Windows 10 build 16299 rolls out to Slow ring Insiders

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Just days after reaching Fast ring Insiders, Windows 10 preview build 16299 is now headed out to Slow ring Insiders as well. This build simply contains a handful of bug fixes to prepare for the full launch of the Fall Creators Update on October 17.

Here's a look at what's fixed:

  • 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.

If you count yourself among the ranks of Slow ring Insiders, you should be able to grab build 16299 now via Windows Update on your PC.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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