Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with mobile broadband enhancements. This build comes from the RS5 branch, which is the Windows 10 update that the company plans to release later this year. The next update will come sooner (although we have no date yet) from the RS4 branch.
Windows 10 is a service, which means that it was built in a very different way than its predecessors, so it can be updated on a regular basis with not just fixes, but also new features. Microsoft has released four major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, and Fall Creators Update.
This RS5 build is for Windows Insiders who have chosen the Skip Ahead option, which means they will continue to get builds from RS_PRERELEASE. Only a small subset of insiders can decide to jump because Microsoft still needs testers to help with RS4.
Microsoft wants to improve the Windows network stack by introducing a more reliable network driver model. This build includes an improved Mobile Broadband (MBB) USB class driver, but it is not the default driver. If your PC supports mobile broadband (cellular connection possible), you can try setting the new driver as the default (Device Manager => Network Adapter => Generic Mobile Broadband Adapter or xxxxx Mobile Broadband Adapter => right mouse click => Update Driver => Search my computer Driver Software => Let me choose from a list of available drivers on my computer => Generic Mobile Broadband Cx Net Adapter => Next)
Once you have restarted, try turning your mobile network off Disable Wi-Fi and disconnect all Ethernet -Electric wire. Microsoft will probably prescribe this as the default driver in later builds if it proves reliable.
Also with this build, Microsoft has launched the Microsoft Edge DevTools Preview App. Use the web app available from the Microsoft Store to preview the latest Dev tools that run side-by-side with the tools included with Edge.
This desktop build also includes the following common fixes and improvements:
- In this build The brightness slider in the Battery flyout in the notification area of the taskbar has been removed to improve usability.
- Fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge where dragging a favorite from a folder on the Favorites bar did not work
Today's update raises the Windows 10 build number for the RS5 branch of 17650 (available for testers on the April 19) to create 17655.
This build has 14 known issues:
- The mouse pointer may disappear (19659009) When you resume from hibernation, the desktop may be temporarily visible before the lock screen is displayed as expected.
- If the user of Movies & TV denies access to his video collection (through h The "Videos and TV access your video library" popup window or Windows privacy settings), Movies & TV will crash when the user tries to Navigate to the "Personal" tab.
- The narrator may read additional text when Alt + Tab is called
- Using the arrow keys and the Page Up / Page Down keys does not work for scrolling web pages in Microsoft Edge. You must use a different input method (mouse, touch or touchpad).
- If you have completed the setup for a Windows Mixed Reality headset in this build, the headset stays black until it is disconnected from the computer and reconnected
- UX sets for Office Win32 desktop apps are not final. The experience will be refined over time based on feedback.
- The top part of some Win32 desktop application windows may appear slightly below the tab bar when it is being expanded. To work around this problem, restore the window and maximize it again.
- Closing a tab can sometimes minimize the entire sentence.
- Tiling and overlapping windows, including features such as "Print Preview" in Word, do not work For inactive tabs
- The Office Visual Basic Editor window is currently tabbed but should not be in the future.
- Opening an Office document while the document is open may result in an inadvertent change to the last active document. This also happens when a worksheet is closed in Excel, while other worksheets remain open.
- Right-clicking a tab in Sets does not display a context menu in this build.
- Local files or non-Microsoft cloud files will not be displayed automatically and no error message will be displayed to alert the user to this fact.
Do not install the device as usual on your production machine.