Windows 10 Build 14936 Could Launch This Week

Yolanda Curtis
October 4, 2016

Just like each operating system has a date that it stops receiving updates, there is also an end-of-sale date, the date until when large OEMs can continue pre-installing a version of Windows. There are no major new features, but this build provides a first peek at some new Edge extensions. Among the other new enterprise offerings arriving soon are Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, both of which are due for release in October.

Windows 10 has it advantages, but the stability of Win7 - to say nothing of the savings in not having to train staff on a new OS - has meant a number of IT administrators have stayed away from updating.

Windows 10 dropped last month from 22.99 percent to 22.53 percent, and while the decline isn't substantial, it's a sign that the new OS might really struggle to get closer to Windows 7.

"The work that they've done to push forward to get to over 4 million devices planned over the next year is pretty incredible across all branches of the military", Mehdi said.

Microsoft has been trying to convince Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PC owners to upgrade to Windows 10 for more than a year now.

While it's a bit too early to tell whether Windows 10's market share could stagnate for a longer period or not, the September 2016 performance was clearly below expectations, especially because this happens only one month after Microsoft ended its free upgrade campaign. Despite those reports, Microsoft still pushed this update out to those not in the Insider program, meaning those like me who are running the RTM (release to mainstream) version of Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs and phones.

This user, by name Jesse Worley, has stated that he spent nearly 10 hours to re-install Windows 7 in his grandfather's computer and make the OS look like the legacy Windows XP.

The latest of these, Preview Build 14936 - for testers on what Microsoft refers to as the Fast Ring - comes with the usual set of updates, new features, and fixes for things that the previous release managed to break.

Are you an Insider and testing out this latest build?

This will allow you to connect your Windows 10 smartphone into any external monitor, keyboard, and mouse so that it can be used as a mobile Windows 10 PC.

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