After the Windows 10 great success, Microsoft proved its excellence once again with the New Windows 10 threshold 2 update. This threshold 2 update available for the users as Windows 10 version 1511 build 10586. The first two digit 15 represents the year, and number 11 represents month when the update was rolled out.
This new build 10586 brings some new features and plethora of improvements on Windows 10 machines. Are you excited to know what is new in Windows 10 version 1511 threshold 2 November update? Here is the complete list what you can get in the new update.
What is new in Windows 10 version 1511 threshold 2 November update:
Cortana now more powerful:
Microsoft’s personal assistant now acts smarter than before in Windows 1o systems. It can now recognize the phone numbers, emails, and personal address which written in a notebook with a pen. It also tracks packages, movie bookings, events more intelligently. Moreover, the users from Australia, India, Japan and Canada now can access the Cortana personal assistant in this new build 10586.
You can now run the personal assistant Cortana without any Microsoft account. More interestingly, Cortana can now track and warns about your phone missed calls, unread messages on your Windows 10 desktop 10 computer. This feature helps you lot to connect to the important calls while you are working on PC.
Colored Title bars are back with the eye stealing look:
If you have done some tweaks or hacks on your machine to get rid of the white colored title bar, you do not need to do such a suspicious activity on your computer anymore. Windows 10 Threshold 2 now itself has the option to enable the colored title bar on your machine.
By default, Windows 10 version 1511 shows the colored title bars on the computer. If your system still shows the white colored title bar after the upgrade, Open the Settings app and navigate to Personalization > Colors. Enable the Show color on Start, Taskbar, action center and title bar option as like below.
Edge Browser now can show tab preview and sync browser data:
As Microsoft promised, the Edge browser has been updated through the update center and not via the store. This new Edge browser 25.10586.0.0 now can show the tab preview on hovering over the tabs. More interestingly, you can also sync your favorites and reading list across all your devices if you with this updated Edge browser. In addition to that, Edge browser gains deeper integration with the Cortana.
However, the Redmond not integrated the browser extension yet on this latest Microsoft Edge browser. Hopefully, we can have the browser extension support on the next major Windows 10 update ‘Redstone’.
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Apps receives the colored background during start:
Windows 10 apps including Store, Settings, and Microsoft Edge now show solid colored background whenever they are getting launched. This eye candy looks definitely going to steal your hearts.
Windows 10 version 1511 threshold 2 now 30% faster than Windows 7:
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 now 30% faster than Windows 7 on the machines that upgraded to the Threshold 2 update. Moreover, the users also experience the faster boot time during the system start.
You can now activate your Windows 10 system with the Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 keys:
Windows 10 build 10586 Threshold 2 now let the users to activate the system by using Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 genuine product keys if they had. Therefore, you can now perform a clean install the OS and activate the software with your previous Windows operating system’s product key.
Now you can disable the Login screen background Image:
By default, Windows 10 set “Hero image” as a background picture in sign in screen. If you want to change or remove the picture, you should need to do some hacks to your machine to get rid of that on Windows 10 previous versions.
Fortunately, Windows 10 threshold 2 update now lets the users to disable the background image and change it to the solid background color. Open Settings app, head over to Personalization > Lock screen and disable “Show windows background picture on the sign-in screen”. Once you disabled it, you can see a solid color background in Sign-in screen like Windows 8.
But you still need to do some tweaks to show an alternative image in Windows 10 login screen background.
Revamped Start menu and Start screen:
The Redmond once again changed the start menu/start screen on Windows 10 computers. Through Windows 10 threshold 2 update, users now can able to add up to 2048 tiles in four different columns. Moreover, the context menu over the start screen also revamped into a new look and showing recent documents on desktop apps’ context menu.
Goodbye to low storage warnings for app installation:
Windows 10 version 1511 now lets the users to install apps to another drive or on other storage devices. Therefore, you can now install more modern apps on your PC, though your system is running on low disk spaces. To save apps to a different location other than C: drive, Go to Settings-> System-> Storage. Select your desired location in the drop down under “New apps will save to” option.
Alongside, the Windows 10 threshold 2 November update now brings more new modern icons in Device manager, control panel, and registry.
Windows 10 Threshold 2 is mandatory update for users:
Users are recommended to install this latest update on their computers since it contains many bug fixes and improvements. Moreover, users who are upgrading their Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10, will get straight to the threshold 2 version.