Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16226 for PC

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build #16226 for PC for the Fast ring.

It has plenty of improvements and new features specially in Edge.

Now you add any page to Favorites it will be saved in a Folder. You can also edit URL for Favorites.

New emoji are there. More improvements in EPUB. In addition to Notes you can copy and ask Cortana.

One drive and touch keyboard are also improved.

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Volume Icon Missing in Windows 10 Preview 16215

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16215 on 8th June,2017.

You may go through the fixes and new features of this build here.

After installing this preview build I observed that the volume icon is missing in the taskbar. So to fix the problem I did the following steps:

  •  In Start Search box type in Turn System icons on or off and press the Enter key.
  •  Locate Volume icon and turn it on.

But still the volume icon is missing and I found only Network icon in the taskbar. One thing I noticed that the Network icon is awfully flattened. So I turned off the Network icon first and kept volume icon on.

Now the volume icon appeared. Finally I made both Network and Volume icons On and see the result below:

ICONS

How did I fix the problem:

I uninstalled graphic card driver via Device Manager. Rebooted the system and installed the driver from the website of the manufacturer. Finally I signed out and in. Everything looks great now.

 

Missing Fonts After Update to Creator Update

Problem:

Many fonts were present prior to install of creator’s update now they are missing.

Resolution:

To restore default fonts open Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Fonts > Font settings.

But if the fonts (missing) installed earlier from third party sources Microsoft has created the Blocking Untrusted Fonts feature.

What are untrusted fonts?

Untrusted fonts are any font installed outside of the %windir%/Fonts directory.

Reference:

Block untrusted fonts in an enterprise

Face Swap

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Search and transport yourself into fun, inspirational scenes. Just take a selfie, choose a scene from your camera roll or the web, and swipe through your results. Its easy with the power of search and the intelligent face tech.

  • See yourself with a new hairstyle
  • Try on different fashions
  • Pop yourself into trending scenes
  • Swap multiple faces on a group photo
  • Put your friend’s face onto some funny pictures
  • You can swap any face into any picture.
  • Choose a picture:

    • Pick an image with faces from your camera roll
    • Search for an image from internet right inside the app
    • Choose a scene from one of our fun categories

    Choose a face to swap:

    • Take a great selfie with our special face swap camera with real time hints and instructions
    • Pick an image from your camera roll
    • Search for a face on the web

    Using a sophisticated face swap engine:

    • Match skin tone (or any tone try a stone statue!)
    • Automatically find faces in images and place your swap
    • Match lighting conditions
    • Match head turns and tilts
    • Process and place multiple faces in a single scene

    Once you start searching and face swapping, you won’t want to stop.

    Download

KB4020102 (OS Build 15063.332)

Improvements and fixes

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addressed issue where NTLM fails to generate a challenge response when CredGuard is enabled, NTLMv2 is used, and no target information is provided by the server.
  • Addressed issue where Internet Explorer does not respect the “Send all sites not included in the Enterprise Mode Site List to Microsoft Edge” policy when opening favorites.
  • Addressed issue in Internet Explorer 11 where a non-administrator user is not able to install an ActiveX control.
  • Addressed issue where, after starting Split View, some apps (Microsoft Edge, Hub, Cortana, etc.) no longer receive input when multiple displays are in use.
  • Addressed issue with an unnecessary scrollbar in the logon credential provider dialog, which may block use of other fields when the dialog has multiple fields.
  • Addressed issue where, during a VM reset, the VM goes into Second Level Paging (SLP) even if there is enough balancer available memory on the host.
  • Addressed issue where some non-Unicode fonts (Courier, MS Sans Serif, etc.) do not render characters correctly on non-Latin, single-byte system locales (Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, etc.). Black bars or other artifacts appear instead.
  • Addressed issue with an SMS/messaging app that stops working when attempting to delete messages.
  • Addressed issue where, after installing the Creators Update, audio output through external decoders no longer works.
  • Addressed issue where the IoT shell fails to keep monitored background applications running.
  • Addressed issue with high latency when using the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) MIDI API.
  • Addressed issue where network printers may fail to install when using the printer vendor’s setup software on machines with less than 4GB of RAM. These printers will install if you install from the Settings app or from Devices and Printer in Control Panel.
  • Addressed issue where PrintBRM fails to restore the Print Queue Configurations when printer names are identical and a port is set to FILE:.Â
  • Addressed issue with per user proxy settings not migrating to machine proxy settings.

If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

How to get this update

This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

How to Reinstall and Re-register all the built-in apps in Windows 10 Creator Update

 

Introduction:

Windows apps play a very important role in Windows 10. As we have progressed through various builds the number of apps has also increased:

  • Build 1507: 24 Apps
  • Build 1607: 26 Apps
  • Build 1703: 31 Apps [Creator Update]

In Windows 10 Creator Update we have the following default apps:

  1. Microsoft.3DBuilder
  2. Microsoft.BingWeather
  3. Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller
  4. Microsoft.Getstarted
  5. Microsoft.Messaging
  6. Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer
  7. Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub
  8. Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection
  9. Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes
  10. Microsoft.MSPaint
  11. Microsoft.Office.OneNote
  12. Microsoft.OneConnect
  13. Microsoft.People
  14. Microsoft.SkypeApp
  15. Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp
  16. Microsoft.Wallet
  17. Microsoft.Windows.Photos
  18. Microsoft.WindowsAlarms
  19. Microsoft.WindowsCalculator
  20. Microsoft.WindowsCamera
  21. microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps
  22. Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub
  23. Microsoft.WindowsMaps
  24. Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder
  25. Microsoft.WindowsStore
  26. Microsoft.XboxApp
  27. Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay
  28. Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider
  29. Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay
  30. Microsoft.ZuneMusic
  31. Microsoft.ZuneVideo

How To View Default Apps:

To view default apps you can use PowerShell. Open PowerShell as Administrator and run the following PowerShell command:

Get-ProvisionedAppXPackage -Online|Select DisplayName

Problem:

Sometimes during computing, you may experience default apps are not working properly or, you have deleted some by accident.

Resolution:

If you opt to reset Windows 10 then you will reinstall all the default apps. But this process will remove all your documents, pictures, videos etc.

So, using PowerShell to reset or re-install default apps is the easiest solution.

How To:

  • Open PowerShell as Administrator and copy-paste the following command:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode}

  • This will reinstall and re-register all the built-in apps.
  • Restart your system.

Reference:

Windows App Jump

This is my TechNet article which was first published here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/37943.how-to-reinstall-and-re-register-all-the-built-in-apps-in-windows-10-creator-update.aspx

WannaCrypt Ransomeware

So, are you still using Windows XP?

Wannacry ransomware has only targeted Microsoft Windows operating system. Mac is safe and so does Linux. Microsoft has already released patches to combat against this malware on Windows XP. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2003.

If you are using Windows 10, You are safe.

WannaCrypt ransomware worm targets out-of-date systems

Download patches: