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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 15042

Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 15042 brings several bug fixes, as well as a name change for the setup executable which will be “WinSDKSetup.exe” from now on. No API changes have occurred since build 15021.


Just four days ago, Microsoft announced the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15042. Now, the company has released the corresponding Preview Build 15042, which requires Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15042 or higher.

In contrast to previous Windows 10 SDK Preview builds, build 15042 will formally only be supported by and greater. The Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate is available and might already be in its final form or close to that.

Microsoft will commemorate the full launch of Visual Studio 2017 on March 7. A launch event will run for two days, detailing changes and providing training to new users.

What's new in Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 15042

As mentioned before, changed the setup executable name to “WinSDKSetup.exe”. Users who have scripts designed to install the previous SDK will need to update the path to use the new name.

In addition, Microsoft fixed the following issues:

  • DX12 Template Throws when running Build 15042: This is a known bug in the Windows SDK installer. If you encounter this issue, you can repair the SDK by simply running the following command from an Administrative command prompt:  C:\program files (x86)\windows kits\10\bin\10.0.15042.0\x86\DismFoDInstall.cmd
  • Unable to deploy to device: If you are unable to deploy your app to a device or emulator, it may be because Windows IPOverUSB did not install correctly. To work around this issue:
  1. Open up the ISO
  2. Navigate into the WindowsSDK\Installers folder
  3. Double click on the file “Windows IP Over USB-x86_en-us.msi”
  4. Follow the prompts
  • Windows App Certification Kit crashes when launched from Visual Studio: If Visual Studio cannot deploy the app, the Windows App Certification Kit may crash when loading. To work around this issue:
  1. Launch the Windows App Certification Kit from the Windows shortcut
  2. Provide a pointer directly to the package to run the tests.

The Preview SDK can be downloaded from the developer section on Windows Insider.

Kostas Papanikolaou
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