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New Windows 10 preview build drops with a spit-shine, Edge improvements, and an aversion to Radeon GPUs

Brad Chacos | May 21, 2015
Windows 10 preview build 10122 doesn't add many new features and is a lot more stable than previous versions—unless you're trying to use the new Edge browser with an AMD Radeon GPU.

Strong-arming classic desktop apps in this way required compatibility work on Microsoft's part, so you may see the following dialog box appear where desktop apps previously asked you to make it the default:

"Over time, as apps are updated to align with the new Windows 10 model for defaults, you shouldn't see this dialog any more," Aul writes.

Finishing touches
The mundane improvements in this build drives home the fact that Microsoft is wrapping up development on Windows 10, pesky Radeon compatibility issues aside. Given the promised summer release date, the deadline for the final RTM (Release to Manufacturing) build--the "gold master" that must be done in advance of the widespread launch so PC makers can preload Windows 10 on their systems--must be looming. Windows 10 is mostly feature complete, and from here on out expect new Windows builds to mostly consist of fine tuning.

 

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