Windows 10 version 1703

10.0.14971 · Redstone 2 · Creators Update


17 Nov '16

Taskbar + Action center

  • Command Prompt has been replaced with PowerShell in the Win + X menu by default

File Explorer

  • PowerShell is now the default command shell, replacing Command Prompt

User Interface

  • Desktop wizards like "Map a network drive" and "Extract from zip" will now scale properly when moving from one monitor to another

Microsoft Edge

Edge 39.14971

  • Edge now supports the EPUB file format
  • The "Snooze" feature has been removed
  • Icons of pages in the hub are now larger

Ink Workspace

  • When using Ink, the cursor will no longer be displayed
  • Improved reliability when using the protractor


  • Paint 3D Preview is now included as a default app

Other features

  • Yahoo Mail accounts will now be able to use OAuth

Fixed issues

  • Fixes an issue where the Japanese and Chinese IME might crash when an incompletely download or corrupted dictionary file is present
  • Fixes a number of issues in the Japanese and Chinese IME concerning using conversion mixed with predictions and phrase segmentation
  • Fixes an issue that resulted in unexpected graphic glitches after using the Japanese and Chinese IME for an extended period of time
  • Fixes an issue where the Magnifier keyboard shortcuts would fail to work on the lock screen
  • Fixes an issue where Disk Cleanup would fail to clean up all files in the Windows.old folder
  • Fixes an issue where shutting down the PC with some Device Manager dialogs open would result in the PC getting stuck at "Restarting..."
  • Fixes an issue in Edge where closing a tab with a middle click would change the size of the tabs
  • Fixes an issue where the copy-action in the context menu in Edge wouldn't work for links
  • Fixes an issue where Edge would not remember the window size when closed by closing the final tab
  • Fixes an issue where pinned tabs in Edge would not get restored
  • Fixes a number of translations for Chinese speakers
  • Fixes an issue where expanding a notification in Action center and then expanding another notification would result in the second notification collapsing immediately
  • Fixes an issue where the width of Start would not be preserved after rebooting

Known issues

  • Double-clicking on an Excel file will cause Microsoft Excel to crash
  • Microsoft Studios games like Microsoft Sudoku, Jigsaw, Minesweeper, Taptiles and Treasure Hunt may freeze at the splash screen on launch
  • Windows Holographic First Run will crash after going through a number of screens
  • Some apps like the Store, Photos and People may launch when your PC has been inactive for a period of time
  • Settings will crash after navigating to Settings > System > Battery
  • The monitor brightness can't be adjusted by the keyboard hotkeys in this build