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New updates for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 expected today

Windows Update 2016 October
Windows Phone Area

Microsoft to release new builds for Windows 10 this week

Microsoft is expected to release new updates for both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile today, including an October cumulative update for Production devices, and possible new Insider Preview builds for the Redstone 2 branch. Microsoft is currently analyzing data and feedback from the Internal rings, before making those builds available in the Insider Rings. Insider build 14946, compiled on October 7, is one of the main candidates for a public release. In the next Insider build for Phones, Microsoft is expected to include many small changes and some new features.

The October update for Windows 10 Mobile will probably bring additional fixes and performance improvements over the current official build – 14393.189. Microsoft has recently rolled out Windows 10 Mobile 14393.221 to Insiders on the Production & Slow rings, but a much newer compilation has been spotted online – 14393.347, compiled on October 7.

Last week, Microsoft released an official cumulative update for Windows 10 PC with build 14393.223, but another one could be rolled out this week.


As we expected, the cumulative update for Windows Mobile and PC has been released. Build number 14393.321 is live for non-Insiders, bringing a number of improvements and fixes to Windows 10 devices. Here is the official changelog for Windows 10 build 14393.321 (PC and Phone):

  • Improved reliability of Bluetooth and storage file system.
  • Addressed issue causing printer drivers to not install correctly after installing security update KB317005.
  • Addressed issue causing sign-in errors if a password is entered incorrectly or a new password doesn’t meet password complexity requirements after installing security update KB3167679.
  • Addressed issue that required users to log out and log back in before using the application they installed using the Windows installer (MSI).
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database.
  • Addressed issue that was causing excessive battery drain on Windows 10 Mobile when connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Addressed issue in which setting up both fingerprint and iris recognition sometimes causes the sign-in to fail on Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Addressed issue that was causing high CPU usage on Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Addressed additional issues with multimedia playback, revised daylight saving time, authentication, Internet Explorer 11, and Windows Shell.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Windows registry, and diagnostics hub.