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Windows 10 Build 16299 Gets a Slow Ring Release

Windows 10 Build 16299 brings fixes to PDF's in Edge, optical drive issues, Windows Defender, and more. The changes provide vital stability improvements before the Fall Creators Update release.


The Fall Creators Update is just over two weeks away, and is in full swing. Builds have been dropping left right and center, from mobile to Fast Ring and Skip Ahead.

Now, however, those builds have made it out of the early stages and to more stable forms. Windows 10 Build 16299 is now available to the Slow Ring, and it comes with several important fixes.

Windows 10 Build 16299 Changelog

At this point, Microsoft's focus is stability, so there's nothing exciting here. If you're after new features, Skip Ahead should be your primary focus. That said, here are the fixes coming to users this week:

  • “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.”

For those who missed it, Insider head Dona Sarkar has also taken time to thanks Insiders for everything they do.

“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,” she wrote on Tuesday.

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

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