Microsoft Windows 10 Preview Build 14959 Available for Insiders

Windows Insiders can now get the latest preview release for Windows 10. Build 14959 is the first update since Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Creators Update last week.

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has rolled out a new 10 Insider Preview to the Fast Ring. We will file this under highly-anticipated, even though it lacks many new features. That anticipation is because 14959 is the first Insider release since announced the Windows 10 Creators Update.

That announcement came last week in New York. It means members of the Insider Program are now officially running Creators previews. The codename for the builds will remain Redstone 2 (rs2), but what we see is Creators Update changes.

Microsoft has provided a full changelog that is primarily focused on fixing known errors. However, the company has also updated the data usage page in Settings with improved UI and performance.

You can check out the changelog for Windows 10 Preview 14959 below:

  • The data usage page in Settings via Settings > Network & wireless > Data usage has been updated with performance and UI improvements.
  • We fixed issues preventing Insiders from adding cards to Wallet and paying using tap to pay.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in being unexpectedly able to close Start in the task switcher.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain options for default calling app via Settings > System > Phone > Default apps from being unexpectedly missing.
  • We fixed an issue causing apps that play media in the background, such as Groove Music, to stop when Battery Saver turns on.
  • We fixed an issue Insiders may have experienced where the phone would get into a state where copy/paste wouldn't work until the device had been restarted.
  • Fixed an issue where Settings might hang after unchecking “Let apps automatically use this VPN connection” in VPN Settings.

Known Issues

As is usually the case, Microsoft has also explained some of the issues it knows are occurring.

While the company works on fixes, users are advised to understand there issues:

  • “If you used the previous ‘date change' workaround to update to Build 14951 or Build 14955: Please don't use it any longer! The Microsoft account (MSA) ticket on your device needs to expire and then you'll be offered today's build. If you changed your date by 30 years… you'll want to do a device reset.”
  • “You will be unable to install additional languages, keyboards, and speech packs on your phone for the next few weeks. If you have existing languages, keyboards, and speech packs installed – they will carry over when you update to new builds. You just can't install any new ones. If you do a hard reset of your phone on these builds – you will also be unable to install additional languages, keyboards, and speech packs. You can use Windows Device Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile, install any languages, keyboards, and speech packs you need and then update to the latest build in the Fast ring as a workaround.”

Those sorts of known problems are part and parcel of being on the . However, for users not wanting to deal with them, Microsoft advises not installing this update. This will mean having to opt out of the Insider Program until more stable builds are released.