Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15042 for PC and Build 15043 for Mobile

Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are excited to be releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15042 for PC and Build 15043 for Mobile to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. We have discovered a bug that impacts our ability to release this build to PCs running 32-bit (x86) versions of Windows 10 Insider Preview builds. Because the majority of Insiders in the Fast ring have PCs running 64-bit (x64) – we decided to go ahead and release this build with 32-bit PCs blocked until our next flight. UPDATE: PCs running 32-bit (x86) versions of Windows 10 Insider Preview builds should be able to receive this build just fine! We fixed the bug. Also – please read the known issues below.

What’s new in Build 15042

New Cortana animation in OOBE (PC): We know how much you love animations, so we wanted to share with you our updated Cortana persona that you’ll see when you land on the Cortana page in OOBE:

Prompt to enable Flash in Microsoft Edge (PC): Back in Build 15002, we introduced click-to-run Flash by default in Microsoft Edge, for better security and performance across the Web. In today’s build, we’ve added a new dialog in the URL bar to make it clearer when Flash content has been blocked. Just click the puzzle icon to allow Flash once or every time you return to the same site.

Improved reading experience with Microsoft Edge: You loved the new Edge reading experience and gave us a TON of feedback. Here are some we implemented:

Other changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

Other changes, improvements, and fixes for Mobile

Known issues for PC

Known issues for Mobile

Community Updates

We spent last week at Ignite Australia for the Windows Insiders Program for Business announcement. For more details, please see Bill Karagounis’ blog on it.

We’re so happy to see such interest from all of you around wanting to run Insider builds in your enterprises and to connect deeper with other communities of IT Pros. You’ll be hearing a LOT more from us in the next few months about how we want to co-create solutions with you to help you do your jobs better, easier and faster. Sign up here if you want to learn more today!

ALSO: I highly recommend reading Anita’s blog post about the recent Bug Bash we did and how awesome it was!

Keep hustling team,
Dona <3