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New Windows 10 leak brings one feature you’re going to love

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After hinting last week that it’s getting ready to offer even faster Windows 10 beta releases to those Insiders interested in having access to the latest features no matter their quality, Microsoft appears to be getting ready to roll out a new Windows 10 build. However, as many publications report, a leaked version of the upcoming beta released has already hit the web, revealing one cool feature future Windows 10 users are likely to appreciate.

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According to Myce, Russian hacker group WZOR has posted several images of Windows 10 build 10036, revealing that special Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview and Windows 10 Technical Preview Education might also be released, but without highlighting any notable features.

More interestingly, The Register reports that there’s a new updates option for Windows 10 that’s titled “Choose how you download updates,” that offers an option to “Download apps and OS updates from multiple sources to get them more quickly.” When turned on, the option lets users “Download apps from Microsoft and: PCs on my local network; PCs on my local network, and PCs on the Internet”.

In other words, Microsoft will let users grab future Windows 10 updates faster than before, enabling peer-to-peer downloads between Windows 10 machines over local networks, or over the Internet. The feature, while definitely interesting, also raises some security questions, as this kind of Windows 10 updates access could offer hackers a new way to attack computers in the future.

Other features in Windows 10 build 10036 include an option of expanding the Start menu so it fills the screen in Windows 8 fashion, and “more consistency across the user interface,” as the publication puts it. A video from WinBeta highlighting the main features of this leaked Windows 10 release follows below.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.