What’s In The Next Build For Windows 10 Testers

What’s In The Next Build For Windows 10 Testers
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We’ve been promised lots of new features in Windows 10, but most of those won’t be in the test release that is being rolled out for Technical Preview testers this week. Here’s what you will get in the January build (9926 if you’re keeping count).

Microsoft outlined the features which will be included in Build 9926, which is being rolled out to everyone in the Technical Preview scheme, in a blog post. It does include Cortana on the desktop, but this will only work if you set your language to US English. Also on offer: the full-screen Start menu for mobile and tablet users, and the updated Settings app which incorporates more of a Control Panel feel. There’s also a preview of the new-look Windows store. Check the announcement post for the full list of features in the latest build.

January build now available to the Windows Insider Program [Blogging Windows]


  • “Failed to download the new preview build, please try again later. 0x80246017”
    Looks like my 9879 build, doesn’t want to let go. Can’t even access my bios or my boot menu to install from the downloaded ISO atm, either. No F8, F12, no nuthin. Might have to consider booting from a separate HDD, and see what happen from scratch?

      • ^^^^This

        Also, I have had to reinstall the OS a couple of times when it refused to update/refused to boot. I am currently running the 9926 build and it seems to be going well. Apart from no Cortana support in Aus yet.

    • Yeah, this is different, besides actually being W10, I had access to F8 etc before, but for some reason not now. I already knew about the Shift restart trick too, and that does not help. But thanks though.

        • Genius fix, I hadn’t thought of that, and I’ve been building PC’s for a long time, but not the answer to my issue this time. I actually figured it out in the end I have two video cards in crossfire, and it turns out that they were somehow stopping the bios from showing, but not actually running. I just disconnected one, and all good now. Thanks for the excellent tip though, I’ll have to remember that for future reference. 🙂

  • New build has changed a fair amount, but more polish, ui changes etc. one annoying thing is when YouTube is full screen, the task bar is still visible. Easily fixed by turning on auto hide but hopefully just a small bug fix.

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