Although Microsoft Edge/Project Spartan offers some cool features, it is still very crash-prone, which could bring some problems to users who want to test it. Since its introduction, people are expecting improvements in the ‘next build,’ but it seems that Microsoft still didn’t manage to solve the problem.
Microsoft released the newest build for Windows 10 Technical Preview yesterday. And everyone was looking for enhancements of Microsoft’s new browser, Project Spartan. Microsoft indeed introduced some improvements for other features in 10122 build, but Project Spartan got “crash warning” instead. Microsoft said that users with AMD graphics cards should expect ‘frequent crashes’ while they’re using Project Spartan.
General manager of Insider Program, Gabe Aul, also pointed to this issue when he introduced the improvements of the latest build in his blog post. He said: “if you’re using an AMD GPU you’re likely to run into frequent crashes in Microsoft Edge (still branded as “Project Spartan” in this build).” But, he also stated that we should expect the solution of this issue very soon: “AMD is working closely with us to verify this issue, and has been extremely proactive and customer focused so that Insiders are able to use this new preview build. We expect to have this resolved quickly with their help.”
But since the latest 10122 build is only available for Fast ring users for now, only them will face this Project Spartan crashing problem. So, if you’re on the Slow ring, you don’t have to worry about this, because you’ll get the more stable version of the system, along with the improved Project Spartan when the time comes. On the other hand, if you want to switch from Fast ring to Slow ring, go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced and change to the Slow ring.
As the summer approaches, the testing phase of Windows 10 is coming to the end. And although Microsoft revealed a lot with its Insider Program, we should expect more surprises in the public release. So we expect this summer to be one of the most exciting ever for Windows users.