Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17107 to Insiders in the Fast ring. The company is in the stabilization phase of Redstone 4 now and there aren’t many new features to report. This build does contain many improvements, bug fixes, and other general performance tweaks. Note that if you are in the Skip Ahead branch – which got access to Redstone 5 last week, there are no new builds this week.
Windows 10 Preview Build 17107
Microsoft is introducing a change to the behavior of Windows Update in this build to prevent PCs from becoming out of date. Now, when Windows Update goes into action, if the computer is plugged in, it will prevent it from going to sleep until the full update process has completed. “When Windows Update scans, downloads, and installs on a PC with AC power – it will prevent the PC from going to sleep when it is not in active use, for up to 2 hours when receiving an update in order to give Windows Update more opportunity to succeed,” writes Dona Sarkar.
Here is a look at the other changes, improvements, and fixes in this latest build:
- We fixed an issue where Settings would crash when you tried to open Themes.
- We fixed an issue where the Settings tile didn’t have a name if you pinned it to Start.
- We’ve updated About Settings to include at a glance entries for the two new Windows Defender pillars (Account Protection and Device Security).
- We fixed a typo in Storage Sense Settings.
- We fixed an issue resulting in all dropdowns in Settings appearing blank until clicked.
- We fixed an issue that could result in Settings crashing after having navigated to and left Sound Settings.
- We fixed an issue where closing certain apps after using in-app search could result in them hanging on the splash screen the next time they were launched.
- We fixed an issue where plugging in an external optical drive (DVD) will cause an Explorer.exe crash.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the hamburger button in Windows Defender overlapping the home button.
- We fixed an issue where certain games using Easy Anti Cheat could result in the system experiencing a bugcheck (KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED).
- We fixed an issue where we had observed seeing longer-than-normal delays during install at the 88% mark. Some delays were as long as 90 minutes before moving forward.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the Windows Defender offline scan not working in recent builds.
- Some Insiders may have noticed a new message when holding down the power button which says “Please release the power button. We just need a few more seconds to shut down”. This is an Insider-only feature that gathers additional diagnostic data for situations where holding down the power button was used to recover an unresponsive or nonfunctional system. It is important to note that holding down the power button is not the appropriate way to shutdown/reboot a system that is functioning properly. See this support page for additional information on how to properly shutdown your PC.
Of course, there are many 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.
Are you a Windows Insider in the Fast ring? How did this latest update go for you? Let us know in the comment section below or for further discussions, check out our Windows 10 Forums.