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October 14, 2023

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 14291

Microsoft is continuing its rollout of Windows 10 preview builds for Redstone, the first major update to Windows 10 after it launched in 2015. The latest build, 14291, is available now on PCs and mobile devices running the Fast ring of Insider releases. This version includes an early look at extensions for Edge, along with other tweaks and fixes for both PC and mobile.

The biggest change is in the Edge browser, which now supports extensions like LastPass and Evernote Web Clipper. In addition, the browser now has a new pinned tab feature that lets you keep open multiple Edge tabs simultaneously. The Maps and Alarms & Clock apps also get updated user interfaces, while the new Feedback Hub app makes its debut.

Aside from those big changes, this is a minor release that focuses on bug fixes. Microsoft has a list of 1,800 fixes, though the average Insider might not notice many of them. The company also removed the usual desktop watermark identifying the build number, which is a sign that the code for the Anniversary Update is closing in on the final version.

As a reminder, you can install these preview builds on your computer by becoming a member of the Windows Insider Program and joining the Fast ring. However, the update will only appear if your device is eligible to receive it, which means it must be running on the Anniversary Update (version 1607, codenamed Redstone 1). You can check for eligibility by going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and selecting Check for updates.