A new look for Windows 10 Start menu

Hands-on with the new Start menu in Windows 10 build 18947

Internal Windows 10 Build 18947 Pushed to All Insiders by Mistake

This new Start menu is reportedly aimed at Windows Lite on systems that are low on resources and power.

The Live Tiles feature was first introduced in Windows 8 and was created to make life easier for Windows Phone and touchscreen device users, to lukewarm reviews.

Microsoft recently released an internal-only version of Windows 10 to its Insiders by accident.

The most exciting element of the release is a brand new Start menu.

Microsoft outlined new directions for Windows 10's update model in a pair of blog posts. From the video, we are introduced to the new start menu appearance and what the user-interface (UI) will look like for Windows Insider users.

"We have made the necessary remediation in our Flighting service and have implemented additional changes to help prevent from this happening in the future".

Overnight something went wrong and an internal Build of Windows 10 (build 18947) was being pushed to all Windows Insiders, regardless of the ring you had chosen.

In a report via TechSpot, however, an internal build of their latest preview model shows that Microsoft may be planning something rather dramatic. It could be a very early rendition of what users will see in Windows Lite. The company when once unintentionally revealed the internal versions of Windows 10 for PC and Mobiles.

"This was an error and we've since pulled the build", said Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar in a statement to The Verge. Startlingly it features a new Start menu without any Live Tiles present. If you have Storage Sense enabled, this time window may be reduced.

Although it is expected the 19H2 update will bring a variety of helpful new changes to the operating system, it appears Microsoft's first Windows 10 update of 2020, codenamed 20H1, could be much more drastic.

"We've heard your feedback and have continued to iterate on Home to get you into your gaming experiences faster and keeping more of your content front and center", Bradley Rossetti, the Xbox Insider team lead, wrote.

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