Windows 10 Creators Update Redstone 2

10.0.14942 · Version 1703

Build 14942 for pc screenshot

Start

  • You can now hide the apps list in the start menu
  • The "All apps" button in Start will now show a badge with the number of new apps

Taskbar + Action center

  • "Control Panel" has been replaced with "Settings" in the Win+X menu
  • "Programs and Features", "Power Options", "System" and "Network Settings" now link to the Settings app instead of Control Panel in the Win+X menu

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.14942

  • Improved ES6 Modules debugging in F12 Developer Tools

EdgeHTML 15.14942

  • H.264/AVC is now enabled by default for RTC
  • Support for CSS Custom Properties and CSP 2.0 (in development)
  • Improved support for WebRTC 1.0 and Service Workers (in development, behind flags)
  • General performance improvements
  • Changes to the network logic for Fetch algorithms in preparation for Service Worker Fetch interception (behind flags)

about:flags

  • "Disable navigator.pointerEnabled API" has been added
  • "Only execute timers once per second in nonvisible tabs to improve battery life" has been removed
  • "Use legacy setInterval behavior" has been removed
  • "Enable experimental H.264/AVC support" has been removed
  • "Enable Media Downloads over Fetch" has been added
  • "Enable CSS Downloads over Fetch" has been added
  • "Enable Web Authentication APIs for accessing scoped credentials" has been added

Settings

Privacy

  • A new page "Tasks" to manage which apps can access your tasks

Update & recovery

  • For Pro, Enterprise and Education, the range for Active Hours has been enlarged to 18 hours, up from 12
  • Windows Update has a new icon, resembling the outline of the Windows-logo with two circling arrows in it

System

  • Apps that have been de-provisioned from your OS image won't install again automatically unless you reinstalled them yourself
  • On devices with more than 3.5 GB memory, service hosts will be split into individual processes
    • When one process fails, it will no longer take down the whole service host
    • Task Manager will give a better overview of what Windows is doing in these background processes
    • It will be easier to troubleshoot which process is causing issues for both IT pros and Microsoft
    • Process will now all have their own individual permissions, improving security
  • Custom printer names will now be remembered after upgrading

Accessibility

  • Narrator now supports form field navigation and a number of new keyboard shortcuts to navigate forms
  • Narrator will now read the content of the page before the content on the bottom app bar if an app has one

Other features

  • The Registry Editor now has an address bar
  • Improved precision touchpad recognitions for left and right clicks, two-finger taps, improving pin-to-zoom and two-finger tap detection
  • Improved framerates when the Game bar is being shown on full screen games

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where sfc /scannow in an elevated prompt would fail at 20% and show a "could not perform the requested operation"-error
  • Fixes an issue where some areas in a notification would not respond to a click
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Personalization > Background settings-page to crash or show an empty context menu when right clicking one of the images
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Devices and Printers page to load slowly in Control Panel when certain types of audio devices where in it
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Defender’s Antimalware Service Executable would use a large amount of CPU
  • Fixes an issue where some NTFS partitions might show up as RAW for external hard drives

Known issues

  • The IIS World Wide Web Publishing Service will not be able to start correctly
  • Xbox Live sign ins may fail
  • Edge might crash after launch, when typing in the address bar or when opening a new tab

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7 October 2016

Start

  • You can now hide the apps list in the start menu
  • The "All apps" button in Start will now show a badge with the number of new apps

Taskbar + Action center

  • "Control Panel" has been replaced with "Settings" in the Win+X menu
  • "Programs and Features", "Power Options", "System" and "Network Settings" now link to the Settings app instead of Control Panel in the Win+X menu

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.14942

  • Improved ES6 Modules debugging in F12 Developer Tools

EdgeHTML 15.14942

  • H.264/AVC is now enabled by default for RTC
  • Support for CSS Custom Properties and CSP 2.0 (in development)
  • Improved support for WebRTC 1.0 and Service Workers (in development, behind flags)
  • General performance improvements
  • Changes to the network logic for Fetch algorithms in preparation for Service Worker Fetch interception (behind flags)

about:flags

  • "Disable navigator.pointerEnabled API" has been added
  • "Only execute timers once per second in nonvisible tabs to improve battery life" has been removed
  • "Use legacy setInterval behavior" has been removed
  • "Enable experimental H.264/AVC support" has been removed
  • "Enable Media Downloads over Fetch" has been added
  • "Enable CSS Downloads over Fetch" has been added
  • "Enable Web Authentication APIs for accessing scoped credentials" has been added

Settings

Privacy

  • A new page "Tasks" to manage which apps can access your tasks

Update & recovery

  • For Pro, Enterprise and Education, the range for Active Hours has been enlarged to 18 hours, up from 12
  • Windows Update has a new icon, resembling the outline of the Windows-logo with two circling arrows in it

System

  • Apps that have been de-provisioned from your OS image won't install again automatically unless you reinstalled them yourself
  • On devices with more than 3.5 GB memory, service hosts will be split into individual processes
    • When one process fails, it will no longer take down the whole service host
    • Task Manager will give a better overview of what Windows is doing in these background processes
    • It will be easier to troubleshoot which process is causing issues for both IT pros and Microsoft
    • Process will now all have their own individual permissions, improving security
  • Custom printer names will now be remembered after upgrading

Accessibility

  • Narrator now supports form field navigation and a number of new keyboard shortcuts to navigate forms
  • Narrator will now read the content of the page before the content on the bottom app bar if an app has one

Other features

  • The Registry Editor now has an address bar
  • Improved precision touchpad recognitions for left and right clicks, two-finger taps, improving pin-to-zoom and two-finger tap detection
  • Improved framerates when the Game bar is being shown on full screen games

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where sfc /scannow in an elevated prompt would fail at 20% and show a "could not perform the requested operation"-error
  • Fixes an issue where some areas in a notification would not respond to a click
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Personalization > Background settings-page to crash or show an empty context menu when right clicking one of the images
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Devices and Printers page to load slowly in Control Panel when certain types of audio devices where in it
  • Fixes an issue where Windows Defender’s Antimalware Service Executable would use a large amount of CPU
  • Fixes an issue where some NTFS partitions might show up as RAW for external hard drives

Known issues

  • The IIS World Wide Web Publishing Service will not be able to start correctly
  • Xbox Live sign ins may fail
  • Edge might crash after launch, when typing in the address bar or when opening a new tab