Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider preview build 17682 to the desktops of those who are opted into Skip Ahead or the Fast Ring. The build brings improvements for Sets, and some other new features, but also comes with a fair share of known issues and fixes. Here’s what you need to know.
- We’re working on adding dark theme in File Explorer and the Common File Dialog, but we still have some things to do. You may see some unexpectedly light colors in these surfaces when in dark mode.
- After updating to this build, Mixed Reality Portal will reinstall the Mixed Reality Software and environment settings will not be preserved. If you need your Mixed Reality home experience to persist, we recommend skipping this build until these issues are fixed.
- Some Insiders may find increased reliability and performance issues when launching Start on this build. We’re investigating.
Some Insiders may experience some bugchecks (GSOD) on this build with “Critical Process Died” error.
- If you have a Surface Studio, it will fail to update to this build with a “Your PC hardware is not supported on this version of Windows 10” error.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC:
- We fixed the issue for Windows Insider Program for Business folks where PCs using AAD accounts to receive new flights (via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program) where they would see a “Fix me” option presented and couldn’t to receive the latest flights.
- We’re experimenting with adding tips and suggestions to the Settings homepage. If you see one of these, you can choose to opt out by clicking the “…” in the top corner.
- We fixed an issue resulting in some apps missing pinned and recent items when you right-clicked their icons in the taskbar.
- We fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer showing blank/generic icons for any file type associated with a UWP app.
- We fixed an issue where Alt + Tab would sometimes unexpectedly have duplicate entries for app windows in recent flights.
- We fixed a crash when asking Cortana to play any music in recent flights. This issue also impacted the ability to launch apps using voice commands.
- We fixed an issue where if the taskbar jump list didn’t show (for example if you clicked away before it finished launching), the next time you watched a video full screen the taskbar would unexpectedly appear on top of the video.
- We fixed an issue where you couldn’t scroll to the end of the clipboard items list (WIN + V) using mouse wheel/touchpad.
- We fixed an issue where the wallpaper and app preview thumbnails were unexpectedly flipped when using Task View in Arabic or other bidirectional display languages.
Screen snipping (WIN + Shift + S, or other entry points) will now default to rectangular snipping. Your most recent mode selection (rectangular or freeform) is preserved across invocations, so you may not notice a change if you have already been using this experience.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the “Add a feature” page in Settings not finding any features in the last few builds.
- We fixed an issue where text written using OTF fonts wouldn’t show up when printed.
- We fixed an issue resulting in some apps failing to launch recently with application error 0xc0000005 when certain antivirus software programs were installed.
- We fixed an issue impacting certain touch-capable devices where all Bluetooth accessories would periodically stop working until the screen was touched.
- We fixed an issue resulting in some explorer.exe hangs when using Remote Desktop, projecting your screen, or having multiple monitors in recent flights. This issue may also have led to Microsoft Edge hangs.
- We fixed an issue resulting in multiple Win32 apps and system components becoming unresponsive after waking from sleep in the last two flights.
As always, this build will be showing up now in Windows Update, so get those machines ready and get downloading! Once you’ve updated, please do let us know in the comments below if you’re having any issues or notice anything not mentioned in today’s changelogs.Further reading: build 17682, Fast Ring, Microsoft, Redstone 5, RS5, Skip Ahead Ring, Windows 10, Windows Insider