Windows 10 RedStone3 (RS3) Builds Changelog

Windows 10 RedStone3 (RS3) Builds Changelog

UPDATED on May 04, 2017: Addition of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16188.

After releasing Windows 10 Creators Update build 15063 version 1703 to public, Microsoft has once again started providing new testing builds of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders group.

The new Windows 10 Insider Preview builds come from a new development branch called RS3 (RedStone3), so all new Windows 10 builds releasing after Creators Update will be referred as Windows 10 Redstone 3 builds.

When Microsoft will finalize the RTM build of RedStone3 in future, it’ll be given a name similar to November Update, Anniversary Update and Creators Update but that’ll take some time.

The final Redstone 3 build will be released to public in September or October 2017 as per official announcement from Microsoft.

In this article, we’ll list all changes, improvements and new features found in newer Redstone3 builds released after Windows 10 Creators Update public build 15063.

It’ll help you in understanding what changes and new features will become a part of the upcoming version of Windows 10 operating system.

So without wasting time let’s start the article:

Windows 10 Build 10.0.16170 Changelog:

Build 16170 was the 1st Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after Creators Update build 15063 (RedStone 2). It was released on April 07, 2017. This new build arrived via new “RS3” (RedStone3) development branch.

  • Updated the share icon in File Explorer (in the Share tab) to match new share iconography
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.16176 Changelog:

Build 16176 was the 2nd Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after Creators Update build 15063 (RedStone 2). It was released on April 14, 2017. This new build arrived via new “RS3” (RedStone3) development branch.

  • Serial device (COM ports) support in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
  • You can now hold down the power button on your device for 7 seconds to trigger a bugcheck. This will only work on newer devices that don’t use legacy ACPI power buttons
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.16179 Changelog:

Build 16179 was the 3rd Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after Creators Update build 15063 (RedStone 2). It was released on April 19, 2017. This new build arrived via new “RS3” (RedStone3) development branch.

  • Automatic checkpoints in Hyper-V virtual machines to undo a mistake and revert to the last time you started a virtual machine
  • New power throttling feature to improve Windows battery life
  • The existing Group Policy to disable the lock screen is now available for those on the Pro edition of Windows 10
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.16184 Changelog:

Build 16184 was the 4th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after Creators Update build 15063 (RedStone 2). It was released on April 28, 2017. This new build arrived via new “RS3” (RedStone3) development branch.

  • My People feature in Taskbar notification area
  • New experience for Gmail accounts in Windows 10 Mail & Calendar apps
  • Updated Start Menu to use the improved XAML scrollbar style
  • Removed preview picture from Start Settings page
  • Improved loading performance of Notification Settings page
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Windows 10 Build 10.0.16188 Changelog:

Build 16188 was the 5th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after Creators Update build 15063 (RedStone 2). It was released on May 04, 2017. This new build arrived via new “RS3” (RedStone3) development branch.

  • Improvements to PDF reader in Microsoft Edge
  • Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge (for Enterprise edition only)
  • Ninjacat Icon for Windows Insider Program in Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Insider Program page
  • Cortana’s settings have been integrated into main Settings app
  • Redesigned Magnifier Settings page
  • New interactive toast notification in place of previous modal Windows Update dialog
  • Double-clicking the Windows Defender Security Center icon in notification area will now open Windows Defender Security Center
  • Universal dismiss of Cortana reminders is now enabled across Windows devices
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

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We tried to cover all major changes and new features present in various Windows 10 testing builds released after Creators Update build. If you know about any other important feature or change which is not present in this article, feel free to share it in your comment and we’ll add it to the list.
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