[Updated] Windows 10 Insider build 16288 is apparently “not quite ready yet,” won’t download

Kip Kniskern

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Shortly after unleashing Windows 10 Insider build 16288 for Fast Ring (not Skip Ahead) Insiders, the build has apparently run into some problems. The Windows Insider team just tweeted on the issue:

When trying to access the latest build on a Surface Pro 4 currently on 16281.rs3_release here, Windows Update sees the new build, begins initializing for just a few seconds, and then bails out to this message:

Windows 10 Insider 16288 not ready

Not sure whether this message is the cause of the concern, or if the build has been pulled while the team investigates. Have you been able to successfully download and install build 16288?

9/12/13 9:22 PM PT Update: Microsoft has revealed that a fix for this issue has been dispatched. Each of today’s build variants will go live as it finishes publishing, and an estimated time of launch for the variants is about 2 hours. or 10:30 PM PT Microsoft time.