Windows 10 build 16288 discussion (Redstone 3, Fast)


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Windows 10 build 16288 discussion (Redstone 3, Fast)

New/Fixed on PC:
  • Windows Shell Improvements
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Facebook Messenger app failing to accept the enter key when sending messaging in recent flights.
  • We fixed an issue where the “New” text displayed under the names of newly installed apps in Start wouldn’t go away after launching the app.
  • We fixed an issue where using the letters in Start to jump to different locations in the alphabet wasn’t consistently working in the last few flights.
  • We fixed an issue where local app search in Cortana failed to return the expected app if the user profile directory contained non-ASCII characters.
  • We fixed an issue where pressing WIN + X would sometimes not show the accelerator key underlines.
  • We fixed an issue where when the People button was present in taskbar, and toast-only banners (for example from Outlook 2016) were sent, the Action Center badge counter would become inaccurate.
  • We fixed a bug from recent flights where upon unlock you’d be bombarded with any notifications that occurred while your PC was locked. If you’d like to review notifications received while your PC was locked, they can be found in the Action Center
  • Input Improvements
  • We fixed an issue where pressing delete when using the full touch keyboard layout in UWP apps would input a period rather than deleting a character.
  • We fixed an issue where the Pinyin IME’s emoji picker wouldn’t load in recent flights.
  • We fixed a tablet mode issue where launching the touch keyboard in UWP apps might sometimes take multiple taps on the edit field before the keyboard would come up.
  • We fixed an issue where when using the Chinese (Simplified) handwriting panel InputPersonalization.exe could get into a state where it would unexpectedly have a continually high CPU usage.
  • We fixed an issue with the handwriting panel where the “&123” and Emoji button didn’t work when the device was in portrait orientation.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to turn on the Japanese IME after the focus was moved from a UWP (like Sticky Notes) to another app and back.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in a stutter when selecting long strings in certain single line editable text boxes (for example when naming favorites in Microsoft Edge).
  • We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to type text via the touch keyboard into Internet Explorer when using the Japanese, Chinese, or Korean keyboards.
  • We fixed an issue where the Dayi and Array IMEs couldn’t input Chinese characters in certain apps in recent flights when using the touch keyboard.
  • Microsoft Edge Improvements
  • We fixed an issue where the tab preview for PDFs was just black with two white stripes.
  • We fixed an issue where the first time you used Ctrl + F in a tab the search box wouldn’t get focus. We also fixed an issue where after clicking the Find on Page text box you might not be able to type in the address bar.
  • We fixed an issue where sometimes the Hub would appear to open twice when you clicked the icon.
  • We fixed an issue where typing a web address into the address bar from the New Tab and Start Page and would sometimes clear the text and not result in any page navigation.
  • We fixed an issue where Ctrl + Click on a link in a PDF wouldn’t open the link in a new tab.
  • We fixed an issue where “Open with previous pages” wouldn’t recover tabs if the tabs had been dragged between frames prior to closing Microsoft Edge.
  • We fixed an issue which could result in uploads failing on some sites, such as
  • We fixed an issue where website tooltips could end up displaying behind the Microsoft Edge window after opening a link in new tab in the background.
  • We fixed an issue resulting copy/paste and the print dialog not working for those using the updated website design.
  • We’ve updated editable fields in PDFs to now have a subtle color to help indicate that they’re editable.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in PDFs potentially rendering blank after panning down a few pages and back up.
  • We fixed an issue from recent flights where Alt + D wouldn’t bring input focus to the address bar when certain keyboards were active.
  • Gaming
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Ghost Recon: Wildlands not starting in recent flights since the Easy anti-cheat component wouldn’t load.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Mod Organizer no longer load mods into Skyrim in recent flights.
  • Devices
  • We fixed the issue where USBhub.sys was causing spontaneous reboots due to bugchecks (GSOD).
  • We fixed an issue where your PC might not go to sleep automatically after remoting into it and signing out of the remote session.
  • Other fixes and improvements
  • We fixed an issue where Settings could crash if a Bluetooth device was turned off while the Bluetooth settings page was open.
  • We fixed an issue from recent flights resulting in some Insiders experiencing an issue where Store apps would begin to fail to activate after being launched a few times.
  • We fixed an issue where if the lock screen slideshow was set to a OneDrive folder containing offline-only images, these pictures would all be downloaded to the PC while the PC was locked (going through each picture). These pictures will now be skipped.
  • If you’ve encountered an issue where Spotlight appears stuck on a particular image, we’ve added logic such that it should now reset after at most 7 days.

