Microsoft today rolled out what could be the final preview build of Windows 10, codenamed Threshold 2 (TH2) before the Fall Update rolls out to the general public later this month.
Windows 10 PC Preview Build 10586 is available now for members of the Windows Insider program in the fast ring. This build mainly contains bug fixes and general improvements to tighten things up across the board.
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) November 5, 2015
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586
This new build comes just a week after Insider build 10576 which featured a few new features as well as stability and performance enhancements.
According to the blog post from Gabe, the following issues have been fixed:
- The issue where any audio playing (like music from Groove, or videos from the Movies & TV app) gets reduced by 75% for a period of time after a notification pops up from Action Center is fixed.
- Pressing the power button on your Surface Pro 3 should put your Surface Pro 3 to sleep instead of shutting it down.
- We fixed an issue reported by Windows Insiders where a disksnapshot.exe command prompt window would flash randomly.
- Windows should now remember your previous login type. For example, if you log in with a PIN – it will prompt you for a PIN next time instead of another type.
- We fixed an issue where Tab previews in Microsoft Edge were appearing as black if the page was not scrolled to the top, and web note clippings were also appearing as black.
- Small form-factor devices, like the Dell Venue 8 Pro, that boot with rotation or virtual mode screen size set larger than the physical screen size should no longer experience a bluescreen on upgrade.
- Apps and games should download from the Store more reliably.
Remember, while the next build is being reported as nearly complete, this is still a preview (beta) build, and some issues exist.
Here’s a look at the known issues:
- After upgrading from one Windows 10 Insider Preview build to another Insider Preview build, Skype messages and contacts will disappear from the Messaging + Skype app. You can get Skype messages and contacts back by navigating to “C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Messaging_
8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache” in File Explorer and deleting or renaming the “PrivateTransportId” file. After deleting or renaming that file, go to the Skype video app and sign out of Skype and sign back in.
- The Insider Hub might be gone after upgrading to this build. You can get Insider Hub back by going to Settings > System > Apps & features and clicking “Manage optional features”, choosing “Add a feature” and selecting Insider Hub.
As usual, you can grab this latest build by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. This new build came out early today, however, I am just now in the middle of installing it on my test system.
If you’ve already upgraded or when you do, let us know how things go for you in the comment section below.
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