Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with more proactive Windows Update

The software maker is creating new updates such as mail and photos throughout its Windows 10 test periods. There won't be a new build this week for Windows Insiders who opted into Skip Ahead. When Windows Update scans, downloads, and installs updates on a PC that is plugged in, it will prevent the PC from going to sleep when it is not in active use for up to 2 hours.

Fixed an issue where Settings would crash when you tried to open Themes. The "cross-promotion network for Windows Phone and Windows applications" reports that 85% of all PCs running Windows 10 have upgraded to the Fall Creators Update, which started rolling out to customer machines at the end of October For comparison's sake, the previous Creators Update had reached about 66% of Windows 10 devices at the four-month mark, accoridng to AdDuplex.

Fixed the smart card logon error Signing in with a smart card isn't supported for your account. after the authenticating DC has been restarted.

Fixed an Internet Explorer response issue that caused the desktop to appear with delays, the Start Menu to become unresponsive, and some system tray icons to disappear.

We fixed an issue that could result in Settings crashing after having navigated to and left Sound Settings.

Fixed an issue where closing certain apps after using in-app search could result in them hanging on the splash screen the next time they were launched. This affected RDP clients on iOS, Mac, Android, and the Windows modern RDP client app. The error is "We couldn't connect to the gateway because of an error".

Tearing a PDF tab in Microsoft Edge will result in a bugcheck (GSOD).

Fixed an issue where certain games using Easy Anti Cheat could result in the system experiencing a bugcheck (KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED).

We fixed an issue resulting in the Windows Defender offline scan not working in recent builds.

Addresses issue where AD FS incorrectly displays the Home Realm Discovery (HRD) page when an identity provider (IDP) is associated with a relying party (RP) in an OAuth Group.

Some Insiders may have noticed a new message when holding down the power button which says "Please release the power button". It extends that same tabbing experience to more than just websites, allowing apps like Word, PowerPoint or Slack to be grouped together under one Set that can then be shared across devices with Timeline. If this keeps happening, ask your admin or tech support for help. It is important to note that holding down the power button is not the appropriate way to shutdown/reboot a system that is functioning properly.