Windows 10 build 16362 (Redstone 4) releases with new features

In the latest Redstone 4 preview, Windows 10 brings boot and Narrator improvements, and a slew of fixes and minor changes — Here's everything you need to know.

Windows Update settings on Windows 10

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 16362 to testers with PCs enrolled in the Fast ring (Skip Ahead) of the Windows Insider Program. This update is part of the Redstone 4 update, which is expected to release after the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) in 2018.

Windows 10 build 16362, according to Microsoft, delivers improvements on the boot experience, Narrator gets new options, and this flight also introduces a slew of new bug fixes on the Windows Shell, Microsoft Edge, and more.

What’s new on Windows 10 build 16362

Boot experience

Starting with this flight, the Lock screen will now show you your screen personalization (e.g., Windows Spotlight, Cortana, Calendar, and Mail) if you don’t sign and wait for a few seconds.

If you want to opt-out of this experience, you can go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options, and turn off the Use my sign-in info to apply my settings after I restart or update my device option.

Settings app

On Settings app, more specifically in the Narrator page, you can now select the desired audio channel for speech output. Just go to Settings > Ease of Access > Narrator and you’ll find the new option at the top of the “Sounds you hear” section.

Narrator settings Windows 10 build 16362
Narrator settings Windows 10 build 16362

Windows Shell improvements

On Windows 10 build 16362, you’ll find a bunch of bug fixes for the Windows Shell regarding mixed-DPI monitor setups, language, Start menu, and People feature. This flight also updates Action Center to use “am” / “pm” when indicating timestamp with the 12hr clock format, rather than “a” / “p”.

Microsoft Edge improvements

On Microsoft Edge, this update fixes problems related to drag and drop, apps crashing after pinning a site to Start, tab preview, embedded videos, and PDFs.

Input improvements

This release also addresses few issues related to emoji, touchpad potentially dropping gestures after coming out of sleep, and Microsoft also made adjustments to address an issue resulting in sudden and brief processor spikes where you couldn’t move your mouse.

Other improvements

Windows 10 build 16362 updates the Run dialog so when hold Ctrl + Shift then click OK or press Enter, it will run that task or program elevated.

In addition, this flight addresses icon problem with Windows Defender Security Center, fixes an issue with USBhub.sys that cause sudden Blue Screen of Death (BSoD), upgrade failure with secondary language installed, sleep problem during after a remove session, and now the battery flyout will no longer show “PC not charging” when is actually charging.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements for Windows 10 Insider build 16362 at the Windows Blog. In case you missed it, you can read all the changes for Windows 10 build 16353 in this article.

How to download Windows 10 build 16362

Although there are no ISO files for Windows 10 build 16362, the update is available immediately through the Fast ring for PCs using the Skip Ahead option. 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.

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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 15 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 21 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].