Windows 10 Creators Update Redstone 2

10.0.15002 · Version 1703

Build 15002 for pc screenshot

Start

  • Tiles can now dragged on top of each other to create live folders

Cortana + search

  • You can now set Cortana to not listen when Windows + C is used
  • When searching for an app in Cortana, it will now show you commands that work within that app
  • Time-based reminders can now be recurring every month or year

Taskbar + Action center

  • Developers can now make custom groups for notifications
  • Developers will be able to overwrite the timestamp in notifications
  • You can now connect to a VPN from within the Network fly-out after selecting it
  • The Calendar fly-out now supports additional calendars, like the Lunar calendar
  • Some users will see a power slider in the battery fly-out
  • The volume icon will now indicate support for Spatial Audio

User Interface

  • The Windows 8-era share UI has been replaced with a new floating window
  • Resizing windows will now look smoother

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.15002

  • You can now "Set tabs aside" to view them later
  • You can now view all tab previews at once with a new button in the tab bar
  • Edge now has a jump list menu that allows you to open a new window or a new InPrivate window
  • Favorites settings have been merged in the main Settings-page
  • A "New Tab in Edge" button has been added to Internet Explorer
  • Improved visual tree and new input model for Edge’s multi-process model
  • Flash now works with a click-to-run system for untrusted Flash content
  • If Cortana has a tip but the window is to narrow, Cortana will now only show an icon in the address bar
  • Tooltips for longer website names in the favorites bar will now wrap instead of truncate

EdgeHTML 15.15002

  • Support for WebVR
  • Support for Content Security Policy 2
  • Flash content is now blocked by default
  • Preview support for Web Payments

about:flags

  • "Allow independent rendering of HTML5 Video elements" has been added
  • "Enable individual transforms" has been added
  • "Enable Input Interleaved Tasks" has been added
  • "Allow background tabs to be put into a low power mode" has been added
  • "Enable experimental networking features" has been added

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer now has a new "new tab" page that resembles that of Edge, additional to the old Internet Explorer version
  • A new "New tab" button has been added to open Edge

Settings

System

  • You can now let Windows reduce the blue light emitted from the screen
  • A link to manage Storage Spaces has been added under "Storage"
  • Cross-Device Experiences can now be set to share with your devices or everyone
  • The screen resolution setting has been moved to the main "Display" panel
  • "Continue App Experiences" has been renamed to "Cross-Device Experiences"

Devices

  • "Bluetooth" and "Connected Devices" has been merged into "Bluetooth & other devices"
  • Bluetooth audio devices can now be disconnected and reconnected
  • The options accessible through devices like the Surface Dial can now be set on a per-app base
  • You can now set keyboard shortcuts that include several common symbols
  • Improved UI for Precision Touchpad settings

Network & Internet

  • LANs can now be set to be a Metered Connection

Personalization

  • You can now change your theme on the "Theme" page
  • You can now pick colors from your "Recent colors"

Apps

  • Apps has been added as a new category
  • "Apps & features", "Default apps", "Offline maps" and "Apps for websites" have been moved from System to Apps
  • You can now sort app extensions

Accounts

  • Windows can now lock the device dynamically when you leave it with Windows Hello

Time & language

  • You can now download support for braille
  • You can now enable the Lunar calendar to be shown in the Calendar fly-out

Privacy

  • A new page "App diagnostics" has been added allowing you to allow apps to use diagnostics

Update & recovery

  • You can now suspend updates for 35 days
  • You can now exclude drivers from installing in Windows Update
  • Windows 10 Home can now also set 18 hours in Active Hours
  • Windows Update now better understands if the screen is being used for projecting, etc. and not attempt to restart
  • Windows Update now has a new icon to show you if you're up-to-date

General

  • A sidebar is now shown offering help and links to related settings
  • When scrolling in Settings, the header will now stay visible on top

Ink Workspace

  • The color of the pen, pencil and marker is now indicated in the icon instead of in a circle
  • You can now remove ink with a point eraser, additional to "Line eraser" and "Remove all ink"
  • In a multi-monitor setup with the Ink Workspace icon enabled, clicking the icon will now open it on the screen it was clicked on
  • Ink now has a rich color range when High Contrast is enabled

