Microsoft is now seeding Windows 10 Redstone 2 build 14942. Earlier, we had reported that the company is testing this new build internally and was compiled on October 3, 2016. The latest Windows 10 Redstone 2 Insider preview PC build 14942 fast ring insiders. Previously, the company had released build 14936 for insiders.
Known issues in Windows 10 PC Build 14942
ADDED 10/10: Due to a recent platform change, Microsoft Edge may crash after launch, or when you type in the address bar or try to open a new tab.
UPDATE: Xbox sign-ins may fail, as well, as a result of service host separation. To fix this issue:
- Run the following from an admin Command Prompt (or edit the registry accordingly):REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\XblAuthManager /v SvcHostSplitDisable /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
- Reboot the system, so that XblAuthManager now shares a service host process with Windows Update and Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
Insiders doing web development may find themselves their local intranet server unreachable, as service host separation will leave the IIS World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3Svc) unable to start successfully. To fix this issue:
- Run the following from an admin cmd line (or edit the registry accordingly):
- REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W3SVC /v SvcHostSplitDisable /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
- REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WAS /v SvcHostSplitDisable /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
- Reboot the system, so that the W3Svc and WAS services share a service host process.
Microsoft also released a new Windows 10 1607 cumulative update kb3194496 build14393.222 for PC as well as a fix for this update. Windows 10 preview build 14931 is now available for Slow ring insiders. You can download ISO from here. The company also warned insider members that initial Redstone 2 builds will be more buggy than usual. Microsoft next major updates
The company also warned insider members that initial Redstone 2 builds will be more buggy than usual. Microsoft next major updates Redstone 2 and Redstone 3 are coming in 2017.