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Microsoft introduces final Anniversary Update code in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build

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With the Anniversary Update release date now in sight, Microsoft is pushing some final updates to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. The company has today released Insider build #14383, which brings in some minor bug fixes and improvements in preparation for the big update coming this summer.

Today’s build is again a simultaneous release on both PC and Mobile. Microsoft is now keeping both platform in sync for the big update. Even though this build largely fixes some sneaky bugs, but also carries some very important information with it.

Microsoft Software Engineer, Dona Sarkar in the blogpost mentions that ‘you will notice a few things are different with this build’ and yes they are! Redmond is now beginning to test the final code for the Anniversary update with this build, hence the the Insider desktop watermark has been removed.

We’re beginning to check in final code in preparation for releasing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to customers on August 2nd. But we’re not finished yet and will have more builds to release to Windows Insiders between now and then.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

As we move another step closer to this behemoth of an update that is coming to Windows 10, there is sure to be some bug fixes and some damage in the process. Let’s take a look at what’s been fixed first:

Microsoft Edge Extensions are now natively available in the Windows Store, and clicking the ‘Get more extensions from the Store’ in Edge will now take you to the store. If you aren’t able to reach Cortana with the intended ‘Hey Cortana’ voice command, then you can now use Win+Shift+C to invoke it in listening mode.

No more updates or changes will be coming to the Quick Action area of the Action Center going forward with this build. But issues with Surface Book disconnection, media control in Settings app, differentiating DPIs, and Remote desktop have been taken care of in this build.

An issue with certain websites potentially causing a memory leak and becoming unresponsive when the LastPass extension is enabled has been fixed.

Known Issues

If you’re seeing a pop-up notification saying that your Windows evaluation copy expires soon, then don’t worry. It is just a superfluous dialog and your OS won’t expire anytime soon.

Also, Microsoft has recently confirmed that it is prepping to release the Hyper-V container capability with the upcoming Anniversary Update. Due to Insider Preview schedule changes, the company hasn’t been able to deploy it completely. So, if you try to boot a new TP5 VM with Secure Boot enabled, it will fail.

So if you’re one of those who don’t care about the broken stuff and want to live in the present, then go ahead and enjoy the almost ready Windows 10(with Anniversary Update included). Microsoft has also released the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK Preview Build 14383 alongside this update.

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