Windows Desktop: 17661

Today, a new build for both fast ring and skip ahead users – Build 17661 has been released. Bringing in some new features, fixes, and a few new issues, it is the start for Red Stone 5 builds for the Fast Ring (Skip Ahead have been receiving them for a while). As usual, check out the Known Issues before updating, just in case there is a show stopper in there!

Known issues

  • Certain notifications from Action Center may cause regular Explorer.exe crashes. We’re working to get this fixed in the next flight.
  • VPN may not be working after updating to this build. To get VPN working again, delete the %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Network\Connections\pbk* directories. Check if the VPN profile you need shows up already and if not, reinstall the appropriate VPN client app you need.
  • After updating to this build and installing the latest app updates from the Microsoft Store, when you log in to additional user accounts on the PC there may be missing apps. You can run the following PowerShell script when logged in to users with missing apps on your PC to fix the issue: Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
  • On resuming from sleep, the desktop may be momentarily visible before the Lock screen displays as expected.
  • When Movies & TV user denies access to its videos library (through the “Let Movies & TV access your videos library?” popup window or through Windows privacy settings), Movies & TV crashes when the user navigates to the “Personal” tab.
  • We’re aware of an issue that causes Narrator to read extra text when invoking Alt + Tab, and we’re working on a fix.
  • If you complete the setup for a Windows Mixed Reality headset on this build, the headset will remain black until it is unplugged and reconnected to the PC.
  • Calvin Rose

    ATTENTION IS ANY ONE ELSE GROWING TIRED OF THE TIME REQIRED AT THESE BUILDS AND LOOSING VALUABLE CONSTRUCTIVE NEEDED WORK TIME BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE ERRORS AND FAILED BUILDS. (TOTAL WIPE OUTS). Here is the deal. I have heard that 15063 has been scraped. Reverting back to previous build. I have now had 3 unsuccessful downloads of 15063 attempted by Microsoft. Resulting in a staggering number of PC crashes Closer to 15 + crashes. Thanks to 15063 failed attempts. All attempts at Microsoft updates ended at 67% updated then stalls out (FAILS). Please refrain from hyping any updates anymore. Very few have worked flawlessly. Say maybe, zero, one? You tell me my people. MICROSOFT. Since there are far to many errors to even begin to study them. Only if you have 16 hrs. a day of non stop research. For days on ends. HOW MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE FEEL THAT BEING AN INSIDER IS FAR MORE TIME CONSUMING FOR US AVERAGE 9 to 5 workers. If your 15063 installed flawlessly then good for u. If not then jump on my bandwagon. Seen Windows Insider Preview comments to them and let them know your frustration. IF SO TELL THEM CAL-BOY sent you. Sweet. P.S. I am serious never buy the hype Microsoft has been feeding us INSIDERS. Does that word not reek of HYPE. Seriously.

    • amj2011

      Therefore I have put it on SLOW, due too many errors and being a labrat for mikeysoft, dig?