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Latest Windows Insider Build 10565 brings much needed improvements

Microsoft has pushed out a new Windows 10 Insider build to Fast Ring users that upgrade the operating system to build 10565 and with it come much needed improvements that include saving apps to different locations or synchronization support in Microsoft Edge.

New Windows 10 Insider builds get released regularly by Microsoft as part of the company's new update strategy for the operating system.

The main idea behind it is to deliver updates to a wider range of user systems before it is rolled out via Windows Update and other updating services.

Windows Insiders can run a manual check for the new update by clicking on Start, selecting Settings and then Update & Security > Windows Update. There they can run a manual check for updates and install the new update once it has been found by the routine.

windows 10 build 10565

These updates are quite large and it may take a while to get them downloaded and installed on the system.

Important Changes

You may remember that it was possible previously to move apps to another location, or to set a different default location for application installations on Windows 10.

Microsoft, for reasons unknown, removed that option before it released Windows 10 to the public. That option makes a return in the latest Windows 10 Insider build.

While it is still not possible to move installed apps to another drive -- the option is still grayed out under System > Apps & features in the PC Settings, the option to set a different storage location for apps is available.

apps save location

The option underneath "new apps will save to" is no longer grayed out. Please note that you need another partition or drive connected to the Windows machine before you can modify the selection. If you have only one partition or drive then it is the only one displayed there in the selection menu.

If you are using Microsoft Edge on multiple devices, you may be delighted to hear that Microsoft integrated syncing capabilities in the latest version of the web browser.

You find them when you open the settings of the browser. Sync is turned on automatically, and it will synchronize favorites and your reading list only for now across Windows devices.

microsoft edge sync

The new version of Microsoft Edge supports tab previews now as well. Just hover over any tab but the active one to get a thumbnail preview of the page displayed on the page.

Other changes include new icons for the Registry Editor and devices in the Device Manager, improvements made to the context menus, to Cortana, Skype, and managing default printer functionality.

It is clear that Microsoft is still working on Windows 10, and that it may take a while before the operating system turns out to be exactly what Microsoft envisioned for it.

It is unclear right now when the changes will find their way into the retail version of Windows 10 but it is likely that they will be part of a bigger update that Microsoft plans to release in the near future.

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Comments

  1. anon said on October 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm
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    Threshold 2 is a minor update, Redstone in 2016 will be a major update.

  2. Nebulus said on October 13, 2015 at 9:35 am
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    Did they disable forced updates? Because that qualifies for me as “much needed improvements” :)

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 13, 2015 at 10:16 am
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      I doubt this is ever going to happen.

      1. Abhi said on October 13, 2015 at 10:44 am
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        Hello martin, Off topic question but plz answer becoz my computer is slowing down,
        If I refresh windows 10 (which keep personal files as it is), do the drivers I installed gets deleted?
        Also do I have to install updates of windows again?

      2. Martin Brinkmann said on October 13, 2015 at 10:55 am
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        Abhi yes that is unfortunately the case. While you keep files, the operating system is basically installed anew on the computer.

      3. Nebulus said on October 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm
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        I know…

  3. Abhi said on October 13, 2015 at 11:01 am
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    Thank you :)

  4. Zennie said on October 13, 2015 at 12:12 pm
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    I have signed up for insider programm but i cant find a way to update for that build. build is not showing in the update, Please help.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm
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      Are you on the Slow Ring by chance?

      1. Zennie said on October 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm
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        No im on fast ring.. Cant get that update

  5. Hari said on October 22, 2015 at 5:56 am
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    I just installed windows 10 build 10565 in my Asus tablet T100. Now the save location for apps no longer disable. And my keyboard have 500GB HDD. I try to change default save location to my secondary drive but its not changing. Any idea guys?

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