Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 14251. It’s the fourth Insider Preview build for the next major Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone.
It’s also the third Redstone build that has absolutely no new features. The last build, 11102, had one new feature, a history dropdown menu for Microsoft Edge.
As with all Insider Preview builds, some things got fixed and there are also known issues. Here are those.
Here’s what’s fixed:
- 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%.
- 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.
The missing Connect button was a known issue on Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 11102, as was the WSClient.dll issue. The first two fixed issues were known issues on build 11102.
I urge everyone to look at the known issues before installing this build. After all, the build doesn’t offer any new features but it does have known issues. There are no benefits to installing it, only disadvantages.