Windows 10 build 16176 releases (no) new features

New Redstone 3 preview rolls out for testing with a few new improvements, but nothing significant.

Windows 10 updates

Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 16176 to PCs enrolled in the Fast ring of its Windows Insider Program. The new update is part of the Redstone 3 update coming later this summer, but the company notes that no new features has been added to the test version of the OS.

Windows 10 build 16176, according to Microsoft, doesn’t include noticeable changes because they continue to make modifications to OneCore (the heart of Windows) with code refactoring to soon starting adding new features and improvements.

What’s new on Windows 10 build 16176

Although, you won’t be seeing any new significant features, build 16176 ships with support for serial devices for Windows Subsystem on Linux.

Starting on this flight, you can now hold down the power button for 7 seconds to trigger a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). However, this new feature will only work on computers that don’t use legacy ACPI power buttons.

In addition, on Windows 10 build 16176, Surface Books will no longer unexpectedly do a disk check after waking from sleep due to a Blue Screen of Death during sleep.

The new test build comes out only days after the Windows 10 Creators update released to the public with a bunch of new changes and features, including new support for 3D and virtual reality, gaming features such as Game Mode, and Beam integration to enable in-game broadcast. Microsoft Edge gets new tabs tools and a new e-book reader, the Creators Update also introduced the Windows Security Center dashboard, and a lot more.

What’s new on Windows 10 Mobile build 15204

Alongside the new flight, Microsoft is also pushing out Windows 10 Mobile build 15204 for phones in the Fast ring. You won’t find anything new, but the company has announced the phones that will be officially supported in the Insider program starting with the Creators Update:

  • HP Elite x3
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
  • Microsoft Lumia 640/640XL
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL
  • Alcatel IDOL 4S
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • SoftBank 503LV
  • VAIO Phone Biz
  • MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601
  • Trinity NuAns NEO

Devices not on this list won’t officially receive the Windows 10 Creators Update nor will they receive future builds from our Development Branch. However, users who have devices not on this list can still keep these devices on the Windows 10 Creators Update at their own risk knowing that it’s unsupported.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of fixes and known issues for build 16170 at the Windows Blog. In case you missed it, you can read all the changes for Windows 10 build 16170 in this article.

You can also use the following resources:

Windows 10 build 16176 for PC is available immediately through the Fast ring. It’ll download and install automatically on your device, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].