Windows 10 build 16291 for Insiders now rolling out in the Fast ring

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Microsoft is rolling out another almost-final build of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for Insiders in the Fast ring, packing a few more last minute bug fixes and changes before the company signs off on this release.

What's new for PC?

  • Resume from phones to PC with Cortana: Cortana users can now resume articles, news from their iPhones and Android phones to PC from within the Cortana app. This exciting feature comes in addition to the existing features where users can sync reminders, notifications and SMS across their devices and stay connected on the go!

Fixes and improvements for PC

  • We fixed an issue where sometimes after an upgrade Windows Update's update history would be missing a listing for the feature update you'd just done.
  • We fixed an issue where scrolling with touch or precision touchpads wasn't working with the F12 Developer Tools.
  • We fixed an issue where pin reset above lock ("I forgot my PIN") would only work the first time the password was reset.
  • We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge would crash if you added a Favorite to a Favorites folder and then immediately sorted that folder by name.
  • We fixed an issue with the indexer from recent flights that could result in Outlook 2016 search failing to index the body of messages.
  • We fixed a recent issue resulting in the Skype UWP app not being launched if it was minimized when you clicked an incoming call notification.

Microsoft says there is a workaround available for those using a Surface Pro 3 who got stuck in a bootloop when trying to upgrade to build 16288. You can check out that workaround here. (opens in new tab)

There appears to be no Mobile or Skip Ahead build today. You can check out the full blog post at the Windows Blog!

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  • Installing on my SP3 now as the previous build had boot issues. I had a taste of the Redstone 4 build & really liked it apart from the same black screen boot issues.  
  • No resume to PC for W10M.
    So sad.
  • Do you guys recommend installing this build on the main work computer? I really like the Fall Creator Update.
  • We have just shy of a month left before they ship the update. They should be squishing bugs and improving stability in prep. No major new features I would think.
  • Been on fast ring on my daily driver for over a month now. It has a couple of little glitches, but nothing significant.
  • This build does not have watermark at the lower right hand corner. Do you guys see the same?
  • Nope. Nor did the last build.
  • Possibly another release candidate
  • No watermark, it's Version 1709 now too. And the build version of 16291.0 indicates it could RTM soon with just cumulative updates now (previous RTM had .0 then had some small updates - the ones ending in .1000 are not considered final builds but all builds released to the public start at .0)  
  • And the System info now just says 'Windows 10 Pro' and not 'Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview'
  • Mine keeps downloading 16288 and failing to install, how can I force this update
  • I had a problem too with 16288, kept failing to install. I today clean installed with the latest ISO and upgraded to 12691 with no problems. Only clean install if you can afford to lose your system (I run Fast builds on a virtual machine so no harm done). I think the previous build caused problems for many people
  • I followed the recommendations for failed updates, in particular the one about removing the "softwareupdate" folder in c:\windows. See further instructions here:
  • None of that worked for me.
  • Before you retry after a failed attempt try this, go to "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution" select all the files/folder there and Shift+Del+Enter. Next on the search panel search for services when your services loads up look for "Windows Update" right click on it and select properties and there select startup type as manual then click on apply-ok. Reboot your PC and then give it a try again.
  • Installation seems to be stuck at 64 percent, but is progressing veeeeery slowly (64-67 percent in 20 minutes......)
  • I have been stuck at 66% for hours.
  • Is it installed?