Microsoft today started rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build for people participating in the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. Build 15060 arrives just two days after Microsoft released build 15058.
This is the fourth consecutive preview build with no big new features — only bug fixes. And there are, naturally, known issues here. Microsoft has been getting ready to roll out the Windows 10 Creators Update, and many of its features, like Game Mode and Paint 3D, have already become available to Insiders.
With the release of this build, if you’ve pinned the Settings icon to the start menu, the icon won’t be greyed out after you click on it for the first time, Dona Sarkar, a software engineer in Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, wrote in a blog post. And third-party input method editors (IMEs) will now show up in Settings after they have been installed, Sarkar wrote.
A few Edge bugs have been squashed, too. No longer will you get an error message if you’re using the Microsoft Pinyin IME and you type in letters and then delete them in a search box on a website in Edge. Edge won’t “fail to launch again for a few minutes because previous instances were still suspended in the background” after the browser crashes, Sarkar wrote. And Microsoft has ironed out iframe issues affecting F12 Developer Tools in Edge.
When you press the tab key in a text box inside a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, you won’t be prevented from typing further anymore because taskhost.exe will no longer crash when you do that, Sarkar wrote.
And if you have a Surface Pro 3 or a Surface 3, as long as you have the latest drivers you should be able to update your system even if an SD card is plugged in.
On to the issues:
You won’t be able to install language packs in this build.
Windows might not remind you to restart after you install an update, like a Surface firmware update. If that does happen, visit Settings > Update & security > Windows Update to check if you need to restart your PC.
Once again, certain apps and games might crash in this build because of an issue pertaining to advertising ID — this might happen if you’ve created a user account while using Windows 10 build 15031. In that case, Sarkar recommends deleting this registry key:
Once again, while you’re broadcasting a game, the broadcast live review window in the Game Bar might flash green; this only affects you and doesn’t have any impact on the broadcast itself.
And there are issues that could come up as you try to install this update. If it doesn’t get installed and you get an error message with the code 8024a112, restart your PC. “If your PC appears to hang during the reboot, power your PC off and back on and the install will proceed,” Sarkar wrote.
You might also get this error in Windows Update: “Some updates were cancelled. We’ll keep trying in case new updates become available.” In that case, delete this registry key:
Plus, today’s release isn’t available yet for people in Brazil and Poland, nor is the 32-bit version of Windows 10 Home available, Sarkar wrote.
If you want to try this new build for PC or mobile but you’re not a Windows Insider, you can sign up here.
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