Microsoft Releases Windows 10 19H1 Preview Build 18309

Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 to become most popular desktop OS

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 is one of the best operating systems that they have created.

Cortana will only be gagged if you're installing Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise or Education - the voice assistant is still its perky, annoying self on Home installations. In the upcoming Windows 10 19H1 release, Microsoft is silencing Cortana's voice by default so you won't have to hear it everytime you set up a new computer.

Microsoft has also revamped the Windows Hello PIN reset experience. Microsoft had been testing the feature on Windows 10 Home specifically, but it made a decision to port it over to all other iterations as well.

Besides supporting password-less logins on Windows 10, it brings improvements to the Narrator app, security, and accessibility.

Microsoft has also removed the Cortana voice-over from Windows 10 setup for enterprise users. Instead, you just provide your phone number.

We're pushing forward on eliminating passwords and keeping your accounts safe with another cool feature.

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Microsoft's crusade against passwords continued with the expansion of password-less Microsoft accounts.

"If you have a Microsoft account with your phone number, you can use an SMS code to sign in, and set up your account on Windows 10", Microsoft's Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc explained in a blog post. The initial sign-in will use SMS, and it will then prompt you to configure biometric or PIN authentication. This makes the first run experience of the device so much easier - it automatically connects to your WiFi, for example, downloads all of the apps you have downloaded from the app store, etc.

Add your account to Windows from Settings Accounts Family & other Users "Add someone else to this PC".

Microsoft has also added 11 additional mouse pointer sizes in the Cursor and Pointers settings menu for a total of 15.

Build 18309 took a bow overnight for fast ring testers and we can confirm that the Windows Sandbox is up and running once again.

The latest edition of Windows, first launched in July 2015, gained an extra 1.08 per cent of market share in December previous year according to newest figures from NetApplications. At the beginning of the year, market share sat at 34.29 and 42.39 percent for Windows 10 and Windows 7, respectively.

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