After a Few Feature-Packed Builds, Microsoft Starts Focusing on Fixes with PC Preview 15025

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Feb 1, 2017
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Microsoft has started releasing yet another Windows 10 Creators Update Preview build to the Fast ring. Today’s Windows 10 Preview build 15025 is smaller than most of the recent updates, possibly hinting that the company is finalizing the Update for its April release.

Windows 10 Creators Update Preview 15025

The last few builds sent out to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring were super packed with features and improvements. Last build alone brought in a long list of features, including Game Mode, Beam streaming, changes to Night Light and more.

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Today’s Windows 10 Preview build is bringing braille support to Narrator, Collections in Feedback Hub, new mono audio option in Ease of Access settings, and more night light improvements.

Before we share what the company has fixed with today’s build, please note that Windows 10 build 15025 won’t be available for PCs running 32-bit (x86) versions of Windows 10 Insider Preview builds. Dona Sarkar in her announcement noted that “because the majority of Insiders in the Fast ring have PCs running 64-bit (x64),” Windows development team decided to go ahead and release 15025 with 32-bit blocked until next flight.

“We plan to release ISOs for this build by the end of the week and Insiders on 32-bit PCs will be able to update from the ISOs,” she promised.

What’s fixed in Windows 10 15025 for PC

Today’s build has improved and fixed a number of features.

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– [GAMING] We fixed the issue where clicking on certain elements in desktop (Win32) games causes the game to minimize and cannot be restored.

– Windows Insiders should no longer have trouble connecting to certain Google sites due to an implementation of a new security model being rolled out to further enhance user security.

– Extensions in Microsoft Edge are back to working as expected.

-App developers can now request to pin their primary tile, just like secondary tiles, allowing apps to highlight their awesome live tiles – see this blog postfor more info.

-Quicken 2017 should launch and working normally again.

-Windows Insiders will no longer see a “Mixed Reality” entry on the main page of Settings.

-We fixed an issue Insiders may have experienced where the Network flyout would unexpectedly appear blank instead of listing available Wi-Fi networks.

-We fixed an issue where the custom color picker in Color Settings might stop working when selecting new colors.

-We fixed an issue where certain colors in the recent colors section of Colors Settings would unexpectedly not appear selected after being selected.

-We fixed an issue where if you downloaded a theme from the Store, deleted it, then downloaded it again, it wouldn’t appear in Themes Settings.

-We’ve improved the performance when using point erase to ease ink in Sketchpad.

-We’ve updated the Windows Ink Workspace so it will now remember your most recently selected stencil (ruler or protractor) and keep that choice the next time you open Sketchpad.

-We fixed an issue where, after upgrading, some Insiders were left with certain tiles that couldn’t be unpinned from Start. We also fixed an issue where pinning a tile might unexpectedly add it in the middle of an existing group of tiles.

-We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders using PCs with certain older chipsets seeing colored boxes in the place of text and various other UI in UWPs apps.

-We fixed an issue where desktop shortcuts pointing at URLs weren’t working for some Insiders.

-We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to tab over to Other Users section on the login screen using only the keyboard.

-We fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge sometimes freezing for a short after using CTRL+C to copy selected text in the address bar.

-We fixed an issue resulting in the shadows behind the set aside tabs in Microsoft Edge not being as dark as expected – the thumbnails should pop more now.

-We fixed an issue with notification toast priority from recent flights where an alarm or skype call toast would not interrupt a reminder toast.

-We fixed an issue where some captive portal Wi-Fi networks might fail to connect during OOBE, and if a captive portal network was using DNS hijacking to redirect to a secure site, the captive portal app would crash and you wouldn’t be able to clear the portal.

-We fixed an issue where Yes/No voice commands in the Wi-Fi portion of OOBE weren’t working.

-We fixed an issue resulting in the screen flashing and explorer crashing in a loop for some Insiders if they entered Safe Mode on recent builds.

-We fixed an issue for devices with TPM chips on 15019 where the TPM was unexpectedly not able to start.

-We fixed an issue where a window might appear to get “stuck” on the mouse when releasing it after dragging to resize it – requiring an extra click to let go.

-We fixed an issue resulting in poor quality scaling of taskbar and task view thumbnail previews.

– We also fixed an issue where periodically when you moved your mouse to hover over a taskbar thumbnail preview, it might unexpectedly immediately dismiss.

For details on today’s changes and new features along with known issues, head over to Microsoft.

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