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Here's what's fixed and what's broken in Windows 10 Insider build 14955

Microsoft has unleashed a fresh Windows 10 PC and Mobile preview build for Insiders on the Fast ring. As is usual with these builds, not only are there new features and changes to check out, but Microsoft has also thrown in an absolute trove fixes to be aware of. Of course, there are some known issues to be aware of as well. Here's the breakdown of what's fixed and broken in Windows 10 preview build 14955 for PC and Mobile.

Improvements and Fixes for PC

  • Now you can draw along the protractor and have the degree visual remain visible until you start drawing again. We've also updated the degree visual to be more clear – black text on a white background, as opposed to the previous black text on a red background.
  • We fixed the issue causing you to be unable to sign into apps such as Feedback Hub, Groove, MSN News, etc. with your Microsoft Account if you sign out or get signed out of these apps.
  • This build includes several fixes for precision touchpad:
  • We fixed an issue where precision touchpad was mis-classifying presses when mousing with one finger and pressing with another.
  • We fixed the issue in which "Reset touchpad" was appearing on PCs that don't support precision touchpad (legacy touchpad).
  • We fixed the issue where the 4-Finger gesture graphic would be viewable in Settings on PCs that support only 3-contact.
  • We fixed an issue with popular graphics app Paint.NET where horizontal scrolling was broken. This build includes several fixes for Narrator:
  • We have added a new key command to read the active window title of the current application. You can use Caps Lock + / for this.
  • We've improved Narrator's recognition of edit boxes on the web in Scan Mode so you get the message to use space to edit more consistently when focus has moved to an edit box.
  • We've done work to ensure that continuous reading is interrupted appropriately if focus changes or you issue a Narrator command that should stop continuous reading. We've also worked to ensure that continuous reading doesn't stop when it shouldn't.
  • We've updated the Trusted Platform Module Management control panel (TPM.msc) to provide additional detail when the TPM is "Not ready for use" or "Ready for use, with reduced functionality".
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Task Manager always opening with the default view, despite having configured it on the previous launch (for example, to "Show more details").
  • We fixed an issue where attempting to partition a USB drive via DiskPart would fail with the error "The system cannot find the file specified".
  • We fixed an issue where certain USB drives were failing to mount automatically or via Device Manager, despite being mountable using Disk Management.
  • We fixed an issue where Accessibility settings were failing to roam down-level to some PCs running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – triggering a sync loop and possibly causing some performance issues on those down-level PCs. If you have encountered this issue, to get out of this state – you will need to change a setting under Settings > Ease of Access so that fix will roam down-level. Whichever setting you changed to trigger roaming can be changed back if needed.
  • We fixed an issue where Settings would crash when copying hardware properties from the Wi-Fi settings page.
  • We fixed an issue where files were no longer automatically selected after being pasted into a folder in File Explorer.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to enter input into the Time or Place fields when creating a Reminder in Cortana.
  • We've updated the advanced tab of the device properties window in the Sounds control panel to now allow you to select the following sample dates as the default format for devices that support it: 24 and 32 bit at 176400Hz, and 16, 24 and 32 bit at 352800 Hz.
  • USB Audio 2.0 devices are now named based on the make/model of the device, rather than using a generic name, in places across the system, for example Device Manager.
  • We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge that prevented dragging content out of the browser to other windows
  • We fixed an issue that caused Microsoft Edge to crash when using the Share button to share web pages and PDFs to Mail.

Improvements and Fixes for Mobile

  • We fixed the issue causing you to be unable to sign into apps such as Feedback Hub, Groove, MSN News, etc. with your Microsoft Account if you sign out or get signed out of these apps.
  • We fixed the issue that was causing some devices to appear "stuck" on the blue Windows logo screen during the boot cycle when rebooting a phone on earlier builds.
  • We fixed a bug resulting in notifications banners not appearing from Outlook Mail accounts that had been pinned as tiles to Start.
  • We fixed an issue resulting certain apps being unexpectedly missing from the Share dialog.
  • We fixed an issue where Insiders who had configured a data limit on their phone may have ended up in a state where they would receive frequent notifications about having exceeded that limit.
  • We fixed an issue where the horizontal progress dots (as displayed when using the indeterminate ProgressBar control, for those who are familiar with XAML) were incorrectly fading out at the right side.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to enter input into the Time or Place fields when creating a Reminder in Cortana.

Known Issues for PC

  • If you have a 3rd party antivirus product installed on your PC – your PC might not be able to complete the update to this build and roll-back to the previous build.
  • Insiders may experience the Windows Ink Workspace crashing when using the protractor – we're investigating.

