Windows 10 Update Redstone 2 Build 14942 Insider Preview Released

Windows 10 Update Redmond 2

Everybody’s been waiting for the major Windows 10 update codenamed Redmond 2. So far, some builds have been released for Insider Preview, but the last one – build 14942 – has some interesting tweaks showing.

The first of these is the ability to hide the App List that you currently see on the Start Menu, and this can be altered in the Settings.

The second change is the new Windows 10 update icon, which allows you to change the default times at which the PC will be available for a systems update, also known as Active Hours.

The third change is more technical, but it essentially containerizes the Service Host processes on PCs with higher than 3.5 GB RAM. It is supposed to provide better security and reliability.

The fourth change affects precision touchpads, and the update enhances the adjustments for click and gesture detection.

Waiting for the Big Oct 26 Hardware Event

Microsoft is expected to reveal the full Windows 10 Update specs at their hardware event on October 26, and most of us are also hoping to see the Surface All-in-One PC dubbed Surface Cardinal. We might not see the refreshed Surface Pro 4 or a new Surface Book edition, but sources are confident that there will be some new peripheral hardware such as a redesigned keyboard and mouse that are expected to have a minimalistic look that Microsoft may standardize moving forward.

What we do know for sure is that this year’s hardware event won’t be as chockfull of product launches as last years, when several key products were introduced to the market by Microsoft.

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