Windows 10 build 9879

Build of Windows 10
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.4
Build number9879
Build revision0
Architecturex86, x64
Build labfbl_release
Compiled on2014-11-03
Expiration date
Timebomb2015-04-15 (+163 days)
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Windows 10 build 9879 is the third officially released Technical Preview build of the original release of Windows 10. It was released to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring on 12 November 2014 and to Windows Insiders in the Slow Ring on 25 November 2014.[1]

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Name Key
Core 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT
ProfessionalWMC (edition upgrade only) GBFNG-2X3TC-8R27F-RMKYB-JK7QT
Enterprise PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • Battery icon is now thinner and flatter in appearance.
  • Action Center was renamed to Security and Maintenance.
  • Feedback button (in the form of a smiley face) has been added to Internet Explorer 11.
  • OneDrive received improvements.
  • UWP login screen's font used is now Segoe UI unlike build 9860.
  • XAML start menu is now displayed correctly.

Findings[edit | edit source]

Hidden features[edit | edit source]

The following hidden features have been found within this build:

  • Hidden lock screen - enabled by setting Threshold to 1 under [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\TestHooks] in the registry like in build 9845.
  • XAML Start menu - create and set UseExperience to 1 under [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Launcher]
  • Search box on the taskbar - enabled by setting EnableSearchBox to 1 under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search. The search box's font is vgasys.fon at this point in development.

Hidden apps[edit | edit source]

There are a few hidden apps in this build:

  • Windows Default Lock Screen - accessed by running C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.WindowsDefaultLockScreen_8wekyb3d8bbwe!LockApp
  • Cloud Experience Host - accessed by running C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.CloudExperienceHost_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
  • Windows Shell Experience Host - accessed by running start-menu://test/

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Window thumbnail border color error[edit | edit source]

If window auto-colorization is enabled, the window thumbnail borders on the taskbar do not change color even after the wallpaper changes. This issue can be remedied by manually changing the window color through the Control Panel or restarting Windows.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

Hidden features[edit | edit source]

Updates[edit | edit source]

Only two updates were released for build 9879:

  • 6.4.9879.2.fbl_release_currentfr.141107-1950 - KB3016656 and KB3016725

References[edit | edit source]