Announcing Windows 10 Insider Fast Build 16257 PC + 15237 Mobile Insider


  1. Posts : 2,667
    Windows 11 21H2 (22000.593)
       #990

    Question: Does enabling Skip Ahead result in a build shift, from 16257.1.170728-1700.RS3_RELEASE to 16257.1000.170728-1630.RS_PRERELEASE ?

    I ask because I read an article on my phone today about skip ahead being enabled, so I tried it, but it said it was disabled - and yet both machines immediatly downloaded the 16257.1000 Prerelease build after being on 16257.1_Release....

    just curious, is all.
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  2. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #991

    A lot of freezing and crashing going on in Photos App importing from devices!

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  3. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #992

    johngalt said:
    Question: Does enabling Skip Ahead result in a build shift, from 16257.1.170728-1700.RS3_RELEASE to 16257.1000.170728-1630.RS_PRERELEASE ?

    I ask because I read an article on my phone today about skip ahead being enabled, so I tried it, but it said it was disabled - and yet both machines immediatly downloaded the 16257.1000 Prerelease build after being on 16257.1_Release....

    just curious, is all.
    Yes it does. .1 to .1000.

    That's news to me that it updated like that.
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  4. Posts : 17,661
    Windows 10 Pro
       #993

    cereberus said:
    My vmcz file is less than 2GB!
    OK, you are right. That can't be correct in case of W10 VM. No compression makes it as small.
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  5. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #994

    'Out of the Blue':
    (sorry if it has been mentioned already!)

    Turn On or Off Color Filters to the Screen in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Ctrl+WinKey+C switches to Greyscale, or what ever you have set here:

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  6. 24c
    Posts : 979
    Win 10 Prox64 - latest "final"
       #995

    Thanks Edwin - some to experiment with - grayscale is not bad at all.
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  7. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #996

    Photos App...


    If the Photo was taken with a GPS enabled device, geo-tagging is automatic, and almost spot on, most of the time, in the Photos App; whereas, with Photo Gallery, for example, the geo-tag still needs to be added manually.

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  8. Posts : 477
    Win 10 Pro x64 19645 Fast
       #997

    Got my old Dell 1720 lappy running on Insiders now. Took it from Vista to a clean install of Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro to Insiders:

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    It has a x64 processor but kept it at 32 bit like it's previous OS's. Still have some hardware upgrades to go but it runs very well for a 10 year old machine.
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  9. Posts : 29,078
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #998

    waltc said:
    Actually the above captions should read, in this order, Experts, n00bs... There, fixed it for you. (BTW, I don't do repeat shortcuts, either.) I have maybe 500 3rd-party programs and games, installed. For me, an OSes highest and best value is in how well it supports the third-party software and hardware I wish to buy.
    I'm in full agreement; Microsoft created an Operating System capable of running any number of third party programs, making it so very easy for me to choose what best suits my way of working.

    Microsoft makes one bang-up Microsoft Office suite in Office 365, no doubt about it. However, that said, not everyone can justify the price of a standalone version or yearly subscription; enter Libre Office, Google Docs and a few others to take up the slack. Windows Defender is fine for most; however, for the more adventuresome of us who've been bitten, third party AVs such as Avast, Malwarebytes, McAfee (shudder), etc. are called for. Want to edit your photos and/or videos? Microsoft is working on it, but third party apps, such as Adobe, Corel and a few others are far better than anything MS has to offer at the moment. If one has a printer, programming must be installed to run that printer. I cannot imagine Microsoft creating drivers for gazillions of printers out there in the hinterlands. In fact, I'd hazard a guess that Windows is filled with drivers and such supplied by third party OEMs.

    Sure, I can be a "purist" and barely get by if I only use Microsoft apps/programs, but I won't get the professional results I'd like, to say the least. Why should I, then, limit myself to only what Microsoft produces, when there's all that good stuff out there, (as you've so aptly shown) in the wild to be had. Am I telling the "purist" not to limit him/herself to Windows produced apps/programs? No way, no how!

    Bottom line; Windows 10 is capable of using almost anything thrown at it. In fact, I'd be willing to wager that Microsoft intends for its Operating System(s) to run any third party program necessary to get the job done. MS doesn't expect, nor even want us to use only Microsoft product; otherwise Windows 10 would be a closed system.
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  10. Posts : 50,055
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #999

    Wynona said:
    I'm in full agreement; Microsoft created an Operating System capable of running any number of third party programs, making it so very easy for me to choose what best suits my way of working.

    Microsoft makes one bang-up Microsoft Office suite in Office 365, no doubt about it. However, that said, not everyone can justify the price of a standalone version or yearly subscription; enter Libre Office, Google Docs and a few others to take up the slack. Windows Defender is fine for most; however, for the more adventuresome of us who've been bitten, third party AVs such as Avast, Malwarebytes, McAfee (shudder), etc. are called for. Want to edit your photos and/or videos? Microsoft is working on it, but third party apps, such as Adobe, Corel and a few others are far better than anything MS has to offer at the moment. If one has a printer, programming must be installed to run that printer. I cannot imagine Microsoft creating drivers for gazillions of printers out there in the hinterlands. In fact, I'd hazard a guess that Windows is filled with drivers and such supplied by third party OEMs.

    Sure, I can be a "purist" and barely get by if I only use Microsoft apps/programs, but I won't get the professional results I'd like, to say the least. Why should I, then, limit myself to only what Microsoft produces, when there's all that good stuff out there, (as you've so aptly shown) in the wild to be had. Am I telling the "purist" not to limit him/herself to Windows produced apps/programs? No way, no how!

    Bottom line; Windows 10 is capable of using almost anything thrown at it. In fact, I'd be willing to wager that Microsoft intends for its Operating System(s) to run any third party program necessary to get the job done. MS doesn't expect, nor even want us to use only Microsoft product; otherwise Windows 10 would be a closed system.
    I'm in agreement with you Wynona. Use the best product for the job that you can afford.
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