Windows 10 news recap: build 10122 and 10125, upgrade paths, and more

Zac Bowden

Windows 10

Welcome back to the Windows 10 news recap for the week last week. This week, Microsoft kicked off with clarification on which versions of Windows would get what edition of Windows 10. a blog post on Microsoft’s Australia Partner Network offered more detailed information about the specific paths for upgrading to Windows 10. As previously mentioned, but now further spelled out, devices that take advantage of the free upgrade will receive ongoing Windows 10 updates for the life of that device and the free upgrade to Windows 10 will be delivered through Windows Update.

Also this week, a new build of Windows 10 was released to Windows Insiders, build 10122 which includes numerous features and changes. This new build is now available for fast ring participants and you can download it right now from the Settings app (Update & Security > Windows Update). According to Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul, this particular build is “buttery smooth” and a “nice improvement from 10074.”

Furthermore, we exclusively unveiled a number of new changes in a more recent build of Windows 10, being 10125. Windows 10 Build 10125 is an unreleased and unleaked build of Windows 10 which includes a number of new changes and features over the last public preview build which is build 10122. Build 10125 includes new icons, improved customization to Start and a back button for tablet mode.

We also learned this past week that Microsoft Edge will support loads of audio standards, let you know which tab is playing audio, and let you pin your favorite website to the Start Menu.

Phil Spencer revealed that Windows 10 Beta for Xbox would take place “post-summer.” Finally, it was revealed this week that newer versions of Windows 10 are better at getting better at protecting against malware. According to Tim Rains the chief security advisor for Microsoft Worldwide Cybersecurity & Data Protection, the latest versions of Windows see lower malware infection rates.

There you have it, another week of Windows 10 news. What was your favorite story?