Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 build 10122 via the Fast ring of updates. Even though, the new build includes a few new changes and improvements around the Start menu, Continuum, Microsoft Edge, and throughout the operating system, Microsoft is making available build 10122 with a “big known issue” that could cause “frequent crashes” in Microsoft Edge if using a computer with AMD graphics.
According to the company, aside from the crashing issue, the new build should be “more stable and polished” than Windows 10 build 10074, because Windows 10 RTM is closing in and the company needs to start getting ready for summer launch.
What’s new in Windows 10 build 10122
In this builds users will begin to see changes in the Start menu and Continuum that were shown at the Build and Ignite conference. Such as, File Explorer and Settings buttons now are moving to the bottom of the menu above the “All Apps” button, and there is an update context menu when you right-click on Start.
Additionally, Windows 10 build 10122 officially moves the option to switch between the Start menu and Start screen to the Settings app, under Personalization.
When you switch to Tablet Mode, the Start screen features a hamburger button that when clicked it collapses to unveil the Windows 7 like part of the Start menu. And you’ll also notice that the Start screen has larger tiles, which makes a lot better for touch.
Microsoft Edge, which the company still refers it a Project Spartan, includes the new “New Tab” page that features a revamped layout, top sites, featured apps and content from MSN. According to Microsoft, the new page can be “lightly customized” in Settings. Among other things, Microsoft Edge includes InPrivate mode, the ability to pin sites to Start, history view, a new animated Reading View icon, and like in Chrome, Edge features a new audio indicator on tabs to identify which web page is making sounds. Under the hood Microsoft is also including enhancements to the Chakra engine.
Starting Windows 10 build 10122 now you can change how the operating system handles default apps.
Finally, there is a redesigned Insider Hub that shares most of the universal Windows apps design. You’ll find a new homepage that features Quests front and center. You can also navigate to different areas of the app using the menu on the left and the hamburger button on the top left corner of the app.
Here is what’s fixed
- The visual glitch (“rectangle slivers”) that appears on Live Tiles on the Start menu with the new tile animation. In general, performance of the Start menu should be better in this build.
- A lot of the crashes with Microsoft Edge (Project Spartan) reported by Windows Insiders.
- Developers – when you go to Settings > Update & Security > For developers – it no longer crashes the Settings app.
- The issue some people were seeing where their graphics driver fails to install from Windows Update with error code 80070103. This was happening because WU was trying to re-issue the driver.
- You should now be able to edit the IPv4 properties of an Ethernet adapter on your PC.
- Issues where fonts would render blurry on High DPI displays. We’re cooking up a blog post we plan to publish shortly that talks a little more in depth about our investment with High DPI in Windows 10 so watch for it.
- Fixed some keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Edge. Control + L or Alt + D shortcuts now got to the URL bar more reliably.
Although, Windows 10 build 10122 is perhaps one of the most stable build of the operating system, Microsoft recommends to temporally switch to the Slow ring and not to install build 10122 if you’re running AMD graphics on your PC.
Windows 10 build 10122 known issues
The build is available for download immediately through Windows Update, but because Microsoft is releasing build 10123 to the Fast ring, there are not ISO files for download.