How To Update Windows 10 Technical Preview To Build 9860

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Microsoft today started rolling out of a new build for Windows 10 Technical Preview, Build 9860. This is the first update build to Windows 10 Technical Preview, and Microsoft is promising to roll-out more updates in the future.

Microsoft today blogged about how to update your Windows 10 Technical Preview to build 9860. Read it below.

Getting Started:

  • The latest build will come to you automatically via the magic of Windows Update. For most of you this means in the middle of the night (as long as your PC is plugged in and either on or sleeping) it will be downloaded and installed for you. Note that Windows Update will not automatically download the new build over metered networks.
  • Can’t wait? You can go to PC Settings, Update and recovery, Preview builds and click the Check Now button to go get it now.
  • The download will range between 2GB and 2.74GB depending on CPU architecture and language.
  • Once the build is downloaded, your PC will begin the installation and reboot. This reboot will be longer than normal but don’t worry.
  • When you log in for the first time after installing the new build, you’ll go through those colorful “installing your apps” screens again. This is because your account is being provisioned again. When it’s done it will be your same familiar system with all of your stuff.
  • Once you are logged back in after installing the new build, your system will take some time to catch back up and you may see extra activity or things that don’t quite work right – for example the search index will need time to rebuild and OneDrive will need to sync. This should stabilize within the first couple hours of use.

Some known problems:

  • In some places the UI design has gone “backwards” temporarily while we’re working on the final experiences. For example in this build we know that it’s harder to join a Wi-Fi network. We’ll make changes to fix that later.
  • Another example of some UI “roughness” is sometimes Internet Explorer glyphs look garbled and items on the Start menu might disappear. Not everyone will see this, it depends on your display driver. We have a fix for this one coming soon.
  • Some machines may wake up and not go back to sleep properly.
  • Microsoft Solitaire and Mahjong games are broken in some cases and won’t launch.
  • When using 2 external monitors over Display Link, you may get a blue screen when you undock. This does not appear to be an issue when using just 1 external monitor. A fix for this one is in the works too.

Source: Windows Team blog

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