Latest Windows 10 preview makes it easier to remove preinstalled apps

Joanna Estrada
October 19, 2018

Removing junk from Windows 10 now involves using PowerShell to do so, or a third party-app like Geek Uninstaller.

This week Microsoft released a new preview build of the update available to Windows Insiders, Build 17763.104, in the slow and release preview rings.

The new update adds no new features.

We have fixed the issue where the incorrect details were being shown in Task Manager under the "Processes" tab.

The buggy HP driver issue was triggered after users installed the first cumulative update for version 1809, which itself was created to fix an issue causing it to delete user profiles in certain circumstances.

Bug fixes and various improvements.

This fits the description of problems in Task Manager noticed by Reddit users after installing version 1809.

Additionally, Microsoft reckons it has "fixed several issues with driver compatibility" which will be a comfort to those with blue-screening HP computers and silent Intel-driven audio.

We fixed an issue where Settings would crash in the last few flights if in Ease of Access you clicked "Apply" on Make Text Bigger. We hear your feedback that the time that takes to do can be frustrating - why not just automatically fix issues that you know how to fix and can detect? If you're not ready to test the buggy preview builds but you still want early access to exciting features, you should consider switching to the Slow ring.

We fixed an issue where Notepad wasn't listed on the Set Defaults by App page in Settings.

Microsoft is also planning, but has not yet enabled, a new Windows troubleshooter.

We fixed an issue resulting in the brightness sometimes resetting to 50% after a reboot.

Some users may have an issue launching Inbox Apps after updating. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. The full changelog can be found over on Microsoft's announcement blog.

Microsoft's efforts to recover from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update debacle continued last night as a fresh build of the troubled operating system was emitted to Windows Insiders.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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