Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20257 With Bug Fixes

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Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20257 (FE_RELEASE) to Windows Insiders in the Dev channel. The update has modified the tart menu tile theming logic in such a way that the tile background for Win32 apps will no longer adjust based on detected contrast ratio. This is except in the case of pinned Microsoft Edge PWAs.

The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20257 has resolved an issue starting with Build 20236 where installation of games from the Store to a secondary non-OS drive would result in the inaccessible secondary drive. If your device had thrown DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION bug check error in recent Windows Preview Builds, then the issue has been resolved. The latest update has fixed Microsoft Jigsaw and Microsoft Minesweeper app crashes. If the File Explorer had shown a transparent line across the top when maximized on systems with multiple monitors, then the issue has been resolved.

Microsoft has resolved a bug pertaining with win32 app titles being unexpectedly highlighted in the title bar after enabling and disabling high contrast. If windows.old folder has not been completely deleted while performing disk cleanup, then the issue has been fixed. The issue related to MSA reconnection and Windows Hello Face recognition has been resolved.

The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20257 has resolved a deadlock that could result in unexpected CPU usage. If you are facing issues related to slow keystrokes then the issue has been resolved. If the links from the app fail to launch the browser, the update resolved the problem. The product team had received feedback related to the unexpected stoppage of audio playback and it has been fixed. The problem revolving streaming of content to Bluetooth headset has been fixed.

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You can interact with multiple Android apps simultaneously on your Windows 10 PC with the help of Your Phone apps. However, the ability to run multiple apps is available only on supported Samsung devices. The apps will launch in separate Windows, which enables you to interact with multiple apps a the same time.

You can pin your apps to favorites, Start menu, or Windows 10 Taskbar for quick and easy access. Moreover, you can search for previously pinned apps via Windows Search from within your Start app list. You can be able to work with apps without any need to install them. The multiple apps functionality has started to become available on Samsung Galaxy Phones such as Note 20 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, and Z Flip 5G running Android 10 with Link to Windows integration. The feature will also be available for Windows Insiders in the dev, Beta, and Release Preview channels.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at

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