Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16291 to to the Fast Ring

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 15 Comments

Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16291 to to the Fast Ring

Microsoft tonight announced a new build for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. Despite promises about faster build churn, it’s been almost a week since the last build.

“As we mentioned previously, we are now at the point of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where our focus is now on stabilization for release to the world,” Dona Sarkarnotes, again. “This means that we are releasing new builds to Insiders more quickly and that these builds will include mostly bug fixes. You’ll notice that this build continues to include a bunch of good bug fixes Insiders will enjoy.”

Amazingly, there is actually one new feature in build 16291: Cortana support for Resume from phones to PC.

“Cortana users can now resume articles, news from their iPhones and Android phones to PC from within the Cortana app,” Ms. Sarkar notes. “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.”

Microsoft also addressed an issue with Surface Pro 3 from the previous Fast ring build.

“If you are a Windows Insider who has a Surface Pro 3 and hit the bug causing the device to end up in an ‘unbootable’ state where the Windows OS will not load and it appears to be stuck on a ‘spinning dots’ screen – click here and read this forum post on how to get your Surface Pro 3 up and running again,” Sarkar adds.

And there are the usual fixes, and no known issues listed (though you know there are plenty).


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