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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16299 for PC


Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16299 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring only (not Skip Ahead).

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. 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.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • 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.

Team Updates

It’s an incredibly exciting week for us. For the FIRST TIME EVER, the entire Windows Insider Team is at a conference to meet all of you. 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. SO MANY of you have come by our booth, our round-table and our sessions to say hi and to talk to us about the program. You have given us hundreds of new ideas of things we want to do with you—and it’s only Tuesday! We’ll have a full trip report article on our website soon.

This morning, we had a really fun 300-level session where all of us got on stage and had a chance to engage in conversation with you.

Thank you for everything you do—even getting on planes to come see us. We love you.

6 Replies

OS constantly bug checks with green screens.  I thought this build was supposed to be stable enough to use on popular hardware components (Intel, Nvidia, Realtek).  1607 Anniversary Update & 1703 Creators Update never NEVER crashed once on same hardware (not even in early Insider builds when doing hardware intensive tasks such as gaming).   I'm not sure whats going to happen when MS tries to release Redstone 3 to the pubic in a month.


Hello . Thank you for your comment. The problem you mentioned is very useful for professionals, but the release of 3 builds within a month mainly focuses on improving the quality of the operating system. to create the best official version. you mention the error ??? I think there are so many active devices so having a compatible operating system with devices takes a lot of study time.

Unfortunatly, this release is less stable than the last.  It killed Cortana on my Surfacepro and I cannot access my apps or tiles because Coratana will not move out of the way.   I hope this is fixed soon.  

I get Blue screen as well, how can I help you work out what is wrong

It doesnt appear the "Green screen of death" win32full.sys SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION issue was ever fixed completely before releasing the Full Creators build to the public.  There are all sorts of threads reporting this issue on Insider Hub, all the way up to Version 1709, build 16299.xx.  The only reply I saw from a developer said that the issue will be fixed "in a future build".  


It looks like this issue has something to do with the new "Fluent design transparency" in the Start Menu and Windows modern apps.  I can reproduce this issue by rearranging my my Start Menu tiles, even eventually the entire os will crash.

I should have reported this earlier, but Cortana broke for me in an insider build as well. She no longer can hear anything I say, as if I don't have a mic plugged in. I was hoping that it would be fixed in a follow-up release, but now that Fall Creator's Update is out it would seem that isn't going to happen. :\