Windows 10 preview build 17112 now rolling out to Fast ring Insiders

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Microsoft has begun rolling out another new Windows 10 preview build for Insiders in the Fast ring, moving the build number up to 17112. Like other recent builds, there aren't any major new features included in this build, as Microsoft is winding down development on the Redstone 4 update. However, there are some general fixes to check out, along with some issues to be aware of related to Windows Mixed Reality. Here's a look:

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.

That covers the improvements and changes present in build 17112. For more, check out the full release notes at Microsoft.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

23 Comments
  • Once again, "Skip Ahead" seems to mean "Skip all the fixes".
  • Well, and skipping the horrible brokedness of the last two builds.  I originally moved to fast to get my Windows Miced Reality headset to function.  I'm super glad I'm on skip ahead else I'd be stuck without it again.
  • Well right now The main focus is on get RS4. But It pretty much like last time will get peak at things to come be for RS4 is done
  • The ones right before release, yeah. Wouldn't the next RS5 build have all of these fixes as part of it and more? :) They're just different schedules and RS4 is rushed for release which is understandable.
  • I guess I'll not install this update since it breaks WMR.  Hopefully the next build will fix their issue.
  • Scuba I could have sworn about this time last year you were saying WMR and generally VR was a fad just like 3D televisions?
  • yeah, but Elite happened
  • Good. My OEM partition suddenly appeared with an assigned drive letter in Explorer. Hope this resolves it.
  • my feedback hub still doesn't work. My edge browser is non functioning. 17112.1
  • I am in the same boat. And still no Store app. I tried that fix and nothing. My store app is completely gone.
  • Restart your pc or Shut down your PC a few it after doing the fix
  • Open up admin PowerShell and run:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.Ins
    tallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    This will bring the store back if the other Powershell Scripts aren't working *Tested and Works*
  • No skip ahead build this week
  • Windows Store broken again in this build! Going back to 17107
  • you don't need to. There is a fix.
  • Installed 17112, but Store is still not working.
  • RS4 not ready yet in fast ring so for sure now slow ring or release preview isn't in schedule. What is the scheduled release date for the production release RS4?
  • ??? I am on 17604 Fast Ring - What is this 17112?
  • I think you're on Skip Ahead, not Fast.
  • I am on "Next version of Windows" - "Fast"
  • Which is skip ahead.
  • Did anyone else spot that this is the first Version 1803 build?
  • Oh thank god they finally found and fixed the sleep bug. Except now I'd have to reinstall in order to remove all the tweaks i did trying to stop it.