Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15060: RC2?

Earlier in the week, Microsoft snuck an update in on one of the support notes.

The move is seen by many as part of Microsoft's efforts to convince users of Google Chrome, now the leading web browser, to make the switch to Edge.

With previous operating systems, Microsoft has been willing to extend support if you're big enough and have the cash.

For Windows 10 Mobile fans the three Friday releases in a row come to a stop today and it is not clear when the next build might come out.

With the release of the latest Windows 10 Insider build (15058), Microsoft is taking control of how Windows 10 will download and install updates, even on those with limited/metered capacity broadband connections. "You can now return your display configuration to your preferred settings", Sarkar wrote. That could happen if you created a user account while using Windows 10 build 15031. In that case, we'll automatically download only those updates required to keep Windows running smoothly. In general it's advisable for most users to have automatic updates turned on.

Marking a connection as metered is the only way for Windows 10 Home users to prevent Windows from updating. If a user is already close to their monthly allowance this could have significant cost implications.

Build 15060 also addressed a problem in which Microsoft Edge would fail to launch for several minutes after Windows 10 crashed.

Once that is set, go to Settings, and open "Update & Security". This isn't a matter of just missing out on driver updates to fully support the latest generation of processors on older operating systems - we're talking about a complete blackout of Windows Update on all fronts.

Skylake-based systems on the supported list will receive updates through the official end of Microsoft's extended support phase for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (January 14, 2020, and January 10, 2023, respectively). Microsoft told WinSuperSite it made the change so that it has the ability force critical update patches if necessary.

According to a Microsoft KB article published last Thursday, Microsoft may soon begin blocking systems running Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen CPUs from installing updates if they're running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

  • Carolyn Briggs