No Downtime for Microsoft! Yet Another Windows 10 Preview Build Is Out Ahead of the Public Launch

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Mar 2

Microsoft has started to roll out yet another Windows 10 Preview Build from the Redstone 4 branch to Insiders on the Fast ring – its second this week. As we get closer to the public release of this upcoming Windows 10 version, there are fewer updates and more fixes coming in. However, the company still has to address a number of issues.

Before getting too excited about this new Preview, please know that today’s Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17112 could completely break Microsoft Store or it might just get disappeared altogether. The Redmond software maker has shared a workaround to this particular issue in this thread. For everything else, check out this complete changelog.

What’s new in Windows 10 17112 PC for Fast ring

Windows Mixed Reality

There are two issues impacting the usability of Windows Mixed Reality on this build. Windows Mixed Reality runs at a very low frame rate (8-10fps) that could result in some physical discomfort. And there are multiple crashes at startup that will cause Windows Mixed Reality to not work. For Insiders who want to keep Windows Mixed Reality working – you might want to consider hitting pause on taking new Insider Preview builds until these issues are fixed. You can pause Insider Preview builds by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program and pressing the “Stop Insider Preview builds” button and choosing “Pause updates for a bit”.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed an issue where selecting a notification after taking a screenshot or game clip opened the Xbox app’s home screen instead of opening the screenshot or game clip.
  • We fixed an issue where EFI and Recovery partitions were unexpectedly listed in Defragment and Optimize Drives.
  • We fixed an issue optimizing drives in Defragment and Optimize Drives didn’t work in the last few flights.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in a permanently black window if you dragged a tab out of a Microsoft Edge window, pulled it up to the top edge of the screen, and moved it back down and released it.
  • We fixed an issue where the warning on Windows 10 S when trying to run non-Microsoft Store apps from File Explorer might end up stuck behind the File Explorer window.
  • We fixed an issue where there was some unexpected extra space in the File Explorer navigation pane before the chevron icons to expand/collapse folders.
  • We fixed an issue where if focus was set inside Action Center pressing Esc wouldn’t close the Action Center window.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in ShellExperienceHost periodically waking the device from hibernate if active live tiles were pinned to Start.
  • We fixed an issue where navigating to Settings > System > Focus Assist > “Customize your priority list” could crash Settings.

For more details and known issues in this Windows 10 Preview Build, head over to Microsoft.