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New Windows 10 Insider build released, here’s what changed

by Todd Haselton | November 5, 2015

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Microsoft just released a new Windows 10 build to folks participating in the Insider Preview program. Build 10586 is now available, and it seems likely this will be the big “Windows 10 Fall Update” patch that’s expected this month.

The fall release will integrate Skype more deeply as a messaging platform and will include new Edge features; this build tweaks some of the changes in that software. This specific patch fixes an issue where audio playback would decrease up to 75 percent when notifications came in, allows a 3-second press of the power button to put the Surface Pro 3 to sleep (instead of turning it off completely), fixes Tab previews in Microsoft Edge and allows apps to download “more reliably” from the Store. Additionally, Microsoft said devices with small displays, like the Dell Venue 8 Pro, should no longer get a bluescreen of death when upgrading.

There are some issues in the build. Microsoft said you’ll need to navigate to C:\Users\ to get your contacts and messages from Skype back. Also, users may need to manually activate the Insider Hub by visiting Settings > System > Apps & Features. Hit the source to read more about the latest build.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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