Windows 10 preview build 17744 heads out to Slow ring Insiders

Just a week after first heading out to Insiders in the Fast ring, Windows 10 preview build 17744 is now rolling out to the Slow ring as well. Build 17744 already includes a number of bug fixes and improvements, but Microsoft is also packaging the Slow ring build with a fix for an issue that caused PCs to hit a BSOD when logging out.

From Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar:

KB4459375 includes a single fix for the issue causing PCs to bugcheck (BSDO) when logging out of your user profile or shutting down your PC. KB4459375 is packaged using a new design that Windows Insiders preview builds can download and install more efficiently.

Here's a recap of what build 17744 brings to the table:

  • [ADDED] We fixed the issue causing PCs to bugcheck (GSOD) when deleting a local folder that is synced to OneDrive as of Build 17741.
  • We fixed an issue that resulted in certain apps crashing when sending Timeline activities.
  • We fixed an impactful race condition in recent flights resulting in Cortana crashing when launching tips and doing web searches.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the nearby sharing section of the Share UI not being visible for some users despite being enabled.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the contents of the Microsoft Edge window becoming offset from its window frame.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the spellchecking menu appearing in the wrong place when you right-clicked on a misspelled word in Microsoft Edge.

Now that development on Redstone 5 is winding down, it appears Microsoft is picking up the pace of Slow ring builds. Last week saw the ring's first new build in nearly a month, with today's build following just a week later.

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If you've opted into the Slow ring, you can grab Windows 10 preview build 17744 via Windows Update now. We fixed an issue for Insiders using Windows 10 in S Mode recently resulting opening Word from a Word Online document not working. We fixed an issue in Narrator so when toggling a checkbox with a braille display and Narrator, the displayed state is now updated and the control information is maintained on the display.