Broken on PC:
  • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This build and version is the latest Redstone 3 build in testing for Desktop Insiders on the Fast Ring.

Issues? Bugs? Solutions? For all things Windows 10 build 16288, discuss it here.

Basic tip

If you're having any issues with your device, try a reset.

Settings > Update & security > Recovery > Reset this PC > This provides you with two options: 1. Keep my files and 2. Remove everything

Keep my files

Does just as its name describes. If you choose the setting you can reinstall Windows 10 without having to back up any of the pictures, videos, music and documents that you have stored on it. You absolutely should back up these things just in case, but you shouldn’t need to use that back up. Keep My Files requires a certain amount of free space on your device. As such, it may be unavailable to you if your device is stuffed with a lot of files. If you get an error message asking for more storage when you choose this option you’ll need to back up your files and choose the remove everything option. You could also delete any files that you aren’t using on your device and try the option again. This option will take longer than the other options.

Remove Everything

Deletes every file, every setting from your device and gives you a blank copy of Windows 10 to work with. You’ll need to add any files you have backed up to your device again.


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I think this is the last build that installed on my Surface Pro 3. Installation worked (afer a few retries as mtf1380 noted.) It booted up no problem after the install. After a shut down and later reboot attempt, my SP3 seems bricked.

Boot screen shows usual Surface with the spinning dots but nothng happens beyond that; it just spins and spins and spins.

Hmmm. I'm glad I created a system restore image before jumping back into the Insider builds.


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Me too
Same issue on Surface Pro 3
I created bootable USB stick with GPT for UEFI
Disabled Secure Boot, booted from it, unlocked BitLocker driver
After that it loaded

Tried boot repair but it hasn't helped
And after reboot it stuck again

So I booted from stick again and rolled back to previous version


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I, too, am using a SP3... seems to be running fine now. I am trying to see what's up with the 'Skip Ahead' to RS4, before jumping in. I just got my SP3 all tricked out with the DELL P4317Q Monitor; Logitech's: numeric pad, keyboard, mouse, and trackball - So, I want to play awhile, before F'n it up:)

Note: I think going into Insider Settings, and changing to 'Skip Ahead', kicked me over the edge on my 16288 update.

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Not blaming the build, but after installing it and letting my machine go to sleep and sit for a day or more it wouldn't get past the Post screen. Ended up rebuilding from scratch this morning. Not the end of the world, but annoying.
On a SP3 btw.


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This 16288 for PC ended up being a big deal for me.... in a good way.
I purchased the Asus Transformer Mini this Spring. Late in the Spring, I learned Intel was immediately dropping all support for any and all Atom SOCs, regardless of release. Microsoft announced, as a result, they would not be providing the Fall Creator's Update for Atom Powered machines. This meant my newly purchased Tablet was now on life support only (I bought 2 of them... Wife and I).
We had Wifi Issues... so put these devices on Windows Insider to get more frequent patches. We were getting patches, but not newer builds... This went on for a few months. Then we started getting builds last week of August.... and the Wifi Issues returned... and we started getting strange behavior from Video Playback, regardless of the Apps used (Edge, Hulu, Netflix, etc..)... We figured had taken the Windows Insider Gamblee with our officially unsupported devices and lost the bet.. Even 16281 was bad.
Then, last night... along comes 16288. Auto updates both of our tablets. This morning... Wifi is 100% reliable. VPN is 100% reliable. Video playback is 100%. Tablet/Desktop Mode switch is immediate and accurate. On screen keyboard comes up when it should. And yes... it seems faster. We immediately put Insider on 'Release Only'.... as we seem to have a good combo working with this build and the apps we have installed on these Tablets.
Just blown away by the progress made between the 16281 and 16288 releases in our case!

Then of course came not 15250, but 15252 for both of our 950XL phones also. Seems rather good.

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