Windows 10 Build 17686 is now available for Insiders with improvements

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Windows 10 update
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The work on Windows 10 Redstone 5 update continues, and a new
build is now available for beta testers. Microsoft is
today rolling out Windows 10 Build 17686 for the Windows
Insiders in the Fast Ring and Skip Ahead. Windows 10 Build
17686 comes with several improvements, the most important of
which concerns interface.

Microsoft is improving the Windows 10 experience in the local
region, the company has introduced a new region page to
customize the settings for apps such as Currency,
Calendar, First day of the week, Dates and Times. You can find
the new local regional options in Settings -> Time &
Language -> Region, but it’s worth noting that the new
region page changes would override default format settings.

Windows 10 Region Settings
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It’s also worth noting that the Local Experience Packs are
Microsoft Store apps, and you can also access it via the
Settings app. To access local experience packs, open Settings
-> Time & Language -> Language.

From here, you can easily add a Windows display language and it
would become the prefered language in Windows 10.

Microsoft is also making a minor change to the Privacy
settings, and the operating system will now pop a
notification if access to the microphone is requested.

Windows 10 Build 17686 also comes with major improvements
for Windows Mixed Reality. Microsoft says that the OS no
requires you to have a monitor connected while running Mixed
Reality. Furthermore, the apps in Windows Mixed Reality can now
make use of the required APIs to capture images of the mixed
reality world.

Microsoft has fixed an issue where the system fails to migrate
the settings of Paint and WordPad while upgrading. The
software giant has also addressed an issue resulting
in CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED error.

Microsoft is aware of an issue where the File Explorer with
dark theme may show some unexpectedly light colours. For
some reasons, you won’t be able to use the Fonts downloaded
from Microsoft Store in some apps. You may also notice
performance issues when launching Start on this build.

Microsoft will fix with aforementioned issues with the next
preview build, scheduled to arrive later this month. The
Windows Insiders enrolled in the Fast Ring can download Build
17686 from Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows
Update.



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