Microsoft surprises us again with Windows 10 PC build 10162 release to Fast ring members

Microsoft is not wasting time launching yet another build of Windows 10 on the PC to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. The company is now rolling out build 10162 to those members, which is the third build released on the Fast Ring in four days.

Microsoft Insider lead Gabriel Aul states:

"We just released Build 10159 with our new wallpaper and logon UI on Tuesday, but this is a holiday weekend in the US and we thought that some of you might want to get an even fresher build on your PCs to play with over the long weekend. Build 10162 is another great one. In fact, our testing and internal telemetry metrics show it has better reliability, performance, battery life, and compatibility than any Windows 10 Insider Preview build so far."

Aul adds that build 10162 is looking like it will be released to Slow ring members sometime next week, along with ISO files as well. Microsoft is set to launch Windows 10 starting on July 29 for Windows Insider members first, and will then expand that launch to other people who have reserved their Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs to get the free update.

Source: Microsoft

292 Comments
  • Please one for the phone too!!!
  • Rolled back to 8.1 today. My 730 almost died because the new build.
  • My 735 is doing really well,did you use 10149?
  • After using it on a Lumia 920 for almost a week, I hard reseted it and guess what! No native apps, and I even left it alone during all night doing the reset, so, yeah, build problems. xD
  • Hard reset again.. Worked for me..
  • same here.  THis happened with my L635 when i updated.  it had zero apps.  a hard reset worked fine.
  • Its a great news... Windows 10 for insiders first... AWESOME...
  • YES, for all of us die hard MS fans:-). I'm using win10, and loving it. MS for LIFE.
  • Rolled back to Windows Phone 8 and enjoying the most user satisfying OS yet ( might be limited to me only )
  • 8 was the best. 8.1 took away alot of the things that i loved about the OS.
  • Like what?
  • You must have never experienced the old people, photos,games and music hubs. If you did, I don't know how you can't miss that. Also 99% success rate of artist showing on the lock screen while music is playing. 8.1 basically messed up the small personal touches of WP like music lock screen compatibility and banner images in the Store and photos hub.But other than that I think everything else is better these days. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Bing vision was also better and integrated in search. And then the Me tile was cool too.  
  • I have the same thoughts, though I miss a bit more like the coloured volume (28/30 is now white) and the disappearing bar on the top. That's one thing I really loved and looked so nice I could cry.  The only thing 8.1 added for me is the notification center. I even found the volume regulation on 8 better. But those are personal preferences...
  • All I want is WP 7.8 with the updated app availability.
  • So much this Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • And 10 seems to take away even more. Possibly even ALL.
  • They fix the start screen group width now or am I still stuck with 4 tiles?
  • 8.1 update 2 is seriously the best the OS has been...fast, snappy, animations are also much more fluid and obvious.
  • Funny, because builds 10159 OS running fine on my Lumia 1520 Ahmed is the best build because it combines the best of 7, 8, and 8.1 and built on top of that. Swiping this message on it now; Ahmed the preview builds of the office apps are much more powerful than the office suite included On 7,8, & 8.1
  • Though, the Me and Messaging apps both got majorly downgraded compared to Windows Phone 8, sadly.
  • I think thats the result of the skype integration, even though its not coming on RTM, I think the messaging app is still made for it, so it's gonna seem a bit watered down until then, I gotta say though, it looks so much nicer in w10 right now
  • That doesn't explain the Me Hub downgrades, which I agree was one of the selling points of Windows Phone.  Social Integration and the ability to post, view, comment, etc. without the need for a third party app. In exchange, people got 1st party apps that were not so well maintained :-(
  • did the same thing on my lumia 520, feels much faster on windows phone 8.
  • And yes , Microsoft "seems faster " ;)
  • Feems Saster
  • not to be confused with Disaster...
  • try vector not raster (for the win)
  • " ... better reliability, performance, battery life, and compatibility ..."   It happens only two days after 10159.  I like the sound of it.
  • Yup new phone build be nice to play with during the holiday too, oversight?
  • Agreed...we need a new mobile build, because as good as the latest one is (as far as stability), it's killing the battery on my L830 way too quickly. Even did a clean install to ensure no apps are causing the issue.
  • This too ^
  • I have latest build on three 830s. One if them near bricked, but was recoverable using recovery tool. The other two (including my primary handset) are running smoothly. Actually, with the exception of few laggy moments in between uses and a few app problems, the build itself is stable and fluid. On an "underpowered" 830 that's good news.
