A month ago, Microsoft has released Windows 10 Build 14986, which brought many new features, then on Christmas, Windows 10 Build 14997 has leaked on the internet, offering users hints about upcoming major features. The company hasn’t brought any new Insider builds this week, but users spotted Windows 10 Build 15002 on Microsoft’s servers and they downloaded it immediately.
This Build was planned to be released this week to Windows Insiders, but the company has encountered some upgrade issues and it decided to delay its rollout until the problems were solved. This means that Insiders will receive the newer build next week, but those who want to grab the build 15002’s base image that has leaked online, will find it at Inside Windows. However, users will want to try out this build must know how to use a .WIM file.
As for the build 15002, it doesn’t come with major new features. Users have noticed a new toggle in Windows Update, which allows them to prevent drivers from automatically being updated via Windows Update, while “Continue App Experiences” feature will be renamed to “Cross-Device Experiences”.
If you’ve already installed build 14997, then it’s not recommendable to install build 15002 if you’re not familiar with how to use .WIM, because it’s kind of complicated to set up a .WIM. But if you want to go all the way to try out build 15002, you will carefully follow these steps:
– Download any Windows 10 ISO and open the file using UltraISO or a similar program;
– Go to the “sources” folder and replace the “install.wim” with the one provided by Inside Windows;
– Boot the ISO in a Generation 2 Hyper-V virtual machine, then install Windows;
– Restart and boot into the ISO again;
– At the install screen press Shift + F10 and type notepad;
– Click file, open, then go to “C:\Windows\system32”, where you will delete the utilman.exe;
– Copy the “cmd.exe” and rename it to “utilman.exe”;
– Reboot into Windows and click on the utilities button that’s found in the lower right corner;
– The cmd will launch and you will type: “net user Administrator abc”, then “net user Administrator /active:YES” and finally, enter “abc” as password.