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On Friday, Microsoft has released the new Windows 10 Insider build 14942 with many tweaks and changes, as well as under-the-hood improvements. Photos app has been updated, Active Hours has received an extension and the touchpad has been also improved. Users who will play games that depend on Xbox Live will encounter problems when signing in, and the only way to fix the problem is by editing the PC’s registry file.



Microsoft hasn’t fixed all bugs in Windows 10 and they will keep appearing with each new update. The Insider updates contain many glitches, but they also bring many new features and changes, and fixes for older problems. For example, now, when a tab crashes in Chrome, the browser will no longer crash entirely. It is known that all processes are stored in Microsoft’s Service Hosts and when one of them failed, it took down the rest of processes, causing a system crash. Well, from now on, users will be able to know what’s going on within their PC, as they will break out processes within the Task Manager.

The new build improves stability, allowing users to see what process consumes more memory and slows down the processor. So, they will know exactly what apps or processes are crashing their PCs. Even the process by which users can install critical updates – Active Hours, has been tweaked and it can be set up to 18 hours later. As for the Photos app, it received a new light theme and a horizontal navigation bar.

Other improvements have been made to Narrator, as back entries will be read inside from fields; Touchpad sensing, so the detection of left and right clicks has been enhanced, pinch-to-zoom has been improved and “false positives” in two-finger tap detection have been reduced.

When uninstalling a pre-installed app, it will be completely deleted after users install this build and if they still experience problems signing into games using Xbox Live and they will need to edit the registry file, this build has improved the Registry Editor, adding an address bar.

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