A new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17744 of RS5 (Redstone 5) branch has been released to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, barely a few days since the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17741, indicating the rush to finish the product before it gets out of the door in the next one or two months.

Windows 10 Build 17744 still does not remove the watermark on the desktop which means the build is unlikely to be the final RTM build for Windows 10 Version 1809.

Windows 10

Changelog for Windows 10 Build 17744:

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • Fixed the issue causing PCs to bugcheck (GSOD) when deleting a local folder that is synced to OneDrive as of Build 17741.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in certain apps crashing when sending Timeline activities.
  • Fixed an impactful race condition in recent flights resulting in Cortana crashing when launching tips and doing web searches.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the nearby sharing section of the Share UI not being visible for some users despite being enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in the contents of the Microsoft Edge window becoming offset from its window frame.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the spellchecking menu appearing in the wrong place when you right-clicked on a misspelled word in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed an issue for Insiders using Windows 10 in S Mode recently resulting opening Word from a Word Online document not working.
  • Fixed an issue in Narrator so when toggling a checkbox with a braille display and Narrator, the displayed state is now updated and the control information is maintained on the display.

Known issues

  • May experience a bugcheck (GSOD) when logging out of your user profile or shutting down your PC.
  • When using the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere.
  • Narrator sometimes does not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. Try switching to Narrator Scan mode temporarily. And when you turn Scan mode off again, Narrator will now read when you navigate using Tab and arrows key. Alternatively, you can restart Narrator to work around this issue.
  • After setting up a Windows Mixed Reality headset for the first time on this build with motion controllers, the controllers may need to be re-paired a second time before appearing in the headset.

To receive and download Windows 10 Build 17744, join Windows Insider program and set to receive update in the Fast ring. Then, check for updates in Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update.

Update 2: Download Windows 10 Build 17744 ISO

Update 1: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17754