Windows 10 build 14955
Slew of fixes

Windows 10 build 14955 releases with a bunch of fixes and improvements

Microsoft delivers Windows 10 Redstone 2 (build 14955) update with fixes and improvements for PC and Mobile devices, and Mail app gets also updated with new features.

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 14955 for PC and Mobile devices enrolled in the Fast ring of the Insider program. The new test version of the operating system and part of the Creators Updates is a minor release without new features, but it brings a slew of improvements, and the Mail app gets updated with a new feature.

Windows 10 build 14955, according to Microsoft, brings an updated version of Mail & Calendar with new features to let users open emails in a new window. You can use the Quick Actions directly from new email notifications. And you can now also get someone’s attention by using “@” for mentions in the body of the email.

In addition, Narrator gets context awareness and several fixes, and there are a bunch of improvements, fixes, and some known issues, which are listed below.

Fixes and improvements for Windows 10 build 14955

  • Windows Ink has been updated to let you draw along the protractor while making the degree visual until you start drawing.
  • Advanced tab on the device properties window in the Sounds control panel has been updated to allow you to select the following sample rates: 24 and 32 bit at 176400Hz, and 16, 24 and 32 bit at 352800 Hz.
  • USB Audio 2.0 devices now use names based on the make/model of the device, rather than using a generic name.
  • Microsoft Edge should no longer crash when using the Share button to share web pages and PDFs to Mail.
  • Precision touchpad gets several fixes, including a problem with horizontal scrolling using Paint.NET, and Reset touchpad button appearing on unsupported devices.
  • Trusted Platform Module Management control panel (TPM.msc) has been updated to provide additional detail when the TPM is “Not ready for use” or “Ready for use, with reduced functionality”.
  • Fixed issue where partitioning a USB drive using DiskPart would fail with the error “The system cannot find the file specified”.
  • Addressed issue where USB drives were failing to mount automatically.
  • Fixed issues signing in to apps, such as Groove and Feedback Hub.
  • Addressed problem where Settings would crash when copying hardware properties from the Wi-Fi settings page.
  • Fixed issue that prevent users from entering time or place while creating a Cortana reminder.

Known issues for PC

  • Third party antivirus may prevent your computer from updating to this flight.
  • Windows Ink Workspace crashes while using the protractor.

Fixes and improvements for Windows 10 Mobile build 14955

  • Fixed issues signing in to apps, such as Groove and Feedback Hub.
  • Addressed the issue causing devices to appear “stuck” on the blue Windows logo screen during the boot cycle.
  • Fixed problem where users who set data limit on their phone may have ended up in a state where they would receive frequent notifications about having exceeded that limit.
  • Addressed issue that prevent users from entering time or place while creating a Cortana reminder.

Known issues for Windows 10 Mobile

  • If your phone never received Windows 10 Mobile 14955, you can follow this workaround, otherwise you should be able to update.
  • You can’t install additional languages, keyboards, and speech packs on your phone until further notice.

If you see the error 0x80242006 trying to update, then do the following:

  1. Switch your device to the Slow ring.

    • Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program
  2. Change device date to 7 days in the future.

    • Settings > Time & Language > Date & Time
    • (You may need to switch “Set date and time automatically” to OFF).
  3. Check for updates (should say “no updates available”)

    • Settings > Update & Security > Phone Update
  4. Change device date back to current date.

  5. Change device back to Fast ring.

  6. Check for updates.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of the features, fixes, and known issues for build 14955 at the Windows Blog.

Windows 10 build 14955 is available immediately through the Fast ring. It’ll download and install automatically on your PC and Mobile device, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.