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Windows 10 Build 14971 Rolling out to PC Insiders


Microsoft Released Windows 10 Build 14971 for PC to Insiders in the Fast ring. The update comes with a couple of minors new features, a number of improvements, usual bug fixes, and also a few known issues. It is only available for PC devices this time around. Mobile users on the Slow ring can now upgrade to Build 14965.

What’s new in Build 14971? First, the update brings a new feature to Microsoft Edge, allowing users to read unprotected e-book in the EPUB file format. You can customize the reading experience by changing the font, text size and themes. You can also leave bookmarks, navigate through the book, search for content, and more.

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Starting with Build 14971, the Paint 3D Preview app is included as part of Windows 10, and users can open it from Start menu > Paint. Paint 3D Preview and Remix 3D Preview are currently only available in English but later on will support more region and language. Next up, PoweShell replaces Command Prompt in the Win+X menu, File Explorer’s File menu and the right-click contextual menu. Users can also opt out of this change by configuring the setting from Settings > Personalization > Taskbar. Additionally, the Get Office app is updated to “Office Hub”, letting you manage Office 365 subscription, install select Office apps, view recent documents and more.

Those features will be included in the upcoming Creator Update to be released in early 2017. Any feedback or suggestion is welcomed after Insiders try out the update.

The update also includes usual bug fixes. Microsoft gives a long list of known issues and bug fixes. For more details about Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14971, visit this page. If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast Ring, you should be able to install Windows 10 Build 14971 from Windows Update in the Settings app.

Let us know what you think of this release, or the issue you run into if there is any.


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