Windows 10 ‘Redstone’ build 14271 for PC released with bug fixes and several known issues

Microsoft delivers a Redstone preview of Windows 10 for PC without new features, but with many bug fixes. Here's what's fixed and the known issues.

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On February 24th, Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 build 14271 for PC to the Fast ring of updates. This is the preview number seven the software maker releases as part of the Redstone update that we’re expecting to arrive later this year.

According to the company, build 14271 doesn’t include new features, but it brings a lot of bug fixes, including improvements on Action Center, authentication with multiple accounts, and more. You can read below all the new changes and known issues included in the new Windows 10 Redstone preview.

What’s new in Windows 10 build 14271

  • [Fixed] Issue where the window borders on apps would change from accent color to black after every upgrade to a new build.
  • Microsoft updated the music control icons that are shown in taskbar previews in music apps like Groove to look more crisp and clean at higher resolutions.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the taskbar would sometimes not auto-hide and show unexpectedly on top of full screen windows such as showing above a PowerPoint presentation when in slideshow mode.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the “Hide notifications while presenting” setting preference is lost after upgrading to a new build.
  • The entire app header in Action Center is now right-clickable instead of just the app name or “x”.
  • Microsoft made it easier to dismiss all notifications from a specific app in Action Center by increasing the target area to encompass the entire app header.
  • [Fixed] Issue where interaction notifications would not show a button to input text in some cases.
  • Fast user switching should work now with Picture Password.
  • [Fixed] Issue where some desktop (Win32) apps look missing from Start.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the accent color does not automatically change when the slideshow option is chosen for your desktop background.

Windows 10 build 14271 known issues

  • Microsoft is tracking an issue reported by Insiders where some PCs will freeze or blue screen when resuming from hibernation. Disabling hibernation is a workaround in some cases until this is fixed.
  • If you have Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security, or the Kaspersky Total Security Suite installed on your PC there is a known driver bug that prevents these programs from working as expected in builds from the Development Branch. Microsoft is partnering with Kaspersky to fix this issue for a future release, but at this time there are no known workarounds. While this issue is present, we recommend using Windows Defender or another third party anti-virus product of your choice to remain protected.
  • Turning on the “always show all icons in the notification area” setting disrupts the layout of the notification area (“systray”).
  • When browsing in Microsoft Edge, charts displayed using D3.js library will not display correctly – e.g. render as black, positioned incorrectly. Known affected sites are Cortana, Bing.com, and PowerBI.com.

Microsoft is also for the first time releasing a new preview build for Windows 10 Mobile alongside a new build for PC. Windows 10 Mobile build 14267.1004 is now rolling out to Insiders with a number of improvements and a few known issues. 

The company also notes that starting with build 14271, and moving forward, the test version of the operating system will have the frequency in which asks for feedback set to automatic in the Settings app. If this is an important change for you, Microsoft recommends to opt-out of the Insider Preview program and roll back to the Windows 10 version 1511, which is the current official release.

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14271 is available immediately through the Fast ring via Windows Update. The new build will install automatically, but you can always force it manually going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.

Source Windows Blog

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