Windows 10 October 2018 Update Gets a New Preview Build


Microsoft has released a fresh new Preview Build to the Fast ring Insiders. As expected, the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update preview doesn't bring any new changes as the focus remains on performance improvement and stability. Here are the complete details of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17758 (Redstone 5 aka the October 2018 Update).

What’s new in Storage Sense

Starting with Windows 10, Storage Sense has embarked on a path to keep your storage optimized. We’re making continuous improvements in every feature update. From Build 17720 and later, we’re adding a new capability and making a few changes to Storage Sense’s behavior. Storage Sense now has the capability to automatically free up disk space by making older, unused, locally available files be available online-only. Learn more in the Storage Sense blog post here.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • 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 an issue resulting in the back button in Settings and other apps becoming white text on a white background if you hovered over it.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Narrator not reading selected word choices when typing using an IME (for example, in Japanese).
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain apps crashing when you tried to save a file from the app.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in explorer.exe crashing recently when clicking on the “Import photos and videos” option from an autoplay notification.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in nearby sharing not working for local accounts where the account name contained certain Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters.

Known issues

  • When you use the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere.

The list of fixes and known issues is growing extremely shorter. It is likely that the Windows maker will deliver the RTM build by the next week. However, it should be noted that the company continues to emphasize that it is not "done yet" with the development process.

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- For those on the Slow ring, Microsoft has also just promoted the Preview Build 17754 to the stable ring.