First Post Windows 10 Creators Update build 16170 released

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 8, 2017
Updated • Mar 25, 2021
Windows, Windows 10

The Windows 10 Creators Update has been available as a manual download and installation since April the 5th, and will be available through Windows Update next Tuesday (April 11th).

This apparently does not keep Microsoft from releasing the first build of the next feature update for Windows 10 to the Fast Ring release channel.

Before you get your hopes up that it contains anything uber cool, it does not. Still, it is the first build that is going to get updated frequently in the coming months before that next feature update is released near the end of the year.

Microsoft, as always, has not revealed a date for the second update. It seems likely that it is going to be released in the fourth quarter of 2017, and not earlier though.

Windows 10 Build 16170

windows 10 insider preview 16170

The Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16170 is already available for Fast Ring devices. Just open Windows Update on the device and run a check for updates to have it picked up and downloaded to the system.

Microsoft published a blog post that details the changes, improvements, fixes and known issues of the build.

It is a good idea to check these out before you start the update. As far as changes are concerned, there are only a handful:

Changes in Windows 10 Build 16170

  1. Microsoft fixed the error 8024a112 that some users got when they installed a new build and rebooted the PC afterwards.
  2. The share icon in File Explorer has been updated so that it matches the share iconography better.
  3. Fixed that Cortana Reminders was listed as a Share target when Cortana was disabled on the PC.
  4. Fixed an Miracast issue where the connection was closed shortly after it has been established after the Connect UI was closed if the connection was a first time pairing.
  5. Fixed a high-DPI issue when System (Enhanced) scaling is enabled.
  6. If you turn off the Night Light schedule in Settings, Night Light gets turned off immediately.

Known issues in Windows 10 Build 16170

  1. Narrator does not work in the 16170 Build. Users are asked to move to the Slow ring if they require Narrator.
  2. Some updates were cancelled issue. This is investigated by Microsoft right now.
  3. Apps and games may crash under certain circumstances. To provide additional details, user accounts that were created on Build 15031 are affected. To resolve, delete the Registry Key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo
  4. The restart reminder to complete the installation of updates may not pop up. Users are asked to visit Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update to see if an update is required to complete the installation.
  5. The broadcast live review window of the Game Bar may flash green under certain hardware configurations. Microsoft advises to install the latest graphics driver.
  6. Windows Defender cannot be opened with a double-click. You can right-click the icon and select the open Windows Defender option to open the security program.
  7. Surface 3 devices fail to update to new builds if a SD memory card is inserted.
  8. A focus issue with the Developer Tools in Microsoft Edge.
  9. Dismissing one notification in the Action Center may dismiss multiple.

Closing Words

While the build is unspectacular, it does mark the beginning of the next feature update development phase.

First Post Windows 10 Creators Update build 16170 released
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First Post Windows 10 Creators Update build 16170 released
Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16170, the first build of the second feature update of 2017, to the Fast Ring preview channel.
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  1. Dan Donx said on January 15, 2023 at 10:29 am

    What mental age of reader are you targeting with the first sentence? 10?

    Why not write an article on how to *avoid* upgrading from W10 to W11. Analogous to those like me who avoided upgrading from 7 to 10 for as long as possible.

    If your paymaster Microsoft permits it, of course.

  2. Dexter said on January 15, 2023 at 11:14 am

    5. Rufus
    6. Ventoy

    PS. I hate reading these “SEO optimized” articles.

    1. cdr said on January 15, 2023 at 3:32 pm

      I used Rufus to create an installer for a 6th gen intel i5 that had MBR. It upgraded using Setup. No issues except for Win 11 always prompting me to replace my local account. Still using Win 10 Pro on all my other PCs to avoid the bullying.

  3. sv said on January 15, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    bit pointless to upgrade for the sake of upgrading as you never know when you’ll get locked out because ms might suddenly not provide updates to unsupported systems.

    ps…. time travelling?
    written. Jan 15, 2023
    Updated • Jan 13, 2023

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on January 16, 2023 at 5:49 am

      This happens when you schedule a post in WordPress and update it before setting the publication date.

