Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17112

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Preview Build 17112 to Insiders in the Fast ring today which makes it the second new RS4 release this week.

Microsoft today rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17112 to Insiders in the Fast ring. This is the second Insider release this week and comes on the heels of Tuesday’s release – Build 17110. While Microsoft is in the stabilization phase of Redstone 4, the company is still adding a few last-minute features and fixes. Tuesday’s build has new deployment features for IT admins in enterprise environments. There are no new features of note in today’s build, but it does have several overall fixes. There is also a note on those using the Windows Mixed Reality ability.

Windows 10 Preview Build 17112

If you are using the Mixed Reality feature in this preview build, there are two issues impacting the usability and performance that you need to be aware of. In fact, you might want to hit the pause button and skip this build. In her article, Dona Sarkar writes, “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.”

If you’re not using Mixed Reality, here is a list of the other changes, improvements, and fixes to expect in this latest build:

  • 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.

As always, there are known issues and other changes for both builds. Make sure to read Dona Sarkar’s post to get a full list of all new features, known issues, and developer notes.

If you are running this latest update, let us know how things are going with this latest build. Leave a comment below, or for further discussions, check out our Windows 10 Forums.

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