Known Issues for Mobile

  • If your device never successfully updated to Build 14951, please see this forum post (opens in new tab). If your device did receive Build 14951, you should be able to download and update to this build just fine. THANK YOU Insiders who helped us with getting the 0% download issue fixed last week!
  • Some Insiders are receiving an 0x80242006 error trying to update to the latest builds. We are investigating – see this forum post.
  • You will be unable to install additional languages, keyboards, and speech packs on your phone for the next few weeks. If you have existing languages, keyboards, and speech packs installed – they will carry over when you update to new builds. You just can't install any new ones. If you do a hard reset of your phone on these builds – you will also be unable to install additional languages, keyboards, and speech packs. You can use Windows Device Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile, install any languages, keyboards, and speech packs you need and then update to the latest build in the Fast ring as a workaround.
  • Excel Mobile will freeze after adding sheets and eventually crashes.

That's all for the fixes and known issues in build 14951. For a full rundown of what's new, be sure to check out our full Windows 10 build 14955 post!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

192 Comments
  • Seems faster . Smooth . Lots fixed . Thanks MS . Thanks dev section .
  • Lol.... You're here just to have upvotes!
  • No MR angry . I'm here and everywhere,even at 49.000 feet up beyond the sky horizon and above ur limit mind . Relax MR
  • Seems faster is a registered trademark of another forum user. Forget who, but sure they will chip in ;-)
  • Does it fix the VPN not connecting issue on mob.?
  • yes it fixes the Store
  • So are they waiting for tomorrow's event before rolling out more new features?
  • Sweet! Thought we would wait till Thursday for fixes! Checking now on Mobile. Have to wait an hour or two on PC. This is awesome.
  • Please update windows phone for Jio Sim
  • Better ask Reliance. What it has do with MS anyway??
  • MS needs to push firmware update to enable 4g in phones...I have lumia 1520 bt it doesn't support 4g because it's not enabled by firmware.
  • My 1520's all support 4G...
  • which country r u frm?
  • Shake your ding dong
  • Not for fast ring?
  • Erm. yes it is.
  • I am on fast ring and i dont get update lol
  • Me too :(
  • Me three :(
  • Same here
  • me x4
  • Ditto
  • Me five! Actually I'm getting the update ;)
  • And i am on USA region and dont getting update lol
  • go back to France cause USA is a terrible country to be in
  • Haha LOL gee thanks...
  • After November 8 it definitely will be. I'm moving to my aunt & uncle's place up in Canada!
  • What's happening on November 8th?
  • Trump will be the next president ....
  • 0% chance
  • 0.00% chance
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2016
  • Not that bad - more fixes than bugs. That we know of for now
  • "If your device never successfully updated to Build 14951, please see this forum post.​" What forum post is this referring to???  
  • Check original article, there is a link: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/10/25/announcing-window...
  • Cut and paste the post here. I don't have time to go look it up.
  • Stuck at 0% with previous release 640 phone fixed EASY: I set to SLOW. Restart. Check for updates, Up to date. Switch to FAST. Restart. Check for updates. Success. At Gears Spinning.now.
  • Thank you!
  • We want to support jio sim for all lumia phone plz plz add in store
  • Shhhhhh...its a secret..:-o
  • So whats the use of posting it here? Go knock the doors of Nadella & Ambani
  • What sim? And who are "we"?
  • It's a new operator launched recently in India based on LTE only... Kinda big deal, unlimited LTE data till 31st december...
  • And then? Have you posted in the feedback hub so they actually get these wishes?
  • And then? Have you posted in the feedback hub so they actually get these wishes?
  • I really dont care about them. I was just explaining about the above guy's rant but I now understand he's just trolling. Btw Microsoft has nothing to do it, that above guy should complain to the carrier.
