Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14915 Now Available For PC & Mobile

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14915 Now Available For PC & Mobile

Microsoft has released a new build for Insiders enrolled in Fast Ring. Company has rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14915 this time, which is available for both PC and Mobile devices. There isn’t much new and exciting in this build but few improvements and fixes can deliberately enhance your experience from last public preview build. However, this is the initial stage of development after Anniversary Update hence it is not advisable to update your daily drivers to this build until you’re good to go with some bugs.

One major change in this build is the improved Delivery Optimization for app and update downloads in Windows 10. Starting with this build, Insiders who has Delivery Optimization feature enabled will be able to download new Insider Preview builds, OS updates, and app updates from other PCs on their local network as well as from other PCs on the Internet. This is a major breakthrough for this feature which was introduced in November Update last year. If you have this feature enabled, your PC may also send parts of app updates and new builds to other PCs on your network or the Internet. Even so, if you’re not much fond of this feature, it can be turned off via Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options > Choose how updates are delivered.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14915 Now Available For PC & Mobile

Apart from this change, there is not much new in this build. Although, there is considerable list of fixes included for PC and as well as Mobile devices.

What’s Improved For PC

  • We fixed the issue with being unable to use the power button on the Start menu.
  • We fixed the issue causing Cortana’s text to speech capabilities to not work. Cortana should be able to read text messages out loud for you, tell jokes, sing, or give verbal prompts as expected.
  • We fixed the issue causing the Settings app to crash on certain editions of Windows 10 when navigating to different settings pages due to a missing .dll file.
  • We made a number of improvements to translations, including fixing an issue in Windows Update where it would say “your phone is up to date” in French when confirming that your PC was up to date.
  • Changing functionality via Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program such as your ring settings should now work again on this build. For more information – see this forum post.
  • We fixed a compatibility issue from a recent platform change that causes apps such as Yahoo Mail, Trivia Crack, Google and the Skype Translator Preview app to crash.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing a delay in Mail notification toasts appearing.
  • We fixed an issue where the “Open with” dialog’s “Look for another app on this PC” link wasn’t working if the dialog appeared after using the “Run” dialog to open a file with an unassociated file type.
  • We have updated the Connect flyout so that the clickable area for each device listed now spans across the full width of the flyout.
  • We fixed an issue where if a Chinese Input Method Editor is active it could result in logging in to not succeed after device goes into and is woken up from Connected Standby.
  • We fixed an issue where for certain websites in Microsoft Edge, using CTRL + A to select all text and then copying it and trying to paste it into Notepad wouldn’t paste anything.
  • We fixed an issue where importing favorites into Microsoft Edge from Internet Explorer would fail if the Favorites folder had been redirected to another folder, for example “C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Favorites”.

What’s Improved For Mobile

  • We fixed the issue causing apps to get stuck in a pending state if you move apps between a SD card and internal storage (either direction).
  • We fixed the issue causing Cortana’s text to speech capabilities to not work. Cortana should be able to read text messages out loud for you, tell jokes, sing, or give verbal prompts as expected.
  • Changing functionality via Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program such as your ring settings should now work again on this build. For more information – see this forum post.
  • We fixed a compatibility issue from a recent platform change that causes apps such as Yahoo Mail, Trivia Crack, Google and the Skype Translator Preview app to crash.
  • We made a number of improvements to translations, including fixing an issue with Store app install notifications, where the wrong verb was used in German when letting you know to check out the app.
  • We have updated “You need to fix your MSA” notification toast logic, so it will no longer notify you multiple times in quick succession.
  • We fixed an issue where examining Microsoft Edge’s advanced settings would result in subsequent downloads in Edge saving to the default locations, rather the preferred locations set under Settings > System > Storage.
  • We fixed an issue for Continuum-capable devices that could result in being temporarily unable to connect to a previously paired Windows 10 PC.
  • We have updated the settings for sounds so that .mp3 or .wma files downloaded straight from OneDrive or copied from File Explorer to the phone’s Ringtones folder will now display automatically in the list of available sounds for ringtones, alarms and notifications.

As this is the initial stage, there can be a few issues that can be a deal-breaker. Below is the list:

What’s Broken For PC

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader crashes when you try to launch it.
  • You may experience a black screen when signing out and switching to another user account and will be unable to log in to that account. A reboot of your PC should allow you to log in to that account.
  • Bash may not work after upgrading to this build. To get it working again, go to “Turn Windows features on or off”, scroll down and check “Windows Subsystem for Linux (beta)” and click ok.  After a reboot, Bash should work again.
  • The Settings app may crash when going to Settings > Personalization.

What’s Broken For Mobile

However, initially there were no issues listed by Microsoft for Mobile devices but the official blog post has been now updated with a single known issue for Mobile devices.

You will be unable to download and install additional speech and language packs in this build.

This is it from the FlightOps team at Redmond. You can download the new build and test it out. Make sure to provide feedback to Microsoft regarding the same.

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