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Here are the known issues, fixes, changes in Windows 10 build 16257 for PC

After a tease involving some cake, Dona Sakar and the Windows Insider team just released Windows 10 build 16257 to the PCs of Fast Ring Windows Insiders across the world. As always, this build is not perfect and comes with a set of known issues that may impact the performance of your PC. So, before you proceed with installation, please have a look at the following known issues, fixes, and changes.

Known issues for PC:

  • Start, Action Center and notification toasts may at times have a background that is 100% transparent. A fix will be available in later flight – for now, if you encounter this issue, try ending ShellExperienceHost.exe via Task Manager or rebooting to resolve the issue.
  • We’re investigating reports where Action Center shows it has some number of notifications but when you click to open Action Center, there are no notifications shown.
    We’re investigating reports that suggested apps are visible in Start despite the related setting being off. For now, if you encounter this please try toggling Settings > Personalization > Start > “Occasionally show suggestions in Start”.
  • Connecting to a VPN using a solution downloaded from the Windows Store may result in a system crash.
  • When installing or updating a Windows Store app, you may see error 80070057. As a workaround, you can get the latest app by uninstalling the older version of the app from your device and reinstall latest version from Store.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC:

  • We fixed an issue where the battery flyout might have shown unexpected text for the % charged (specifically “%1!s!%2!s!% until fully charged”).
  • We’ve fixed an issue resulting in certain network setting being lost on upgrade and reverting to default. Specifically, static IP address configuration was reverted to DHCP, and networks marked private were reverted to public.
  • If you had installed Builds 16226-16237 and had found Storage Spaces to not be working, today’s build expands upon the fix in 16241 to remediate those PCs that had upgraded from the impacted build range and were still in a bad state. Thanks again to the Insiders that have helped us investigate this!
  • We fixed an issue where if you switched to a new tab and back in Microsoft Edge, Narrator would start reading from the top of the page again, rather than remember where you had been on the page.
  • We fixed an issue where right-clicking on a folder in File Explorer and saying Scan with Windows Defender wouldn’t work if the folder name contained #.
  • We fixed a rare issue where the Windows Search Service might get stuck on initialization after upgrade, resulting in File Explorer showing “Working on it…” infinitely when accessing certain folders.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain games such as Wargaming’s World of Tanks, World of Warships, and World of Warplanes appearing to hang/freeze shortly after launch when played on x86 PCs in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where some Insiders were not being offered builds higher than Build 16241.

As the possible September launch of the Fall Creators update nears, your feedback is becoming ever so more important. Happy downloading, Windows Insiders, and be sure to keep that feedback coming to Microsoft in the Feedback Hub!

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