Windows 10 build 9841
|Build of Windows 10|
|Timebomb||2015-04-15 (+215 days)|
Technical Preview for Consumer
Technical Preview for Enterprise
Windows 10 build 9841 is a pre-release build of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. The build was demonstrated by Microsoft on 2014-09-30 at a closed press conference and released as a Technical Preview on 2014-10-01.
This build is the first publicly available build of Windows 10, released to users who joined the Windows Insider program. The build also comes with multiple languages. It replaces the start screen with the start menu.
To run this build your system requires at least: 1 GHz or faster processor, 1 GB or more RAM (for x86) or 2 GB or more (for x64), at least 16 GB of disk space, and a DirectX 9 graphics device with a WDDM driver. The reporting feature also requires a Microsoft account.
Features[edit | edit source]
This build is quite rough, both in terms of functionality and UX. However, this is to be expected considering the earliness of Windows 10 at this stage.
Bugs and leftovers[edit | edit source]
Installation[edit | edit source]
If you're installing this build, you must either change the host PC's time to the BIOS date time listed (2014-09-13) for the case of virtual machines or turn off all network adapters even if you turned off the time sync and set the BIOS date for the machine, otherwise after the hardware setup it will automatically adjust to the current time via online time syncing and activate the timebomb, instantly breaking the build and the bootloader.
Media Center[edit | edit source]
If you add Windows Media Center to this build using a purchased Windows 8.1 product key, the system subsequently identifies itself as running "Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center", along with a warning that the OS has not been activated.