Roundup: Windows 10 build 15048 reported issues

By: Ivan Jenic
3 minute read

Microsoft released the new build 15048 for Windows 10 Preview, and it’s all about bug fixes and system improvements. As expected, the new build brings no new features for the system, but polishes it further for the public release.

However, besides all the improvements, build 15048 also causes some issues to Insiders who install it. Microsoft already warned us about the most common problems in the official build announcement blog post, but apparently, that’s not all.

We’ve wandered around Microsoft’s forums, in order to find some additional issues, reported by actual users. And our hunt was successful (if we can call it a success). So, keep reading this article to find out what bothers users who already installed Windows 10 Preview build 15048.

Windows 10 build 15048 issues

Just like it was the case with the previous build, Microsoft preventively warned users about possible installation issues. So, we can’t talk about the installation problems in this article the same way we’ll talk about other issues. We can only notice that Microsoft now acknowledges installation issues in Windows 10 build, which is quite positive.

And now, let’s talk about the issues that Microsoft didn’t mention in its post.

No Start Menu, Action Center, and Cortana

One user of the Microsoft forums complains that he can’t access basic elements of the system, like the Start Menu, Action Center, or Cortana. Here’s what he says:

“Just updated from 15046 to 15048, now have no; Start Menu, Action Center, or Cortana function. Everything worked until the first reboot of system. Update seemed like it went fine, did clear out all pinned task bar icons. Please do not ask if I posted to Feedback Hub, have no access to it. Thank you in advance for your insight.”

Another Windows Insider suggests that updating video drivers fixes the problem, so if you’re experiencing the same issue, that’s the workaround you should try first. If the problem still exists, you can as well check out our article about Start Menu problems in Windows 10.

Printing issues

One Windows Insider has said that he’s unable to print anything since installing the latest build. Reportedly, as soon as he tries to print a document using any printing software, the program just freezes.

“Hi, first day out with 15048 on my Surface P4 and generally working fine. Only issue is with printing. Anytime I try to print, the program I am using at the time (Word, Outlook, Adobe, etc) freezes up. Have to “End the Process” in Task Manager to carry on. Is this my computer or a general problem?”

Unfortunately, the exact solution for this problem remains unknown, as nobody else added anything to the forum post. One again, we recommend checking our article about printing problems in Windows 10, but we can’t guarantee any of our solutions will fix the problem for sure.

Bluetooth issues

And finally, there’s a report that suggests that some users are having Bluetooth connection problems in this build. Namely, after installing the new build, Bluetooth simply disappears from Windows, and users can’t find it anywhere.

“My Bluetooth has disappeared in Insider Build 15048. I’ve tried updating, searching, downloading from Intel, nothing works. Hopefully someone has a workaround, bought great wireless headphones and can’t use them. Ironic. I do know it has been an issue in Builds, so maybe someone is working on it as I type.”

Unfortunately, no one had a confirm solution for this issue, but in case you’re experiencing this problem, we can recommend you to check out our article about Bluetooth issues in Windows 10. Maybe you’ll find a reliable solution.

Conclusion

That’s about it. As you can see, we have less than five serious issues reported for the second straight build. That means Microsoft is serious about bringing as stable major update as possible. Let’s just hope the system will get even better in the coming weeks, and that we won’t have to deal with many problems, like that was the case with two previous major updates for Windows 10.

In case you’ve encountered some problems we didn’t list in this article, feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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