Windows 10 RS4 Build 17101

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  1. Extraordinary

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    Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17101 (RS4) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.


    What’s new in Build 17101
    Input Improvements
    Emoji design updates: Based on your feedback and to improve consistency, we’ve made adjustments to the design of some of our emoji. Examples of updated emoji include:

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    Emoji search comes to more languages: Earlier in RS4, we updated the Emoji Panel to support browsing and picking emoji in many new locales. With today’s build, we’re bringing search support to more locales too! Now you can find an emoji by keyword in over 150 locales, including English (Great Britain), French (France), German (Germany), Spanish (Spain), and more. This will help you get the emoji you want easily and quickly. As a reminder, to bring up the Emoji Panel set focus to a text field and press WIN + (period) or WIN + (semicolon).

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    Windows App Permissions
    UWP File System Access: With this build we’re giving you more control so you can now decide which UWP apps can access your full file system. Particular UWP apps will be granted permission to have broad file system access. This capability will be granted on a per app basis by Microsoft. If a UWP app has the broad file system access restricted capability, you will receive a consent dialog prompting you to accept or deny the request. If at any time you change your mind about the decision, you can go to Settings > Privacy where you’ll find a new Settings page for File System Access. On this page, you can turn access on or off globally, and if it’s on you can also turn it on or off for each app that has requested the capability. UWPs with broad file system access will not appear in the Photos, Videos, or Documents privacy settings pages. If you grant broad file system access, this includes Photos, Videos and Documents.

    New features for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
    Last year, as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s update, we announced a new edition of Windows designed for demanding mission critical scenarios targeting advanced users. As part of RS4, we are adding two more features for our most advanced users running these mission critical scenarios:

    A new power scheme – Ultimate Performance: Demanding workloads on workstations always desire more performance. As part of our effort to provide the absolute maximum performance we’re introducing a new power policy called Ultimate Performance. Windows has developed key areas where performance and efficiency tradeoffs are made in the OS. Over time, we’ve amassed a collection of settings which allow the OS to quickly tune the behavior based on user preference, policy, underlying hardware or workload.

    This new policy builds on the current High-Performance policy, and it goes a step further to eliminate micro-latencies associated with fine grained power management techniques. The Ultimate Performance Power plan is selectable either by an OEM on new systems or selectable by a user. To do so, you can go to Control Panel and navigate to Power Options under Hardware and Sound (you can also “run” Powercfg.cpl). Just like other power policies in Windows, the contents of the Ultimate Performance policy can be customized.

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    As the power scheme is geared towards reducing micro-latencies it may directly impact hardware; and consume more power than the default balanced plan. The Ultimate Performance power policy is currently not available on battery powered systems.

    We’ll continue to tune and evaluate the power plan settings. To submit feedback please use the Feedback Hub and file your feedback under Power & Battery > Setting category.

    Productivity focused out of box applications: In the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the out of box experience for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations draws from the Pro edition of Windows 10. One area where this is noticeable is the suite of applications installed out of the box visible as tiles in the start menu. In the next release for Windows, you will see for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations productivity and enterprise focused applications in place of consumer applications and games. This was one of the top feedback shared with us by our partners and users and we’re delivering this in our next update.

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    If you’re a Windows Insider running the Workstation or Enterprise edition, you can see these features in Builds 17079 or greater.

