Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17101 for the Fast ring and Redstone 5 Build 17604 for Skip Ahead

Windows 10 Insider Preview builds have been arriving much less frequently with the Redstone 4 branch than with Redstone 3 (Fall Creators Update), but as we get nearer to the official release of the next feature update that is likely to change.

Today, Microsoft rolls out two new builds, just a week after the last one. These are Build 17101 for Insiders on the Fast ring, and Build 17604 for those who have opted to Skip Ahead -- that is elected to bypass builds for RS4 and move straight to RS5.


For obvious reasons, not all Insiders can choose to Skip Ahead, but those who have will begin to receive different builds to those on the Fast ring. There’s no major difference between the two new builds at the moment however.

So what’s new in these builds? Well updated emoji for one thing. Emoji search is also now available in new languages. Users have more control over UWP permissions in these builds, and there are two new features for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations users. These are a new Ultimate Performance power scheme, and the inclusion of more productivity and enterprise focused applications in place of consumer applications and games.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC (Build 17101) include:

Known issues (Build 17101) include:

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC (Build 17604) include:

Known issues (Build 17604) include:

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