Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16184 for PC

I have downloaded and installed Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16184.

  • First thing I noticed People icon on my Taskbar
  • Waw! I can now pin the contacts with whom I often contact (currently limited to 3 people)
  • I can select the app (Skype, Mail and People app) for chatting


[Contact syncing is enabled by default following system settings in versions 11.13+ of Skype. If you have an older version of Skype you will need to manually enable contact syncing via the Skype app settings.]

I have linked my Gmail account with Windows 10 mail

But in this build one very important feature Recovery PC won’t work. You may also get “Some settings are managed by your organization” message in Windows Update.

  • Double-clicking on the Windows Defender icon in the notification area does not open Windows Defender. Right-clicking on the icon and choosing open will open Windows Defender.

My feedback: It always opens normally. May be I am lucky 😛


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Introducing the Windows Insider MVP Program

From 1st July a new MVP program has started .

“Last October, we announced a restructuring of the Microsoft MVP Program to focus on Developers and IT Professionals.

As part of that restructuring, we mentioned that the consumer MVP award categories would be supported directly by the product teams. Today we are excited to announce the Windows Insider MVP Program – the new home for our MVPs focused on Windows and Devices for consumers. Our Windows and Devices consumer MVPs are super important to us and we have been working these past several months to figure out the right home for them. It was a thoughtful decision to bring these MVPs into the Windows Insider Program, where the future of Windows is being shaped directly by the people who use Windows most. The Windows Insider MVP Program allows us to work more closely with MVPs via more focused, direct interactions with various Windows and Devices product teams.”

Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification

If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), the following full-screen notification might appear on your computer:

Sorry to interrupt, but this is important.

Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends July 29.


This notification is a reminder that the Window 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29, 2016. Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to Windows 10 before the offer expires. You can choose to upgrade directly from the notification, dismiss the notification permanently, or choose to be reminded later. For more information about the Windows 10 upgrade and how to manage notifications, see the “More Information” section.

This message appears when you unlock Windows through the end of the upgrade offer, and reoccurs three days later if you select the Remind me later option.

This message does not appear if any of the following conditions are true:

  • You have a recent version of the “Get Windows 10” app installed.
  • You have selected the Do not notify me again option.
  • Your computer is detected to be incompatible with Windows 10.
  • You have previously uninstalled Windows 10 after you upgrade.
  • Your Windows 10 installation failed and rolled back.
  • You have hidden the “Get Windows 10” app notifications.
  • You have disabled the Windows 10 upgrade or you have disabled the offer screen through registry key settings

KB Article 3173040

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14379 for PC and Mobile Released

Improvements and fixes for PC
  • We fixed an issue where the size of the Credential UI might not be big enough to display the contents on a PC with High DPI.
  • We fixed an issue where Action Center might crash after dismissing a large number of notifications.
  • We fixed an issue where Centennial app launches from Start or Cortana wouldn’t count towards those apps bubbling up in Start’s “Most used” list.
  • We fixed an issue where no note would have keyboard focus after minimizing then reopening the Sticky Notes app.
Improvements and fixes for Mobile
  • We fixed an issue that could result in a stray focus rectangle becoming visible in certain apps, such as Groove or Cortana, after bringing up the keyboard.
  • We fixed an issue where the aspect ratio of images on live tile wasn’t preserved if they need to be shrunk, leading to them appearing stretched.
Known issues for PC
  • Using Continuum from your phone on your PC via the Connect app will not work. This should be fixed in the next build.
Known issues for Mobile
  • You can open PDFs in Microsoft Edge but won’t be able to use touch to interact with the PDF (such as scrolling, pan or zoom). When you try to use touch to interact with a PDF, it will constantly reload the PDF.
  • We’ve heard you and we are investigating decreases in battery life on older devices such as the Lumia 830, 930, and 1520.
  • We’re also investigating Wi-Fi disconnect issues – if you are experiencing an issue with your Wi-Fi disconnecting, please see this forum post and make sure to upvote Wi-Fi disconnecting issues in the Feedback Hub.
  • REMINDER: We have changed the backup format for Windows 10 Mobile devices to reduce the size of the backup stored in OneDrive. As a result, if you do a backup on a device running the latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview builds and move back to the released version of Windows 10 Mobile (Build 10586) and restore from your backup – your Start screen layout won’t restore and remain the default Start layout. Your previous backup also gets overwritten. If you need to go back to Build 10586 temporarily, once you are on Build 10586 you should disable backup so it doesn’t overwrite the good backup from Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview builds

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How To Configure Windows Update in Windows 10


It is my understanding that you will not be able to change update settings if this is the case I will not be updating to windows 10 as I believe you should have control over your own computer because some updates may damage the system so that is what I think.


Scenario 1: Via Group Policy Editor:

1.Type in gpedit.msc in Start Search menu and hit the Enter Key.

2.Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update.

3.Double click on “Configure Automatic Updates” option.

4.Choose ‘Enable’ option and then choose “Allow local admin to choose setting”.

Scenario 2: Microsoft has published a KB Article:

How to hide or block Windows Updates or driver updates in Windows 10 Insider Preview

Pen Remoting Feature Added To Windows 10

The new pen remoting feature available in the Remote Desktop Connection client (mstsc.exe) when connecting from a Windows 10 (or Windows Server 2016) client to a host system running Windows 10 (or Windows Server 2016).

In Windows 10, the pen is now a first class input method, at the same level as your mouse, keyboard and touch.


Pre-release product keys for Windows 10 Insider Preview won’t work

Microsoft has deactivated all pre-release product keys published earlier for builds of Windows 10 Insider Preview and they won’t work on any Preview builds, including Build 10240. Microsoft is not supporting clean installs of Windows 10240. So for the insiders only upgrade from earlier version will work.