Within a week of announcing Windows 10 Preview build for PC and Windows 10 Mobile preview, the Redmond giant has released Build 14271 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. And for the first time together with PC, it has also released a new build for mobile- Build 14267.1004 for mobile to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.
The PC build is largely focussed on the bug fixes based on the feedback from Windows Insiders. And to get more frequent feedbacks, Microsoft has locked the feedback setting to “Automatically (Recommended)” in the Settings app which would be managed by the Windows Insider Program.
If someone wants to be able to change this setting, one would have to roll back to the Windows 10 November Update and disable Windows 10 Insider Preview builds on that device.
The main issues which have been fixed in the new build are:
- Issue of window borders on apps changing color from accent color to black after every upgrade is now fixed.
- Music control icons shown in the app previews now look more crisp and clean at higher resolutions.
- Autohide problem of taskbar, while in full-screen mode, is fixed
- The entire app header in Action Center is now right-clickable instead of just the app name or “x”.
- Now you can easily dismiss all notifications from a specific app in Action Center by increasing the target area to encompass the entire app header.
- Using Picture Password while switching users is faster.
In addition to the above, the new build has also improved the support for universal app debugging for the debugging tools for Windows (Windbg, kd, cdb, ntsd). You’d also need the Universal C Runtime Library (uCRT), available via Windows Update, to run this build.
Some of the known issues for PC in this build are:
- Some PCs are reportedly freezing or having bluescreen when resuming from hibernation. So one would have to disable hibernation until this issue is fixed.
- You may not be able to use Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security, or the Kaspersky Total Security Suite due to a known driver bug. Currently, there is no workaround for that, and you’d have to use Windows Defender or another third party anti-virus product of your choice to remain protected.
- Turning on the “always show all icons in the notification area” setting disrupts the layout of the notification area (“systray”).
- Charts displayed using D3.js library will not displayed correctly while browsing on Edge, affecting sites such as Cortana, Bing.com, and PowerBI.com.
- App crashes due to an OS reliability issue which is being investigated. Some older apps such as Windows Live Mail and Expression Encoder 4 are also affected.
As far as Mobile build is concerned, Microsoft says the build is same which was released last week but with two important fixes and one new feature. The problem of Lumia 550 not getting charged or connected via USB has been fixed along with the fixing of Visual Voicemail notifications.
Microsoft has also introduced Visual Voicemail for dual-SIM devices and updated the People app that brings back the history feature.
Some of the known issues which are affecting the new build are the issues of wireless display connection for some Windows Insiders and trackpad not working properly while using Continuum on the Lumia 950 XL.