What's been fixed (and what hasn't) in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10547

Microsoft said this week that it has been testing Windows 10 Mobile build 10547 as a possible candidate for the next Insider Preview release for smartphones. But today, the company made Windows 10 build 10547 available for PCs - its first new PC preview for three weeks.

Build 10547 includes a range of small but welcome improvements to the OS, including new Start personalization options, tweaks to Tablet mode, a preview of Object RTC in Microsoft Edge, and more.

The new build also brings a range of "bug fixes and improvements" - as they always do - but, inevitably, it also includes some known issues that you should be aware of. Microsoft's release notes for build 10547 detail these issues:

Here are some things we have fixed:

  • We have fixed a lot of the underlying causes of the critical error dialog Insiders were seeing with Start. And search should work more consistently now when interacting with Start.
  • The notification icon for Action Center should no longer light up even though there weren’t any new notifications.
  • We fixed an issue where the Battery fly-out text was truncated in certain languages.
  • When choosing background shuffle, we’ve enabled the ability to shuffle backgrounds randomly instead of the order they appear in the folder.
  • You can now use Cortana with local accounts as well as with a Microsoft account.
  • We have fixed several issues with audio – including issues specific affecting Realtek audio devices.

Known issues:

  • Languages packs are being published, but will be rolling out to the update servers throughout the day.
  • Windows Store apps may not update automatically. To receive app updates, open the Store, click on your profile picture at the top right, choose “Download and updates” and check for updates manually.
  • Using Notepad.exe from the command line to open files when using only a file name, such as ‘file.txt’, will fail with a permissions error. This will be fixed in a future build, but this can be worked around by using a full or partial path, such as ‘.\file.txt’, or using File->Open options in the UI.
  • Clicking on the system icons in the notification area quickly can result in Windows Shell blocking the launch of fly-outs like Audio, Networking, etc. This can be resolved by rebooting your PC.
  • You will see a warning message in the Settings app > Update & Security > Windows Update regarding preview builds. Don’t worry about this – It is safe to ignore for now. We’re adding some new functionality to help you diagnose what’s going on if a new build isn’t getting to you, but it’s not fully implemented yet.

Armed with knowledge of these various issues, you can now decide whether or not to upgrade to the latest Insider Preview build (remember, you can opt out of, or back into, the Fast ring at any time). If you do proceed with the update now, though, be sure to let us know how you get on!

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