System

  • Some users will now see apps being throttled to improve battery life
  • The OOBE has been redesigned
  • The OOBE can now be controlled with Cortana’s voice commands
  • Bugcheck screens are now green instead of blue for Insider Previews
  • If Windows shutdown abnormal, a new Abnormal Shutdown Diagnosis will run after booting to diagnose the issue
  • Performance Monitor now handles High-DPI screens better
  • In Properties for programs, a new setting has been added under Compatibility which will enable improved High-DPI rendering
  • Windows will now better handle desktop icons when changes to the device's setup are made (like removing a screen)
  • "Quick Create" has been added as a new option to create Virtual Machines in Hyper-V
  • When an Hyper-V Machine is turned off a start button will be shown

Accessibility

  • The Narrator hotkey is being changed from Win + Enter to Ctrl + Win + Enter
  • Narrator is now supported in WinPE and WinRE
  • Narrator can now more to a heading level by typing that number in scan mode, number + Shift for the previous heading with that level
  • You can now use Home and End to move to the start or end of a line of text in scan mode
  • You can now use Ctrl + Home and Ctrl + End to move to the start of end of a web page or other reaching content
  • Support for braille has been added
  • Improved XAML framework to make UWP apps work better in high contrast

Language

  • The language bar for Pinyin IME now opens IME settings as well when clicking the settings icon
  • The Pinyin settings page has been revamped into 5 new categories
  • Several new hotkeys have been added for Pinyin IME
  • Self-learned phrases will now roam between your devices when using the same Microsoft Account
  • The Pinyin IME emoji panel has been redesigned
  • In Pinyin IME, U-mode can now be used for advanced input features and V-mode can be used to input content which normally is not easy/quick to type
  • Name input mode has been added for the Pinyin IME
  • Pinyin IME users can now add, edit, or delete custom double pinyin schemes
  • When the Japanese IME is turned on or off, a large icon will be shown in the middle of the screen to indicate this
  • The composition string to now show 3 predictive candidates by default in the Japanese IME
  • English words are now shown more frequently as predictive candidates to make it easier to insert English words

Apps

  • Learn Gestures has been added as a default app
  • The Windows Holographic app has a new design and can now detect your hardware
  • The Get Help-app has a new icon
  • 3D Builder has been moved to the Windows Accessories folder in start
  • Searching and launching mspaint.exe will no longer launch Paint 3D

Windows Defender

  • The user interface is now more polished
  • You can now run a quick, advanced and full scan
  • "Device performance & Health" had been added
  • You can now check for updates directly from the "Virus & threat protection" page
  • You can now change the Windows Defender settings in Defender itself
  • Family options now help you set up a family or view device information
  • You can now refresh your PC in Windows Defender

Other features

  • Copying Windows Information Protection files or saving them to a removable drive will now ask you if you want to keep it a Work file, make it Personal or cancel the action
  • When opening a Windows Information Protection file in an unauthorized app, Windows will now warn the user
  • When changing the volume with Precision Touchpad gestures, the volume UI will now be shown and the gesture can be shorter
  • When you should sign-in to an app and multiple accounts are available, Windows will now show you all your accounts and allow you to add more
  • You can now capture a region of your screen with Win + Shift + S
  • The Speaker Properties dialog now allows you to configure Spatial Audio for different endpoints
  • When using Miracast to a device that supports input, a notification will be shown to help you enable input on that device

And further

  • Improved logic to handle how users connect to devices

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that caused the display brightness keys to not function properly
  • Fixes an issue where the display may stay black after resuming from sleep when a USB display is connected
  • Fixes an issue where opening an app that uses the camera would sometimes result in a bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue that caused a crash in the RPCSS service which resulted in a CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue where the touch keyboard sometimes had to be clicked multiple times to launch on a non-touch enabled PC
  • Fixes an issue where Disk Cleanup would show 3.99TB of files to be cleaned up in Windows Update Cleanup
  • Fixes an issue where the Touchpad settings wouldn't have an icon in Settings
  • Fixes an issue that caused a drop in Action Center reliability
  • Fixes an issue where navigating to OneDrive folders would show a "Catastrophic Error" message
  • Fixes an issue that would cause Visual Studio to crash when opening, adding or saving a file
  • Fixes an issue where devices with older chipsets would see colored boxes on places where text should be shown or other UIs
  • Fixes an issue where the Home and End keys would not work on some Settings pages
  • Fixes an issue where progress indicators in UWP apps would wobble or glitch