  • Yup battery the biggest problem i have on my Icon.. Be nice to have a timely fix for it.
  • This^ mines was running good, now it super lags etc..
  • I guess we might be having the last build before RTM next to next week at this pace.
  • I know right. I need something for the phone. @Gabeaul
  • I want a mobile one, please.
  • Do you mean Mobil1?
    *pun*
  • Nice one!
  • What a week!!
  • yeah... what a day!!
  • would really love to try build 10162 but I've only been able to get to 10130 I'm on fast as well what gives !?
  • Sometimes this is caused by a network connection at log on.  What you can try is to go to services and then restart the Windows Updates services and that kicks it in to high gear.
  • same here bro.. non of the last two previeus builds showed up on WU and other builds that I tried to download vai WU ended with an error that is why I always wait for the iso file 
  • Guys there's an open thread on Microsoft Answers.http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_i...
  • Thanks Marco 
  • I had the same problem - went to update, uninstalled the latest build then it found 10159
  • I had this problem too. Then I realized the partition I have it installed on was almost full. Extended itt, cleaned it up, rebooted, and it started installing.
  • Hit check for updates then run into advanced and select fast ring, go back and wait and it will start downloading the build. If you don't do it like that you'll get reverted to slow by the settings app and you'll never see the new build.
  • Same problem here.. Must have rebooted 50 times, also did a pc reset. The new builds don't show up. I also cant install some June insider update..
    EDIT: WU just detected 10162, downloading now.... I had reset my pc yesterday.
  • I have th same problem. I am member of the fast track but no updates since 10158
  • First! Wow, so fast, wish it was like this with phone builds :(.
  • You won't if you brick it
  • It's that hard to understand? WinMobile it's under development, when we get closer to the final release we'll receive build faster , just like it's happening with PC.
  • It's not hard to understand but the itch is also hard to scratch.. Lol nothing wrong with wanting a new mobile build too hehe
  • Nothing wrong with wanting things. However, the constant bitching on every post get annoying fast. This post is about windows 10, yet look at all the people complaining that an update to windows 10 mobile isn't available at the same time.
  • On a ROLL!
  • Plz make one for phones..!
  • New ring introduced! Adrenaline ring
  • Sonic Ring
  • No, the Warp ring ;-) Posted via the Windows Central App for Android with my Note 4.
  • Seems faster
  • Lord of the Rings.
  • This had happened to me at one time as well, you just need to install the ISO provided. I suggest waiting on build 10162 ISO though.
  • No problem if no ISO is provided for builds but it is extremely important for the final release (for fresh installation on PC after formatting).
  • I asked Gabe on Twitter about RTM ISO but no reply yet.
  • I was thinking they would just expect us to use the "Reset my PC" feature (rather than refresh) as it essentially does a clean install
  • 10158 broke my computer beyond the ability of reset my pc to fix. I had to install from an old version's iso and reupgrade. Reset isn't bulletproof so iso needs to be an option.
  • I guess they may release an ISO for that final build anyway, as it sounds like we will just get it like a normal Insider Build on the 29th, and so as long as Slow Ring get the RTM on the 29th there should be an ISO. When they say Windows Insiders will get it first, I'm still not 100% clear on their meaning. In other words, will Insiders get it on their other PCs running Windows 8.1 if they are signed in with their Insider linked Microsoft Account.
  • You can very easily make ISOs yourself from the official ESD released via WU.
  • But is that ESD pure version of Windows (that will be available on DVDs) or is it tailored for that particular OEM and PC configuration? I want the former not the latter.
  • It's exactly the same, it's just a compressed image.
  • Fast n furious
  • That was really fast. Keep it going MSFT.
  • It is actually now fast ring lol!
  • Nope, I know fast, this is either steroid ring or adrenalin/Juiced ring. I am loving it though
  • ADHD mixed with Red Bull ring.
  • Windows 10 is ROCKING!!! Can't wait for July 29th!!
  • Yay :D They released a build on my birthday!
  • Happy Birthday
  • Happy birthday bro..... :)
  • Lol its my brothers bday tommorow:)
  • Belated Happy B'day :)
  • haha its my birthday to xD happy birthday!
  • Is it live yet?  
  • Downloading so yes.
  • Wow!
  • Waiting for phones
  • This is becoming a joke. Of course I'm excited
  • Finally some news for the slow ring rollout.
  • Nice!!!;
  • I could install any of the past 2 builds n another waiting.. It just doesn't seem to download.. How is this build??
