Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14295 Heads Out for PC and Mobile

Posted on March 25, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Windows Phones with 0

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14295 Heads Out for PC and Mobile

Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14295 for both PC and Mobile to Fast ring testers. There are no new features, but Microsoft fixed a number of bugs from previous builds.

There is one weirdism for Mobile. As you may know, only certain handset models can receive Redstone-era Windows 10 Mobile builds through the Insider program. And with this build, all of those handsets are supported … except for some reason the Lumia 635. Microsoft says that it will add Lumia 635 to the list for build 14295 “at a later date.”

Build 14295 for PCs

Here’s what’s fixed in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14295 for PCs:

Xbox controllers. Microsoft fixed an issue that was causing PCs to freeze when you plugged in an Xbox One or Xbox 360 controller.

Edge. Microsoft fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge would refresh the tab if you pressed caps lock with the cursor in a password field.

Xbox apps. Microsoft fixed an issue that prevented the Xbox app (and other Xbox Live enabled apps and games) from signing in.

Kaspersky. Microsoft have fixed a driver bug that prevented Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security, and the Kaspersky Total Security Suite installed from working as expected.

Build 14295 introduces the following known issues on PCs:

Narrator and other screen reader apps are unable to read the menu options in the Feedback Hub. There are also issues with Narrator not reading selected text in the Feedback Hub, Cortana, and other apps.

**Hyper-V. ** If you have a Virtual Switch configured for your network adapter, you may see an error indicator (red-colored “X”) for your network adapter in the notification area of your taskbar. The error indicator is incorrect and your network adapter should continue to work just fine.

TPM. On the ASUS Zenbook UX31 and some other PCs with TPM chips, you may experience glitchy audio and jumpy movement when using the trackpad due to the “tpm-maintenance” task running constantly in the background instead of once per boot-up like it should. Check out Microsoft’s post for a workaround.

Mircast. Miracast connections will fail. A workaround is in the Microsoft post.

App crashes. Microsoft says that Windows Live Mail, Expression Encoder 4, and QQ and other apps will crash in this build. They are investigating this issue.

Build 14295 for Mobile

Here’s what’s fixed in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14295 for Mobile:

Backup and restore. Microsoft fixed an issue where a phone restore would fail after a reset.

Languages and keyboards. Microsoft fixed an issue where new languages and keyboards were not downloading. (There is still an issue where a reboot prompt is not displayed, so you will need to manually restart you phone for these change to take effect.)

Known issues for Mobile include:

Band sync issues. The Microsoft Band 1 and 2 wearables have sync issues. To fix this, reset your phone on this build and then re-pair the Band.

Miracast. After upgrading to this build from a previous build, Miracast connections will fail. There is no workaround for this issue on Mobile.

Gadgets app. The Gadgets app will not detect the Microsoft Display Dock so you won’t be able to update its firmware.


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