Microsoft’s Gabe Aul and team announced a new Windows 10 Redstone preview build for Insiders in Fast ring earlier today. The latest Windows 10 Redstone preview build 14279 introduces four new features and improvements along with a number of bug fixes. The current preview build also has some known issues to be looked after in future preview builds.
Most notable fixes introduced in the latest build includes Microsoft Edge and Cortana crash issues and some instance when a PC would go to bluescreen while downloading drivers.
As with known issues, the current build has a bunch of issues to be taken care of. An issue causing some Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book devices to freeze or hang is one such known issue.
New features in Windows 10 Redstone Preview Build 14279 are described here. Bug fixes and known issues with current build are as follows.
Windows 10 Redstone Preview Build 14279: What’s Fixed
We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge and Cortana were crashing for users with roaming profiles. This will address it for users going forward, however if you’re currently impacted by this issue, please see this forum post.
We fixed an issue where Cortana would continue to show reminders that have been completed.
We fixed an issue where items copied/moved to the desktop would not display until the desktop is manually refreshed by right-clicking on the desktop and choosing “Refresh” or pressing F5.
We fixed an issue where downloading certain drivers from Windows Update was causing some PCs to bluescreen.
Windows 10 Redstone Preview Build 14279: Known Issues
We’re investigating an issue in which some Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book devices experience a freeze or hang and all input such as keyboard/trackpad and touch do not work. The workaround is to hold down the power button to force the device to hard-reboot.
We are continuing to track several issues reported by Insiders where some PCs will freeze or bluescreen 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. We are 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”). Your notification area will look out of alignment.
We are seeing reports of crashes with apps such as QQ crashing due to an OS reliability issue we are currently investigating. This bug is also impacting older apps such as Windows Live Mail and Expression Encoder 4.
Connectivity to older Wi-Fi networks using the WEP encryption security method may be broken. WEP is an insecure method for protecting your Wi-Fi connection but a small percentage of Windows users still use it. A workaround would be to configure your wireless routers to use WPA or WPA2 or wait for the next Insider flight when this is fixed.
New features in Windows 10 Redstone Preview Build 14279 are described here in a separate article.