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Here’s what’s fixed and broken in Windows 10 Build 18277 for Insiders

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Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 build 18277 for
Insiders enrolled in the Fast and Skip Ahead Ring. The latest
build comes from the development branch “19H1” which is due to
release in the Spring of 2019.

The latest build comes with new features like Focus Assist,

Action Center improvements with the inclusion of a brightness
slider and more. You can
learn more the new features and major improvements in today’s
build here.

There are also many bug fixes which Microsoft have fixed for
issues reported from earlier flights. Below is the full list of
what’s fixed:

  • An issue causing WSL to not work in Build 18272 has now
    been fixed.
  • Issue resulting in text not rendering on the screen have
    large number of OTF fonts has now been fixed.
  • In previous flights the Task view failed to show the +
    button under New Desktop. This issue has now been fixed in the
    latest flight.
  • An issue resulting in Timeline crashing explorer.exe if
    users pressed ALT+F4 has now been fixed.
  • An issue significantly impacting Start menu reliability in
    recent builds when pinning, unpinning, or uninstalling apps has
    now been fixed.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where the expected context menu
    wouldn’t appear after right-clicking on a folder in File
    Explorer from a network location.
  • An issue resulting in the home page of Settings not showing
    the scrollbar in recent flights has now been fixed.
  • An issue resulting in Settings crashing sometimes in recent
    flights when going to Sign-in Settings has now been fixed.
  • An issue where playing videos might unexpectedly show a few
    frames in the wrong orientation when maximizing the window
    after changing the orientation of the screen has now been
  • Microsoft fixed an issue impacting Emoji Panel reliability
    in recent flights.
  • An issue resulting in running “start .” from Command Prompt
    failing in the previous flight with an access denied error has
    now been fixed.
  • An issue reported by some Insiders experiencing bug checks
    (green screens) with the error KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED in
    the previous flight has now been fixed.
  • Windows Insider Team fixed an issue where certain devices
    might hit a bug check (GSOD) when shutting down or when
    switching from a Microsoft account to a local admin account.

As is expected, there are still some known issues which need to
be taken care before updating to the latest build. Here are the
issues with today’s preview update:

  • Users might notice the update status cycling between
    Getting Things Ready, Downloading, and Installing shows error
    0x8024200d caused by a failed express package download. This
    should be fixed in upcoming flights.
  • PDFs opened in Microsoft Edge may not display correctly.
  • Some users are experiencing blue screens if the PC is set
    up to dual boot. As a temporary workaround users are advised to
    disable dual boot for now till the issue is fixed in next
  • The hyperlink colors need to be refined in Dark Mode in
    Sticky Notes if the Insights are enabled.
  • Settings page might experience crashes after changing the
    account password or PIN, temporary workaround is to use the
    CTRL + ALT + DEL method to change the password.

We recommend users to go through the list of known issues
before installing the latest build on their PCs. You can get
the latest Windows 10 build 18277 by going to Settings >
Windows Update > Check for Update.

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