  • It usually take me 3 days to complete an build installation on my laptop (due to slow network connection) . Due to back to back release I have not been able to complete one. :D its rainy season here in India by all mean. ;-)
  • That was fast...
  • ...ring. 
  • Segataaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!
  • I don't any new update .... When that will be available?
  • Release the iso now. Stuck on 10130 also because the update to allow further updates will not install. Kb 3070677 is the bad one. Tried to downplay the newer ISO's twice from different sources but didn't work for me. I'm on the home insider preview and don't want to switch to the pro edition and possibly screw up my free upgrade later on.
  • Hillary doesn't look too happy about the new build.
  • It has email "issues". 
  • you win this post sir, you win.
  • Hillary never looks happy. Poor Bill
  • Great!! Now shut up and release a new build for Mobile.
  • Then they release another one tomorrow and insiders start dropping dead from adrenaline overload.
  • LMAO xD
  • Wow! another build. Someone at microsoft is working overtime
  • Not seeing it yet. Hopefully it's available before I head to the airport. It'll give me something to play with on a long,boring flight. Edit: Spoke to soon. Showed up like 2 minutes after I posted this. Yeah booyeeee!
  • I am now receiving 10162
  • This last build removed the images for Settings & Spartan from my task bar, but left the programs links there. Weird. Also can't open IE. It's more responsive and smooth, but apps won't open, as if the OS can't find them. Going to go for the next build cuz I'm a glutton for punishment.
  • just  need to reload the apps that will not open.
  • I really hope they have fixed battery draining issue.
  • Me too!!
  • Maybe I will actually get this build. Frustrating few days.
  • You stuck on 10130 too?
  • I am stuck on 10130 too.
  • OMG, this is getting awesome. I bet people now will complain they're releasing builds way too fast LOL
  • Lol not complaining but I've spent more time updating than checking the builds that's for sure
  • the wait is almost over all update should be release to fast ring members this month.
  • Downloading now UK
  • I just checked and nothing showing yet
  • It's live. Downloading.....
  • How about a surprise DENIM update for the Lumia 830???????
  • Now you are asking for 3 much
  • Go away.
  • @JohnStrk -  you dont want that. denim broke a alot of 930s mic. microsoft has not issued any official response yet
  • Error: "There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80244007)" when check update
  • Had this too. Shut down and rebooted. Worked on the second try.
  • Downloading just started here
  • Insane Ring
  • I'm was surprised as well. Surprised that I cannot update my HP X2 from 10130. It was updated from 8.1 w/ Bing. Hasn't found any builds since. I have tried registry hacks, and still nothing.
    Suggestions?
  • 10130 is junk. It's been a problem since 10158 the other day, and so far nothing of note has been said by Microsoft. They should just do the right thing and give us an ISO of a newer build so that we can get past this absurdity.
  • Gabe said they won't release ISO as they need to solve this first and by releasing ISO it will take them longer to resolve as many will update with that, but he did also say they will have 10162 ISO next week so I expect they will fix this before then.
  • DWondering if that will solve the issue where I can't enable Hyper-V on a fresh 10159 install.  A critical thing for me. Downloading... and hoping.    
  • Good news.  I can now intall (and use) Hyper-V. Cheers.​  
  • We're finally hitting the "plaid" ring.
  • nice spaceballs reference, and appropriate considering 3 updates in a week :)
  • Ludicrous ring!
  • All Windows Update is telling me is "We ain't found shit!!!"
  • My laptop is stuck in 10130. It's a yoga 2 13 pro. It has the latest update. . MSA connected.
  • Same here :( SP3
  • Same here HP
  • Download the ESDs, decrypt, make ISO, mount and install. It's easy and saves a LOT of hassle.
  • Download ISO for 10130 and install over 10130. This fixed the issue of not seeing the latest update for me on my SP3.
  • downloading.........hope they get some gesture controls back from 8.1...............I would love to be able to control the taskbar with a swipe up and down similar to the charms menu in 8.1. 
  • The battery drain on the latest phone build seems to be linked to the maps app and the offline maps trying to download all the time. I set mine to 2 USA states and now I'm fine.
  • I have been stuck on 6% download for the last 20 mins....why?
  • I'll take a new WinMo 10 build along with a new Win10 Enterprise build as well!
  • Every time I update, windows slows down
  • Use disk cleanup and disk defragmenter in that order. Should speed your system up.
