Windows 10 Build 14316 comes with Bash and more

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 6, 2016
Updated • May 22, 2018
Windows, Windows 10

Microsoft pushed out a new Windows 10 Insider build to the Fast Ring channel that upgrades systems to version 14316.

The Fast Ring is the cutting edge channel when it comes to pre-release builds for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

As promised during the company's build conference, some of the new features announced during the developer conference are already included for testing.

Enable Bash in Windows 10

windows 10 developer mode

Probably the biggest addition in Windows 10 build 14316 is native bash support. To use bash on Windows 10, you need to first enable Developer Mode in the Settings.

  1. Use Windows-I to open the Settings application on a device running the latest Insider Preview build 14316.
  2. Navigate to Update & Security > For Developers.
  3. Select "Developer Mode" when the "use developer features" page opens in the Settings.
  4. Use the search of the Settings application to find "Windows Features".
  5. Select "Turn Windows features on or off" from the results (it should be the only result).
  6. Locate Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta) and enable the feature by checking it. Wait for the feature to install on your PC.
  7. Reboot the computer afterwards.

windows subsystem for linux

Finally, once all of that is done, you can start using Bash by opening a command prompt window (tap on Windows, type cmd.exe, hit enter) and typing bash followed by a tap on the return key.

Windows 10 will download Bash from Windows Store. Installation may take a "few minutes" according to Microsoft.


Microsoft has an introductory blog post up that provides you with information on the implementation and how to get started using Bash on Windows.

The current implementation of Bash is in beta stage which means that some things won't work or will break. Not every Bash script or tool will run right now, and Microsoft will gradually improve Bash on Windows before it gets added to release versions of the operating system.

Dark and light mode toggling

dark mode

You can switch to dark mode under Settings > Personalization > Colors now. This switches from the default light theme to the dark theme for many -- but not all - universal platform applications.

Microsoft notes that this won't work for apps that control their own theme settings so that Windows does not manage the settings for these applications.

Please note that this won't affect win32 or Net windows in any way nor other parts of the operating system such as the taskbar.

Cortana cross-device features

This build is the first with cross-device features for Cortana. What Microsoft means by that is that these features will inform you about the state of other devices you own.

The first set of features includes:

  1. Low Battery Notifications: You get low battery notifications of your mobile devices on your desktop or laptop running the latest Windows 10 build.
  2. Find my phone / Ring my phone: Use the feature on your PC to find or ring your mobile phone.
  3. Share map directions:  If you ask Cortana for "directions to a place", some of these directions will be sent to the phone as well.

Microsoft created and published several videos that demonstrate the new functionality.

Two new and updated extensions for Microsoft Edge

The new build provides you with access to two new browser extensions for Microsoft Edge. The extensions in question are Pin It Button, which enables you to pin items quickly to a Pinterest account, and OneNote Clipper, which improves the sending of clipped information to OneNote.

In addition, Reddit Enhancement Suite, Mouse Gestures and Microsoft Translator have all been upgraded.

To install extensions select the "three dots" menu at the top right, and there the Extensions menu item. Click on "get extensions" to open a website listing available extensions for the browser.

The new extensions won't show up unless you run the Insider Build version of Edge.

Other Edge features

Apart from extensions, other features landed in Edge of which some were highly requested:

Change download folder in Microsoft Edge

edge change download folder

You can now change the default save folder for downloads. To do so, click on the three dots menu at the top right location and select Settings from it. Scroll all the way down and click on "view advanced settings" when the preferences open.

Find "downloads" near the top, and click on the change button to change the default download folder for files in Edge.

Downloads got a new reminder also which informs you that a download is in progress when you are about to close the browser window.

Better Favorites management

Favorites displays in a tree view in the latest version of Edge. You can collapse and expand folders, and use drag and drop to move favorites around.

This makes it a lot easier to manage favorites in Edge.

Additionally, you can now import favorites from Mozilla Firefox as well (previously only Internet Explorer and Chrome).

Other changes

Edge supports the dragging and dropping of folders in the latest build. This means that you can drop a folder on a site like Google Drive or Dropbox to have it uploaded to the service.

New Windows Update Settings

You can set so called active hours now on PCs running Windows 10 to prevent the operating system from installing updates during those hours.

The main idea behind the feature is to prevent update installations during work hours to avoid work interruption and down time.

Additional changes

  • The Skype Universal Windows Platform Preview app is now available for testing.
  • You can weight app notifications in the latest build to indicate which notifications are most important to you and have Action prioritize those. To do that, open the Settings application and select System > Notifications % actions. There you need to select an application to change its weight from normal to high or priority instead. Another new feature you find there is an option to change the notification limit for applications (it is three by default).
  • Updated Emoji: If you like Emoji, you can now select new ones. Plus, support for skin tone modification has been added for a wide variety of "people glyphs".
  • New PC Access experience: With the help of the Connect app, it is now possible to display the screen of your mobile phone on the PC without the need for a dock or Miracast adapter.
  • Virtual Desktops: Windows can be pinned now to make them appear on all virtual desktops. To use the feature, launch Task View, right-click on the window you want to pin, and select "show this window on all desktops".
  • New Update Progress: The update experience has changed in the new build. It is separated in three parts now that highlight what is happening on the computer.

Download the new Insider Preview build 14316

insider preview 14316

Note: It is recommended to create a backup of the operating system before you run the update so that you can restore an earlier version should things fail for some reason or another.

Also, make sure you read the Known issues section on Windows Blog before you start the upgrade.

