New build 16362 released for Fast ring Skip ahead Insiders

Microsoft recently announced a new feature for Windows Insiders. As the Redstone 3 builds are nearing signing off and production, the focus now shifts to stabilizing Redstone 3. However, for those who want to get an early access to builds from the next development branch expected Redstone 4, they introduced Skip ahead feature, that skips the Redstone 3 builds aim for stabilizing. So, in continuation, second build for Skip ahead has released yesterday. The build number jumps to 16362, which is not at all a big increment. There are some changes introduced, which are namely:

What's new

  • Improved Boot up experience on lock screen if you delay sign in for some time.
  • Narrator improvements: You can select your audio channel for narration.

Fixes and Improvements

  • [Fixed] an issue where minimized app windows on mixed-DPI monitor setups might end up drawing offscreen after your PC resumed from sleep.
  • [Fixed] an issue where if you changed your display language preference to something other than the machine’s default then any app which did not take an update while also getting the updated language resource package from the Store would end up continuing to display its tile in Start in that default language rather than the new language displayed within the app and other system UI.
  • Updated the Action Center to now use “AM” / “PM” when indicating timestamp with the 12hr clock format, rather than “a” / “p”.
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in multiple apps crashing in the previous flight if you tried to log into the app using Facebook.
  • [Fixed] an issue where pasting an image to from your clipboard wouldn’t work.
  • [Fixed] an issue which could result in uploads failing on some sites, such as
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in drag and drop onto websites intermittently not working.
  • [Fixed] an issue where Microsoft Edge would crash after choosing to pin certain websites to Start.
  • [Fixed]an issue where a tab could get in a state where it displayed a tab preview thumbnail even though your mouse wasn’t hovering over the tab.
  • [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.
  • [Fixed] an issue for certain websites where after watching an embedded video full screen then using Esc to return to the page would result in the video controller no longer being visible.
  • Updated editable fields in PDFs to now have a subtle color to help indicate that they’re editable.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in Ghost Recon: Wildlands not starting in recent flights since the Easy anti-cheat component wouldn’t load.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in Train Simulator 2017 failing to launch on recent flights.
  • [Fixed] an issue where the Pinyin IME’s emoji picker wouldn’t load in recent flights.
  • [Fixed]an issue where the Emoji Panel’s tooltips could become mixed up.
  • [Fixed] an issue from recent flights resulting in precision touchpads potentially dropping gestures after coming out of sleep.
  • Made some adjustments to address an issue resulting in sudden and brief CPU spikes where you couldn’t move your mouse. If you’ve encountered this, please try it in this new build and let us know if your experience has improved.
  • [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.
  • Updated the Run dialog so when hold Ctrl + Shift then click OK or press enter, it will run that task or program elevated, just like how it works in Cortana.
  • [Fixed] an issue where the Windows Defender Security Center app icon was missing in taskbar when the app was open, as well in Start’s all apps list. You will also notice that the icon is now un-plated in the taskbar.
  • [Fixed] the issue where USBhub.sys was causing spontaneous reboots due to bugchecks (GSOD).
  • [Fixed] an issue where the battery flyout might incorrectly show “PC not charging” while the device was changing in recent builds.
  • [Fixed] an issue where fonts using shortcuts would become unusable and disappear from the Fonts folder.
  • [Fixed]an issue where upgrading to recent flights would fail if you had a speech for a secondary language installed.
  • [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.
  • [Fixed] an issue where your PC might not go to sleep automatically after remoting into it and signing out of the remote session.

More Information

You can head over to Windows updates to download the updates. More information is available here:
Announcing Windows 10 Insider preview build 16362 for Skip Ahead

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