Microsoft has started rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build for Insiders in the Fast ring. Along with pushing the build number up to 17115, the latest build brings a number of general fixes and improvements. Microsoft is also using this build to show off a new design for the privacy settings screen during setup.
A new privacy settings layout in the set up experience
- This spring, we will release an update to Windows 10 that will include changes to the set up experience for privacy settings. This new design conveys focused information to help our customers make focused choices about their privacy and offers two new settings for Inking & Typing and Find my device. More details about the change can be found in this blog post here.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- We fixed an issue where If you tried to open a file that was available online-only from OneDrive that hadn't been previously downloaded to your PC (marked with a green checkmark in File Explorer), your PC could bugcheck (GSOD).
- We fixed an issue where post-install at the first user-prompted reboot or shutdown, a small number of devices experienced a scenario wherein the OS fails to load properly and might have entered a reboot loop state.
- We fixed an issue where the Microsoft Store might be completely broken or gone altogether after upgrading.
- We fixed an issue where when you denied Movies & TV access to your videos library (through the "Let Movies & TV access your videos library?" popup window or through Windows privacy settings), Movies & TV would crash when you navigated to the "Personal" tab.
- We fixed two issues impacting the usability of Windows Mixed Reality on the previous build (Windows Mixed Reality running at a very low frame rate (8-10fps), and a potential crash at startup that could cause Windows Mixed Reality to not work).
- We fixed an issue from recent flights resulting the Direct Messages section of Twitter.com potentially not rendering in Microsoft Edge.
- We fixed an issue from recent flights causing precision touchpads to periodically need a few tries to be able to move the mouse.
- We fixed an issue impacting the Italian touch keyboard layout where the period key would act as a delete key in UWP apps.
- We fixed an issue impacting the Czech touch keyboard layout where numbers on the &123 view couldn't be inserted into UWP apps.
- We fixed an issue where you couldn't use touch to interact with the Timeline scrollbar.
- We fixed an issue where a failed app update could result in that app becoming unpinned from the taskbar.
- We fixed an issue where the controls in the Focus Assist Settings subpages didn't have accessible labels.
- We fixed an issue from the last few flights where after launching, minimizing, then closing UWP apps enough times, you would stop being able to launch UWP apps.
- There are currently no known issues for this flight however if any issues are discovered based off Insider feedback, we'll add them here.
That covers what's new in build 17115. For more, be sure to check out the full release notes at Microsoft. Otherwise, build 17115 should be available to Fast ring Insiders via Windows Update now.
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sweet lots of bugs fixes
And no known issues, RTM is close
RTM is 2-3 weeks away anyway
I have one issue: Windows does not lock itself after screen timeout.
Try reset your timeout time settings
Basic clean-up release. I'm waiting for the first RS5 skip ahead.
I'm really losing faith in the Skip Ahead branch. All it seems to be is a way to avoid all the big fixes coming to Fast Ring. Shouldn't they be meeting the Fast Ring bug fixes into Skip Ahead, to prevent the branches drifting too much and help along those Skip Ahead users who are dealing with buggy software just in case they get to evaluate some new features?
Not really the point of skip ahead. If you want the bug fixes as release gets closer, the Fast Ring might be a better fit. Skip ahead is really about getting MS engineers diagnostics and metrics around the more volatile changes they plan on introducing. There are very few user facing features in the early builds of skip ahead, as it is (or was, last time) mostly refactoring of OneCore. Eventually you'll get the bug fixes implemented in skip ahead as they re-incorporate RS5_PRERELEASE branch into the standard Fast Ring. I was in Skip ahead last time and this time decided to stay far, far away from it.
buildfeed 17618.1000 is been tested
In one of my use cases, I was actually kind of happy to be on skip ahead. Fast ring windows mixed reality people have been screwed for the last two builds. I'm kind of hoping skip ahead is going to get a new build tomorrow for windows developer day. It might be one of those waiting to announce "here's something radically new, you can pick up skip ahead now to try it out"
What is the point of installing Windows every week and pretending or fooling yourself into thinking Microsoft actually consider your input.
How do you actually get work done.
fast ring build are not really meant for your daily driver
User input, telemetry and Insider Program is what made Windows 10 looking all productive and powerful, as it is today.
...and here is the very person who should not be in the Insider program.
Windows store is still broken after installing 17115
Called ms-store:Resource-Title in my start menu and shows a blank where it normally is on taskbar. Clicking launches but then it closes (no UI shown, just a translucent box). Damn this crappy Microsoft stuff. There's got to be a better way than this.
Just installed 17115. The store has no problem. On the other hand, I did not touch the store in the last 2 build.
Have lost hope on restoring Windows Store... this problem appeared after previous update, and before the first mention by Microsoft I did a reset on Store. This update says it resolved the missing store app, not so for me.
Because you removed EVERY remaining trace of the Store by doing that. MS stated it very clearly. It's all YOUR FAULT. Don't blame the tech when you don't know how to use it. If you are not up to the Insider Program and its risks, again has been stated over and over again for so many times by MS and Windowscentral, you should not be in it.
I'll confirm that the store app is still broken.
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