Microsoft Ships Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17686

Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16273 for PC

Microsoft announced its latest Redstone 5 build today, Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17686. It’s available to those in the Fast ring.

Here’s what’s new.

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Improved region support. A new Region page in Settings lets you override to default regional format settings such as Calendar, First day of the week, Dates, Times, and Currency. You can also access Local Experience Packs more easily, using the Languages page in Settings.

Privacy improvements. When your microphone is disabled in Privacy settings, a pop-up notification will appear the first time you attempt to use it.

Windows Mixed Reality improvements. You no longer need to be attached to a physical display, which is ideal for backpack gaming PCs. And apps can now capture images of the mixed reality world using the system capture experience.

And … that’s about it, aside from some general changes, improvements, and fixes, and the usual known issues. Check out the Microsoft blog post for more information.


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  • madthinus

    Premium Member
    06 June, 2018 - 2:05 pm

    <p>More than three months into this development cycle started, no slow ring build yet, odd.</p>

    • sivey42

      Premium Member
      06 June, 2018 - 2:36 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#281911"><em>In reply to madthinus:</em></a></blockquote><p>I thought they had said there would be MORE slow ring builds this time around, not NONE.</p>

  • Jules Wombat

    06 June, 2018 - 2:44 pm

    <p>What is the big vision for Redstone, its at all not clear anymore?</p><p>Why should anyone invest time with Windows 10 Insiders previews anymore ?</p>

    • Mestiphal

      06 June, 2018 - 2:53 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#281920"><em>In reply to Jules_Wombat:</em></a></blockquote><p>Unless they come out with yet another language for store apps, Windows 10 is pretty mature, we're basically running windows 8 with dozens of updates and improvements. I personally don't see where they can keep on modifying the actual OS.</p><p><br></p><p>Everything else is just an app update away</p>

    • LyonAdmiral1981

      06 June, 2018 - 4:59 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#281920"><em>In reply to Jules_Wombat:</em></a></blockquote><p>They can always keep optimizing the code; tighter &amp; faster.</p>

  • joeaxberg

    Premium Member
    06 June, 2018 - 4:49 pm

    <p>What the hell is that dude drinking in the picture? Put some lawn clippings in the nutri-ninja?</p>

    • hrlngrv

      Premium Member
      06 June, 2018 - 6:34 pm

      <p><a href="#281938"><em>In reply to joeaxberg:</em></a></p><p>I have a daughter who loves (or believes she loves) kale juice. Looks like the stuff in the picture.</p>

  • LyonAdmiral1981

    06 June, 2018 - 4:57 pm

    <p>Did anyone hear of the fiasco that apparently starts with 1803 and works its way up through Insider releases? I have an Alienware 15R3, it's my daily driver, even for beta testing, and I'm currently on 17666, except I can't upgrade it a newer build. The software that launches the upgrade starts but tells me there is an issue with the hardware now being unsupported. Not bad for a less than a year old Alienware laptop. Now research tells me they apparently found a bug with hardware that has dual; discrete and integrated video subsystems that causes some computers to not come out of standby correctly and because of this they are blocking the installation. I did open a Feedback on the hub and said okay that is good, but that was supposed to have been before 1803, what about Windows Insider's who are looking to upgrade their builds? Right now we are SOL.</p>

  • Lewk

    Premium Member
    07 June, 2018 - 3:46 am

    <p>And over a year and a half later, the Australian Language pack is still completely broken. Well done Microsoft, continue ignoring us Aussies and you'll see how many of us flock away from your discriminative product.</p>

  • hrlngrv

    Premium Member
    07 June, 2018 - 3:35 pm

    <p>The very 1st RS5 build allowed users to disable Sets, but all the subsequent builds haven't. Perhaps MSFT's intention is to frustrate those of us who'd taken to using Groupy.</p>

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