The new preview of Windows 10 includes a number of new features and improvements that Microsoft plans to roll out with the Threshold 2 update later in November, including the Messaging apps powered by Skype, new features in the Settings app, updated context menu on Start, Microsoft Edge tab preview and Favorite syncing new features, and much more. (I added a video tour of the build 10565 to the Pureinfotech YouTube channel, so don’t forget to check it out.) However, the company also noted a number of known issues that users should be aware of before installing the build, such as high memory usage with the Xbox app and search box not working. Also, update KB3103470 released on Friday for the Insider Preview of Windows 10 to bring more improvements and stability to the operating system. On October 13th, the RTM version for Windows 10 (build 10240) received a new cumulative update described as KB3097517, which includes functionality improvements and resolves some vulnerabilities in the operating system. Early this week, Microsoft announced that starting Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10565, users will be able to use their Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 product key to do a clean install of Windows 10 without needing to through the upgrade process first, and if the installation doesn’t activate, users can still re-enter the product key in the Settings app. On October 14th, Windows 10 Mobile build 10549 rolled out to Insiders with a number of improvements on Cortana, Messaging app, a bunch of new fixes, and various known issues. However, the company said that the update is only available for devices running Windows Phone 8.1, not for handsets running the previous pre-release of the mobile operating system. While we have seen the new Messaging apps in the preview version of Windows 10, this week the Messaging and Skype Video apps showed up in the Store for the RTM version of Windows 10, as such if you have been waiting to test these apps without being an Insider, now is your chance. This week, I also added a gallery of pictures showing off the new Surface Book, which will be available for sale on October 26th. In addition, Skype got a new feature that allows anyone to join a video, voice, or chat conversation even without a Microsoft account. Preview build of Windows 10 shows that Cortana will support to send SMS text messages, Microsoft begins rolling the New Xbox One Experience for all preview users, the development of Windows 10 Redstone begins, and the software giant team up with YouTube to stream the launch of “Halo 5: Guardians” on October 26th. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.