What will be fixed in Windows 10 Threshold 2

It is just a few weeks now before the first major update to Windows 10 known as "Threshold 2" will be rolled out. Many users are curious what is new and changed in this build. Here is a listing of the fixes made in Threshold 2 update to Windows 10.

We already covered what new features are there in Windows 10 Threshold 2 in the following article: The first major update for Windows 10, “Threshold 2” will be released in November. It is good idea to read it as well.

As for bug fixes and minor improvements, here is the list.

Fixed the huge context menus height.

The ability to store offline maps on SD card:

This option is located in System - Offline maps. The user can specify now which drive should be used to store Offline maps.

You can use any of your drives or partitions to store Windows apps.

This ability appeared first in the pre-release Windows 10 Insider builds but will be functional in the TH2 update. You can see the following article for more details: Move apps to another drive or partition in Windows 10.

In Windows 10 RTM build 10240, the Start menu was limited to 512 items. Windows 10 TH2 will extend it to 2048 items.

Read this article for more details: Windows 10 build 10547 features some Start menu changes.

Cortana can be used now with local accounts. Previously, you had to use a Microsoft account to use Cortana.

Improved memory management. In Windows 10 TH2, Microsoft enabled the Memory Manager (MM) to compress infrequently-accessed memory pages which reduces the amount of reads and writes to the disk (pagefile) and therefore improves responsiveness. By compressing memory, this will reduce the amount of memory used per process, allowing the operating system to maintain more applications in physical memory at a time before enacting traditional paging. This reduces the writes to flash memory storage which wears out over time.

That's it. These changes look very positive. Users who accepted Windows 10 and already switched to the new operating system from Redmond will appreciate these changes.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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