Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15025

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15025

Well, it looks like the Creators Update is finally winding down: Microsoft released a new Windows Insider build today, but unlike the previous several builds, this one is light on new features.

“We are excited to be releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15025 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring,” Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar explains. “We have discovered a bug that impacts our ability to release this build to PCs running 32-bit (x86) versions of Windows 10 Insider Preview builds. Because the majority of Insiders in the Fast ring have PCs running 64-bit (x64), we decided to go ahead and release this build with 32-bit PCs blocked until our next flight. We plan to release ISOs for this build by the end of the week and Insiders on 32-bit PCs will be able to update from the ISOs.”

So, what’s new, you ask? The following:

Braille support in Narrator (beta). Now, when you have a USB- or serial-based braille display attached to your PC you can use it with Narrator.

Mono audio option. Visually impaired users who use a screen reader with headphones or earbuds can now enable a mono audio option in Ease of Access settings “so the other ear is free to hear conversations and sounds around them.”

Feedback Hub improvements. Microsoft is finally tackling the problem of too much duplicate pieces of feedback by letting user combined them in collections. Which can, collectively, be up-voted just like an individual piece of feedback.

Night light improvements. The new Night light feature gets another improvement in this build, with the night light color temperature range extended to a very red (1200 K) color.

There are a number of smaller improvements and of course some other known issues too. Please check the Microsoft blog post for the details.

 

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  • 5530

    01 February, 2017 - 6:02 pm

    <p>Have they changed the ugly new colour of the Cortana search box yet?</p>

    • 5234

      01 February, 2017 - 11:09 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#40367">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/FalseAgent">FalseAgent</a><a href="#40367">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>No. &nbsp;It still comes up in off-white.</p>

  • 5539

    Premium Member
    01 February, 2017 - 6:21 pm

    <p>Looking forward to seeing if this fixes any of the issues the last two builds delivered.&nbsp;</p>

  • 5534

    01 February, 2017 - 7:52 pm

    <p>Of all the Windows&nbsp;Betas and Insider releases I’ve installed going all the way back to&nbsp;the first Windows 8 beta, this is the first one ever to give me problems with installation. It downloads, then just sits&nbsp;on Initializing updates. Even after a&nbsp;few&nbsp;reboots trying to get it going. (Guess I’ll just leave it for a couple hours and see if it ever installs.)</p>

    • 5534

      02 February, 2017 - 1:06 am

      <blockquote><em>Five hours later, I’m checking on the update, and it’s at Preparing to install updates 45%. I suppose it will be done by morning.</em></blockquote>
      <p>&nbsp;</p>

      • 10102

        02 February, 2017 - 10:30 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#40439">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/CompUser">CompUser</a><a href="#40439">:</a></em></blockquote>
        <p>Restart your PC, this happened to me. &nbsp;Once i restarted I ran the update again and it worked.</p>

    • 1959

      Premium Member
      02 February, 2017 - 9:26 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#40389">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/CompUser">CompUser</a><a href="#40389">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>Didn’t the release notes explicitly address this? They said ignore the progress bar and let it proceed normally. I’m guessing all the reboots have probably added to your frustration rather than helping it.</p>

  • 9201

    02 February, 2017 - 8:27 am

    <p>So is this "Creators Update" what we have all been waiting for to reverse Windows 10 Mobile fortunes ?</p>

  • 591

    02 February, 2017 - 9:34 pm

    <p>Anyone know why Night Light is not on Mobile?</p>

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