Microsoft has just released Windows 10 build 10547 to the Fast ring of updates with a number of improvements over build 10532. The new build includes changes in the Start menu, where users now have the ability to add an extra column of tiles.
On Tablet mode, you can now snap apps to left and right, replace a previously snapped app with another (teeter) and swipe down to close an app. On the Lock screen, you can now change the default picture, and a lot more. However, the software giant is releasing build 10547 to the Fast ring, as such there are various problems and fewer workarounds.
Although, Microsoft is making available a new build for Insiders, the company warns that there are few known issues and several workarounds you should know before downloading and installing build 10547:
Windows 10 build 10547 known issues
- Languages packs are being published, but will be rolling out to the update servers throughout the day.
- Windows Store apps may not update automatically. To receive app updates, open the Store, click on your profile picture at the top right, choose “Download and updates” and check for updates manually.
- Using Notepad.exe from the command line to open files when using only a file name, such as ‘file.txt’, will fail with a permission error. This will be fixed in a future build, but this can be worked around by using a full or partial path, such as ‘.\file.txt’, or using File->Open options in the UI.
- Clicking on the system icons in the notification area quickly can result in Windows Shell blocking the launch of fly-outs like Audio, Networking, etc. This can be resolved by rebooting your PC.
- You will see a warning message in the Settings app > Update & Security > Windows Update regarding preview builds. Don’t worry about this – It is safe to ignore for now. We’re adding some new functionality to help you diagnose what’s going on if a new build isn’t getting to you, but it’s not fully implemented yet.
As you can see there are a few issues with this build, but nothing extremely serious. However, it’s always better to test a pre-release version of Windows on a virtual machine or spare computer, instead of your main machine.
You can read all about the new changes, fixes, and improvements in my previous write up.