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July 2, 2015

Barely one single day after releasing its Build 10158 of Windows 10 OS to its Insider Fast Ring users, Microsoft has already replaced it with Build 10159, providing no less than 300 bug fixes.

Microsoft general manager Gabe Aul said that one very interesting change has not been revealed yet but will be soon.

Despite the 300 bug fixes, there is little obviously new in this build, other than new wallpaper here and there.

If anything, this build was more problematic on our test machines, with the personalization of the screen background mysteriously not working. It's a minor detail, but worth examining a little more as it is a typical Windows 10 issue.

The dialogue box for selecting a screen background is part of the Settings app, which means it is powered by the Windows Runtime, the engine underneath the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).

In Windows 8 and earlier, this dialogue box was a desktop app using the Win32 or Win64 API. Not anymore.

While some UWP apps are of higher quality (including the mobile versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint), they do tend to be slower than their desktop equivalents, and have been more problematic in the various preview releases.

And 'Settings' is also an interesting element because of the interaction between the modern app and existing Win32 dialogs.

For example, go to Settings > Personalization > Themes and you are still in the modern user interface. But if you hit Advanced Sound Settings and the ancient Windows sound dialogue box opens. It is an inconsistency which is now baked into Windows.

While Microsoft will continue to work on bringing more settings into the modern UI, this will continue to be an issue for the foreseeable future.

Build 10158 saw a jump in quality overall, but it's unlikely that there will be another similar jump before a new release, however.

At this point in time, in our opinion, the Windows team needs to be conservative, making only minor tweaks in order to preserve stability.

Microsoft has set a release date of July 29 2015, the reason being that Windows needs to be finalized at around that time in order to be delivered on new PCs in time for the fall shopping season.

The software giant has also chosen to upgrade existing PCs and laptops on that date, for users who have chosen to upgrade via the “Get Windows 10” advertisement which was installed on Windows 7 and 8.1 via the Windows Update (Patch Tuesday).

Microsoft is keen on getting its latest Windows and its accompanying app platform out there in high numbers as soon as possible, but the initiative could backfire if a large number of upgraders experience issues, as they often do.

Source: Microsoft.

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