Windows 10 build 17004 releases with new features

Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 17004 for PCs enrolled in the Fast ring (Skip Ahead) of the Windows Insider Program. This new preview for testers is a minor update, but it includes at least one visual change and a slew of fixes and improvements that users will get as part of the Windows 10 Redstone 4 update (version 1803) due in 2018.

Windows 10 build 17004, according to the software giant, adds more Fluent Design changes to the Start menu, Microsoft Edge and input get a ton of fixes, and there are also a number of general changes.

What’s new on Windows 10 build 17004

Start menu

In this flight, the All apps list on Start now includes Reveal highlight, which is a feature of Microsoft’s new Fluent Design System.

Start menu with Reveal highlight

Microsoft Edge

Windows 10 build 17004 brings a number of fixes for the Microsoft Edge web browser, including:

Input

This new update available through Skip Ahead addresses some input issues, including:

Additional improvements

This new build for testers also includes many of the same fixes that Microsoft has been making available for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update previews.

There is a new color wheel on the Color & High Contrast settings page to help you get a feel for the effect of each of the different available color filters.

Mod Organizer should now load mods into Skyrim normally. You should no longer see a green screening with a SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION in win32kfull.sys. And there is a fix to prevent Windows key + X menu sometimes unexpectedly missing the accelerator key underline hints.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements for Windows 10 Insider build 7004 at the Windows Blog. In case you missed it, you can read all the changes for Windows 10 build 16362 in this article.

How to download Windows 10 build 17004

Although there are no ISO files for Windows 10 build 17004, the update is available immediately through the Fast ring for PCs using the Skip Ahead option. This preview build will download and install automatically on your device, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.

If you missed the opportunity to join the Fast ring with Skip Ahead, you can use this workaround to install Windows 10 build 17004.

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