Windows 10 Insider build 14942 for PC has only a short list of known issues

Mark Coppock

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Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider build 14942 to PCs on the Fast Ring today, bringing a slew of new features. Every build has its issues, of course, but surprisingly today’s build enjoys a remarkably short list of bugs for a build that introduces so much new stuff.

Here’s the very short list what known issues for build 14942:

  • Insiders doing web development may find themselves their local intranet server unreachable, as service host separation will leave the IIS World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3Svc) unable to start successfully. To fix this issue:
  1. Run the following from an admin cmd line (or edit the registry accordingly):
    1. REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W3SVC /v SvcHostSplitDisable /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    2. REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WAS /v SvcHostSplitDisable /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
  2. Reboot the system, so that the W3Svc and WAS services share a service host process.

Such a short list indicates either build 14942 should be a remarkably stable build or Microsoft missed a lot of issues during quality control. Once you’ve installed the new build and have had a chance to give it a workout, let us know in the comments if you find anything else that’s broken.