Windows 10 PC build 16241 rolls out to insiders in the Fast ring

A new insiders preview build 16241 for PC is now available to Windows Insiders in the fast ring. This blog post focuses on the new changes, improvements and fixes included in this build. - Story published by Kunal Chowdhury on .

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16241 is being rolled out to Windows Insiders in the fast ring. It includes a no. of new improvements to the Windows Shell. Apart from that, Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 15230, has been also released.


Check this post to know the latest improvements, fixes in this new PC build 16241. Don't forget to checkout the known issues before downloading this build.


Windows 10 PC build 16241 rolls out to insiders in the Fast ring (

Shell Improvements

  • You can now recover your pin and password from the lock screen. If you’re using an AADP or MSA account and you find yourself stuck at the login screen, you can now reset your password and PIN straight from here. Just click the 'Reset password' (for password) / 'I forgot my PIN' (for PIN) link and you’ll be prompted to go through the AAD or MSA flow to reset it.
  • The noise layer of Acrylic Material in XAML based apps has been softened.

Gaming Improvements

  • Fixed an issue preventing profile cards in the Xbox Live in-game experience from working.
  • Fixed an issue causing Game bar to crash while broadcasting.

Task Manager Improvements

  • Some design changes to the GPU section of Performance tab.
  • The GPU name is now shown on the left-hand side of the Performance tab for each GPU.
  • It is now by default set to the multi-engine view, which shows performance monitors for the four most active GPU engines.
  • There is now a total GPU memory text counter next to the dedicated and shared text counters at the bottom of the Performance tab.
  • The Direct X version now also contains the highest supported DX feature level.

Delivery Optimization Improvements

Apart from these core feature updates, the build also has many other improvements, fixes and changes. Checkout the original blog post, published by Windows Insiders chief Dona Sarkar, to read the entire 'Release Notes'.


As it is from development branch, it contains few Known Issues. Don't forget to read them first before installing any new upgrade bits.



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