Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 14251 To Fast Ring Users
Yesterday, Microsoft’s Gabe Aul has revealed that a new preview build of Windows 10, Build 14251 for PCs to members of the Windows Insider Fast ring. Although, this new release sees a huge jump in build number, it does not contain any notable new features.
Gabe Aul, points out that the reason for the jump in build number is due to merging of PC and Mobile codebases. As different teams with different schedules developed both version of Windows 10, the codebase for mobile had a different OS version than the PC version. Now with the merging of Windows 10 development teams, Microsoft has decided to synchronize the build numbers between mobile and PC. Because the mobile codebase used higher build numbers than PC, Microsoft jumped ahead a bunch of build numbers for the PC build to ensure updates to future builds will continue to work.
As part of our work getting the common codebase ready for the next release, we decided to complete that work and sync the build numbers between mobile and PC. Because the mobile codebase used higher build numbers than PC, we needed to jump ahead a bunch of build numbers to ensure updates to future builds will continue to work.
Gabe Aul also points out that this build does not adds any new features but has the following bug fixes.
- We fixed the issue where some PC games would crash switching from windowed mode to full screen, upon game resolution change, or upon launch due to a bug in Windows graphics stack. So play your games! If you run into any issues – please let us know by reporting in the Feedback app and include the game title.
- We fixed the issue where applications such as Narrator, Magnifier, and third-party assistive technologies may experience intermittent issues or crashes.
- We fixed an issue where File Explorer would crash frequently when DPI settings were at 175%.
Being a preview build, it also has some known issues as outline below
- 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
- The Connect button does not show up in Action Center. The workaround is to press Windows key + P and then click “Connect to a wireless display”.
- Due to a recent memory management change, you may see periodic app crashes or other memory related app errors. The workaround is to reboot your PC.
Microsoft also notes that they are still on track to release Windows 10 Mobile as an upgrade to existing Windows smartphones and we will update you just as soon as we get more information.