Windows  Redstone

It’s been a little while since the last Redstone 2 update, which unfortunately caused a settings bug for a lot of users. Thankfully, Microsoft has now rolled out another build to Insiders that fixes the issue.

Windows 10 Redstone build 14915 also comes with a number of other bug fixes, as well as improvements to the connect flyout menu and various other improvements.

Redstone Build 14915 Changelog

As usual, Microsoft has published full release notes for this build, which we have listed for you below:

  • “We fixed the issue with being unable to use the power button on the Start menu.
  • We fixed the issue causing Cortana’s text to speech capabilities to not work. Cortana should be able to read text messages out loud for you, tell jokes, sing, or give verbal prompts as expected.
  • We fixed the issue causing the Settings app to crash on certain editions of Windows 10 when navigating to different settings pages due to a missing .dll file.
  • We made a number of improvements to translations, including fixing an issue in Windows Update where it would say “your phone is up to date” in French when confirming that your PC was up to date.
  • Changing functionality via Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program such as your ring settings should now work again on this build. For more information – see this forum post.
  • We fixed a compatibility issue from a recent platform change that causes apps such as Yahoo Mail, Trivia Crack, Google and the Skype Translator Preview app to crash.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing a delay in Mail notification toasts appearing.
  • We fixed an issue where the “Open with” dialog’s “Look for another app on this PC” link wasn’t working if the dialog appeared after using the “Run” dialog to open a file with an unassociated file type.
  • We have updated the Connect flyout so that the clickable area for each device listed now spans across the full width of the flyout.
  • We fixed an issue where if a Chinese Input Method Editor is active it could result in logging in to not succeed after device goes into and is woken up from Connected Standby.
  • We fixed an issue where for certain websites in Microsoft Edge, using CTRL + A to select all text and then copying it and trying to paste it into Notepad wouldn’t paste anything.
  • We fixed an issue where importing favorites into Microsoft Edge from Internet Explorer would fail if the Favorites folder had been redirected to another folder, for example “C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Favorites.”

The fixes vary from major to relatively minor, but should make Redstone 2 a lot more usable as a daily driver. However, there are still some issues with this build which may cause some to hesitate.

Known Issues

Perhaps the most important of these is a black screen when switching account. A reboot fixes this, but for users that need to log in to different users a lot, it’s not ideal. Adobe Acrobat reader and Bash are still broken, but Microsoft has a workaround for the latter.

If you navigate to “Turn Windows features on or off,” then check “Windows Subsystem for Linux,” the issue should resolve after a reboot. The settings pane is also a bit unstable still. Going to the personalization section could result in crashes, so you may want to stay away from there if you’ve updated already.

The update has also rolled out to mobile, with similar fixes and improvements. You can read the release notes for that and other known issues on the Windows blog.