Windows 10 build 14257 known issues

Here are the known issues Microsoft listed for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14257 for PC.

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On February 3rd, Microsoft began to roll out Windows 10 build 14257 for PC to the Fast ring of updates. This is yet another preview that doesn’t include any new features or significant changes, but it brings a number of bug fixes.

Microsoft also explains that due to the increased pace of build releases means that there will be fewer previews with big visual changes, as we have previously seen.

In addition, getting a new build quicker through the Fast ring of updates also means that there are more bugs and problems with fewer workarounds. As such, along with the announcement, Microsoft is publishing the current known issues for build 14257.

Windows 10 build 14257 known issues

  • If you choose “Reset This PC” under Settings > Update & Security > Recovery – your PC will be in an unusable state. There is no workaround if your PC gets into this state and you will need to reinstall Windows. This issue will be fixed in the next build. You can still rollback to the previous build if for some reason this build doesn’t work out for you. This bug also existed in Build 14251 so please avoid resetting your PC on these builds.
  • You might see a WSClient.dll error dialog after logging in. We’re 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. This issue will be fixed in the next build.
  • The front-facing camera is unusable on PCs with Intel RealSense resulting in being unable to use Windows Hello or any other apps that utilize the front-facing camera.
  • After logging in to your PC, you may hit a UI issue in which Airplane Mode will incorrectly show as “on” even though your PC’s Wi-Fi is powered on. This is due to a timing issue between how the UI communicates and waits for the underlying platform to respond. The UI for Airplane Mode essentially does not wait long enough for the device’s physical radios to power on before reporting the current state. You can toggle the Airplane Mode on and off to get Airplane Mode back to showing the correct state.

This particular build doesn’t seem to have many problems, but the few issues are significant to consider skipping this flight — at least if you’re planning to use this version of Windows 10 as your main operating system.

You can also read the previous article detailing all the new improvements Microsoft is making for the Redstone update.

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