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Windows 10 Insider preview build 16296 ISO files now available

Windows 10 preview build 16296 just hit the Insider Slow ring last week, and now it's available to download as an ISO (opens in new tab) as well. Like previous ISO releases, you can use the 16296 ISO files to perform a clean install to start fresh on your machines.

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Development on the Fall Creators Update is nearly wrapped up, and the changes present in build 16296 reflect that. Here's a look at the trio of fixes included in 16296.

  • We fixed an issue where Hyper-V couldn't create a VM on 3rd party network storage.
  • We fixed an issue where for the first few minutes after clean installing a non-English build many inbox app names might unexpectedly appear with English app names.
  • We fixed an issue where gaming apps using WebView with heavy use of HTML canvas might have unexpectedly had very low FPS in recent flights.

Microsoft recently flighted build 16299.15, which marks the RTM milestone for the Fall Creators Update. That build should be available in ISO form in the days after it is flighted to Slow ring Insiders. In the meantime, you can grab the 16296 ISO files from the Windows Insider website (opens in new tab), along with instructions on how to create your own install media.

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  • Strange to release the ISO for an older build the day the final "RTM" build is released. Hopefully that one won't take too long now.
  • Same thinking.
  • It didn't hit Slow ring, so ...
  • bah, who cares?
  • The half billion or so Windows 10 PC users?
  • No, don't you get it? Everyone has to be super offended because Microsoft cancelled a music streaming service that lacked users and is offering users a refund of their money and a clear and easy path forward with the industry-leading competitor. I mean, so many people used Groove and so many people only used Windows because of Groove, this is the beginning of the end! Now everyone must **** on everything by Microsoft and move everything over to Google or Apple because you will definitely never ever get burnt with those and they never cancel or rebrand products (and because it has to be all or nothing - can't follow two herds at the same time, after all!). Forgive me, but I just find it so ridiculous. Too few people cared about Groove Music (and WP but that's another story), you'd think people should be able to get over it.
  • Why release an older build as an ISO?
  • Well, as the tweet says: "For those that need it" ;)
  • Because 16299.15 is not in the slow ring.
  • Because they can't release a canary build. :) They've been putting out Inisder ISO's for a long time and only seem to release the more stable versions to ISO.
  • How Good and stable is build 15252 on mobile
  • It's better than any 15063 build - at least on my 950.
  • The best W10M has ever been. Go for it.
  • Microsoft is done in the consumer space don t waste your money
  • Then why are you wasting your and other people's time on this site, "nolongerawindowsfan"? WP and Groove are done, end of story. Get over it and move on like an adult.
  • I instaled 16299.15 and i have no fluent design. Any idea why? No clean install, just an update.
  • Ok it is but not in start menu... present in other apps...