To download the new build, do the following:

  1. Use Windows-I to open the Settings application.
  2. Navigate to Update & Security > Windows Update.
  3. Windows 10 should perform a scan for updates and all you need to do is click on the download button to start the process.
Windows 10 Build 14316 comes with Bash and more
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Windows 10 Build 14316 is now available on the Insider Fast Ring. It brings Bash to Windows, new Microsoft Edge extensions, a dark theme, and more Cortana integration.
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  1. Dan Donx said on January 15, 2023 at 10:29 am

    What mental age of reader are you targeting with the first sentence? 10?

    Why not write an article on how to *avoid* upgrading from W10 to W11. Analogous to those like me who avoided upgrading from 7 to 10 for as long as possible.

    If your paymaster Microsoft permits it, of course.

  2. Dexter said on January 15, 2023 at 11:14 am

    5. Rufus
    6. Ventoy

    PS. I hate reading these “SEO optimized” articles.

    1. cdr said on January 15, 2023 at 3:32 pm

      I used Rufus to create an installer for a 6th gen intel i5 that had MBR. It upgraded using Setup. No issues except for Win 11 always prompting me to replace my local account. Still using Win 10 Pro on all my other PCs to avoid the bullying.

  3. sv said on January 15, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    bit pointless to upgrade for the sake of upgrading as you never know when you’ll get locked out because ms might suddenly not provide updates to unsupported systems.

    ps…. time travelling?
    written. Jan 15, 2023
    Updated • Jan 13, 2023

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on January 16, 2023 at 5:49 am

      This happens when you schedule a post in WordPress and update it before setting the publication date.

  4. Anonymous said on January 16, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Anyone willing to downgrade to this awful OS must like inflicting themselves with harm.

  5. basingstoke said on January 16, 2023 at 11:18 am

    I have become convinced now that anybody who has no qualms with using Windows 11/10 must fit into one of the following brackets:

    1) Too young to remember a time before W10 and W11 (doesn’t know better)

    2) Wants to play the latest games on their PC above anything else (or deeply needs some software which already dropped W7 support)

    3) Doesn’t know too much about how computers work, worried that they’d be absolutely lost and in trouble without the “”latest security””

    4) Microsoft apologist that tries to justify that the latest “features” and “changes” are actually a good thing, that improve Windows

    5) Uses their computer to do a bare minimum of like 3 different things, browse web, check emails, etc, so really doesn’t fuss

    Obviously that doesn’t cover everyone, there’s also the category that:

    6) Actually liked W7 more than 10, and held out as long as possible before switching, begrudgingly uses 10 now

    Have I missed any group off this list?

    1. Heinz Strunk said on September 19, 2023 at 3:57 pm

      You have missed in this group just about any professional user that uses business software like CAD programs or ERP Programs which are 99% of all professional users from this list.

      Linux doesn’t help anyone who is not a linux kid and apple is just a fancy facebook machine.

  6. ilev said on August 24, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Microsoft has removed KB5029351 update

    1. EP said on August 24, 2023 at 9:21 pm

      only from windows update though
      KB5029351 is still available from the ms update catalog site

  7. Anonymous said on August 24, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    1. This update is labaled as PREVIEW if it causes issues to unintelligent people, then they shouldn’t have allowed Preview updates ot install.

    2. I have installed it in a 11 years old computer, and no problems at all.

    3. Making a big drama over a bluescreen for an updated labeled as preview is ridiculous.

    This is probably another BS internet drama where people ran programs and scripts that modified the registry until they broke Windows, just for removing stuff that they weren’t even using just for the sake of it.
    Maybe people should stop playing geeks and actually either use Windows 10 or Windows 11, but don’t try to modify things just for the sake of it.

    Sometimes removing or stopping things (like defender is a perfect example) only need intelligence, not scripts or 3rd party programs that might mess with windows.

  8. john said on August 24, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    Windows 11 was a pointless release, it was just created because some of the Windows team wanted to boost sales with some sort of new and improved Windows 10. Instead, Microsoft cannot support one version well let alone two.

    1. John G. said on August 25, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      Windows 11 is the worst ugly shame by Microsoft ever. They should release with every new W11 version a complete free version of Starallback inside just to make this sh** OS functionally again.

  9. EP said on August 25, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    motherboard maker MSI has recently released a statement regarding the “unsupported processor” blue screen error for their boards using Intel 600/700 series chipsets & to avoid the KB5029351 Win11 update:–UNSUPPORTED-PROCESSOR–Error-Message-of-Windows-11-Update-KB5029351-Preview-142215

  10. EP said on August 29, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    check out the following recent articles:

    Neowin – Microsoft puts little blame on its Windows update after UNSUPPORTED PROCESSOR BSOD bug:

    BleepingComputer – Microsoft blames ‘unsupported processor’ blue screens on OEM vendors:

  11. Leonard Britvolli said on August 30, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    While there may be changes or updates to the Windows 10 Store for Business and Education in the future, it is premature to conclude that it will be discontinued based solely on rumors.

  12. sembrador said on September 5, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    My advice, I left win 15 years ago. Now I’m a happy linux user (linuxmint) but there is Centos, Fedora, Ubuntu depending on your needs.

  13. EP said on September 6, 2023 at 11:55 am

    motherboard maker MSI has recently released new BIOS/firmware updates for their Intel 600 & 700 series motherboards to fix the “UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR” problem (Sept. 6):–UNSUPPORTED-PROCESSOR–caused-BSOD-on-MSI-s-Intel-700-and-600-Series-Motherboards-142277

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