To cap off this week, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17760 to the Fast Ring. This is again a fairly minor release, but it packs game compatibility improvements and the usual fixes. Here’s what you need to know before you install.
— Dona Sarkar @ #MSIgnite prep (@donasarkar) September 14, 2018
First off, with the game compatibility, Microsoft is officially announcing that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update will work with all major Tencent games. The firm is also encouraging other developers to reach out to ensure compatibility with their games too. Noted by Dona Sarkar and the Insider Team:
The Windows Compatibility Team is pleased to announce that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update will be fully compatible with all major Tencent games. Game compatibility can be challenging due to the complexity of the games and reliance on anti-cheat services. We’ve done this by partnering closely with Tencent to test these games, investigate issues and produce fixes. Our hard work has paid off: we are pleased to say that this will be a successful release for our shared customers!
As for the general changes, improvements, and fixes, they cover problems with .NET, PDFs, and Microsoft Edge. Have a read below for more information:
- The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build. This does not mean this is the final build as we are not done yet. We’re just now beginning the phase of checking in final code to prepare for the final release.
- We fixed the issue causing apps that use .NET 4.7.1 to not work correctly in previous builds.
- We fixed an issue resulting in rendering issues in certain types of PDFs in Microsoft Edge.
- We fixed an issue that could cause a crash when using swipe to navigate back in Microsoft Edge.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge crashing after pressing F12 on certain webpages if certain extensions were enabled.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the icons on Microsoft Edge error pages not being visible on localized builds.
- We fixed an underflow in the Windows Security app that could result in the UI unexpectedly showing a very large number of threats had been found.
Microsoft notes there are currently no known major issues to report with this build. That’s some good news, as it has otherwise been a busy week so far for you Insiders. Build 17758 moved to the Slow ring today, and Microsoft recently re-released Windows 10 19H1 build 18237 after issues with it accidentally being encrypted.