Skip to main content

Latest Windows 10 build has new Edge history menu, but may break popular games

Windows 10
Greg Mombert/Digital Trends
In eight days, Microsoft has released two new Windows 10 updates for Insider Preview members. After being out sick for a couple of days, vice president of Microsoft’s WDG Engineering Systems team chipped in to get Build 11102 out to testers. This build proceeds two other Redstone builds, one of which was issued last month and the other which was put out last week.

In this build, we’re presented with yet another feature added to Microsoft’s Edge browser — the history menu. Somehow absent from previous Windows 10 variants, the history menu is exactly what it sounds like. You can access recently visited sites by right-clicking the back or forward buttons left of the address bar.

Unfortunately, this comes with a less-than-welcome assortment of known problems. These include, according to Aul on the official Windows blog:

  • Some PC games will crash switching from windowed mode to full screen, upon game resolution change, or upon launch due to a bug in Windows graphics stack. This includes The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed, and Metal Gear Solid V, but it may occur with other titles as well.
  • With this build (and with the last build), applications such as Narrator, Magnifier, and third-party assistive technologies may experience intermittent issues or crashes.  This issue will be fixed with the next build. Anyone relying on these features shouldn’t upgrade to Build 11102.
  • You might see a WSClient.dll error dialog after logging in. Microsoft is working for this but as a workaround, you can run the following in Command Prompt with administrative rights: schtasks /delete /TN “\Microsoft\Windows\WS\WSRefreshBannedAppsListTask” /F
  • While attempting to update to this build, your PC may show a message that your wireless card is not compatible with Windows 10. The workaround is to visit the support page for your PC or wireless card and install the newest driver that is available.
  • The Connect button does not show up in Action Center.

The most significant of these is the impact Build 11102 will have on your gaming experience. So, keep in mind as you update, Windows 10 Insiders, that your experience exploring the wasteland in Fallout 4 could be hindered in the process. If that’s not an issue and you’re a heavy Edge user, have at it!

Editors' Recommendations