Windows 10 Preview build 14951 now available to Insiders on the Fast Ring

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Microsoft just pushed out the new Windows 10 Preview build 14951 to Insiders on the Fast Ring. Just like the majority of Preview releases, build 14951 is available to users of both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile devices.

Unlike the previous Preview build for Windows 10, build 14951 brings no new features to the system but instead improves some of the existing ones. This is not a surprise: It would be too much for Microsoft to deliver new Redstone 2 features in two consecutive Preview builds since the next major update for Windwos 10 is still in its early development phase.

Build 1495 continues improving the touchpad experience for Windows 10 devices, includes some Ink improvements, updates the Camera app, updates the Windows Subsystem for Linux and more.  The new build also solves issues with downloads of Gears of War 4 from the Windows Store that many users have been complaining about.

The new build should be already available to all Insiders on the Fast Ring. If you want to download it, just head over to the Settings app > Updates & security, and check for updates.

Windows 10 Preview build 14951 improvements and issues

As always, Microsoft provided a list of other, ‘less important’ improvements that the new build brings as well as a list of known issues that will probably bother some Insiders who install Windows 10 Preview build 14951.

Here’s what has been improved in Windows 10 Preview build 14951:

Other improvements and fixes for Mobile

  • Following feedback discussing French punctuation rules, we’ve updated our French keyboards (with the exception of French (Canada), for which these rules don’t apply) to now add a space both before and after when using two-part punctuation marks, such as the semi-colon, the colon, the question mark and the exclamation mark.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Camera shutter sounds entry missing from the Sounds Settings page via Settings > Personalization > Sounds.

Other improvements and fixes for PC

  • We fixed the issue causing PCs that are capable of Connected Standby such as the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 to sometimes bugcheck (bluescreen) while in Connected Standby.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War (and some 3rd party games) failing to install from the Store with the error code 0x80073cf9 when the system’s app install location was set to drive with native 4k Sectors (or 4k sector sized drive).

  • We fixed an issue resulting in larger Store games such as ReCore, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct and Rise of the Tomb Raider possibly failing to launch.

  • We fixed an issue where the console window (which hosts Command Prompt, PowerShell, and other command-line utilities) might not snap correctly to the inside edges between two monitors with different DPI scaling.

  • We fixed an issue where all agenda items in the taskbar’s Clock and Calendar flyout were using the primary calendar’s color, rather than matching their respective calendar’s colors as selected in the Outlook Calendar app.

  • We fixed issue where the Add PIN button in Settings > Accounts > Sign-in Options was sometimes unexpectedly greyed out for domain-joined devices.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in Groove crashing if you tried to reorder the songs in a very large playlist.

  • We’ve updated our migration logic to now include custom scan code mappings. That means that going forward from this build, if you’ve used Registry Editor to remap certain keys (for example, Caps Lock key to null), that change will persist across upgrades.

  • We fixed an issue Insiders may have experienced resulting in Adobe Photoshop Express crashing after clicking on the ‘correct’ button when trying to edit a cropped image.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in .csv or .xlsx files downloaded from Microsoft Edge sometimes unexpectedly appearing to be locked for editing by “another user” when SmartScreen was enabled.

  • We fixed an issue where enabling the RemoteFX adaptor for a Virtual Machine would result in it failing to power on with the error ‘Unspecified error’ (0x80004005).

Of course, this doesn’t mean only the above-mentioned problems will affect users in Windows 10 Preview build 14951. The list of issues is usually quite longer when we include the reports from users. As always, we’re going to browse Microsoft’s forums for reported problems and let you know about the actual situation in Windows 10 Preview build 14951.

If you’ve already installed Windows 10 Preview build 14951 on your computer or Mobile device, let us know in the comments if you noticed some issues caused by the build.


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