Windows 10 Redstone build 14279 known issues include freezing, bluescreens

Kip Kniskern

Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Windows 10, Windows Phone

Microsoft just snuck up and dropped a new build for Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring, build 14279. As usual, with the latest bits comes a few caveats, and this build is no exception. Here are the Known Issues for the latest build:

  • 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.

Looks like Microsoft has been having so much fun with sleep and hibernation issues with Surface devices that they’ve introduced new bugs (just kidding), and if you’re a Kaspersky user, be forwarned.

Are you downloading and installing build 14279?  Let us know if you run into any other problems in the comments below.