Latest build of Windows 10 rolls out to more testers

Members of the Windows Insider Program's 'Slow ring' can now install the next version of Windows 10

Windows 10 Build 10130

Windows 10 Build 10130

Members of the Windows Insider Program's Slow ring got access to the most recent publicly-available build of Microsoft's upcoming operating system Friday morning.

Build 10130 has been available to early adopters in the program's Fast ring since May 29, but Microsoft held off on sending it out to the more cautious Slow ring users until now to ensure that it doesn't feature any problematic bugs. The update rolling out Friday through Windows Update comes alongside other patches to fix issues like problems with a computer's sound configuration. Some of those updates should be applied dynamically when a user installs the new build, but Microsoft recommends upgraders check for updates after installing the new build to make sure they have everything.

The new build brings a number of improvements to Windows 10, including improved icons and changes to Microsoft Edge like the ability to pin or unpin the Cortana pane. Desktop users who want to take more advantage of Cortana's presence in Windows can now invoke the assistant's voice recognition feature by hitting the Windows and C keys.

There's one insurmountable bug still outstanding that will frustrate recent buyers of Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet. For some reason, Build 10130 doesn't run on Microsoft's newest tablet, which launched last month. The Surface Pro 3, Microsoft's computer/tablet hybrid, runs the latest build just fine.

Microsoft is closing in on the initial consumer release of its operating system, slated for July 29. Unlike past versions of Windows, the company has said that future updates to its operating system will be pushed out using a "Windows as a service" model, which will allow for more frequent changes to Windows 10.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags MicrosoftWindowssoftwareoperating systems

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Blair Hanley Frank

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?