Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview Build 16299 for PC

Microsoft today rolled out Windows 10 Preview Build 16299 for PC to Insiders in the Fast ring. No new features, only bug fixes during the final stretch.

Microsoft today rolled out Windows 10 Preview Build 16299 for PC to Insiders in the Fast ring. This is the first new Insider build this week following three releases last week; Build 16296 being the most recent.

Microsoft is at the point now where the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, set to be released October 17th, is in the stabilization phase. Insiders can expect builds to be released at a rapid pace. All of the builds released for the next few weeks will include mostly bug fixes and no notable new features.

Windows 10 Preview Build 16299

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16299

Here is a list of the improvements and fixes you can expect in this most recent build according to Dona Sarkar’s announcement:

  • 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.

Dona also notes that the entire Windows Insider team is at the Ignite conference in Orlando where they are meeting other Insiders. “We are all at Ignite in Orlando this week. It’s been such an honor and a privilege to have gotten a chance to meet you all online all these years and this week it’s been simply magical to meet face-to-face,” writes Sarkar. Today at the event, Microsoft also announced a ton of new UI and sharing improvements coming to OneDrive.

Are you looking forward to the release of Windows Fall Creators Update next month or not so much? Leave a comment in the section below and let us know your thoughts. Also, make sure to join our Windows 10 Forums for discussion on all things Microsoft and Windows 10.



  1. Dr Abdul Rasheed

    September 27, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I am an insider .Even if it be on the fast circuit it takes years to get to a new version upgraded from the older one.
    How an I get access to the ISO of ‘Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16296’ ?
    None of the links that I attempt give me the new version. My present version is ‘Creators Preview build 16278.rs3.

    • Glenn Charles

      September 27, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      There is an apparent discrepancy in what updates are presented to what users. Although I may have an idea as to what they find significant, it’s an hypotheses rather than a theory, and I don’t think therefore I should speculate–that first sentence is not actually speculation.

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