Windows 10 Redstone build 14251 rolls out for PC with bug fixes, but no new features

Microsoft releases new PC build for Windows 10 Redstone without new features, but with a number of bug fixes, and the company explains the big jump on the new build number.

Windows 10 build 14251

Microsoft begins the roll out of Windows 10 build 14251 for PC to the Fast ring of updates. This is the fourth preview the company is making available for Insiders as part of the Redstone update, which will release later this year.

While the software giant is making a big build number jump from “11102” to “14251”, this new build doesn’t include any noticeable or significant changes compared to Windows 10 build 11102.

In a new article the company explains historically the desktop and mobile versions of the operating system had different version numbering, because there were developed by different teams on different schedules. In Windows 10 there is only one Windows team, this is one of reasons we started to see versioning getting closer together, “but the underlying binary version numbers were still different”.

Gearing up for the Windows 10 Redstone release, the Windows team is now ready to start matching the build numbers between PC and mobile version of the operating system, and to make everything work the team needed to jump from build number “11102” to “14251”.

What’s new in Windows 10 build 14251

The new Redstone preview for PC doesn’t include new features, but there a good number of fixes according to the software maker:

  • Microsoft has fixed the issue where some PC games would crash switching from windowed mode to fullscreen, upon game resolution change, or upon launch due to a bug in Windows graphics stack.
  • The company also fixed the issue where applications such as Narrator, Magnifier, and third-party assistive technologies may experience intermittent issues or crashes.
  • File Explorer receives a fix that would crash frequently when DPI settings were at 175%.

Microsoft also notes that with Insiders getting builds a lot faster than before means that there will be more bugs, and those bugs are likely to stay around for several builds before they are addressed.

Known issues for Windows 10 build 14251

As the company continues to get the operating system ready to begin including new features and visual changes, it’s warning that there are a few known issues in this flight:

  • You might see a WSClient.dll error dialog after logging in. Microsoft is working on a fix for this, but as a workaround, you can run the following in Command Prompt with administrative rights: schtasks /delete /TN “\Microsoft\Windows\WS\WSRefreshBannedAppsListTask” /F
  • The Connect button does not show up in Action Center. The workaround is to press Windows key + P and then click “Connect to a wireless display”.
  • Due to a recent memory management change, you may see periodic app crashes or other memory related app errors. The workaround is to reboot your PC.

The new Redstone preview is available immediately to Insiders through the Fast ring via Windows Update. The preview will install automatically, but you can always force the update manually going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.

Source Windows Blog