    General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC (Build 17101)
    • We fixed an issue from the last flight were some PCs failed to resume from hibernate (requiring a hard reboot to recover).
    • We fixed an issue resulting in 3 and 4 finger gestures on the touchpad being unresponsive in the last two flights.
    • We fixed an issue after upgrading to the last flight where Start didn’t work for Insiders who’d had HomeGroup added as a folder to appear on Start.
    • We’ve updated the touch keyboard so that if you try to shapewrite in an unsupported text field or when the typing resources aren’t installed, you won’t see the shapewriting trail as you swipe your finger over the keys.
    • We fixed an issue where the touch keyboard showed an English layout with no IME on/off key when an East Asian keyboard is the only input method on your system.
    • We fixed an issue where if you install a font product from the Microsoft Store, then later install a new build (feature update), the Store package will remain installed, but the fonts within the package are not installed. Until this is fixed, the temporary workaround is to uninstall the product from the Apps page in Settings, then re-acquire the product from the Store.
    • We fixed an issue where the touch keyboard might stop invoking automatically after locking the PC and then unlocking the PC by using the touch keyboard to enter your PIN or password.
    • We fixed an issue where the Japanese IME sometimes wouldn’t turn on correctly.
    • We fixed an issue where the floating dictation UI could be unexpectedly tiny.
    • We fixed an issue that could result in the mouse cursor suddenly jump to screen corner while mouse was moving in a List Control.
    • We fixed an issue that could result in tabs hanging and not loading content recently in Microsoft Edge after using the browser for a few days with an adblocker enabled.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in newly installed Microsoft Edge extensions not appearing in the Extensions pane in the last two flights.
    • We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge where favicons in light theme were unexpectedly getting black backgrounds.
    • We fixed an issue that could result in UWP apps sometimes launching as small white rectangular boxes.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in certain fingerprint readers not working in recent flights.
    • We fixed an issue where Windows Hello failed to work on Surface Laptops with the last build.
    • We fixed an issue that could result in the labels for files on the desktop overlapping their icons.
    • We’re updating the “Advanced graphics settings” link on the Display Settings page to now just say “Graphics Settings”.
    • When your volume is muted, the volume icons in the Sound Settings page will also now appear muted.
    • If you click the Reset button on the App volume and device preferences page, it will now also reset any app specific volumes you’ve set back to default (100%).
    • We fixed an issue resulting in app updates failing in the Microsoft Store with error 0x80070057 in recent builds.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in app updates failing in the Microsoft Store with error 0x803FB005 in recent builds.
    • We fixed an issue where bringing up Game bar using the Xbox button on an Xbox One controller didn’t work in some games.
    • We fixed an issue where in the text box for the Mixer stream title using non-character keys (e.g. Tab, Delete, Backspace, etc.) might cause the game to hang for a few seconds.
    • We fixed an issue where keyboard and mouse input might not work correctly in the Game bar when playing a first person game (e.g. Minecraft).
    • We fixed an issue where in some games—such as Destiny 2 and Fortnite—mouse and keyboard input would still go to the game while Game bar was open.
    • We fixed an issue during first shutdown/boot, or reboot, where for some users the device goes into a boot loop and the OS never loads.
    Known issues (Build 17101)
    • We have observed seeing longer-than-normal delays during install at the 88% mark. Some delays are as long as 90 minutes before moving forward. Please be patient as the install will complete successfully.
    • Plugging in an external optical drive (DVD) will cause an Explorer.exe crash.
    • Settings will crash if you open the Themes Settings page.
    • Buttons on Game bar are not centered correctly.
    • Selecting a notification after taking a screenshot or game clip opens the Xbox app’s home screen instead of opening the screenshot or game clip.
    Introducing the Windows App Preview Program
    We’re making it easier to try out the latest app updates with Insider Preview builds with the new Windows App Preview Program. We heard feedback from Windows Insiders that having to opt-in to Skip Ahead to receive the latest app updates wasn’t ideal as it required Insiders to also be on super-early and sometimes unstable builds of the OS. Insiders told us they wanted to be able to try out the latest app updates but be on the latest Insider Preview builds from the Fast, Slow, and Release Preview rings. Now through the Windows App Preview Program, Insiders in any ring can opt-in to preview individual apps.

    Insiders can opt-in to previews for the following first-wave of apps:

    • Feedback Hub
    • Microsoft Photos
    • Microsoft Sticky Notes
    • Microsoft Tips
    • Paint 3D
    • Windows Alarms & Clock
    • Windows Calculator
    • Windows Camera
    • Windows Mixed Reality Viewer
    • Windows Voice Recorder
    To opt-in to a preview for an app just go to the Settings or About page of the app and click the “Join preview” button. If the limit has been met for that app preview for the app you will get a notification on clicking the button and as more slots open up you can join the preview. Additionally, if you need to leave an app preview you can do so by also going to the Settings or About page and clicking the “Leave preview” button. These apps are rolling out previews in the next few days, so keep checking the app Settings/About page!

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    If you are an Insider who has already opted into Skip Ahead – you don’t need opt-in to preview these apps. We will continue to push the latest app updates to you just like before.

    Right now, the Windows App Preview Program is available to Windows Insiders. We will be looking at the feedback we receive from Insiders with the goal of evolving the Windows App Preview Program over time.