    P.S. By them I mean the carrier.
  • Gotcha :)
  • Go tell Microsoft in the feedback hub and in the Microsoft Forums. Microsoft doesn't run this website so they will probably never see your complaint if you only post it here.
  • Have you 4g phone? Then you can use jio sim for internet on your phone
  • 4 builds later and they still want you to use MS Defender rather than 3rd party. Have to pass again for desktop. It's fine for my 950XL.
  • ?
  • And that's fine. It's fast ring. And who needs antivirus? Defender is enough
  • Defender does a good enough job along with a human brain that actually works. Third party av products are just performance killers.
  • I had Mcafee on my laptop with 8gb ram i5 processor and it ran very slow with it. My stream booted faster! Removed it and all is well again
  • McAfee has always been bad. TrendMicro does a much better job with products. They don't hinder performance too much.
  • I haven't used Trend Micro but Eset works really well too. I really like Bitdefender in terms of actual detection but that bogs down the system too.
  • Sweet. I have since gone to using Windows Defender only and have had no issues with malware or viruses.
  • "Defender does a good enough job along with a human brain that actually works. Third party av products are just performance killers." Wow! Duhhhhh....me so insulted. Whatever, bub.      
  • They probably have updated part of the kernel that will never work with third party until the third party updates it, which they most likely won't do for a while. Microsoft can't keep 100% backwards compatibility all the time. Did you complain during the first phase of Redstone? That broke functionality of third party as well until the third parties updated their suites.
  • Do something as IOS
  • Uh, it does more than iOS already.
  • You were just telling us that Microsoft needed to support some new propreitary system in India that nobody cares about, and now you are advocating Apple? Are you here just to troll?
  • It's quite obvious :)
  • We want jio sim support all lumia
  • Who are we?
  • No we don't
  • We heard you the first three times, and then you told us to switch to iPhone. No one cares about Jio. Go troll somewhere else.
  • We want
  • I know what we all want. We want you to stop spamming and trolling.
  • Only select lumias involved.
  • Wooo!  Mobile is actually downloading this time
  • After a brief hiatus, I think I'll jump back on board. I bottled out last week due to sign in issues
  • Your account was suspended.
  • I don't see it for ATT Lumia 950.
  • My Lumia 1520 not supposed jio sim its not fair because micromax, lava, oppo... Are supported jio sim.
  • It's not your phones' problem. Jio doesn't yet support Windows phones.
  • When is this guy / gal gonna take the hint?? Several posts, all the same, told by many no go and still posts. Either a troll or someone lucky to make it through the day alive!
  • Get those Chinese BS thing and enjoy your lolipop.
  • No one fuc*ing cares about Jio.
  • I hate windows phone they not install more apps in their store. Apple and android are better than windows, my satisfaction level day by day loss, i know most of indian customers who are using windows phone are also not happy with the performance of windows phone.
  • Troll.
  • ??
  • Troll.
  • You have posted nonsense ten times in fifteen minutes. You are officially a troll now.
  • This is not nonsense, this is fact
  • No, it isn't. You have made it up together with your statement that "we" want something about a sim... Another lie. Now just, keep to one subject and thread.
  • No, it isn't. You have made it up together with your statement that "we" want something about a sim... Another lie. Now just, keep to one subject and thread.
  • You are not Indian, that's why you don't know quality of jio sim, all mobile are compatible except windows phone.
  • That is why you are the only that has brought it up, and in a place where nobody can do anything about your feedback? In a totally unrelated news article? Because... Why?
  • It is fact -it is a fact that you are a troll.
  • Why not kick this guy out?
     
