Windows 10 preview build 16296 now rolling out on the Fast ring

Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar promised a busy weekend for Insiders, and she wasn't kidding. After shifting build 16291 to the Slow ring, Microsoft is now rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build for Fast ring Insiders.

If you're on the Fast ring, you should now be able to get your hands on build 16296. Like other recent builds, there's nothing of note in the way of new features here. Instead, you're looking at just a handful of bug fixes. Here's a look at what's new in build 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.

Additionally, Sarkar has confirmed that Windows 10 Mobile build 15252 is now available for Insiders on the Slow ring.

Expect more bug-fixing builds to be released in the coming weeks as Microsoft winds down development on the Fall Creators Update ahead of its October 17 release.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

6 Comments
  • I've noticed that the UI a little bit off between Cortana Card Window, Control Center and Start Menu 🤔. Regarding the window border and drop shadow. Just a little.☺. Latest Insider Build.
  • When the creators update 2? It's been forever.
  • The clue is in the article ;-)
  • by end of next week, it should be ready. will probably release ring over to also   
  • The watermark and expiry date is back for this build
  • My theory is that the next build to not have a watermark will be the final release build, this happened back in March with the previous update