Technical Preview: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR Technical Preview for Consumer: 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT Technical Preview for Enterprise: PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK
This build features a new background after installation.
Also the taskbar is no longer transparent, the new search box is enabled by default and the icons behave differently.
When minimizing, they only display a bar the bottom, with multiple windows open, it displays to different colors.
Settings has been updated with a new front page which houses the options in sort of tiles. When you click on them, they display the regular settings.
Some applications has been updated such as Alarms and Calculator. While others such as Camera and Store have a ''Beta'' variant installed besides them.
The new Store is buggy and slow, some pages will not load completly, but the music tab works fine.
It also includes an updated version of the new Touch Start Menu, although, it doesn't display any boxes or apps, but it can stretch over the whole screen.
Also found is the new Xbox App, which is not finished by far.
You will notice in the Control Panel that the Windows Update option is disabled since it is no longer present, but only in the new Settings application.
The Help & Support application now redirects to a website instead of opening the included help.
Cortana is also includes and functions as it should like on a Windows Phone, although you can see that it still early in the process.
It is also now possible to upgrade from the Technical Preview (running the Pro edition) directly to Enterprise.
Use the ''Add Windows features wizard'' and input the Technical Preview for Enterprise key.
You need to use an EFI based machine, when using BIOS it doesn't boot.
We recommend using VMWare Workstation 11, which has EFI support out of the box, in VMWare 9 and 10, you need to edit the Configuration file to start in EFI.
Windows Default Lock Screen
There is a new Default Application included which has already been introduced on Windows Phone as a Beta App.
It is called the Windows Default Lock Screen App.
Run it by executing: explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.WindowsDefaultLockScreen_8wekyb3d8bbwe!LockApp
Cloud Experience Host
Run it by executing: explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.CloudExperienceHost_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
Run it by executing: explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\Windows.PrintDialog_cw5n1h2txyewy!Microsoft.Windows.PrintDialog
Windows Shell Experience Host
Run it by executing: start-menu://test
It shows the screen for a while then closes, after a few moments it then shows an error.
Show Notifications Up / Below
Show the UI Toasts at the bottom or the top.
This setting requires an explorer.exe restart (or sign-out and in again).
Disable/Enable Notification Center
Set last 1 for activation or 0 for deactivation, restart explorer.exe after running the script below to take affect.
New Clock and Calander
Set last 0 for activation or 1 for deactivation, restart explorer.exe after running the script below.
Then open Settings --> System --> About and click on Connect to cloud. Then click on the bottom right clock with date (maybe 2 times).
Return to the old Windows Update UI
To return to the old Windows Update UI in Settings so everything works again use following script.
Set 0 for the old UI and 1 for the new UI.
Enable the new undocked (touch) Start Menu
This will replace the current new Start Menu with the one that is meant for Touch, although it doesn't display in full screen and it glitches out much and is unstable.
When the script has executed, go to the Taskbar Properties and untick the ''Use Start Menu'', since it now only works in the Start Screen mode.
New login screen
This build features a new login screen with a transparant overlay and new layout on the login screen itself.
Active it by setting Threshold to 1 and 0 to deactivate.