Microsoft speeds up the Fast Ring with yet another Windows 10 Preview build

By Scorpus ยท 7 replies
Jul 3, 2015
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  1. Microsoft has clearly been hard at work over the past week: the company has just launched a brand new Windows 10 Preview build, the third build released to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring this week.

    As you might expect for a new build released just a few days after the previous one, build 10162 doesn't introduce any new features. Instead, Microsoft claims this build has "better reliability, performance, battery life, and compatibility than any Windows 10 Insider Preview build so far."

    Build 10162 is polished enough that Microsoft is considering it for release in the Slow Ring. Unless Microsoft notices any issue with the build over the next couple of days, the company will push it to Slow Ring users early next week. ISOs for build 10162 are already available to download.

    Any Windows 10 Preview builds that Microsoft releases from now until the operating system's launch on July 29 will be solely focused on bug fixes and final polish. The company is unsure how fast they want to push new builds to Insiders, but considering "nearly every build" is passing the Windows Insider release criteria, we could be getting many more builds over the next few weeks.

    If you want to test out the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10162, jump into the Fast Ring and update through the usual Windows Update process.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,666   +1,951

    I can feel their pain, working 7 days a week during the hottest summer days, for the last-moment bug fixes, because I'm doing exactly the same right now for my employer, and it sucks #alls.
  3. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 357   +203

    Noow they're working? Let's hope it's not gonna be another Batman title.
  4. I wish they can make the right-click menu customizable

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    especially when you can identify 'cut' and 'paste' icons.
    also giving the user the option to add, remove or modify the entries. after a year of using windows the length of the menu becomes half my screen, or 540p ;P
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,666   +1,951

    Right-click menu has always been customizable, through shell extensions. It implements all of the shell-extension commands registered with the Explorer. Nothing else should be there.
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  6. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    You don't think they have AC in the Microsoft Headquarters? And it's a good thing they are focusing on fixing things that are broken rather than adding more broken builds.
  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    I've always assumed they had scantily clad personal assistants with palm leaf hand fans.
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  8. Until they give me the option to disable "the store" and all that other integrated garbage they've added since windows 7/8 ill give it a try. I know the store can be disabled through gpedit.msc and so can most everything else but the average user isn't going to know that :(. also the last windows 10 build I used COMPLETELY prevented me from turning windows defender off. unless I have full control over my OS I will never migrate to windows 10 unless I can figure out how to kill the things I dont want that theyve forced upon me. they need to allow more stuff to be killed through services.msc also. the classic theme sucks. I've yet to see this "hidden" dark theme. I am not impressed, windows 7 is still the most functional and user friendly os "excluding xp of course"

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