Windows 10 Redstone build 14257 released for PC a bunch of fixes and issues

Microsoft delivers Windows 10 build 14257 to the Fast ring of updates with a ton of new bug fixes, but also with a number of known issues.

Windows 10 Redstone build 14257

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 14257 for PCs to the Fast ring of updates. This is the fifth preview the software giant is releasing to Insiders as part of the next major update of the operating system, which we currently know with the Redstone codename.

Gabriel Aul, head of the Windows Insider program, made the announcement at the Windows Blog, and he also explains that the team is in the early days of Redstone, as such users won’t see any visible changes and features in build 14257.

The company also notes that with the increased pace of rolling out new builds to the Fast ring, the new preview is only six revisions apart from the last build, which means that there are no significant changes. However, Windows 10 build 14257 has a “ton of coding work going on,” and there are a lot of bug fixes and a number of known issues.

What’s new in Windows 10 build 14257

  • The issue of periodic app crashes or other memory-related app errors due to a memory management change has been resolved. If you were having issues launching the Git client for Windows, you should now be able to launch it in this build.
  • The Connect button now shows up again in the Action Center.
  • F12 Developer Tools will now load correctly on Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed issue where suggested apps were being shown on the Start menu even though “Occasionally show suggestions in Start” was turned off under Settings > Personalization > Start.
  • Fixed issue where if you try to change the Lock screen picture with “Get fun facts, tips, tricks and more on your lock screen” turned on it will revert back to the default.
  • Fixed issue where the positions of desktop icons get jumbled up after switching DPI settings from 100% to 150% or 175%.
  • Fixed the issue where pasting files into a new .zip file (compressed folder) in File Explorer by either right-clicking or Control-V would not work. You should be able to paste tiles into new .zip files just fine now.

Known issues for Windows 10 build 14257

  • 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 the inability 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 how the underlying platform waits for the response. 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.

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14257 is available immediately through the Fast ring via Windows Update. The new build will install automatically, but you can always force the update manually by going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.

Source Windows Blog

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