Microsoft released today the first Redstone 5 build for Windows Insiders who opted in to skip ahead to the next major Windows 10 release. This is the Windows 10 Insider build 17604, which comes with the same new features as the Redstone 4 build 17101 (now rolling out to Fast Ring Insiders). However, both new Insider builds have a different list of known issues and other fixes, and you can read everything related to the RS5 build 17604 below:
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC (Build 17604)
- We fixed an issue from the last flight were some PCs failed to resume from hibernate (requiring a hard reboot to recover).
- We fixed an issue after upgrading to the last flight where Start didn’t work for Insiders who’d had HomeGroup added as a folder to appear on Start.
- We’ve updated the touch keyboard so that if you try to shapewrite in an unsupported text field or when the typing resources aren’t installed, you won’t see the shapewriting trail as you swipe your finger over the keys.
- Fixed an issue which may have caused a Microsoft Edge tab to crash after playing video when some extensions are enabled
- We fixed an issue resulting in newly installed Microsoft Edge extensions not appearing in the Extensions pane in the last two flights.
- We fixed an issue where the touch keyboard showed an English layout with no IME on/off key when an East Asian keyboard is the only input method on your system.
- We fixed an issue that could result in the mouse cursor suddenly jump to screen corner while mouse was moving in a List Control.
- We fixed an issue resulting in certain fingerprint readers not working in recent flights.
- We fixed an issue where Windows Hello failed to work on Surface Laptops with the last build.
- We’re updating the “Advanced graphics settings” link on the Display Settings page to now just say “Graphics Settings”.
- When your volume is muted, the volume icons in the Sound Settings page will also now appear muted.
- If you click the Reset button on the App volume and device preferences page, it will now also reset any app specific volumes you’ve set back to default (100%).
- We fixed an issue resulting in app updates failing in the Microsoft Store with error 0x80070057 in recent builds.
Known issues (Build 17604)
- 3 and 4 finger gestures on the touchpad are unresponsive.
- The Japanese IME sometimes can’t turn on in UWP apps. If you encounter this issue switch to a Win32 application (e.g. Notepad), turn the IME on there, then switch back to the UWP app.
- Plugging in an external optical drive (DVD) will cause an Explorer.exe crash.
- Bringing up Game bar using the Xbox button on an Xbox One controller doesn’t work in some games.
- In the text box for Mixer stream title, using non-character keys (e.g. Tab, Delete, Backspace, etc.) may cause the game to hang for a few seconds.
- Selecting a notification after taking a screenshot or game clip opens the Xbox app’s home screen instead of opening the screenshot or game clip.
- In some games—such as Destiny 2 and Fortnite—mouse and keyboard input will still go to the game while Game bar is open.
- Buttons on Game bar are not centered correctly.
- Keyboard and mouse input may not work correctly in Game bar when playing a first person game (e.g. Minecraft). Alt + Tab out of and into the game should fix this.
- Settings will crash if you open the Themes Settings page.
As the Windows Insider team explained today, the first Redstone 5 builds will be a little more rough compared to the latest Redstone 4 builds. In case that’s an issue for you, you can still opt out of Skip Ahead and wait for the Fast Ring to transition to RS5, which will happen once Windows 10 version 1803 (Redstone 4) is ready to roll out to all Windows 10 users.Further reading: build 17604, Redstone 5, Windows 10, Windows Insider