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Windows 10 Redstone 2 Build 14393.105 Fixes PowerShell and Freezing PC Bugs

Redstone 2 Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14915 released just yesterday to Fast Ring, brings along a new Wi-Fi bug tha’s impacting a subset of uers.

Microsoft has acknowledging the issue said (full response embedded under):

After the release of build 14915 to to the Fast ring for PC yesterday, a Wi-Fi bug has been discovered that is impacting a subset of users. Please review the following:

Surface Pro 1
Surface Pro 2
Wi-Fi adapters using the Marvell driver
(There may be other similar drivers affected, research is ongoing)

You may review in Device Manager to see if your PC is affected. You will see an icon on your Wi-Fi adapter similar to this:

Windows 10 Build 14915 WiFi bug

Our Engineering teams have quickly completed a root cause analysis of the issue and are working to get the fix checked-in to make it available in our next flight.

Windows 10 Build 14915 WiFi bug microsoft response

In other news, For past a week, Microsoft’s OEM partners continue to introduce a collection of new Windows 10 PCs at recent industry events including gamescom in Cologne, IFA 2016 in Berlin, and PAX West 2016 in Seattle,

Partners, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo, have all unveiled their latest Windows 10 2-in-1s, ultrathin notebooks, unique desktop PCs, all-in-ones and gaming rigs.

At PAX West, Dell unveiled all-new Alienware gaming notebooks with Windows 10, including the introduction of its thinnest and first-ever virtual reality (VR)-ready notebooks.

The new line of notebooks boast the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series family of GPUs, desktop-class graphics performance on notebooks and more.

There are three screen sizes to choose from: 13, 15 and 17 inches.

Alienware 17 thinner-than-ever is an ultimate gaming notebook new hinge-forward design increases system ventilation.

This flagship notebook emphasis on screen size, gaming performance and overall immersion. It gains more power, with overclocked Intel Core i7 processors and DDR4 memory running up to 2,667 MHz.

Dell Alienware 17 Windows 10 Notebook

On the other hand, Alienware 15 provides more power in a thinner frame. It comes with great graphics options from AMD and NVIDIA, including the stunning, VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.

And, Alienware 13 is a most compact VR-ready devices ever. Whether gaming at high resolutions or in your own virtual world, trillions of LED lighting combinations through eight unique programmable lighting zones with up to 20 distinct colors deliver dazzling gameplay.

According to NetMarketShare August 2016 report, Windows 10 claimed a 22.99% desktop OS share this August, which is 1.86 points of percentage higher than its 21.13% score in July.

Windows 10 August Market share: NetMarketshare repot

Windows 10 Update Anniversary Update build 14393.105, released on August 31st includes a fix for the freezing issue. This update is automatically applied when installing the Anniversary Update.

Build 14393.105 Cumulative Update includes fixes to a number of bugs, plus general performance and reliability updates, according to the update history notes.

The notes make a passing mention of PowerShell fixes as part of the update as well.

“If you still have the Anniversary Update installed and are experiencing this issue, and are a user who has two logical drives and has moved their app data to a second drive, please follow the steps listed in the ‘Answer’ of this post to resolve your issue,” Microsoft forum moderator said.

Check the steps below (verbatim).

Option 1: If you have a second administrator account on the PC that you can sign into, please do so and install the latest Windows 10 update, released on August 31st, 2016. After installing the update, reboot the PC and you should be able sign in successfully on your other account.

Option 2: Use the “go back” feature to uninstall the Anniversary Update. Once removed, you can re-install using the Windows Update Assistant by going to the Windows 10 download page and clicking the Update Now button.

There are two methods to uninstall the Anniversary Update:

Method 1: Using the Recovery Console

1. Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power > Restart.
2. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Go back to the previous build. If you don’t see this option, try Method 2.

Method 2: Using the Settings app from Safe Mode

1. Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power > Restart.
2. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
3. After your PC restarts, you’ll see a list of options. Select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode.
4. Open the Settings app.
5. Select Update & security and then the Recovery tab.

Under “Go back to an earlier build”, click the Get started button and follow the instructions.

Option 3: If you are uncomfortable with either of the earlier options or if the “go back” feature is not available to you, please contact support and one of our support agents can assist you in applying the resolution, explained Microsoft.

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