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    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14905 for PC & Mobile

    Insider Preview build 14905 in Fast ring


    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...for-pc-mobile/

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    Yes, but take note:

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    Known issues for PC
    •Support for kernel debugging over 1394 has been removed, but will be available in an upcoming kit release. A work-around will be posted to the Debugging Tools for Windows Blog shortly.
    •Adobe Acrobat Reader crashes when you try to launch it.
    •Cortana’s text to speech capabilities is not working in this build. For example, Cortana won’t be able to read text messages out loud for you, tell jokes, sing, or give verbal prompts.
    •When clicking on the power button on the Start menu, it closes the Start menu without opening the flyout with restart/shutdown options appearing. As a workaround – you can right-click on the Start button (or WIN + X) and choose to shutdown via this menu instead.
    •Apps such as Yahoo Mail, Trivia Crack, Google and the Skype Translator Preview app will crash in this build due to a compatibility issue from a recent platform change.
    •The Settings app may crash on certain editions of Windows 10 when navigating to different settings pages due to a missing .dll file. We are working on getting this fixed soon. "

    Read more at: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...gFaRsWpYByC.99
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    Insider Preview Builds are supposed to have bugs.
    The blog also lists the known issues to caution the insider users. Users are forewarned.
    Users of Preview Builds are expected to encounter bugs and glitches. They volunteer to be the "testers".

    Those who do not wish to be bothered by bugs and glitches should not be using insider preview builds.
    Last edited by davidhk; 2016-08-18 at 07:37.

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    @davidhk. Yes, I am fully aware of the bugs "to be expected" in the Insider Previews (I am running it myself), but some may wish to hold off on a particular version in an effort to avoid losing functionality that is "needed" (particularly those who find the 3-4Gig download size rather a drain on their monthly data caps!). This update corrects a number of issues for "mobile users" but somewhat "cripples" the PC version; so I prefer to wait for a version that is an improvement on what I currently have.
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    Each to his own.

    Those who want to "defer" can switch to Slow ring.

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    About 5:00PM I booted my Win10 IP (fast ring) system and checked for updates. It updated Windows Defender then has since been downloading Build 14905. The download speed is ssslllooowww, after almost an hour just hit 30%. I doubt my connection is the cause of the slow download; more likely the M$ servers are overloaded.
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    6:10PM 52% - so slow.
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    8:58PM Finally it has installed (3 reboots). We shall see...
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    9:10 PM Have checked the usual things; seems OK so far...
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    Left-click on the Win10 logo (start button), left click on "Shut Down", nothing happens. Have to right-click Win10 logo then click on shutdown. WTF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coochin View Post
    Left-click on the Win10 logo (start button), left click on "Shut Down", nothing happens. Have to right-click Win10 logo then click on shutdown. WTF?
    See post #2 in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coochin View Post
    Left-click on the Win10 logo (start button), left click on "Shut Down", nothing happens. Have to right-click Win10 logo then click on shutdown. WTF?
    Post #1 includes a link to the Blog which lists the known issues.

    excerpt :
    Known issues for PC

    When clicking on the power button on the Start menu, it closes the Start menu without opening the flyout with restart/shutdown options appearing. As a workaround – you can right-click on the Start button (or WIN + X) and choose to shutdown via this menu instead.
    Read more at https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...sBsVPbWZeCJ.99

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