Microsoft releases feature-packed Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17035 to the Fast ring... but not for everyone

Microsoft is busy working on the next big feature update for Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 4, and today it releases a new build for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring (and Skip Ahead).

It’s been a fortnight since we last had a new build as Microsoft encountered some major bugs that meant it wasn’t able to push out a new version last week. Build 17035 comes with some exciting new features and improvements, but unfortunately not everyone will be able to install it.

Announcing the new build, Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft, explains:

Due to a bug that causes PCs with AMD processors to bugcheck during upgrading to current builds, we are blocking PCs with AMD processors from receiving this build. We are investigating and working to fix so we can remove this block.

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New to this build are the usual raft of Microsoft Edge improvements, including the ability to mute any tab playing audio. If you're reading a free EPUB book from the web in your browser you'll now be able to save a copy. There’s also new context menu options for books.

The big new addition to this build is a feature called Near Share which lets users wirelessly share files and URLs to nearby PCs via Bluetooth. They will of course need to be running this new build.

There are also a number of Settings improvements in this release, which include being able to limit the download bandwidth that is used for manually triggered Windows Updates. Sound Settings are moving to settings, and the Ease of Access Settings have been updated too.

The touch keyboard has gained an acrylic background and the standard touch keyboard layout option is now available in 190+ more keyboards.

In addition to that, when using a hardware keyboard you can now opt to see text suggestions as you type (en-US only at the moment). To enable the feature, make sure English (United States) language is added in Settings > Time & languages > Region & languages, then enable the Show text suggestions as I type on hardware keyboard setting under Settings > Devices > Typing.

Finally, any Insiders in the US, UK, and Australia can now shop for Surface hardware via the Store app (head to http://aka.ms/ShopSurfaceOnWin10).

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC include:

Known issues include

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