    Source:
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsex...eview-build-17101-fast-build-17604-skip-ahead
     
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  2. -Tj-

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    Can anyone using this Preview check what's different in ultimate power plan?

    Maybe post screen of parkcontrol.

    I saw default High uses Frequency Scaling DC 5%, rest is at 100%, in bitsum's case this Frequency Scaling DC is disabled and set to 100%, rest also 100%.

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  3. Jamin280672

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    Strange, I don't have the new power feature after updating to 17101

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  4. EdKiefer

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    You need to be running specific "Win10 Pro for workstations" to get new Ultimate power plan, normal WIn10 Pro won't have it.

    I think you need also for it to be desktop (no battery).
     

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    I heard from a buddy of mine that this build is so unstable, too many crashes. Was thinking of just installing it to play with it but i don't know anymore. I can't wait for the RTM though. :)
     
  6. warlord

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    Do not hear BS he is an amateur I bet. (Here even (rs5) 17604 is rock stable and better than my previous (rs4) 17093.)
     
  7. Guru01

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    Actually the guy knows more than me. What his issues with the build was that it kept crashing anywhere in the settings menu. Settings will crash if you open the Themes Settings page. His explorer would crash as well. There are numerous bugs listed for the build as well, which mentions explorer crashes but with installing an usb optical drive, but it would still crash explorer with other ways.
     
  8. thatguy91

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    Sorry, no preview build is considered rock solid stable. It may be stable for your configuration, but it may not be for others. Also just because 17604 is, doesn't mean the next one won't be problematic. It's the whole purpose of the insider programme, you have to expect bugs, and if you come across serious bugs you can comment about it and the like (including warning people of certain scenarios etc), but since you opted in to it at your own volition, and it's clearly stated it's an unfinished, potentially unstable product for the purpose of testing, you should expect bugs and remove your right to complain when bugs do occur. This even includes data loss, since it's stated there's the potential albeit at low risk, of such an event occurring and it was your choice not to heed.
     
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  9. tensai28

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    To be fair even the non preview builds are not completely stable. I've found 1703 and 1709 to be too buggy for my taste so I stay on 1607 for now.
     
  10. lucidus

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    Yeah I didn't find RS 2 and 3 to be stable either. Have you tried any RS4 builds?
     

  11. tensai28

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    I haven't tried any preview builds yet. Not sure how to even try it to be honest. I would prefer to get it in iso form for a clean install but not sure where to find that. I'm currently using enterprise edition and I'd like to stick to enterprise if possible. Not sure if you can do that with the previews or not.
     
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    I remember seeing Enterprise editions in the past. Check the insider site, you can download slow ring ISO's or you can get the latest UUP's from MDL and create your own iso of the latest build.
     
  13. tensai28

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    Which build would you say is the most stable? I had some massive stuttering on 1709. Is that still a thing on the previews? I also saw one build had problems with Asian language ime which would effect me.
     
  14. lucidus

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    I'm not using any insider builds at this time but since we're close to release, newer is better. They seem to have fixed the Asian language problem and it was Japanese only afaik. I'm on 1607 like you but the LTSB version.

    You can quickly try a real installation of windows without making a VM or damaging your current installation by making a virtual hard drive. Try it, https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dn858566.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
    It's saved me a lot of time and headache by trying software live instead of virtualized.
     
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    Hi thanks for the very good info realy save a lot of time :)
     
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    I was thinking of making a separate partition and trying it on there. Yeah Japanese would effect me (I'm multilingual). Good they got that fixed.
     
  17. tensai28

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    Now that I think about it, isn't this going retail/oem soon? If it's next month or something, might as well wait.
     
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    For me, the stuttering is worse on 17083. Far worse. Can't even play some games. Haven't tried past it yet. Honestly, last great build for me was the 1511. 1607 wasn't bad, 1703 was bearable and 1709 is a bug mess.
     
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    Shees. Thanks for the heads up. I'm sticking to 1607 then. Looks like maybe for a long time too. I had my hopes up for the spring creators update (RS4) but now maybe not so much.
     
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    There's still sometime until the 1803 release, things might change. Or not. We never know for sure with MS. Thing is, sometimes they have an outburst of creativity and quality like Windows 95, XP and 7, then they spend the next 10 years trying to move people from these milestones OSes to their newest pile of crap.
     

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