Windows 10 Creators Update Best Version, Says Microsoft, Releases Insider Preview Build 16294

What makes Windows 10 Creators Update the best version of Windows 10 ever? Read on.

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Windows 10 Creators Update is the most performant and reliable version of Windows 10 ever, due to its fundamental improvements in power, performance and reliability. "These fundamentals are key elements that users look for in a device and value because they impact their everyday use, like longer battery life, faster web browsing, streaming videos longer and device stability," John Cable writes.

The new performance power slider feature lets you quickly trade performance of your device by switching to battery saver or best performance mode levels, allowing you to choose the power mode you want through a slider.

Performance improvements included are:

  • Booting up your device is now 13% faster, and logging in after boot is up to 18% faster.
  • Unlocking your device with Windows Hello Facial recognition is up to 30% faster.
  • Microsoft Edge is also up to 53% faster in the Creators Update thanks to efficiency improvements that make scrolling pages and loading pages faster, and website rendering and interaction more responsive.
  • Two features used daily are the Start Menu and Windows Search, and we've improved both – the Start Menu opens faster, and we've optimized Windows Search performance.
  • For devices on which multiple users log-in (e.g., classrooms) the first user log-in is up to 47% faster in the Creators Update.

These improvements are all based on customer feedback, also include best-in-class security.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16294 for PC released to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, brings the following changes, improvement and bug fixes:

    • This build has the fix for the bug that was causing some Surface Pro 3 devices to end up in a "unbootable" state where the Windows OS will not load and it appears to be stuck on a "spinning dots" screen. After installing this build, Surface Pro 3 devices should no longer get into this state. If you have a Surface Pro 3 in a bad state – follow the instructions on this forum post to get back up and running.
    • We fixed an issue on Dutch builds where explorer could go into a crash loop if an app-requested downloads notification popped up from OneDrive.
    • We fixed an issue where expand.exe couldn't expand CABs that contained Japanese characters in the file name.
    • We fixed a race condition that could result in window content being transparent (but showing the window frame) or stale after unlocking your desktop.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing error 0x800B010C when attempting to upgrade to the last few flights.

    Also, Microsoft has posted the videos of its Edge Web Summit 2017 session recordings:

    The following sessions bring you up to date on what's in store for EdgeHTML 16, including learning how to use new and updated features like CSS Grid Layout, object-fit and object-position, WebVR, and the Web Payments API.

    In this session, learn about how to build faster websites with a fast and furious tour of web performance in the real world, and how to keep your development and testing on track with sonar, a new open-source, community-owned linting tool for the web. And make sense of the always-evolving web app landscape while blending the best of web and native with Progressive Web Apps.

    This video deep dives into the inner workings of the browser, to learn how we're constantly rebuilding Microsoft Edge to be more secure, more accessible, and faster than ever, with every release we ship.

    That's just not all, head over to the Channel 9 for more sessions here.