Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 11102 Is A Non-Starter For Gamers

Windows Insiders sitting pretty in the Fast ring have a new Windows 10 build to play with and test out, build 11102, but there's something you should know before you rush out and grab it. The new build has a few known issues, including one that could negatively impact your gaming experience in several popular titles.

That particular bug is related to the Windows graphics stack and is causing PC games to crash to the desktop in certain instances, such as switching from windowed mode to full screen, when changing the resolution, or even just launching a title. Microsoft said it's witnessed crashes in The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed, and Metal Gear Solid V, while noting that other titles might be affected as well.

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If you're a gamer, even a casual one, you might want to skip this one and wait for Microsoft to patch things up. There's not much new in this build—there's a new history menu in Microsoft Edge, a feature Microsoft says has been "highly requested" by users, and that's about it. When you click the back and forward buttons in Edge, you'll see a list of recently visited websites in the current tab.

It's not just gamers that should be wary of this release. Among the list of known issues, Microsoft warns of wonky behavior with wireless cards. Specifically, you may see a message stating that your wireless card isn't compatible with Windows 10 even if it was previously working. The only workaround is to visit your wireless card's support page and install the latest driver.