Microsoft has just released a new Windows 10 build to Windows Insiders. The latest Windows 10 build is 10525, and it’s now available to Windows Insiders on the fast ring. As you may expect, the latest build doesn’t include any new feature, and it mostly focuses on bug fixes and stability improvements. However, the update comes with updated color options and Memory Manager Improvements:
- Updated color options! – We got a lot of feedback on the default color for Start, Acton Center, Taskbar, and Title bars and that you wanted to be able to change to reflect your preferences. This feature is now available (though still early) in build 10525 for you to try. This is off by default, but you can turn it on by toggling this (Settings > Personalization > Colors):
- Memory Manager Improvements: -In Windows 10, we have added a new concept in the Memory Manager called a compression store, which is an in-memory collection of compressed pages. This means that when Memory Manager feels memory pressure, it will compress unused pages instead of writing them to disk. This reduces the amount of memory used per process, allowing Windows 10 to maintain more applications in physical memory at a time. This also helps provide better responsiveness across Windows 10. The compression store lives in the System process’s working set. Since the system process holds the store in memory, its working set grows larger exactly when memory is being made available for other processes. This is visible in Task Manager and the reason the System process appears to be consuming more memory than previous releases.
This is the first Insider Preview build after the release of Windows 10 to the public. It’s also worth noting that this is the first build from the TH2 (Threshold 2) branch that the company is releasing to Windows Insiders. We expect the upcoming TH2 builds to include new features, such as extension support for Microsoft Edge, Skype integration, etc.
To get the latest Windows 10 build, you’ll need to be part of the Windows Insider program. If you want to sign up for the Windows Insider program, head over to insider.windows.com and you’ll find more info there.
For those wondering, Microsoft hasn’t released the ISO files for Build 10525 as usual. However, the company will probably release the ISOs for Build 10525 in the near future. We’ll have more coverage on Build 10525 soon, so stay tuned.
Source: Windows Blog