Windows 10 Insider build 17751 is now available for Fast Ring Insiders, here’s what’s new

Laurent Giret

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The Windows Insider teased a fresh new build earlier today, and the announcement just came at the usual 10 AM PST time. Ìf you’re a Windows Insider on the Fast Ring, you should now see the Windows 10 Insider build 17751 in Windows Update. This is another minor release with a small list of bug fixes and improvements, but there are still some noteworthy changes.

The first thing you’ll notice after installing this build is that the Windows Insider watermark is gone. The team made it very clear that this doesn’t mean that this is the final Redstone 5 build, but the team is definitely getting close to it. Among all the bug fixes listed in the release notes, it’s worth noting that this new build also fixes the issue causing your PC to BSOD when logging out of your profile or initiating the shutdown process. This bug was also fixed in the updated build 17744 that shipped to Slow Ring Insiders yesterday. Additionally, Microsoft has also addressed other minor issues related to fonts, Timeline and the Settings app, while also removing the performance visualizations that were recently added to the Game Bar. You can learn more about all the changes and known issues below:

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build. This does not mean this is the final build as we are not done yet. We’re just now beginning the phase of checking in final code to prepare for the final release.
  • We fixed the issue where logging out of your user profile or shutting down your PC would cause the PC to bugcheck (GSOD).
  • We fixed a recent issue where color and wallpaper settings weren’t correctly applied after a system upgrade when migration was done in offline mode.
  • We fixed an issue where, when installing a font for a single user (rather than installing as admin “for all users”), the install would fail with an unexpected error saying that the file was not a valid font file.
  • We fixed an issue where explorer.exe would crash if you were in Tablet Mode and opened Task View while in portrait orientation.
  • We fixed an issue where you might unexpectedly get an error saying no supported app is installed, after clicking certain activities in Timeline, even though a supported app was installed.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the amount of time it took to launch Settings having noticeably increased recently.
  • We fixed an issue where if your PC transitioned from battery power to being plugged in while Windows Update Settings was open and downloading an update, you might unexpectedly see it switch to “You’re up to date” immediately afterwards instead of continuing to show the downloading update.
  • We fixed an issue where the “Logged” drop down box was unexpectedly large in Event Viewer’s filter dialog at high DPI.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some people unexpectedly seeing an “Ask for permission” message from Microsoft family features for Windows Shell Experience.
  • We fixed an issue where in high contrast the icons for items in Windows Security’s navigation pane wouldn’t change color with the rest of the item when mouse hovering over the item, making them difficult to see.
  • We fixed an issue where when using the Chinese (Simplified) IME it would leak memory on focus switch, adding up over time.
  • We fixed a recent issue that could result in some flakey network connectivity (including networks stuck “identifying”, and stale network flyout connectivity state). Note, there are a variety of factors that may impact your networking experience, so if you continue to experience flakiness after upgrading to this build, please log feedback.
  • Thanks everyone who tried out and shared feedback about the performance visualizations we added to the game bar with Build 17692. We’re taking them offline for now to re-evaluate the best possible approach going forward and work on giving you a great gaming experience on your PC.
  • We’ve updated the messaging in Snipping Tool to more closely align with the commitment we made here. You’ll also notice in the message that we’re exploring renaming our updated snipping experience – bringing together the old and new. The app update with this change hasn’t flighted yet to Fast, but if you have any feedback on the subject we’re open to hearing it.

Known issues

  • When you use the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere.
  • Narrator sometimes does not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. Try switching to Narrator Scan mode temporarily. And when you turn Scan mode off again, Narrator will now read when you navigate using Tab and arrows key. Alternatively, you can restart Narrator to work around this issue.
  • Clicking on web links in PWAs such as Twitter doesn’t open the browser in this build. We’re working on a fix.

In case you missed it, Microsoft also announced earlier today that the Redstone 5 update will be officially named “October 2018 update.” Microsoft is sticking to the same naming convention that gave us the April 2018 update earlier this year, and this is probably a good decision for consumers. October isn’t that far away, but you can still expect to get a couple of new RS5 builds to play with next month. In the meantime, let us know in the comments if you encounter any issues after installing the build 17751 on your PC.