In June, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Preview Build 16232 to Insiders on the Fast Ring. The update brought some important preview features to the Fall Creators Update (FCU). It was also significant as it became the first FCU release to reach the Slow Ring. As is the natural order of Microsoft roll outs, build 16232 is now available in ISO images.
As we mentioned last month, Windows 10 build 16232 is important because it comes with a new feature that could block ransomware. Microsoft is working on a Windows 10 feature called Controlled Folder Access, which will be integrated into Windows Defender:
Windows will designate specific directories as “protected” with some folders (like Documents) being protected by default. Essentially, this means these folders can only be accessed by apps on a whitelist. Any attempt by malware to infiltrate the folder would be blocked by Windows Defender.
Controlled Folder Access and the rest of preview build 16232 are now available in ISO. This is the first ISO release we have seen since build 16193, which was a Fast Ring only build. So, this is the first Fall Creators Update preview to come to Fast and Slow Rings, as well as ISO.
As is normal, there are five different ISO images depending on your Windows 10 package:
- Windows 10 Insider Preview – Build 16232
- Windows 10 Insider Preview Enterprise – Build 16232
- Win 10 Insider Preview Education – Build 16232
- Windows 10 Insider Preview Home Single Language – Build 16232
- Windows 10 Insider Preview Home China
Microsoft is also releasing the following five downloads:
- Symbols MSI Insider Preview – Build 16232 32-bit / 64-bit
- Features on Demand Pack Insider Preview (part 1) – Build 16232 32-bit / 64-bit
- Features on Demand Pack Insider Preview (part 2) – Build 16232 32-bit / 64-bit
- Language Pack Bundle Insider Preview – Build 16232
- Inbox Apps Bundle Insider Preview – Build 16232
Users interesting in clean installing Preview Build 16232, can from the ISO download center. Of course, this release is still only available to members of the Windows Insider Program.