Windows 10 preview build 17128 hits the Fast ring alongside 'Cortana Show Me' app

Microsoft is ending the week with a new build for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. In this release, build 17128, the biggest change is that the watermark in the lower-right corner of the desktop is gone. However, Microsoft is quick to point out that this isn't the final build ahead of the spring update's release. Rather, there's still more work to be done, and Insiders will see further builds before the spring update's release.

Outside of the watermark change, there are no major changes or improvements in the build itself. Microsoft has, however, taken the opportunity to release a new app on the Microsoft Store: Cortana Show Me (opens in new tab).

Introducing Cortana Show Me

Ever wanted to change a setting, but didn't know how? Enter Cortana Show Me, your guide to Windows 10 settings, which is now available for download in the Microsoft Store through this link. In our preview app, Cortana will show you how to change settings step-by-step. In this release, you can launch guides directly from the app homepage, but check back soon for voice entry points. For Insiders, the app is available in English (US and UK) and in German. We've created guides for 15 settings so far but stay tuned for further improvements and additional offerings. While we know this experience isn't specifically designed for Insiders, it's for all the friends and family we have who need a pointer – please share it with them.

Cortana Show Me includes a list of guides ranging from how to update Windows to running security scans and more. The app is available rolling out now on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab), but it may not be immediately available to download for everyone.

If you're on the Windows Insider Fast ring, you should be able to grab build 17128 via Windows Update now.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Whooo Hooo the watermark is gone!!!! Thats the first thing I remove with each new build, the second thing is to give newly opened windows the focus............................
  • I still say RTM will happen before the Easter break, especially as it's version 1803, it has to be completed in March
  • Cool. Already in the process of installation.
  • Looking good updates ain't half rolling out.
  • Another app? Why wouldn't this simply be another SKILL for Cortana? It's as if there are two different companies working on this stuff.
  • It should be neither. It should instead be like the install experience and built in. The only reason I think it's an app is it will also include things like how to skype or maybe be a bit clippy. In which case it needs to work agnostic to an Os in some cases and specific in others. An app gives them that flexability. But really who knows.
  • Which would make it a US only feature as Skills aren't available outside the US!!!
  • Good lord! Another app???
  • To be far you do not have to download it. eventually I believe this will all be built into Cortana.
  • I was excited because I thought the "show me" experience might be a way to get Cortana to show you... the same stuff it used to show you in Cortana (and still does on mobile FWIW) but somehow still hasn't made it into the action center. But alas.
  • What watermark? (serious question)
  • Pre-release builds have a build number and other info in the bottom right hand corner of the desktop. When the watermark is gone you know we are close.
  • fast ring, slow ring build usually have a watermark at the bottom right corner of the screen ( signifying that they will expire at some point) this does not
  • So far, most of the stock apps like photos, mail & calendar, store, groove music, movies & tv etc. are not working on this build. They crash a few seconds after the splash screen is displayed.
  • Has anyone checked if you can actually already leave the Insider Program on this one?
  • You can leave the Insider Program on any build.