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Microsoft Windows 10 turns five years old

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Neowin has posted a great retrospective on Windows 10 which turned 5 years old this week, or yesterday specifically.

That is actually a long time, if you also consider that Windows 8 was only released 7 years ago (tomorrow) and even then wasn't something I switched to until the release of 8.1 a year later - very content with Windows 7 which is now considered end of life by Microsoft and soon if not already by many popular applications.

You could argue not much has changed in terms of the looks, Windows 10 has a very unmistakable style over both Windows 7 and 8 but there have been many new versions given silly seasonal names with a huge number of iterations via the Insider program.

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Give the article a read and you will actually see how much has actually changed, with nearly every part of the operating system getting some attention at some time or another. Members of the product team have never been more accessible on reddit or Twitter either so it is always a shame when releases are tarnished by the smallest of bugs, especially when those bugs lead to blocks and serious problems for users.

Source Source    Windows 10 is five years old - here's how it's evolved | Neowin

Windows 10 Insider Developer Build 20180

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It seems Microsoft is getting into a routine of releasing development builds on Wednesdays.

As eluded to previously, Microsoft doesn't consider development builds to be the release after the current beta anymore and instead just adds the latest checked in features which may or may not make it into the current beta builds. (With the third 'ring' now acting as an early release preview of what will eventually come with the stable builds a few weeks later.

There isn't any particular new feature to test with this release, but there are some notes, fixes and a regularly updated list of what is broken.

You can grab it from Windows Update on Windows 10 by joining the dev channel of the Windows Insider program.

Source Source    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20180

Windows 10 Insider Beta Build 19042.421

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Microsoft has released a new build to Windows Insiders on the beta program and it contains a few new features from the development channel, notably the long teased Start Menu revisions that adjust icons backgrounds depending on your theme as shown in a lovely animation here:

The newer Start Menu

It is only a recent change to the flights that now see the development builds test new features and then once approved make their way to the beta, so I look forward to seeing what other features come before the final release of this particular version of Windows 10 in the second half of 2020.

Check the source for additional changes in this new cumulative update below.

Source Source    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19042.421 (20H2) | Windows Experience Blog

Windows 10 April 2018 Update Released

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Microsoft, after a brief delay, have finally released the latest version of Windows 10 to those outside of the Insiders program and you can download it today!

Other than Timeline, which I have disabled myself, there isn't really anything to jump around about this time around but there has been another good layer of polish applied to many areas of the operating system, culminating with not calling it the Spring Creators Update, which is good because I wasn't really feeling like there was anything focused particularly towards creators.

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If that doesn't summarise things perfectly for you, there is a detailed overview below.

View View       What's new in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

It isn't quite on Windows Update yet, at least not for all users, but you can jump that queue.

Source Source    How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Windows 10 Build 17133.1 released to the Insider fast ring

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Microsoft have released a new build for Insiders this evening and as we approach the end of initial development, the number of changes are slim and the known major issues are null.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain devices with BitLocker enabled unexpectedly booting into BitLocker recovery in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to change the display resolution when there were 4 or more monitors connected, due to the confirmation prompt hanging when you selected “Keep changes”.
  • We fixed an issue where clicking suggested search terms when typing in the Microsoft Edge URL bar didn’t do anything.

That is not to say there aren't minor issues, personally I still have 2 entries for recovery under disk management and the command prompt still has a registered trademark of 2017, my Logitech G933 headset still doesn't like to install the Logitech supplied drivers - but if that is the worst things I can find, then I can live with it!

There is wide speculation that this is the RTM build, although that is of course a dated term and development is always continuing, but now the next major features will come as part of the Redstone 5 testing which is due to ramp up.

If it is the final release build of the Spring Creators update, expect it to drop into the slow ring and finally the release preview ring, although its very likely it will see a cumulative update or two before its general release on April 10th.

View View       Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17133 for Fast

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