  • If you have an SSD, NEVER use disk defragmentation. Actually, you can skip disk defragmentation altogether. It doesn't do much on modern computers, anyway, as long as you use NTFS. It is a better idea to just clean up files and move over big media files such as purchased movies or your own movies, to an external hard drive or cloud service, etc. Also, that way, you protect your files from getting lost, in case the computer hard drive fails in any way.
  • Why shouldn't you use disk defragmenter on an ssd?
  • SSDs don`t suffer from fragmentation. So, the only thing they really do is use up write cycles.
  • I have been stuck so I played with the service windows update .. .. so when stuck just stop the service it autostarts and keeps downloading
  • I hope that the three tile limit is gone.
  • The three tile layout let's you fit 9 in total on a surface Pro 3. The four tile only allowed 8 and looked a bit rubbish (on the SP3 specifically)
  • The problem is you cannot put two large tiles horizontally in the same group
  • yeah, I wish I could just have a solid block of tiles to work with, no limits horizontally or vertically!
  • If they at least give us an option for high-density tiles Start screen. :(
  • Amen! I'm not caring too much for that. How about... This is mind-blowing, I know... An option that lets us choose how many tiles we want!? They can keep the weak 3 as the default, and let us select anything from 2 up to 6. IT WOULD BE A REVOLUTION!!
  • Is there a list of changes? Might put this one on my desktop if I can find out what sort of state the Nvidia drivers Are in at the moment
  • damnit I am not getting this one either! Please release that ISO now MS, I want to get the updates damnit
  • I'm not getting these updates!! every time i select fast ring i get put back in the slow ring i'm still on build 10130!
  • *still dizzy from the last hit
  • I...only just installed build 10159... And I just booted setings and build 10162 is 99% downloaded...
  • Done downloading and 50% preparing.....
  • lol now changed the setting from fast to slow  i have limited internet data spent 10 gb trying to install 10159 . i will  not update until i get the full copy waiting for 29/july 
  • Same problem here.. Must have rebooted 50 times, also did a pc reset. The new builds don't show up. I also cant install some June insider update.
  • Try clearing out the windows update cache. A restart of the service may be required after that.
  • Don't get me wrong, I love new builds... but it takes about three hours for a build to download on my pc, and about an hour to install. Takes too much time, if you ask me...especially three in three days!  
  • Wow, less than an hour total for me.  I just kicked the download off a few minutes ago and it's already at 70% on a 60 Mbps connection.
  • Installation failed. Im trying it again.
  • For those experiencing installer stuck issues..try disabling the wifi from device manager BEFORE 'PREPARING TO INSTALL' STEP . This did solve the issue for me
  • I can't get it to download :S
  • I came here to read people bitching about another​ 3GB download. Don't dissapoint!​
  • HAHAHAHAHHAAH RIGHT?!?!?!
  • John, what wallpaper are you using here?
  • Anyone else having a hard time getting the store app to download and install updates? They just sit there saying "pending" and at 0%. I need the new Xbox app to test streaming on my Xbox One console on the preview program. It is killing me !
  • Open Run and type wsreset and press enter. This clears the store cache and restarts any pending downloads.
  • Wsreset did not fix that problem for me on all builds up to 10130. The only way I got the store to work was by resetting my PC.
  • The Store app is nearly completely broken in this latest build on my machine.  In fact, EVERYTHING runs a LOT slower and crashes freqently.  Edge is a completely uselss mess in this build.  Just trying to make this post was long and painful...frequent circle of death and retyping because letters are SKIPPED. 
  • Very good work. Can't wait until they start doing this sort of thing for phone. Constant builds pushing out. Such good work.
  • Yes, but it takes so much longer to run an update on the phone too.  We'd be done with the restore by the time the next one hit, lol.
  • Cortana seems to respond faster to "hey cortana"
  • Crap, I just finally got 10159 to install (issue where it would not install) about 2 hours ago. here we go again !   Oh, best compatablity ? A must try to see if it fixes some apps that wont run...
  • Here is a equation for all of us unable to update from 10130. Are you running the Windows 10 Home version? I am running the x86 version, as my HP came with 8.1 w/ Bing. I am installing 10159 Pro which asked me for a key. Perhaps there isn't a Hone build after 10130? There has to be a reason why we are unable to get the newer builds via WU.
  • Yes I have Home.
  • Are they going to change the icons? Cuz they look horrible even worst than OS X. If not im seeing myself as a loyal customer of stardock
  • Doubt it at this point. It's mainly stability fixes