Windows 10 build 16170 released with fixes and improvements

First Windows 10 Redstone 3 build 16170 is now available for Fast Ring Insiders. The latest insider build includes bug fixes and minor improvements. The new build was compiled on March 31, 2017.

According to the company, insiders won’t see many big noticeable changes or new features in initial Redstone 3 builds. Also, these new builds may include more bugs and other issues.

That’s because right now, Windows Insider team is focused on making some refinements to OneCore and doing some code refactoring and other engineering work that is necessary to make sure OneCore is optimally structured for teams to start checking in code.

New in Windows 10 Redstone 3 build 16170

  • Fixed the issue causing your PC to fail to install new builds on reboot with the error 8024a112.
  • Updated the share icon in File Explorer (in the Share tab) to match our new share iconography.
  • Fixed an issue where Cortana Reminders was displayed as a possible share target when Cortana wasn’t enabled
  • Fixed an issue where Miracast sessions would disconnect a minute or so after the Connect UI was closed if the connection was a first time pairing.
  • Fixed a high-DPI issue when “System (Enhanced)” scaling is enabled so as to now correctly display certain applications that use display graphics accelerated contents.
  • Turning the night light schedule off in Settings now turns night light off immediately.

Known issues Windows 10 Redstone 3 build 16170

  • Narrator will not work on this build. If you require Narrator to work, you should move to the Slow ring until we get this bug fixed.
  • Some Insiders have reported seeing this error “Some updates were cancelled. We’ll keep trying in case new updates become available” in Windows Update.
  • Some apps and games may crash due to a misconfiguration of advertising ID that happened in a prior build. Specifically, this issue affects new user accounts that were created on Build 15031. The misconfiguration can continue to persist after upgrading to later builds. The ACL on the registry key incorrectly denies access to the user and you can delete the following registry key to get out of this state: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo.
  • There is a bug where if you need to restart your PC due to a pending update like with the latest Surface firmware updates, the restart reminder dialog doesn’t pop up. You should check Settings > Update & security > Windows Update to see if a restart is required.
  • Certain hardware configurations may cause the broadcast live review window in the Game bar to flash Green while you are Broadcasting. This does not affect the quality of your broadcast and is only visible to the Broadcaster. Make sure you have the latest graphics drivers.
  • Double-clicking on the Windows Defender icon in the notification area does not open Windows Defender. Right-clicking on the icon and choosing open will open Windows Defender.
  • Surface 3 devices fail to update to new builds if a SD memory card is inserted. The updated drivers for the Surface 3 that fix this issue have not yet been published to Windows Update.
  • Pressing F12 to open the Developer Tools in Microsoft Edge while F12 is open and focused may not return focus to the tab F12 is opened against, and vice-versa.
  • The Action Center may get into a state where dismissing one notification unexpectedly dismisses multiple. If this happens, please try rebooting your device.

Microsoft will share its vision for Windows 10 Redstone 3 at its upcoming Build 2017 conference in May.

Meanwhile, Windows 10 Creators Update is now available for everyone. The company will also release the Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile on April 25.

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