Git.exe crashing on Windows 10 Insider Build 14251

Yesterday, I upgraded my desktop to the latest Windows Insider build, 14251. I’ve successfully installed and worked on the previous Fast Ring insider builds over the past few months and I haven’t had any issues.

Unfortunately, this build was the exception. My first clue was Github for Windows telling me there was something wrong with my repository. It was unable to sync. I removed and cloned the repository again, but the error persisted. Running ‘git pull’ and ‘git push’ from the Powershell didn’t seem to do anything, which was odd. So I installed git.exe directly and the installer reported an error. Running git.exe just resulted in a “git has stopped working” message.

I decided not to waste any time on debugging this and I rolled back to the previous build, without issue. Thankfully I was back up and working within an hour.

This experience will temper me in the future and I might just drop back to the Slow Ring Smile

5 thoughts on “Git.exe crashing on Windows 10 Insider Build 14251

  1. I didn’t backup my windows 10, and I don’t know how to do without a working git…………………….

    1. You can easily rollback to a previous build. There is an option called “Go back to an earlier build” under “Recovery Options”. That’s what I did and I was back up and running in less than 30 minutes.

  2. Having the same problem with build 14251. I had Git v2.6 installed and its push and pull commands did nothing, as you described. Tried to upgrade to Git v2.7, but that just pops up repeated crash messages as soon as the installer finishes.

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