  • Day is not far when windows phone remove from indian market.
  • If you really hate Windows phone then stop crying here. If Jio doesn't supports Windows Phones that isn't WP's fault. If you hate then quit and buy an Android.
  • Shut up now.
  • I hope so. Wouldn't have to put up with your drivel... Then you can go to Android and ***** that they don't have live tiles!
  • Good. Because by your posts here, the Indian market doesn't deserve WP.
  • Hey Dan! What guitars are on the wall hangers!?!? Is the one on the right an acoustic bass?
  • I guess so.
  • I don't know they will rise, i feel that windows phone journey will finished soon in Indian market
  • Don't lose your hope.
  • No it won't.
  • Germany on Lumia 950 no update show after using the turn around previous version
  • fix .14955-0x0070005?.
  • How much time we have to wait for a Slow Ring Build in Redstone 2?
  • How long is a piece of string?
  • The length of the piece of string of course :)
  • Lumia 950, Dutch, no update showing...
  • I don't see an update on my L950 running 14951.. India. I smell an issue with all those who updated to 14951. I'm afraid it MS will tell all of us running 14951 to go back to the production ring and then update to 14955 :-( can happen with MS!
  • Another one after I just installed the previous one today! Awesome stuff!!! Hope though they'll fix the Excel bug in the next update.
  • Another one after I just installed the previous one today! Awesome stuff!!! Hope though they'll fix the Excel bug in the next update.
  • Me too. Mine had the 0% download bug, then later after reset got the error mentioned in the second bullet of "not fixed on mobile list". Eventually, it upgraded last night to 14951. Will be upgrading to 14955 tonight.
  • Try it now.
  • I'm on fast ring and there's no update available. Actually, since I downgraded to 8.1 I can't go back to W10.  Can someone help me out? I miss W10...
  • Download the Windows Insider app from the store and use it to go back to W10. Then after update you can delete the app because the functionality is built into W10.
  • \it's already installed. It reboots the device, but doesn't show updates availabe.
  • Weird
  • Yup, try with that. Im sure you will update with that method.
  • What device?
  • Lumia 925. I had it before, but it wasn't working fine. Lag and slow, so I downgraded it. But with the updates I want it back.
  • Should have asked. W10 upgrade with Insider Program no longer works for the 925 I think.
  • Not anymore?! I had it before...
  • Yes. I believe it is not supported on the official release of W10M and stopped getting update through insider program recently as well. I could be wrong though.
  • My L925 running W10M has not received an update in quite some time.
  • Use Device Recovery Tool to install the latest Release version.
  • Didn't know that this was possible. I use it only to downgrade, You sure I can upgrade with it?
  • Plug it in and see what version it offers up to you. I think with a Lumia 925 it will roll back to the last build for that device (probably 8.1?)
  • I'll try that tomorrow. Let you guys know if it worked or not. Thanks anyway. ​
  • Download the upgrade advisor app to upgrade to W10M production. Then enable insider builds again
  • I did it, but it says that W10 is not supported for my device. Tried the Windows Insider anyway and now shows "sorry, we cannot configure your device because it is currently preparing an update. Please install the update and then try again." On the Phone Update settings says that my phone is up to date. It happened that before and the update is never there...
  • What phone do you have? If it's a Lumia 925 it doesn't support Windows 10 Mobile, and AFAIK that includes not being able to access Insider builds. Not sure what phone you have from the comments but somebody mentioned the Lumia 925 which I'm pretty sure isn't included, along with similarly spec'd phones like the 920 and 1020
  • Just looked back and seems like you have a Lumia 925, it's no longer supported officially, even on Insider builds. It stopped getting updates when the 920 and 1020 did
  • Yeah, it's a Lumia 925. That's too bad, I wanted W10 back... I'll try on Windows Recovery Tool like someone suggested above, but if it doesn't work I'll have to live with 8.1, won't buy a new WP untill MSFT figures out what is going to do about phones and support. ​
  • They have figured out. No more Lumia, possible surface phone, push OEMs to make WP devices (Alcatel, Acer...etc) and source out tech support.
  • I really don't see why 3.62gig is used by system. Having to uninstall ever app that won't install on SD card is becoming less funny each time.
  • I really don't see why 3.62gig is used by system. Having to uninstall ever app that won't install on SD card is becoming less funny each time.
  • That's actually a really small size for the OS. Do you know how much Android or iOS use?
  • 950 XL, 45% downloaded.
  • What region Nicholas?
  • Germany. Installing now.
  • Hmmm...switching my region to Germany to try to snag it
  • I think it's just a staged thing. Everyone will get it soon... patience :)
  • I usually am. LOL want to do it now because I have some spare time that's all...will be busy later.
  • Good luck! :)
  • Thanks
  • The North America (NAM) works fine for me to 14955.10000 latest build.
  • Finally, it works well after upgrading to 14955.1000 for 950XL. I purchased the dual sim unlocked in the US. Bravo again.
  • I am on build 14951, and on a Fast Ring. Searching for this update says my phone is up to date
  • 1520 usa fast ring nothing :(
  • don't see it yet on my lumia icon/Verizon. 2:12pm EST. will probably be checking every 5 minutes until i see it :-) ...although i'm thinking something is probably wrong considering every other time there's been an announcement about a new fast ring build it's always been there to d/l right away.
  • They call RS Prereleased 14955.1000. Try it now.
  • Nooooo! My Lumia 950XL just rebooted while downloading the new build that fixes the reboot issue! Sigh...another 30 minutes until it finishes booting....then the download and update to resolve one of the worst bugs in recent memory. Oh well, I guess I could do something else for now lol.
