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Known Issues: Windows 10 Insider preview 17112 for Fast Ring PC experiencing Windows Store dissapearance

As with most Insider releases, there are pros and cons and today’s con for the newly released preview build 17112 for Fast Ring PCs, may be a deal breaker for most testers.

As we inch closer and closer to a Redstone 4 release of Windows 10’s latest update, Insiders have been hit with a major spoiler alert about the latest preview build that includes the possible removal of the Windows Store entirely.

Here’s are the known issues for build 17112 for Fast Ring PCs,

  • IMPORTANT: The Microsoft Store may be completely broken or disappeared altogether after upgrading to this build. Please see this forum post for details including a workaround on how to get the Microsoft Store back.
  • If you try to open a file that is available online-only from OneDrive that hasn’t been previously downloaded to your PC (marked with a green checkmark in File Explorer), your PC could bugcheck (GSOD). You can work around this problem by right-clicking on these files and selecting “Always keep on this device.” Any file-on-demand from OneDrive that is already downloaded to the PC should open fine.
  • Post-install at the first user-prompted reboot or shutdown, a small number of devices have experienced a scenario wherein the OS fails to load properly and may enter a reboot loop state. For affected PCs, turning off fast boot may bypass the issue. If not, it is necessary to create a bootable ISO on a USB drive, boot into recovery mode, and this will allow bypass.
  • When Movies & TV user denies access to its videos library (through the “Let Movies & TV access your videos library?” popup window or through Windows privacy settings), Movies & TV crashes when the user navigates to the “Personal” tab.

Those are some pretty steep prices to pay to play with build 17112 over the weekend. Fortunately, there appear to be work-a-rounds to get your system up to relative parity, but if you plan to use your PC heavily this weekend, it’s probably best to sit out this round unless you like forum-diving.

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Is a completely broken Windows Store a deal breaker for you?