Microsoft started to push out Windows 10 Build 14926 earlier today to the cutting edge Insider Channel.
The new release is mostly a bug fix release as it fixes several issues that users of Windows 10 may experience when they work on devices that run the operating system.
This includes a crash fix in Adobe Acrobat Reader, a crash fix when Settings > Personalization is opened, or improved scaling for full screen games.
The changelog that Microsoft released lists one fix in particular that is going to please a good chunk of users of Windows 10.
Microsoft files this under "improving the PC upgrade experience". If you have removed apps before on Windows 10, you may have noticed that some of them come back after you perform an upgrade of the operating system, for instance to August's Anniversary Update.
Not all users experienced these issues, but Windows Insiders suffered from the issue more than others, as their systems were updated more frequently.
So, if you are tired of seeing Candy Crush make a comeback each time you upgrade Windows 10, then you will be pleased that this won't be the case anymore once Build 14926 is installed on the device.
Microsoft notes that this is true for all apps Windows 10 ships with. If you remove the Mail app, it won't be reinstalled when you upgrade to a new build.
Starting with Build 14926, when your PC updates it will check for apps that have been uninstalled, and it will preserve that state once the update has completed. This means if you uninstall any of the apps included in Wistarting with Build 14926, when your PC updates it will check for apps that have been uninstalled, and it will preserve that state once the update has completed. This means if you uninstall any of the apps included in Windows 10 such as the Mail app or Maps app, they will not get reinstalled after you update to a newer build going forward.
It will take a while before the fix lands in stable versions of the operating systems. It seems likely that the fix won't be pushed out before the next feature upgrade is made available. Microsoft mentioned that it plans to release two feature updates in 2017, but has not yet provided any other information on what it has planned.
It seems likely that users will experience the reinstallation issue one last time when the first feature update gets released. That's true only however if Microsoft does not release the fix before it pushes out the next feature update for Windows 10.
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