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Windows 10 Technical Preview gets first feature update

Microsoft’s Windows 10 technical preview has received its first big update, adding in just over 7000 OS tweaks alongside new features like the notification center. The technical preview originally launched around three weeks ago, Microsoft has been quick to invite enthusiasts to try out the new OS and offer suggestions for future improvements in an effort to avoid another ‘Windows 8 scenario’, where many choose to avoid upgrading due to new design choices.

Microsoft’s Gabe Aul introduced the new update in a blog post, saying: “This is the first update build to Windows 10 Technical Preview, and we’ll continue to deliver more as part of the Windows Insider Program. Sometimes they’ll be more frequent and sometimes there will be longer gaps but they will always be chock full of changes and improvements, as well as some bugs and things that are not quite done.”


Microsoft is pushing out these updates almost as fast as it makes them, Gabe notes in the blog post that the Windows team only got the latest build around a week ago and its already being pushed out to technical preview testers. Our own reader feedback has also suggested that the OS performs fairly well and is relatively stable, although we would always suggest only installing an OS preview on a secondary machine.

Some known problems in the latest build include Solitaire and Mahjong games not working, dual display setups may run in to issues when unlocking the PC and the UI isn’t quite up to scratch in some limited areas like Internet Explorer. However, several additions have been made such as the notification center, which can sync up with Windows Phone devices, a new animation for switching virtual desktops and you can now decide how often you want Windows 10 to update with new builds.

You can download the Windows 10 Technical Preview, HERE.

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KitGuru Says: We’ve heard from a few of you that are actively testing Windows 10 already, so we would like to check in with you guys again- have you installed the new build yet? How are you finding the preview so far? I’m a little tempted to test it out myself, are any more of you guys planning to check it out? 

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