Windows 10 build 10166 (Fast ring) rolls out with Microsoft Wi-Fi app

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 10166 for PC, no major changes, only bug fixes, better performance, and Microsoft Wi-Fi app now works.

Windows 10 build 10166 download

Another week and another Windows 10 build, and this is not a leak. Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 build 10166 to the Fast ring of updates, and Insiders should be able to download the new preview immediately.

Microsoft recently released three builds of its operating system (10158, 10159, and 10162), and while today Insiders getting a new preview, Windows 10 build 10166 is only a minor update since the last release.

What’s new on build 10166? While there isn’t any specific details, the company says is “all about bug fixing and fit-and-finish”, meaning that we’re not going to see any significant changes other than possible small visual changes, but the operating system now should be more stable and with less bugs. Microsoft also didn’t mention any known issues with Windows 10 build 10166, as such we can assume that there are none.

The software giant also announces that is enabling the new “Microsoft Wi-Fi” app to allow Windows 10 users to purchase internet access through the Windows Store from millions of Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. “You will know when you can purchase Wi-Fi when you see “Buy Wi-Fi from Windows Store” in your list of networks when clicking on the network icon on the lower right in the Taskbar.” Then customers can easily pay with Credit or Debit Card, a Microsoft Gift Card, PayPal, or Wireless Carrier Billing.

The company said that it’s only “testing this experience” in Seattle, but soon will be available in the rest of United States. In addition, Microsoft is also working on making available the same app for Android and iOS, and OS X to offer the same service.

Like always, Microsoft won’t be making available for download the Windows 10 ISO files, as the operating system is being released to the Fast and not to the Slow ring. However, if there are errors trying to upgrade begin to emerge, the company may decide to roll out the ISO files for the Fast ring of updates.

Source Microsoft

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