +240

    I would really like to see the ability to change color of the title bar. Getting tired of this sea of white, not to mention it hurts my eyes with so much white!

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