Windows 10 Insider Preview 20170 Released with New Icon, Minor Updates

Posted on July 15, 2020 by Brad Sams in Windows, Windows 10 with 11 Comments

Microsoft Announces the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

It’s that time of the week again where there is a new build of Windows 10 for those of you living in the Dev channel. This time around, it’s version 20170 that is being released.

In this release, there isn’t a lot new but a few notable updates include making it easier to see default sound devices. By going to Settings > System > Sound > Manage sound devices to now let you know which device is default, and if not, enable you to set it as your default device or default communication device.

In this release, there is also a new icon for Settings. While this isn’t that big of a change it is worth pointing out that this icon looks like it fits in more with Windows 10X than Windows 10 – it also doesn’t appear to follow the “fluent” design language either.

Aside from these changes, there is a show-stopping bug that will not let this version of Windows 10 run on AMD devices. Meaning, if you have an AMD CPU in your box, you won’t be able to download this release but the company says that this should be fixed with the next update.

If it’s not already downloading for you now, it should be available via Windows Update. Also, make sure to check out the known issues as well.

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Comments (11)

11 responses to “Windows 10 Insider Preview 20170 Released with New Icon, Minor Updates”

  1. PhilipVasta

    Hey Brad, I'm not sure what you mean about the settings icon not following fluent design... It looks like it fits in with the rest of the newly redesigned icons, doesn't it?

    • jimchamplin

      In reply to PhilipVasta:

      I think the point is that none of those new icons match Fluent.

      I mean... of course they don’t. Why would any part be consistent with any other part?

      • PhilipVasta

        In reply to jimchamplin:

        I am by no means an authority on this, but I feel like there's a general misunderstanding of what Fluent even is. For the longest time, Microsoft followers have equated Fluent with the Acrylic blur effect. My understanding is that Fluent isn't a particular effect, it's a system of design and thought.

    • Paul Thurrott

      Right. It looks awful, so it definitely fits in.
  2. remc86007

    Still no 2004 for new Surface devices... I'd be super pissed if I were a WSL user.

  3. sherlockholmes

    I dont get it. With these minor Updates now, why does Microsoft insist in two Updates a year?

  4. Jedi Dwight

    For sound devices, this icon is on my quick launch toolbar: C:\Windows\System32\mmsys.cpl - Works better and more quickly than the modern UI version.

  5. blue77star

    This sound setting is welcomed. I often go between Settings and Control Panel when changing default audio device.

  6. winner

    New icons are nice, but what about getting rid of the old style icons and ancient dialog boxes deep in the OS?

    Where are the priorities here?