Microsoft simultaneously releases new Windows 10 'Redstone' PC and phone test builds

Microsoft is rolling out new 'Redstone' preview builds for Windows 10 Fast Ring testers: Build 14271 for PCs and 14276.1004 for phones.
Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor

Microsoft is releasing new Fast Ring builds of both Windows 10 "Redstone" for PCs and for Windows Phones on the same day, February 24.


Microsoft is simultaneously making available Build 14271 for PCs and Build 14276.1004, the latter only for Windows Phones that originally shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. That means only those with Lumia 950, 950 XL, 650, 550, Xiaomi Mi4 and Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL. (Other existing handsets will be able to download the Redstone builds once Microsoft updates them to Windows 10 Mobile.)

Both of the new builds contain fixes. The 14276.1004 mobile build also includes a new feature: Support for Visual Voicemail for dual-SIM devices like the Lumia 950 XL.

The PC build includes a number of fixes and updates to the look and feel of Windows 10. There are a number of known issues, including some cases where PCs may freeze or bluescreen when resuming from hibernation. (The suggested workaround is disabling hibernation.)

Head of the Windows Insider program, Gabe Aul, also noted that Microsoft will be locking the feedback setting starting with Build 14271 to "Automatically." If users want to change that setting, they will need to do a roll back to the Windows 10 November update to do so.

For the full list of fixes and updates for these two new builds, check out Microsoft's blog post.

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