Known issues

  • Opening Battery settings will crash the Settings app
  • The option to enable the Virtual Touchpad is missing in the taskbar context menu
  • Cortana's cross-device scenarios do not work in this build
  • Some websites in Edge may show "We can't reach this page"
  • Dragging apps from All apps to pin them on the Start screen won't work
  • Using Ctrl + C in Command Prompt won't work
  • Explorer.exe might crash when projecting to a secondary monitor and setting the connection as "Extended"
  • The touch keyboard button may be missing from the taskbar
  • Windows Hello might show a "Couldn't turn on the camera" message on the lock screen
  • Changing the brightness in Display settings in the Settings app might be reverted when closing the Settings app
  • Miracast sessions will fail to connect
  • The list of apps in Wheel settings might be empty
  • The Netflix app might show a black screen instead of the video content
  • 3rd party UWP apps might crash when the DPI settings are set to >= 150%
  • Upgrading from Windows 8.1 directly to build 15002 will remove all Store apps without reinstalling them
  • When using Narrator in Edge, you may hear "No item in view" or silence while tabbing or using navigation commands
  • Saying "Hey Cortana, play [item] on [AppName]" won't work after installing the app for about 5 minutes

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In case this build was just released or released in the past it's probably one of the first 2 issues, or in other words: it's a matter of time before the full changelog will be available. We usually post a tweet on our Twitter feed when the first draft of the changelog is ready. So stay tuned if this build is rolling out, we'll get it cover as fast as we can!

Features

  • Cortana is now enabled

Management and security

  • Visual improvements to the Winodws Devices Portal
  • The Windows Device Portal now has a quick run portal for IoT samples
  • Universal Write Filter has been added as an option to the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer

System

  • Changes to the IoTShell to allow waiting for PPKG provisioned package installation to complete
  • Improved GPIO Interrupt Buffer API
  • Adds blockrebooton/blockrebootoff flags to Applyupdate.exe

Device specific improvements

  • Changed to the GUID of the UEFI file system volume on Dragonboard devices
  • The Dragonboard BSD has been updated to build 2110

Fixed issues

  • Fixes issues with Cortana when listening
  • Fixes an issue with the Class Extensions for Hardware Notification and USB Function to make them part of default IoT Core images
  • Fixes an issue with the power state API to ensure the wakup timer is cancelled when exiting from connected standby
  • Fixes issues with the Bluetooth LE stack when calling GattDeviceService.GetCharacteristics
  • Fixes issues with NanoRDP connecting

Changelog not available

The changelog you're looking for is not available. There can be a number of reasons for this:

  • The build you're looking at was just released and we're still working on the first draft of the changelog
  • This build doesn't exist (are you certain you followed an URL on our own website?)
  • An issue is preventing us from fetching the content

In case this build was just released or released in the past it's probably one of the first 2 issues, or in other words: it's a matter of time before the full changelog will be available. We usually post a tweet on our Twitter feed when the first draft of the changelog is ready. So stay tuned if this build is rolling out, we'll get it cover as fast as we can!

10 January 2017

Features

  • Cortana is now enabled

Management and security

  • Visual improvements to the Winodws Devices Portal
  • The Windows Device Portal now has a quick run portal for IoT samples
  • Universal Write Filter has been added as an option to the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer

System

  • Changes to the IoTShell to allow waiting for PPKG provisioned package installation to complete
  • Improved GPIO Interrupt Buffer API
  • Adds blockrebooton/blockrebootoff flags to Applyupdate.exe

Device specific improvements

  • Changed to the GUID of the UEFI file system volume on Dragonboard devices
  • The Dragonboard BSD has been updated to build 2110

Fixed issues

  • Fixes issues with Cortana when listening
  • Fixes an issue with the Class Extensions for Hardware Notification and USB Function to make them part of default IoT Core images
  • Fixes an issue with the power state API to ensure the wakup timer is cancelled when exiting from connected standby
  • Fixes issues with the Bluetooth LE stack when calling GattDeviceService.GetCharacteristics
  • Fixes issues with NanoRDP connecting

9 January 2017

Start

  • Tiles can now dragged on top of each other to create live folders

Cortana + search

  • You can now set Cortana to not listen when Windows + C is used
  • When searching for an app in Cortana, it will now show you commands that work within that app
  • Time-based reminders can now be recurring every month or year

Taskbar + Action center

  • Developers can now make custom groups for notifications
  • Developers will be able to overwrite the timestamp in notifications
  • You can now connect to a VPN from within the Network fly-out after selecting it
  • The Calendar fly-out now supports additional calendars, like the Lunar calendar
  • Some users will see a power slider in the battery fly-out
  • The volume icon will now indicate support for Spatial Audio

User Interface

  • The Windows 8-era share UI has been replaced with a new floating window
  • Resizing windows will now look smoother

