Microsoft today released yet another Windows 10 Insider Preview version. Windows 10 build 16291 which represents the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, code name "Redstone 3", is available now for Fast Ring Insiders. The "Skip Ahead" version is not available. This build comes with a number of improvements and fixes. Let's see what's new.
As you may already know, Windows 10 Build 16278 was recently released to Slow Ring Insiders. Microsoft today released official ISO images of Windows 10 build 16278 for those who want to install this build from scratch.
In Windows, you can hide specific drives visible in the This PC folder of File Explorer. This can be done with a Registry tweak. Today, we'll see how it can be done.
In Windows 10, you can create a System Performance report to inspect system and app performance issues in a useful way. In the report, you will find the status of your hardware response times and running processes in detail.
FAT32 is a legacy file system which was created in 1980s and was used by default with a number of Windows versions. Windows 9x/Me required a FAT32 partition on the hard drive. Many multimedia players with USB support also supported only FAT32 for flash drives and not NTFS. If you have a drive formatted with FAT32, you might want to convert it to the modern NTFS file system. Here is how it can be done.
Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update, there is a new feature - the Holographic platform, which has a special icon in Settings. In recent builds of Windows 10, it is called Mixed Reality. Here is how to find your Windows 10 PC supports Mixed Reality.
Today, Microsoft rolled out a new build for Windows Insiders on the Slow ring, which is Windows 10 build 16278. This build represents the development branch of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and comes with a number of fixes.
As you may already know, Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. Narrator lets users with vision issues to use PC and complete common tasks. In recent Windows 10 builds you can change the audio channel for Narrator. Let's see how it can be done.
If you choose to install Windows 10 on the same drive where an existing installation is already present, the setup program will create a folder named Windows.old in the root of the drive. This folder will contain a full backup of a previous installation of Windows 8 or Windows 7, including the boot manager and installed apps. This is very handy if you plan to uninstall the currently installed Windows version and return to the previously installed release. It can also be useful if you forgot to transfer some files or settings to the new installation. However, if you are already finished with the migration, then Windows.old just wastes your disk space for no reason. Windows 10 got the ability to delete the Windows.old folder automatically in a recent build. Here is how to enable this feature.