Windows 10 Update Delayed Due to Crashing
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Windows 10 Update Delayed Due to Crashing

April 27, 2018

 

A planned major Windows update was scheduled for this month, but is instead being delayed due to a last-minute discovery of a “blocking bug.”  

 

The update codenamed Redstone 4 is now being replaced with an entirely new build rather than just simply fixing the bug with a cumulative Windows update.  The release of the new build will include the fixes.

 

There is no know reason for the bug and its coincidence of being discovered at the last moment, however, it was said that in certain cases the issue could have led to a higher likelihood of BSOD errors on PCs. 

 

The new build, version 17134, is now the final version of the next major Windows 10 update and should be available to the public soon after further testing.

 

Some of the features to this new build include:

 

Windows Shell:
Fluent Design reveal effects have been improved and included in more areas
You can now use a two-finger swipe gesture to dismiss all notifications in the Action Center.
Windows will now show you your personalized lock screen when selecting your account on the login page.

Nearby Share is now present in the Share UI and lets you share content between nearby devices.

Virtual Desktops has moved to the top of the Task View UI.

You can now drag to reposition contacts pinned to the Taskbar.

You can now drag contacts between the Taskbar and the My People Hub.

Documents and Pictures are now listed in the Start menu by default.

Users on Windows 10 S can now use the Microsoft Authenticator app to log in to their PC.

Eye Control has been updated with more functions in the eyebar.

Edge:

-You can now mute audio coming from a specific tab.

-Edge will now automatically fill out preferred information in address and related forms.

-Reading progress within books and PDF documents will roam faster across devices.

-Edge now supports Service Workers that allows websites to send notifications and refresh in the background even when Edge is closed.

-The Hub has been redesigned with a new hamburger menu and larger slide-out panel.

-The favorites bar will now automatically show on the Start or New Tab pages, just like in other web browsers.

-You can now vertically dock the Edge DevTools panel.

Input improvements:
-Physical keyboard users now have the option to enable an on-screen text suggestions function.

Settings:
-You can now configure Startup apps in Settings.
-Ease of Access has been categorized into subcategories in the sidebar and reorganized.
-Storage Sense now includes Disk Cleanup settings and functions.
-Users can now limit download bandwidth for updates in the foreground.
-Windows Update will now place an update icon in the System Tray when there is an update pending.
-Users can now recover local accounts from the lock screen.
-More Control Panel elements such as Fonts, Display, Sound, and more have now been moved into Settings.
-There is now a new Keyboards area located in Settings.
-HomeGroup has been removed.
-Some Bluetooth peripherals can now be paired with one click.
-A new privacy settings page will present itself during device setup.
-Windows Defender Application Guard features new changes such as performance improvements, and the ability to download files to the host.
-HEIF file format is now supported.

 


Continuing on toward the end of the year, another major Windows 10 update will include features like HDR support, dictation, and even more Fluent Design changes.  Tabbed apps will feature heavily in this update, and we’re planning on hearing more about these updates next month at the Microsoft’s Build developer conference.

 

 

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