Microsoft today released Windows 10 Redstone 5 preview review build 17751 to Insiders in the fast ring. There are no new features to report in this latest build, but there are plenty of fixes and improvements to note as we get closer to the next major feature update which is expected this fall. In fact, in today’s blog post, the company notes that this next release will officially be called the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. In addition to showing off some new hardware, Microsoft made the announcement of the next official release name at the IFA trade show in Germany.
Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17751
Here is a look at the lengthy list of changes, improvements, and fixes for this latest Windows 10 Redstone 5 build:
- The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build. This does not mean this is the final build as we are not done yet. We’re just now beginning the phase of checking in final code to prepare for the final release.
- We fixed the issue where logging out of your user profile or shutting down your PC would cause the PC to bugcheck (GSOD).
- We fixed a recent issue where color and wallpaper settings weren’t correctly applied after a system upgrade when migration was done in offline mode.
- We fixed an issue where, when installing a font for a single user (rather than installing as admin “for all users”), the install would fail with an unexpected error saying that the file was not a valid font file.
- We fixed an issue where explorer.exe would crash if you were in Tablet Mode and opened Task View while in portrait orientation.
- We fixed an issue where you might unexpectedly get an error saying no supported app is installed, after clicking certain activities in Timeline, even though a supported app was installed.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the amount of time it took to launch Settings having noticeably increased recently.
- We fixed an issue where if your PC transitioned from battery power to being plugged in while Windows Update Settings was open and downloading an update, you might unexpectedly see it switch to “You’re up to date” immediately afterwards instead of continuing to show the downloading update.
- We fixed an issue where the “Logged” drop down box was unexpectedly large in Event Viewer’s filter dialog at high DPI.
- We fixed an issue resulting in some people unexpectedly seeing an “Ask for permission” message from Microsoft family features for Windows Shell Experience.
- We fixed an issue where in high contrast the icons for items in Windows Security’s navigation pane wouldn’t change color with the rest of the item when mouse hovering over the item, making them difficult to see.
- We fixed an issue where when using the Chinese (Simplified) IME it would leak memory on focus switch, adding up over time.
- We fixed a recent issue that could result in some flakey network connectivity (including networks stuck “identifying”, and stale network flyout connectivity state). Note, there are a variety of factors that may impact your networking experience, so if you continue to experience flakiness after upgrading to this build, please log feedback.
- Thanks everyone who tried out and shared feedback about the performance visualizations we added to the game bar with Build 17692. We’re taking them offline for now to re-evaluate the best possible approach going forward and work on giving you a great gaming experience on your PC.
- We’ve updated the messaging in Snipping Tool to more closely align with the commitment we made here. You’ll also notice in the message that we’re exploring renaming our updated snipping experience – bringing together the old and new. The app update with this change hasn’t flighted yet to Fast, but if you have any feedback on the subject we’re open to hearing it.
And with all preview builds, there are a few known issues and workarounds, too. Make sure to read the full release notes for all the details. If you’re an Insider, let us know how these latest RS5 builds are (or aren’t) working on your testing systems.