Windows 10 Lockscreen will soon have a password recovery option

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The acrylic material is one of the tools that make up the Fluent Design, which will be the based for Microsoft's iOS and Android apps.

Build 16241 also includes a new Activity Monitor, which will show the amount of data Windows updates require, including Feature and Quality updates as well as Store App downloads and updates. And, yes, while Microsoft did recently killed off support for Windows Phone 8.1, leaving just Windows 10 Mobile handsets as the company's only supported smartphone devices, that doesn't mean that there aren't still Windows 10 phones coming out.

A couple of the very big ones of course are the Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Insider groups but very steadily the company is expanding this approach to many of its flagship products. Now, you can view the active GPU's name and see which of its functions (including 3D, video decoding and video processing) are currently active.

The GPU section of the Performance tab in the Task Manager has been given an overhaul.

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When the Fall Creators Update is officially released, all users will be able to download and install Ubuntu and access it from within Windows 10. Microsoft also applied more descriptive labels to the tab processes used by Microsoft Edge, allowing you to see whether a particular Web page is slowing your system down, or a more generic service.

Microsoft are also adding two new Delivery Optimization settings - there are responsible for downloading apps and updates. Effective today, Microsoft is ceasing support for Windows Phone. This build also brings connection reliability improvements, an updated Mixed Reality Portal icon, a more intuitive teleportation experience, better headset stability, and the usual bug fixes (full changelog).

Other things in this Windows 10 build that have been improved is Gaming options and a ton of Mixed Reality improvements have been included. Ubuntu Linux from Canonical is now available in the Windows Store and can be installed on any Windows 10 Insider Preview starting with Build 16215 and above.

Preview Build 16241 has a few known issues, the most notable of which for gaming enthusiasts might be problems with EA's Origin overlay that "may cause game movement to lock up". But Microsoft has refused to budge from its position of "we still support Windows 10 Mobile" despite the obvious end-of-play scenario unfurling before our eyes.

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