New Windows 10 Build Is Online But Don’t Get Too Excited

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A new Windows Insider Preview has been released by Microsoft to users on the Dev channel, but there are no new features this time.

In fact, the purpose of Windows 10 build 20279 is only to help the software giant test “our ability to quickly follow-up a flight with another flight,” as the company itself explains.

So technical, Windows 10 build 20279 is pretty much the same as build 20277, and this is the reason those who have already installed the previous release won’t get this one.

“Windows Insiders who updated to Build 21277 (RS_PRERELEASE) last week will not be offered this build as they are on a newer build. We are working on getting a new build out to those Insiders soon. We expect to move all Insiders in the Dev Channel back to receiving builds from RS_PRERELEASE sometime after the holidays,” Microsoft says.

Issues to keep an eye on

While there are no new features in this build, worth knowing is the new release comes with a series of issues, and one of them concerns how long the installation process actually takes.

According to Microsoft, the Windows team is already investigating reports that the update process sometimes hangs, but for now, there’s no ETA as to when a fix could be shipped.

In the meantime, the company is also working on enabled live previews for pinned sites and the new taskbar experience.

“Live previews for pinned sites aren’t enabled for all Insiders yet, so you may see a grey window when hovering over the thumbnail in the taskbar. We’re continuing to work on polishing this experience. We’re working on enabling the new taskbar experience for existing pinned sites. In the meantime, you can unpin the site from the taskbar, remove it from the edge://apps page, and then re-pin the site,” it says.

The build can be downloaded today by users in the Dev channel from Windows Update.

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