Windows 10 PC Build 14931 now Available for Windows Insiders

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After official Windows 10 Anniversary update Microsoft’s work to make Windows 10 more beautiful hasn’t halted for even a moment. Microsoft has launched yet another new build this week and the build number is now 14931. These insider builds are part of Microsoft’s upcoming big update Redstone 2. The Redstone 2 is scheduled for a launch in sometime mid-2017. As Microsoft has already released a number of builds there is a chance we might see big changes and new features in coming builds. However, this new build doesn’t feature any new things, except one. Windows 10 now features native support for USB Audio 2.0 devices. Here’s what Dona Sarkar, the head of Windows 10 development project, said in a blog post.

We now have native support for USB Audio 2.0 devices with an inbox class driver! This is an early version of the driver that does not have all features enabled, for e.g.: only playback (render) is supported with this version. Recording (capture) support is scheduled to arrive in later iterations. We encourage you to play with the driver and let us know what you think (using the Feedback app).

The new build also features some bug fixes:

  • We fixed the issue causing people to experience a black screen when signing out and switching to another user account and unable to log into that account.
  • We fixed the issue causing the built-in Windows 10 apps such as Calculator, Alarms & Clock, and Voice Recorder to not work after updating to a new build.

Microsoft also notes you may encounter some bugs in this build:

  • While using Narrator and Groove Music, if you navigate to the progress bar while a song is playing then Narrator will continually speak the progress of the song e.g. update with the current time of the progress bar every second. The result is you will be unable to listen to the song or hear any other control you navigate to.
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox will crash on launch after upgrading to this build.
  • components may not work after upgrading to this build. To get it working again, go to “Turn Windows features on or off”, scroll down and check the right optional component and click ok. After a reboot, the optional component will be enabled again.
  • For keyboard users, using tab to navigate the Settings app will not work in this build. The arrow keys should work as a temporary workaround.
  • Tencent apps and games will cause your PC to bugcheck (bluescreen).

Other than all these, some Microsoft Apps like Skype Preview, Feedback Hub and Maps were also updated. To download the new build just go to Windows Update (Only if you are a Fast ring Windows Insider). But if you are not registered as a Windows Insider yet, just head over this link to get started.