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Windows 10 for PCs Build 10158 Visual Tour of New Features

Windows 10 is set to launch on July 29th and Microsoft continues to improve stability and polish and refine the new UI. It’s been several weeks since we’ve seen an official new build, and here’s a look at what’s new.

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Windows 10 Build 10158

Microsoft exec Gabe Aul announce this latest build today on the Blogging Windows site. At this point all of the major new features have been added, and from now until launch day, Windows Insiders will see stability and UI improvements as well as minor tweaks.

For example, in this build, like Windows 10 mobile build 10136, Microsoft’s new browser is branded as Microsoft Edge and no longer Project Spartan. It has received several new features, too.

Improvements like enabling a Home button, importing bookmarks from other browsers to Edge, new customization for the New Tab page, a dark theme (which was a top request), and a lot more.

Microsoft Edge Browser

Note that Microsoft Edge has a new app ID, and that will cause any of your favorites, cookies, and history items to be lost. So if you need to keep them, back them up before going through with the upgrade. According to Microsoft you can save those items by doing the following the instruction on this page.

Other changes to note are that Cortana is in its final stage and integrates with Office 365. The Photos app has been updated with helpful new features. And if you’re a fan of the Snipping Tool (remember that?), it got a five second delay feature.

snipping

We’re nearing the finishing line for Windows 10 everyone, and if you are a Windows Insider, and want to see any changes, make sure to send your suggestions to Microsoft via the Feedback app.

If you’re not an Insider, but have questions regarding what the Windows 10 release will mean to you, make sure to check out our article: Your Windows 10 Questions Answered.

And for more detailed conversation about Windows 10 in all of its versions, make sure to check out the free Windows 10 Forum.

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