Microsoft have released a new Windows 10 Redstone 5 build for Windows Insiders on the fast ring and skip ahead. The new build is 17672 and the main changes is antivirus prodcuts need to run as a protected process to register on the system.
The Windows Security Center (WSC) service now requires antivirus products to run as a protected process to register. Products that have not yet implemented this will not appear in the Windows Security UI, and Windows Defender Antivirus will remain enabled side-by-side with these products.
For testing purposes, you can disable this new behavior in Windows Insider builds by creating the following registry key and rebooting the device. This key will be removed as we get closer to release.
DisableAvCheck (DWORD) = 1
The other changed are minor fixes:
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
We fixed an issue where right-clicking to copy text in Microsoft Edge didn’t work in recent flights.
We fixed an issue with structuredquery.dll resulting some users experiencing a cyclical explorer.exe crash.
We fixed an issue resulting in the two-finger gesture to dismiss all notifications not working in the Action Center.
We fixed an issue resulting in the Korean IME sometimes entering duplicate characters when typing into text fields in certain websites in Microsoft Edge.
You can now refresh the Books pane in Microsoft Edge using a pull gesture.
When you pin books to Start from Microsoft Edge you will now see a live tile that cycles between the book cover and your current completion progress.
When printing PDFs from Microsoft Edge, you’ll find a new option to choose the scale of your print out (Actual size, or Fit to page).
We’ve updated Timeline so that in addition to seeing the number of available tabs to restore associated with a particular Sets activity, you can now cycle through them.
We’ve made some adjustments to improve the quality of audio when recording clips using the game bar (WIN+G). Thanks, everyone who shared feedback about this – please take a moment to try it out in today’s build and let us know how it goes.
We fixed an issue that could result in apps sometimes not fully maximizing to the top of the screen.
We fixed an issue resulting in certain devices not being able to wake from sleep in the last two flights (just showed a black screen).
When you hover over the leaf icon in Task Manager’s Status column, you will now see a tooltip describing what it means (this app is suspending processes to help improve system performance).
Building on our work from Build 17639, in addition to showing Bluetooth battery level in Settings for supported devices, you will now see a notification when one of those devices is low on battery.
For our WSL fans out there: if you’ve enabled WSL, you’ll now see an option to “Open Linux Shell here” when you Shift + Right-click on the whitespace of a File Explorer folder.
We’ve introduced preview support for same-site cookies in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.
Windows Mixed Reality users should avoid this build as motion controllers don’t work with immersive apps:
After completing the Windows Mixed Reality First Run experience, OOBE is black. Motion Controllers are also not recognized in exclusive apps. If you need your Mixed Reality experience to be working it is advised you not take this build until these issues are fixed.
We’re aware of an issue that causes Narrator to read extra text when invoking Alt + Tab, and we’re working on a fix.
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.
We’re making progress on our work to support dark theme in File Explorer and the Common File Dialog, and you’ll see improvements in this build, but we still have some work to do.
Insiders who use Remote Desktop, project their screen, or have multiple monitors may experience explorer.exe hangs on this build. This issue can also lead to Microsoft Edge hangs.
Lookout for my hands on video soon.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.