The Web is awash with screenshots, speculation, and debates concerning the new Windows 10 build released yesterday: build 10041. Here’s my school-of-hard-knocks take on what you can do, and what you should expect.
If you’re running build 9926 and you don’t see build 10041 listed in updates (Start > Settings > Update & Recovery > Check for Updates), you aren’t in the Fast ring. Using an admin account, click or tap Advanced Options and change the Choose How Preview Builds Are Installed box to Fast.
Go back and enable Check for Updates. Build 10041 will be there. It’s quite fresh, compiled on March 15. Updating from the leaked build 10036 to 10041, on the other hand, is a fool’s errand. I’ve seen all sorts of problems reported online, from freezes to lockouts to odd behavior once the update’s installed.