Windows 10 Creators Update build 14997 Leaked Online

A new build of Windows 10 Creators Update found its way to the Internet. It was not released through the Insider program. Instead, it is an internal ISO image which has leaked to the internet. Unlike Insider builds, it comes with a lot of changes which haven't been officially announced.

Windows 10 build 14997 comes from the rs_onecore_base branch. The full build tag is:

10.0.14997.1001.rs_onecore_base.161218-0833_amd64fre_client-enterprise_volume_en-us-CENA_X64FREV_EN-US_DV5.iso

The MD5 check sum is 0a66f6c0b59c6b9a906fd5c1d0118dcd.

Windows 10 Creators Update build 14997

To begin with its list of new features, the build includes a reworked setup program. Now it is integrated with Cortana. It will allow the user to control the setup process with voice commands. The installer has a status bar with Cortana-related options:

The Settings app in Windows 10 build 14997 now includes the ability to change a theme in Windows 10, so the old Personalization applet from the classic Control Panel is no longer the only way to apply themes:

This can be good for users who prefer the Settings app over the classic Control Panel's UI and want to manage all appearance-related settings with a streamlined user interface.

This build finally includes the long-awaited Blue Light reduction feature. Now it can be enabled automatically and tweaked by the user.

In the top right corner of the Start menu, there is a strange "coffee cup" icon. Perhaps, this indicates some experimental option for the Start menu.

Microsoft Edge has a new feature, "Set Tabs Aside" and "Show/Hide Tab Previews" to show their previews.

Set Tabs Aside will allow you to save your tabs and restore them later:

Show/Hide Tab Previews is a new button which can show or hide tab previews in Edge with one click:

There are other changes in this build. Gradually, we will review all of them.

What do you think about this leaked build? Are you happy with this unexpected Christmas gift? Do you like the changes made in Windows 10 build 14997? Tell us in the comments.

23 thoughts on “Windows 10 Creators Update build 14997 Leaked Online

  1. Rahul

    These are really cool features. Please provide the link for downloading this build, you used to give links for earlier builds

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Unfortunately, I found no public mirror yet.

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      1. sourav ghosh

        i got it,,

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    2. sourav ghosh

      https://dailyuploads.net/i665nsdnbbcs
      https://userscloud.com/f41c5kqucd4x
      http://www.multiup.org/en/mirror/ef72fcfe193e51a651b2c66944c3cfa9/10.0.14997.1001.rs_onecore_base.161218-0833_amd64fre_client-enterprise_volume_en-us-CENA_X64FREV_EN-US_DV5.iso
      http://jheberg.net/captcha/100149971001rs-onecore-base/

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  2. Rahul

    Everything else is good but this tab preview in Edge is looking very ugly , Edge looks awful with it.

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  3. sourav ghosh

    if i select insider preview,then can i get it? :)

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      nope. it was not released to Insiders.

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  4. sourav ghosh

    https://www.thecollectionbook.info/builds/windows/build/3170#hash

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      they use sha-1, not md5.

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  5. sourav ghosh

    can i get update after installing it?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      if you mean Insider Preview builds, then it is a good idea to avoid this build.

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      1. sourav ghosh

        but why u said it to avoid this build?

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          because you won’t get new Insider preview builds

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          1. Lane Jasper

            Why wouldnt you get future insider builds? That makes no sense.

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  6. Lane Jasper

    Edit..why would you NOT get insider builds I meant to say.

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  7. Armond

    Wondering so they removed the Desktop icon settings Linkfrom Settings>Personalization>Themes? Aah, M$, it’s still accessible when searching for it in Start menu.:)

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      They might add it back later.

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  8. Sebastian

    Can I convert the language to UK English?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I found no MUI package for this build.

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  9. William

    Many sites missed the big news – preview builds now display a green screen instead of a blue screen when the kernel crashes.

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  10. greg ramer

    why did you get rid of the ability to change font sizes. removing the display option in control panel and the display setting in the settings tools no longer has the advanced feature where you could do this. Now your f*cking is really not usable.

    thanks again. I paid for a machine and you seem to determine how to maintain it and how to screw it up. I hate you.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Wait a minute, why you sound like I removed your font preferences? It is not me, it is Microsoft.

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