  4. Anonymous said on January 16, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Anyone willing to downgrade to this awful OS must like inflicting themselves with harm.

  5. basingstoke said on January 16, 2023 at 11:18 am

    I have become convinced now that anybody who has no qualms with using Windows 11/10 must fit into one of the following brackets:

    1) Too young to remember a time before W10 and W11 (doesn’t know better)

    2) Wants to play the latest games on their PC above anything else (or deeply needs some software which already dropped W7 support)

    3) Doesn’t know too much about how computers work, worried that they’d be absolutely lost and in trouble without the “”latest security””

    4) Microsoft apologist that tries to justify that the latest “features” and “changes” are actually a good thing, that improve Windows

    5) Uses their computer to do a bare minimum of like 3 different things, browse web, check emails, etc, so really doesn’t fuss

    Obviously that doesn’t cover everyone, there’s also the category that:

    6) Actually liked W7 more than 10, and held out as long as possible before switching, begrudgingly uses 10 now

    Have I missed any group off this list?

    1. Heinz Strunk said on September 19, 2023 at 3:57 pm

      You have missed in this group just about any professional user that uses business software like CAD programs or ERP Programs which are 99% of all professional users from this list.

      Linux doesn’t help anyone who is not a linux kid and apple is just a fancy facebook machine.

  6. ilev said on August 24, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Microsoft has removed KB5029351 update

    1. EP said on August 24, 2023 at 9:21 pm

      only from windows update though
      KB5029351 is still available from the ms update catalog site

  7. Anonymous said on August 24, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    1. This update is labaled as PREVIEW if it causes issues to unintelligent people, then they shouldn’t have allowed Preview updates ot install.

    2. I have installed it in a 11 years old computer, and no problems at all.

    3. Making a big drama over a bluescreen for an updated labeled as preview is ridiculous.

    This is probably another BS internet drama where people ran programs and scripts that modified the registry until they broke Windows, just for removing stuff that they weren’t even using just for the sake of it.
    Maybe people should stop playing geeks and actually either use Windows 10 or Windows 11, but don’t try to modify things just for the sake of it.

    Sometimes removing or stopping things (like defender is a perfect example) only need intelligence, not scripts or 3rd party programs that might mess with windows.

  8. john said on August 24, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    Windows 11 was a pointless release, it was just created because some of the Windows team wanted to boost sales with some sort of new and improved Windows 10. Instead, Microsoft cannot support one version well let alone two.

    1. John G. said on August 25, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      Windows 11 is the worst ugly shame by Microsoft ever. They should release with every new W11 version a complete free version of Starallback inside just to make this sh** OS functionally again.

  9. EP said on August 25, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    motherboard maker MSI has recently released a statement regarding the “unsupported processor” blue screen error for their boards using Intel 600/700 series chipsets & to avoid the KB5029351 Win11 update:–UNSUPPORTED-PROCESSOR–Error-Message-of-Windows-11-Update-KB5029351-Preview-142215

  10. EP said on August 29, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    check out the following recent articles:

    Neowin – Microsoft puts little blame on its Windows update after UNSUPPORTED PROCESSOR BSOD bug:

    BleepingComputer – Microsoft blames ‘unsupported processor’ blue screens on OEM vendors:

  11. Leonard Britvolli said on August 30, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    While there may be changes or updates to the Windows 10 Store for Business and Education in the future, it is premature to conclude that it will be discontinued based solely on rumors.

  12. sembrador said on September 5, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    My advice, I left win 15 years ago. Now I’m a happy linux user (linuxmint) but there is Centos, Fedora, Ubuntu depending on your needs.

  13. EP said on September 6, 2023 at 11:55 am

    motherboard maker MSI has recently released new BIOS/firmware updates for their Intel 600 & 700 series motherboards to fix the “UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR” problem (Sept. 6):–UNSUPPORTED-PROCESSOR–caused-BSOD-on-MSI-s-Intel-700-and-600-Series-Motherboards-142277

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