Windows 10 build 16299 now rolling out for PC Insiders in the Fast ring

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Another week, another Fall Creators Update Insider Preview built for Insiders in the Fast ring to test. Today's build is 16299, includes a few new bug fixes in preparation for official launch on October 17th.


  • 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.

Unfortunately, there's no Mobile build or Skip Ahead build available today. The build is rolling out now in the Fast ring for Insiders on PC.

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  • Unfortunately, there's no Mobile build or Skip Ahead build available today - Seriously, there is another development in works for Mobile?
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  • it smaller 16291 was just 1GB in size 
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  • Oh you trying to work with this OS, poor guy, this OS is just for consumers, it has nothing to do with a serious business OS, just look at the MS insider developers and you know everything 
  • i work with this OS, day and night, on production environments as well as development ones. I administer big networks for Clients integrating both mac, ios, android, Linux and windows machines. Everything from a Windows 10 laptop. I mist be very lucky or this OS is just a good system for real working people.
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