Windows 10 Build 17604, first Redstone 5 update is now rolling out to those Windows Insiders who have opted into the Skip Ahead. Microsoft has also pushed a new Windows 10 Spring Creators Update build for Fast Ring Insiders, and the company is also releasing a new update from the Redstone 5 branch, the major release for Windows 10 operating system.
Microsoft explains that their focus is on stabilization for Redstone 4, as a result, the company is not making any major changes to Windows 10 with the first Redstone 5 preview update. Microsoft is making this build available to only a handful number of users, and the company is not allowing any new Insiders to download the update.
“A subset of Insiders were able to choose to “skip ahead” to the next release of Windows 10 and receive builds from RS4 while we were finishing up RS3. That experiment went well as our engineering teams benefited from the early feedback. So we’re going to do it again,” Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc explained in a blog post.
The company also notes that the Skip Ahead will continue to receive the updates from Redstone 5 branch, while the Fast Insiders will be getting Windows 10 Redstone 4 build until the public release. “We are only allowing a small subset of Insiders in the Fast ring to opt in to Skip Ahead as we still need Insiders to hammer on RS4. Because many Insiders who opted in last time remained in Skip Ahead, the limit for Skip Ahead has already been met,” the company said.
If you’re part of this special program, the Skip Ahead option under Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program would not be greyed out. In other words, if you are not already in the Skip Ahead, you cannot download this build but you can still read the changelog to learn what’s next for Windows 10 in Redstone 5.
Windows 10 Build 17604: Full Changelog
Windows 10 Build 17604 comes with refined emoji, designed on the basis of the feedback collected from the Insiders, Microsoft explains. Microsoft says that the Emoji Search feature now supports more languages, including French, German, Spanish, and others.
Microsoft is officially launching the UWP File System Access that would allow you to control the app permissions, and find out which UWP apps can access your full file system. Microsoft explains when a UWP app attempts to access restricted capability, the system shows a message prompting you to accept or deny the request. In other words, Microsoft is giving you full access to control the UWP apps behaviour and this can be configured from Settings > Privacy > File System Access.
Microsoft is fixing a number of bugs with today’s release, the company has fixed an issue affecting some PCs where the system would fail to resume from hibernate. If you had added HomeGroup as a folder on Start, and the Start didn’t work, you will be glad to know that the software giant has also fixed this bug.