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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 10:31 AM

Microsoft has released another Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926 for the Windows Insider program with a lot of new features like the new Start menu, Cortana on the taskbar, new Settings app, new Xbox app, new Photos and Maps apps, and Windows Store Beta.
 
If you are already using Windows 10 then follow these steps to upgrade: Go to Windows Update, select 'Windows Update Settings' and in the left panel click on 'Preview Builds' then click on 'Check now'  to download the new build.
 
You can download the ISOs from below given links for the fresh install:
 
Download Windows 10 build 9926: x86 | x64
 
Watch this video to see what's new:
 

 
Source: Windows Blog



#2 Shaun of the Seven

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 12:39 PM

Known problems:

Here is a list of a few issues with Build 9926. As with the last builds, we may release updates to fix some of the most prevalent issues and others may be fixed in subsequent builds.

  • After installing this build, you may see a boot selection menu each time you reboot your PC. This is because a bug where a second boot option is persisted to uninstall the Windows 10 Technical Preview and roll back to the previous OS installed. When you get to this screen, if you do nothing it will automatically boot to the Windows 10 Technical Preview within 30 seconds by default or you can choose it on your own. Don’t worry, this behavior is only temporary.
  • Xbox Live enabled games that require sign-in will not launch correctly. If you see the below dialog box the game requires Xbox Live sign-in. A fix for this will be distributed via WU shortly after the release of Build 9926.

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  • Battery icon shows on lock screen of PCs without batteries.
  • Tiles on the Start menu show truncated app names (such as the Windows Feedback app).
  • Remote Desktop has some painting issues that result in tiled pixelation.
  • Connected Standby enabled devices like Surface Pro 3 may experience shorter than expected battery life.
  • In Cortana, reminders can’t be edited and more complex reminders might not get created. The first reminder you create in Cortana in this build might not pop up, but subsequent ones will. Completed reminders also don’t move to the History page in Cortana’s Notebook.
  • The Music app will disappear if minimized within 16 seconds of launch. Just leave it in the foreground for 20 seconds or so and it should work just fine.
  • Occasionally, the Start Menu is improperly registered and will fail to launch.


#3 Darren 54

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 01:40 PM

Occasionally, the Start Menu is improperly registered and will fail to launch.

Wut? :mellow:



#4 ThunderROM

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 01:42 PM

The Start Menu  :heart:

 

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#5 USG Ishimura

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 10:24 PM

Too many "Known problems"...I'm going to install it in VirtualBox.



#6 Phenom II

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:40 AM

There is no start menu, only a smaller version of the hideous start screen, thank fkcu for 3rd party menus to return a useful menu, not a kiddies colouring book



#7 mediar

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:32 AM

True, I had bigger expectations about the new start menu and it turned out to be a disappointment...



#8 P.McGinley

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 12:03 PM

You guys can bring back the original start menu in Windows build 9926 if you want to. Launch the Registry Editor and navigate to this entry:
 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced

 

Now create a new DWORD value and call it "EnableXamlStartMenu”.

 

You will see the original Start menu after restarting your PC.



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