Here's what got fixed, improved, and is still broken in Windows 10 for PCs build 15061

It's been a busy week for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring, as they got their third PC build this week. Build 15061 is now available, but as has been the case in recent weeks, there are no new front-facing features; instead, Microsoft is focusing on fixing known issues and prepping the Creators Update for a final release.

It's a final release that we're just weeks away from now, which means that Insiders should be getting the RTM very soon. The company is rumored to be finalizing it this week, so while this build isn't the final one, you can probably install it with minimal issues.

Here's what got fixed in 15061:

  • We fixed an issue resulting in some unexpected visual distortion when watching certain mp4 videos in Movies and TV on recent flights.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in OOBE crashing when you tapped the birthday date field when creating a new account and email address.

  • We fixed a recent issue resulting in certain VPN connections being unexpecting missing from Network Connections.

  • We fixed an issue where in recent flights, some Direct3D 9 games might periodically fail to launch. To work around this, it was necessary that your default display resolution be the recommended setting for your system. You can now return your display configuration to your preferred settings.

You can see that the list of fixes is small, which is no surprise since it's only been a day since 15060 was released. The known issues haven't changed much either:

  • You will be unable to download new (additional) language packs on this build. Currently installed language packs will not be impacted.

  • If your PC fails to install this build on reboot with the error 8024a112 – reboot manually again. If your PC appears to hang during the reboot, power your PC off and back on and the install will proceed.

  • Some Insiders have reported seeing this error “Some updates were cancelled. We’ll keep trying in case new updates become available” in Windows Update. If you encounter it, please try deleting the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RequestedAppCategories\8b24b027-1dee-babb-9a95-3517dfb9c552
    See this forum post for more details.

  • Some apps and games may crash due to a misconfiguration of advertising ID that happened in a prior build. Specifically, this issue affects new user accounts that were created on Build 15031. The misconfiguration can continue to persist after upgrading to later builds. The ACL on the registry key incorrectly denies access to the user and you can delete the following registry key to get out of this state:
    ​HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo

  • There is a bug where if you need to restart your PC due to a pending update like with the latest Surface firmware updates, the restart reminder dialog doesn’t pop up. You should check Settings > Update & security > Windows Update to see if a restart is required.

  • [GAMING] Certain hardware configurations may cause the broadcast live review window in the Game bar to flash Green while you are Broadcasting. This does not affect the quality of your broadcast and is only visible to the Broadcaster.

None of these known issues should really be showstoppers when it comes to installing the build. Language packs might not install, but the easy workaround is to make sure they're installed before updating to 15061; however, this would be something that Microsoft would need to fix before signing off on an RTM.

If you're on the Fast ring, you can grab 15061 by heading over to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update -> Check for updates. If not, go to the Windows Insider Program tab and click 'Get started'. When your PC reboots, go back and set it to the Fast ring.

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