Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a nine bug fixes and a broken Windows Mixed Reality. This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is likely to ship soon). There is no new build from the RS5 branch.
Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes, but new features, too. Microsoft has released four major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, and Fall Creators Update.
The only major change in this release is that Windows Mixed Reality is broken. The feature runs at a very low frame rate (8-10fps) “that could result in some physical discomfort,” if it works at all — Microsoft mentions “multiple crashes at startup.” If you rely on Windows Mixed Reality, you should pause Insider Preview builds updates for a bit (Settings => Update & Security => Windows Insider Program => Stop Insider Preview builds => Pause).
This desktop build includes the following general bug fixes and improvements:
- Fixed an issue where selecting a notification after taking a screenshot or game clip opened the Xbox app’s home screen instead of opening the screenshot or game clip.
- Fixed an issue where EFI and Recovery partitions were unexpectedly listed in Defragment and Optimize Drives.
- Fixed an issue optimizing drives in Defragment and Optimize…
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