Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17655 Change log
We’re still waiting for a release date for the next feature update of Windows 10, but the company continues to move forward with the next version in Redstone 5. Microsoft today released Redstone 5 Build 17655 to Insiders in the Skip Ahead ring. This version comes with several improvements and fixes as well as a makeover for Mobile Broadband (LTE) connectivity.
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What’s New in Windows 10 Build 17655
Introducing a new and improved Mobile Broadband (MBB) USB class driver based on this Net Adapter framework.
With windows 10 build 17655 Microsoft introduces a new Mobile Broadband (MBB) USB class driver for devices that can support SIM cards and USB modems (either over the internal USB bus or using a USB dongle for cellular connectivity). The driver is based on the new Net Adapter framework stack introduced with the Creators Update, which supposed to be a more reliable network driver model that includes best parts of the of driver framework “while bringing an accelerated data path.”
If you have a PC that supports Mobile Broadband you’ll be able to enable the new driver by following these steps:
Step 1: Ensure your PC can support SIM cards and USB modems (either over the internal USB bus or using a USB dongle for cellular connectivity).
Step 2: Install this build (Build 17655 and higher) and setup cellular connectivity.
Step 3: Choose the Net Adapter based MBB USB class driver as default driver.
- Navigate to Device Manager. (You can right-click on the Start button to get there.) Go to Network Adapters -> Generic Mobile Broadband Adapter or xxxxx Mobile Broadband Adapter
- Right-click and choose update driver -> Browse my computer for driver software -> Click on Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer -> Choose Generic Mobile Broadband Cx Net Adapter -> Click Next.
- Once installed reboot for the new driver to take effect.
Step 4: For Internet access, try using cellular network primarily by turning off Wi-Fi.
Fixed in Windows 10 Build 17655
In this build, the brightness toggle from the Battery flyout in the Notification Area on the taskbar has been removed for an improved user experience.
Fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge where dragging a favorite from one folder in the favorites bar to another didn’t work.
Other general changes, improvements, and fixes in this build include:
- The brightness toggle from the Battery flyout in the Notification Area on the taskbar has been removed for an improved user experience.
- Fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge where dragging a favorite from one folder in the favorites bar to another didn’t work.
Known issues include:
- Microsoft is investigating an issue where the mouse cursor may disappear when hovering over certain UI elements and text fields.
- On resuming from sleep, the desktop may be momentarily visible before the Lock screen displays as expected.
- When Movies & TV user denies access to its videos library (through the “Let Movies & TV access your videos library?” popup window or through Windows privacy settings), Movies & TV crashes when the user navigates to the “Personal” tab.
- Microsoft is aware of an issue that causes Narrator to read extra text when invoking Alt + Tab, and is working on a fix.
- Using arrow and Page Up / Page Down keys doesn’t work to scroll web pages in Microsoft Edge. You’ll need to use another input method (mouse, touch, or touchpad).
- If you complete the setup for a Windows Mixed Reality headset on this build, the headset will remain black until it is unplugged and reconnected to the PC.
Known issues for Sets & Office
- Sets UX for Office Win32 desktop apps is not final. The experience will be refined over time based on feedback.
- The top of some Win32 desktop app windows may appear slightly underneath the tab bar when created maximized. To work around the issue, restore and re-maximize the window.
- Closing one tab may sometimes minimize the entire set.
- Tiling and cascading windows, including features like “View Side by Side” in Word, will not work for inactive tabs.
- The Office Visual Basic Editor window will currently be tabbed but is not intended to be in the future.
- Opening an Office document while the same app has an existing document open may cause an unintended switch to the last active document. This will also happen when closing a sheet in Excel while other sheets remain open.
- Right-clicking a tab in Sets will not bring up a context menu in this build.
- Local files or non-Microsoft cloud files will not be automatically restored, and no error message will be provided to alert the user to that fact.
To see the entire release notes, you can read this blog post.