Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 for PCs build 14946

Microsoft today released Windows 10 build 14946 to Insiders in the Fast ring today, adding a number of minor new features. PC features pretty much include new trackpad and Wi-Fi settings.

Also, the company notes that if your PC is running a misconfigured Insider Preview build, it's making some server-side changes to fix that. For example, you might have installed a build from an ISO, but if you didn't opt into the Insider Program after that, you're stuck without an update.

For those users, you'll be put on the Slow ring. If there's a problem with your Microsoft account and you see the "Fix me" button in your settings, you'll be placed in the Release Preview ring.

As always, there are a number of fixes, improvements and known issues. Here's what got fixed and improved in Windows 10 for PCs build 14946:

  • Optional components such as Hyper-V and Bash should remain installed after updating to this build.

  • We have fixed the issue where signing into games that use Xbox Live would not work. You should be able to sign-in to Xbox Live in games in this build.

  • We fixed the issue causing Microsoft Edge to sometimes crash on launch, or when you type in address bar or try to open a new tab. You no longer need to run the PowerShell script.

  • We fixed the issue causing touch scrolling to be too sensitive in Windows 10 apps, such as Microsoft Edge.

  • We fixed an issue where Explorer.exe would hang when attempting to open considerably large .MOV files.

  • We fixed an issue that could result in the network icon occasionally getting into a state where a red X would display in the taskbar despite an active internet connection, until the device had been restarted.

  • We fixed an issue where if the device’s brightness was automatically adjusted after being woken from sleep, the brightness level shown in the Action Center’s Brightness Quick Action might not reflect the current brightness of the device.

  • We fixed an issue leading to Narrator not tracking focus on the Start Menu All apps list or tiles.

  • We fixed an issue potentially resulting in the “Open with…” dialog displaying with two entries for Calculator after tapping the Calculator key on a keyboard or running the Calculator app.

Here are the known issues:

  • If you have 3rd party antivirus products such as Bitdefender, Kaspersky Antivirus, F-Secure Antivirus and Malwarebytes installed on your PC – your PC might not be able to complete the update to this build and roll-back to the previous build.

  • Larger Windows Store games such as ReCore, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct and Rise of the Tomb Raider may fail to launch.

While there are only two known issues, they're both pretty serious. If you're a gamer, you might want to think twice before installing it. Also, many people use third-party antivirus software. Remember, a failed install can be risky.

If you're already on the Fast ring, you can grab build 14946 by heading over to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update -> Check for updates. If you want to sign up for the Fast ring, go to the Windows Insider Program tab, click Get started, and when your PC reboots, go back and set it to the Fast ring.

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