Oct 25 2017 11:17 AM
Oct 25 2017 11:17 AM
Today, we released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17025 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead.
REMINDER: Going forward, we plan to release new builds for RS4 from the RS_PRERELEASE branch to Insiders in the Fast ring and those who opted in to Skip Ahead at the same time.
This build adds new Ease of Access settings to make your device easier to use and fit your needs and controlling your startup tasks has now been made easier for you as well.
For complete details, please visit the Windows Insider Blog.
Oct 28 2017 04:17 PM
Please note that for some of us (see latest messages in Windows Insider Program community) this update is causing Windows Insiders to go into a reboot loop. The issue appears to be caused by volsnap.sys (see attached). This, I believe, is a critical failure as the the OS crashes within 10 minutes (the time it takes to init/download/start install) of updating from build 17017 to 17025. Please escalate for resolution; it is very much appreciated.
Oct 29 2017 10:14 AM
Oct 29 2017 10:55 AM
Oct 29 2017 10:59 AM
Fantastic! Swift fix indeed! Yes, I had plenty of opportunity to send feedback to the Feedback Hub; every time this happened, notifications asked me to fill out why the computer reset - and I filled it out almost every time.
Oct 29 2017 03:50 PM
A similar technique worked for me and I am writing on a machine without trepidation that it'll be reset at any time. I did try something similar where I took my non-insider Windows 10 laptop volsnap.sys and overwrote my trouble insider machine. However, the tip to get it from windows.old solved it for me with the volsnap.sys dating from some time in September. There is more than one way to do this (why is it my Windows 10 DVD is always the one that ends up scratched/unusable - the old telephone book slogan comes to mind..) - myself I got ownership rights to the file and did a simple copy with Windows Explorer (the ownership rights is the big thing, other readers can find how to do this on the net - if troubles, I'll find the link again). Being able to copy over without having to get out of Windows 10 was more convenient. Anyway, I am updated now! I appreciate your and everyone's help on this and hope it resolves for other people!
Oct 31 2017 09:10 PM
My update is that the solution from hanselman.com worked for me. I copied in a volsnap.sys from another machine using a USB drive, my PC finally booted and I was able to upgrade to 17025 and it seems to be working fine.
Thanks for everyone's help
Nov 05 2017 09:00 AM
Since updating to 17025, my Start button and Cortana search button stopped working. I ran the Windows 10 StartMenu Troble shooter and it said my Tile database is corrupt. I read somewhere else that forcing a Reindex from ControlPanel->IndexingOptions can fix the Tiles DB so tried it. didn't appear to be after restarting the PC the Star menu reappeared. Now it seems very intermittent and currently nothing I've tried has restored it.
Dec 17 2017 07:26 AM