Windows 10 Insider Preview #17040

Here are the major improvements:

Now You can adjust the SDR brightness on HDR display:

Starting with Build 17040, Windows now lets you adjust how bright SDR content appears when running in HDR mode on the desktop. On an HDR capable system, you will see a slider in the “HDR and advanced color settings” page under Settings > System > Display. This is one of the improvements to HDR image quality that we have planned based on feedback from Insiders.

                                                                                                                                                            New Cursor, pointer, and touch feedback section in Ease of Access Settings:

Open Settings > Ease of Access > “change cursor thickness”, “Change pointer size and color”, and “Change touch feedback” have been moved to this new place.


Shape-writing with wide touch keyboard: With the Fall Creators Update Microsoft introduced shape-writing input for one-handed keyboard.Shape-writing is currently available for the following languages: Catalan (Catalan), Croatian (Croatia), Czech (Czech), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), English (India), English (United States), English (United Kingdom), Finnish (Finland), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), Hebrew (Israel), Hungarian (Hungary), Indonesian (Indonesia), Italian (Italy), Norwegian, Persian (Iran), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish (Sweden), Turkish (Turkey), and Vietnamese (Vietnam).                                                                                                                                    A new Gesture has also been                                                                                                                                                             Improved button layout for Chinese (Simplified) Handwriting: If you use Chinese (Simplified), you’ll now see a layout similar to the one announced for other languages with Build 17035. The buttons in the handwriting panel are collapsed by default – tap the button with the ellipsis to expand them.



Get SDK Insider Preview – Build 17035

Please note, this Windows SDK Insider Preview is only supported on the Windows 10 Insider Preview operating system. Installation on an operating system that is not a Windows 10 Insider Preview build of Windows 10 is not supported and may fail.

The Preview SDK can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider.


Mute & Unmute Audio via Edge

You are playing a YouTube audio or video using Microsoft Edge and like to mute the sound. Just right click on YouTube tab and select Mute tab. When you like to listen to the sound once again right click on YouTube tab and select Unmute tab this time.

This is one of the nice features of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17035.1000.



Shop Surface Hardware from Store

      Now you can buy  Surface accessories, Mixed Reality headsets, and other devices and hardware from Store.

       Steps to follow:      

Navigate to

Check out the product details page of products by clicking the links below

Note the content displayed and the ease of viewing content.

If available, select pre-order or buy now button to launch checkout page (You won’t be charged until you place order on checkout page)

If available, try adding additional products in the “Frequently bought together” page

Enter your payment and shipping information, and take note of the ease of entering your information. (You won’t be charged until select place order button)

If you want your credit card or payment method to be charged, select place order button.

This feature is available on Windows 10 PCs running version 11709.1001.7 or newer version of the Store app.Currently only available for U.S., U.K. and Australia markets, and looking to expand to more markets soon.


Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview ISOs

Sign up for the Windows Insider Program, if you haven’t already.

Select the ISO from the drop down list. Select the language. Finally select 32 or 64 bit version. Kindly note that Links valid for 24 hours from time of creation.


You will need to install the Windows 10 Insider Preview build on a device that has been previously activated with Windows 10 or with a Windows 10 product key.

Details here

November 2, 2017—KB4049370 (OS Build 15063.675)

This release is intended for Microsoft Surface Laptop audiences only. This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addressed issue where after installing KB4038788, some Microsoft Surface Laptops boot to a black screen. Additionally, you must press the power button for a long time to recover.

Known issues in this update

Symptom Workaround
Installing KB4034674 may change Czech and Arabic languages to English for Microsoft Edge and other applications. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
Installing this update may cause applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) to fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is, “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)”.

Download and install the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable, and then modify the DB connection strings in Microsoft Excel to use ACE as a provider. Example: Change Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 to Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that use JavaScript and asm.js may stop working after installing KB4041676.

Uninstall the application. Once this is complete, reinstall it.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Even after successfully installing the update and rebooting, you may see the message “Update needs a restart” in the Control Panel UI.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

How to get this update


To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.