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Latest Windows 10 Preview build offers ‘final polish’

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Microsoft has released yet another preview build of Windows 10, but this time it’s all about spit shining for this month’s big launch.

Build 10162 - the third released to Insiders in four days - doesn’t offer anything in the way of new features, with Microsoft now in the process of adding ‘final polish.’

“We’re focused at this point on bug fixing and final polish,” Gabe Aul said of the rapid releases this week, “so it’s much easier for each build to get all the way through than earlier in the cycle when we’re adding big new features.”

As for the contents of Build 10162, well Microsoft says it’s the best yet in terms of reliability, performance, battery life and compatibility.

“Build 10162 is another great one,” Aul wrote on the Windows blog: “In fact, our testing and internal telemetry metrics show it has better reliability, performance, battery life, and compatibility than any Windows 10 Insider Preview build so far.”

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Earlier today Microsoft tempered expectations that the long-awaited final build would reach all customers on July 29.

The firm said it would be rolling out to Onsiders first and foremost with everyone else getting it in waves. Initially those who have reserved the software will be given priority.

“Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users.”

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