  • Power down then try again.
  • Thank you. It finally rebooted, stuck at 0% for now. I'll visit the forums if it doesn't progress after a while.
  • I was able to get it installed on my 950XL! I did a test restart and the phone restarted right away and booted to the Start Screen within a minute or so. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy about this! I had to carry my 1520 as a backup phone incase my 950XL rebooted and I needed to make an emergency call. I'm so glad to be free of the 30 minute boot time. I'm not kidding. It's great to be able to use the 950XL as my daily driver again after 2 builds of uncertainty.
  • Yes, me too. I am so happy after almost two weeks of hanging there.
  • Not update avalaible on my laptop.Help
  • Skipped last two builds. Now downloading on 950XL in UK.
  • My lumia 950 isn't finding the update :(   I'm on 14951 and went through the long list of steps to get that one on.  Back on the fast ring, not finding the update  :(  
  • Had the 0% issue on last build, did the 'workaround' and got 951 on... now downloading 14955 fine on 950xl, SB and PC :)
  • What region are you in? :)
  • UK, but French import XL if that makes a difference :)
  • The 0% download issue on the previous build & passed on it. However, I didn't have any problems getting this one ... NL950XL Dual Sim ... Jamaica
  • Is the 5 day timeout for 14951 today or tomorrow?
  • I've change date forward 2 weeks and download now available on mobile in UK.
    Looks like the 0% issue has changed to a nothing available issue
  • My 1520 crashes and won't come on until connected to a charger whenever I do things like play games. Anyone have any solutions?
  • Replace ur battery
  • Get rid of it and buy an Iphone!
  • Still no trace of 955???
  • Sweet! But they really need to fix the Camera app. The quality has gone from brilliance to average in lowlight/indoor conditions. Left a couple of feedback, let's see if it works. In my experience it is the post processing that is ruining things - a close up picture with TRIPLE LED flash from my 950XL turns up noise on a white surface - likely due to over sharpening. It's bugging the hell out of me!
  • Sweet! But they really need to fix the Camera app. The quality has gone from brilliance to average in lowlight/indoor conditions. Left a couple of feedback, let's see if it works. In my experience it is the post processing that is ruining things - a close up picture with TRIPLE LED flash from my 950XL turns up noise on a white surface - likely due to over sharpening. It's bugging the hell out of me!
  • Sweet! But they really need to fix the Camera app. The quality has gone from brilliance to average in lowlight/indoor conditions. Left a couple of feedback, let's see if it works. In my experience it is the post processing that is ruining things - a close up picture with TRIPLE LED flash from my 950XL turns up noise on a white surface - likely due to over sharpening. It's bugging the hell out of me!
  • Sweet! But they really need to fix the Camera app. The quality has gone from brilliance to average in lowlight/indoor conditions. Left a couple of feedback, let's see if it works. In my experience it is the post processing that is ruining things - a close up picture with TRIPLE LED flash from my 950XL turns up noise on a white surface - likely due to over sharpening. It's bugging the hell out of me!
  • Sweet! But they really need to fix the Camera app. The quality has gone from brilliance to average in lowlight/indoor conditions. Left a couple of feedback, let's see if it works. In my experience it is the post processing that is ruining things - a close up picture with TRIPLE LED flash from my 950XL turns up noise on a white surface - likely due to over sharpening. It's bugging the hell out of me!
  • Sweet! But they really need to fix the Camera app. The quality has gone from brilliance to average in lowlight/indoor conditions. Left a couple of feedback, let's see if it works. In my experience it is the post processing that is ruining things - a close up picture with TRIPLE LED flash from my 950XL turns up noise on a white surface - likely due to over sharpening. It's bugging the hell out of me!
  • Sweet! But they really need to fix the Camera app. The quality has gone from brilliance to average in lowlight/indoor conditions. Left a couple of feedback, let's see if it works. In my experience it is the post processing that is ruining things - a close up picture with TRIPLE LED flash from my 950XL turns up noise on a white surface - likely due to over sharpening. It's bugging the hell out of me!
  • Yikes, my comment got posted way too many times. @Dan can you please delete them? Seems due to a connection delay on my phone
  • Glad to see they finally fixed that Task Manager bug
  • Ugh. MMS still broken. Verizon Icon
  • Still can't install on my PC - Crashes at Working on updates (Every update since 14393)
  • I can report that the Yahoo Mail app now works without throwing up "Unable to Log in" errors.
  • Hello. Is the mail app screwed up for anyone after this update? For me on Windows 10 mobile it's lagging like crazy.
  • In My action centre,i cant see my notification its missing
  • System souns except for notifications are gone with the build. L830.
  • Vpn still not working. So annoying. It can't be so hard to fix. Come on MS!
  • I can't even get the update :'(
  • I hope this fixes issues like not being able to play youtube videos via edge (constant page reloads) and apss crashing (took me ten attempts to open the windows central app to allow me to post this message) all this on a Lumia 830
  • On my second day with the new build. Seems to open faster and runs nicely. But, this thing is chewing through battery like crazy. Getting maybe 50% of what I had before and my device is almost always warm. Oh the joys of beta testing. Already posted findings on the feedback app.
  • Huge battery drain after installing. Phone stays hot. Ugh.
  • The screen goes dark after getting a few notifications together.
  • It's not updated always shows check up to date how can I updated plzz tell me
  • Cortana cant find internet connection
  • Nokia Lumia 830 Brightness not works at all