Known issues, and stuff that's been fixed, in Windows 10 preview build 10074

Microsoft rolled out its latest Windows 10 preview, build 10074, today - just one week after the previous build was released. 10074 is the first build to be designated an 'Insider Preview' rather than a 'Technical Preview' - a nod from the company to the legions of developers, enthusiasts and other 'Windows Insiders' who have been testing the OS ahead of its release this summer.

The new build includes a wide range of new features and improvements, but as you should expect of a pre-release OS, it's far from perfect. Microsoft detailed some of the issues from earlier builds that it managed to fix in its latest release:

Here are some things we fixed

  • You can now launch Win32 (desktop) apps from the Start menu again. Sorry about this bug!

  • You should be able to download music in the Xbox Music and Music Preview apps.

  • When you minimize an app playing audio, it should continue playing in the background.

However, build 10074 still has some issues that may affect the user experience:

Here are some known issues

  • Developers cannot enable Developer Mode in the Settings app for installing and testing apps on this build. We’ll enable this in an upcoming build. In the meantime, you will need enable your device for development using the Group Policy Editor.
  • There is an issue in this build preventing some games from playing in full screen mode. We’re working to get a fix out via WU as soon as possible.
  • The People app continues to crash. We’re planning to release an update for the People app through the Store Beta that fixes this.

As with any OS preview, it's a bit unreasonable to expect everything to work flawlessly, so it's best to avoid installing it on your primary PC, just in case things do go wrong.

And don't forget to join in the discussions on our Microsoft Beta / Windows 10 forums, whether you need some help resolving an issue, or if you just want to have your say on the latest preview. If you're not yet a member, it'll only take a moment to sign up!

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