Here’s what fixed and broken in latest Windows 10 Preview Build 17661


Microsoft today announced the arrival of new Windows 10 Insider
Preview Build 17661 Redstone 5 for both Fast And Skip Ahead
Ring. The latest build contains some new features apart from
many improvements for Insiders in Fast and Skip Ahead Ring. You
can read more about what’s new in our dedicated article here.

Along with the new features Microsoft has also worked on
pushing some much needed fixes for Windows Insiders. These
fixes have been possible after getting feedback from the
Windows Insiders over couple of weeks after release of the
previous build.

What’s Fixed:

Microsoft has made improvements for the Narrator with the use
of Sets. The narrator now informs the users of the tabs by
reading out the information. Microsoft has also adjusted the
skin tones in the Emoji Panel with users now able to see a row
of skin tone colors.

Microsoft fixed issues with the arrow and Page Up/ Down keys
which didn’t work while using webpages in Microsoft Edge. This
issue has now been fixed in the latest build. Non visibility of
the mouse cursor while moving it over certain UI elements has
now been fixed. This issue was reported since last two preview
builds and has finally been fixed in the latest preview build.

Some user’s reported that the Game Bar was not appearing when
pressing WIN+G, this issue has now been fixed by the company in
the latest preview build. Microsoft has also updated the design
of the handwriting panel which now shows the delete button on
the top. A new button to switch languages has now been added
which now appears under the “….” menu.

A new option has been added under the Pen & Windows Ink
Settings which lets users to allow the pen to act as a mouse.

Known Issues:

  • VPN for some users will not be working after upgrading to
    this build. As a workaround you would need to delete the
    “%ProgramData%MicrosoftNetworkConnectionspbk* directories”.
    Check if the VPN profile you need shows up already and if not,
    reinstall the appropriate VPN client app you need.
  • User will now find some apps missing when logging in to
    additional user accounts on the PC. As a temporary workaround
    users would need to run “Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore*
    -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode
    -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}”.
  • Movies & TV crashes when the user navigates to the
    “Personal tab” and denies access to its videos library.
  • Windows Mixed Reality headset setup will show a black
    screen after installing this build. You would need to
    disconnect and reconnect back to the PC to return to the proper
  • Some of the Win32 desktop apps will appear below the tab
    bar when maximized, this issue will be fixed in upcoming
    builds. As a workaround you need to restore and re
    maximize the window.

As always its advisable to go through the list of known issues
before installing the Windows 10 preview builds. The latest
Windows 10 preview build is available for download and you can
get it by going to Settings>Update & Security>Windows
Update>Check for Update.

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