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.15002

  • You can now "Set tabs aside" to view them later
  • You can now view all tab previews at once with a new button in the tab bar
  • Edge now has a jump list menu that allows you to open a new window or a new InPrivate window
  • Favorites settings have been merged in the main Settings-page
  • A "New Tab in Edge" button has been added to Internet Explorer
  • Improved visual tree and new input model for Edge’s multi-process model
  • Flash now works with a click-to-run system for untrusted Flash content
  • If Cortana has a tip but the window is to narrow, Cortana will now only show an icon in the address bar
  • Tooltips for longer website names in the favorites bar will now wrap instead of truncate

EdgeHTML 15.15002

  • Support for WebVR
  • Support for Content Security Policy 2
  • Flash content is now blocked by default
  • Preview support for Web Payments

about:flags

  • "Allow independent rendering of HTML5 Video elements" has been added
  • "Enable individual transforms" has been added
  • "Enable Input Interleaved Tasks" has been added
  • "Allow background tabs to be put into a low power mode" has been added
  • "Enable experimental networking features" has been added

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer now has a new "new tab" page that resembles that of Edge, additional to the old Internet Explorer version
  • A new "New tab" button has been added to open Edge

Settings

System

  • You can now let Windows reduce the blue light emitted from the screen
  • A link to manage Storage Spaces has been added under "Storage"
  • Cross-Device Experiences can now be set to share with your devices or everyone
  • The screen resolution setting has been moved to the main "Display" panel
  • "Continue App Experiences" has been renamed to "Cross-Device Experiences"

Devices

  • "Bluetooth" and "Connected Devices" has been merged into "Bluetooth & other devices"
  • Bluetooth audio devices can now be disconnected and reconnected
  • The options accessible through devices like the Surface Dial can now be set on a per-app base
  • You can now set keyboard shortcuts that include several common symbols
  • Improved UI for Precision Touchpad settings

Network & Internet

  • LANs can now be set to be a Metered Connection

Personalization

  • You can now change your theme on the "Theme" page
  • You can now pick colors from your "Recent colors"

Apps

  • Apps has been added as a new category
  • "Apps & features", "Default apps", "Offline maps" and "Apps for websites" have been moved from System to Apps
  • You can now sort app extensions

Accounts

  • Windows can now lock the device dynamically when you leave it with Windows Hello

Time & language

  • You can now download support for braille
  • You can now enable the Lunar calendar to be shown in the Calendar fly-out

Privacy

  • A new page "App diagnostics" has been added allowing you to allow apps to use diagnostics

Update & recovery

  • You can now suspend updates for 35 days
  • You can now exclude drivers from installing in Windows Update
  • Windows 10 Home can now also set 18 hours in Active Hours
  • Windows Update now better understands if the screen is being used for projecting, etc. and not attempt to restart
  • Windows Update now has a new icon to show you if you're up-to-date

General

  • A sidebar is now shown offering help and links to related settings
  • When scrolling in Settings, the header will now stay visible on top

Ink Workspace

  • The color of the pen, pencil and marker is now indicated in the icon instead of in a circle
  • You can now remove ink with a point eraser, additional to "Line eraser" and "Remove all ink"
  • In a multi-monitor setup with the Ink Workspace icon enabled, clicking the icon will now open it on the screen it was clicked on
  • Ink now has a rich color range when High Contrast is enabled

System

  • Some users will now see apps being throttled to improve battery life
  • The OOBE has been redesigned
  • The OOBE can now be controlled with Cortana’s voice commands
  • Bugcheck screens are now green instead of blue for Insider Previews
  • If Windows shutdown abnormal, a new Abnormal Shutdown Diagnosis will run after booting to diagnose the issue
  • Performance Monitor now handles High-DPI screens better
  • In Properties for programs, a new setting has been added under Compatibility which will enable improved High-DPI rendering
  • Windows will now better handle desktop icons when changes to the device's setup are made (like removing a screen)
  • "Quick Create" has been added as a new option to create Virtual Machines in Hyper-V
  • When an Hyper-V Machine is turned off a start button will be shown

Accessibility

  • The Narrator hotkey is being changed from Win + Enter to Ctrl + Win + Enter
  • Narrator is now supported in WinPE and WinRE
  • Narrator can now more to a heading level by typing that number in scan mode, number + Shift for the previous heading with that level
  • You can now use Home and End to move to the start or end of a line of text in scan mode
  • You can now use Ctrl + Home and Ctrl + End to move to the start of end of a web page or other reaching content
  • Support for braille has been added
  • Improved XAML framework to make UWP apps work better in high contrast

