Windows 10 version 1507

10.0.10041 · Threshold 1


18 Mar '15 24 Mar '15

Start and Action center

  • The start menu can now be made transparent
  • You can now pin tiles by dragging apps from the "All apps" list to the start screen
  • "Places" no longer have icons, and the "Places" title has been removed
  • You can now put the PC to sleep with the power button in start
  • Folders now have an arrow to indicate that they contain a dropdown
  • Tiles can now be changed (format, etc.) with touch, similar to Windows Phone
  • When clicking on the network icon, a new window shows up to manage your connection without opening Settings

Cortana and search

  • Cortana is now available in China, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain


  • You can now drag windows to another desktop in the Task View
  • You can now choose to display all active apps from all desktops in the taskbar, or only the apps that are on the current desktop

User Interface

  • Task View has been updated with a new interface
  • The start button now has a smaller Windows logo and a new hover design
  • The window preview in the taskbar has been updated with a new design
  • Multiple icons have been updated
  • When the taskbar is small, the date will still be visible
  • The "All apps" icon has been changed
  • The lock screen now shows icons in the bottom right corner, instead of under the clock
  • The login screen has been redesigned
  • Context menus now have a touch-friendly design when using a touch screen (and a redesign in general)
  • Loading screens for Restarting, Shutting down, etc. have been redesigned
  • The installation UI has been updated
  • The installation now shows a percentage that is a total of the full installation, rather than a percentage for each step
  • Cortana now gets introduced during installation
  • It's now more clear how to make a new Microsoft Account, or how to use a local account

Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer has been updated to version 11.0.10011
  • Improvements to the EdgeHTML render engine
    • Conditional Rules
    • Gradient Midpoints
    • Date related input types
    • Touch Events
    • Web Audio API
    • ARAI Landmark Roles
    • Fullscreen API
    • DOM Level 3 XPath
    • Improved support for ECMAScript 6
    • Improved support for FeBlend mode
    • Improved support for CSS3 standards
    • Improved support for HTML5 standards
  • New flags have been added to about:flags
  • You can now send a smiley face


  • You can now print to PDF natively
  • You can now install apps from and move apps to an SD card


  • Photos
    • The Live Tile is now integrated with OneDrive
    • Improved performance
    • Support for RAW files
    • Support for keyboard shortcuts
  • Reading List
    • Reading List now notifies you of its Windows Phone counterpart
  • Windows Store beta
    • Small changes to the UI in general
  • OneNote
    • OneNote Preview is now the default version and no longer requires an update to be installed to show up
  • Settings
    • There are new app management tools
    • You can now return to your previous Windows installation from within the Settings app's Recovery settings
    • Regular Win32 apps are now also displayed in with the WinRT apps in the Settings
    • UI items have been refreshed
    • You can now choose to receive updates through P2P
    • Windows Defender settings have been added
    • You can now choose the behavior of the Tablet mode switch
    • You can now pin settings the start screen
  • Windows Feedback
    • The Feedback app now has an improved interface
    • The category a feedback item belongs to is now displayed above that feedback item
  • Insider Hub
    • You can now track the feedback you've given
  • Scan
    • The Scan app has been revamped

Other features

  • The Text Input canvas has been improved