Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16296

Posted on September 22, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 9 Comments

Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16296

Hold onto your butts: Microsoft has released yet another near-final build of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Insiders.

“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,” Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar writes. “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.”

Yes, this new build arrives just two days after the previous build. And that build arrived just two days after its own predecessor. But then, this was subtly promised earlier on Friday.

“Things are going to get VERY busy the next few days. No build teasers, no major features, mostly bug fix releases,” Ms. Sarkar noted Friday on Twitter.

And, sure enough, build 18296—which is available only to Fast ring testers—doesn’t include any new features. What it does include, however, are some fixes:

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


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