Language

  • The language bar for Pinyin IME now opens IME settings as well when clicking the settings icon
  • The Pinyin settings page has been revamped into 5 new categories
  • Several new hotkeys have been added for Pinyin IME
  • Self-learned phrases will now roam between your devices when using the same Microsoft Account
  • The Pinyin IME emoji panel has been redesigned
  • In Pinyin IME, U-mode can now be used for advanced input features and V-mode can be used to input content which normally is not easy/quick to type
  • Name input mode has been added for the Pinyin IME
  • Pinyin IME users can now add, edit, or delete custom double pinyin schemes
  • When the Japanese IME is turned on or off, a large icon will be shown in the middle of the screen to indicate this
  • The composition string to now show 3 predictive candidates by default in the Japanese IME
  • English words are now shown more frequently as predictive candidates to make it easier to insert English words

Apps

  • Learn Gestures has been added as a default app
  • The Windows Holographic app has a new design and can now detect your hardware
  • The Get Help-app has a new icon
  • 3D Builder has been moved to the Windows Accessories folder in start
  • Searching and launching mspaint.exe will no longer launch Paint 3D

Windows Defender

  • The user interface is now more polished
  • You can now run a quick, advanced and full scan
  • "Device performance & Health" had been added
  • You can now check for updates directly from the "Virus & threat protection" page
  • You can now change the Windows Defender settings in Defender itself
  • Family options now help you set up a family or view device information
  • You can now refresh your PC in Windows Defender

Other features

  • Copying Windows Information Protection files or saving them to a removable drive will now ask you if you want to keep it a Work file, make it Personal or cancel the action
  • When opening a Windows Information Protection file in an unauthorized app, Windows will now warn the user
  • When changing the volume with Precision Touchpad gestures, the volume UI will now be shown and the gesture can be shorter
  • When you should sign-in to an app and multiple accounts are available, Windows will now show you all your accounts and allow you to add more
  • You can now capture a region of your screen with Win + Shift + S
  • The Speaker Properties dialog now allows you to configure Spatial Audio for different endpoints
  • When using Miracast to a device that supports input, a notification will be shown to help you enable input on that device

And further

  • Improved logic to handle how users connect to devices

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue that caused the display brightness keys to not function properly
  • Fixes an issue where the display may stay black after resuming from sleep when a USB display is connected
  • Fixes an issue where opening an app that uses the camera would sometimes result in a bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue that caused a crash in the RPCSS service which resulted in a CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED bugcheck
  • Fixes an issue where the touch keyboard sometimes had to be clicked multiple times to launch on a non-touch enabled PC
  • Fixes an issue where Disk Cleanup would show 3.99TB of files to be cleaned up in Windows Update Cleanup
  • Fixes an issue where the Touchpad settings wouldn't have an icon in Settings
  • Fixes an issue that caused a drop in Action Center reliability
  • Fixes an issue where navigating to OneDrive folders would show a "Catastrophic Error" message
  • Fixes an issue that would cause Visual Studio to crash when opening, adding or saving a file
  • Fixes an issue where devices with older chipsets would see colored boxes on places where text should be shown or other UIs
  • Fixes an issue where the Home and End keys would not work on some Settings pages
  • Fixes an issue where progress indicators in UWP apps would wobble or glitch

Known issues

  • Opening Battery settings will crash the Settings app
  • The option to enable the Virtual Touchpad is missing in the taskbar context menu
  • Cortana's cross-device scenarios do not work in this build
  • Some websites in Edge may show "We can't reach this page"
  • Dragging apps from All apps to pin them on the Start screen won't work
  • Using Ctrl + C in Command Prompt won't work
  • Explorer.exe might crash when projecting to a secondary monitor and setting the connection as "Extended"
  • The touch keyboard button may be missing from the taskbar
  • Windows Hello might show a "Couldn't turn on the camera" message on the lock screen
  • Changing the brightness in Display settings in the Settings app might be reverted when closing the Settings app
  • Miracast sessions will fail to connect
  • The list of apps in Wheel settings might be empty
  • The Netflix app might show a black screen instead of the video content
  • 3rd party UWP apps might crash when the DPI settings are set to >= 150%
  • Upgrading from Windows 8.1 directly to build 15002 will remove all Store apps without reinstalling them
  • When using Narrator in Edge, you may hear "No item in view" or silence while tabbing or using navigation commands
  • Saying "Hey Cortana, play [item] on [AppName]" won't work after installing the app for about 5 minutes
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