Microsoft Finally Fixes Surface Pro 3 “Unbootable” Issue with Today’s Build

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Sep 20, 2017
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After a little hiccup, Microsoft seems to be back at getting out a new build every single day! The company has just released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16294 for PC Insiders in the Fast ring. Again, Skip Ahead Insiders have moved on to the Windows 10 Redstone 4 testing, which means this build is available strictly to the Fast ring PC Insiders. Unlike yesterday, the build doesn’t bring anything new and focuses on bugs and performance improvements. Microsoft has reiterated multiple times that this is the last leg of development so stop expecting anything new.

Today’s build fixes the Surface Pro 3 issue where devices were ending up in a “unbootable” state. While the company had already added a link to a forum post in yesterday’s build, after installing today’s build you will hopefully no longer face this particular issue.

Here’s the complete changelog of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16294 for PC:

Windows 10 16294: General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • This build has the fix for the bug that was causing some Surface Pro 3 devices to end up in a “unbootable” state where the Windows OS will not load and it appears to be stuck on a “spinning dots” screen. After installing this build, Surface Pro 3 devices should no longer get into this state. If you have a Surface Pro 3 in a bad state – follow the instructions on this forum post to get back up and running.
  • We fixed an issue on Dutch builds where explorer could go into a crash loop if an app-requested downloads notification popped up from OneDrive.
  • We fixed an issue where expand.exe couldn’t expand CABs that contained Japanese characters in the file name.
  • We fixed a race condition that could result in window content being transparent (but showing the window frame) or stale after unlocking your desktop.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing error 0x800B010C when attempting to upgrade to the last few flights.

Are you ready for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? If you aren’t an Insider, the feature upgrade will be available soon to the public, slated for release on October 17th.

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