Windows 10 build 16299 releases with (no) new features

Nearly complete version of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update releases to tester with more bug fixes ahead of the October 17 launch.

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Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 16299 for PCs enrolled in the Fast ring. This time, participants of the Windows Insider Program are getting another minor update that doesn’t deliver new features or significant changes.

Windows 10 build 16299, according to the company, delivers a number of bugs regarding Microsoft Edge, Automatic File Download, and Windows Defender Antivirus to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ready for the October 17, 2017, launch.

Along with this rollout, Microsoft is also making Windows 10 build 16296 available in the Slow ring.

What’s new with Windows 10 build 16299

Here’s a list of all the improvements included in this flight:

  • Addressed an issue some Insiders were experiencing where after upgrading to recent flights their optical drive wouldn’t be listed under This PC.
  • Fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge might crash when scrolling embedded PDFs.
  • Addressed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing 0x80070005 when trying to upgrade to the last few flights.
  • 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.
  • Addressed an issue where using the Automatic File Download notification to block an app from downloading files wasn’t working for UWP apps.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements for Windows 10 Insider build 16299 at the Windows Blog. In case you missed it, you can read all the changes for Windows 10 build 16296 in this article.

How to download Windows 10 build 16299

Although there are no ISO files for Windows 10 build 16299, the update is available immediately through the Fast ring for PCs. This preview build will 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.

You can also check out these resources:

Update September 28, 2017: Microsoft is now making available build 16299 in the Slow ring getting the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update closer to completion.

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