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Windows 10 Preview Build 16299 Now Available for Fast Ring (NOT Skip Ahead)

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Sep 26, 2017

Microsoft is releasing another Windows 10 Insider Preview Build to the Fast ring PC Insiders. Those on the Skip Ahead continue to miss any new builds since the Windows development team is completely focused on ironing out all the bugs still left in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, due for a release next month to the public.

Today’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Preview build brings a handful of bug fixes to the operating system. “We are now at the point of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where our focus is now on stabilization for release to the world,” the company wrote in today’s announcement post. “This means that we are releasing new builds to Insiders more quickly and that these builds will include mostly bug fixes.”

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Today’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Preview Build 16299 brings 5 fixes

Here’s all that is fixed with today’s Windows 10 Insider Build 16299 (which follows Friday’s release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Preview Build 16296):

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed an issue some Insiders were experiencing where after upgrading to recent flights their optical drive wouldn’t be listed under This PC.
  • We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge might crash when scrolling embedded PDFs.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing 0x80070005 when trying to upgrade to the last few flights.
  • We fixed an issue where using the Automatic File Download notification to block an app from downloading files wasn’t working for UWP apps.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Windows Defender potentially downloading files selected to be online-only after using the file picker dialog and viewing their thumbnails.

Microsoft is currently also testing Windows 10 Redstone 4 that will be released in Spring 2018. Insiders on the Skip Ahead have received two builds from the development branch, however, Microsoft hasn’t released any new builds in the last two weeks citing its focus on the upcoming Windows version.