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Microsoft Windows 10 build 10159 released for Fast Ring users

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Microsoft has rolled out new Windows 10 build 10159 for Fast ring users in the Insider program, in mere 24 hours of rolling out build 10158.

The new build was announced in a blog post by Gabe Aul, engineering general manager at Microsoft who serves as the public face of the Windows Insider Program. The latest build carries over 300 bug fixes as compared to the previous version.

“We’d been using 10158 for almost a week and knew it was going to be a strong build, and the data backed that up so we released it yesterday. Hot on its heels though was build 10159, which in addition to more fixes (over 300 of them!), took in one very interesting change. We didn’t want to wait with 10158 so we went ahead and released that build while we were still evaluating 10159. As it turns out though, 10159 is also a great build and passes our criteria for the Windows Insider Fast ring,” Aul noted in the blog post.

The ‘interesting change’ as noted seems to be an updated login screen, that puts a user’s photo front and center in a translucent pane over their desktop picture. The latest build also includes the new default wallpaper that Microsoft unveiled last week.

According to the blog post, users who are “actively downloading” build 10158 when Microsoft publishes the new build may receive an error coded 0x80246017. In the event that happens, Aul said affected users just need to reboot their PC and check for updates again in order to get the new build offered to them.

Build 10159 is currently available for download via Windows Update on Windows 10 devices that have been set to the Fast ring.

Microsoft will offer its new OS iteration dubbed ‘Windows 10’ as a free upgrade for those running genuine Windows 7 or 8.1 on their computers if the upgrade is performed during the first 12 months after its global launch in 190 countries on 29 July 2015.