This is the 3rd build in a row that I am unable to install, test, and evaluate.
Fortunately, I have a good Macrium image of 16199 on a hot-swap bay in the tower... I've used it many times in the past two weeks!
Build 16215 I could never get to work, even with a clean install. So, no test or evaluation. Failed on at least a dozen different error codes. Let's not dwell on 16215... That build was/is a mess!
Build 16226 I could get running by doing a clean install, but upon the first re-boot (for ANY reason) it would fail. I clean installed 16226 at least a dozen times over the last few days trying to run down what was going wrong and why it would come up once, and ONLY once. My best guess, in my particular case, is leaning toward some incompatibility with the AMD video drivers. My test system is AMD CPU (8 core) and AMD GPU (Radeon R7 360). When trying to get 16226 running stable, I tried the most current AMD beta, the current AMD stable, and the current AMD WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) editions.
I might be barking up the wrong tree, but with doing the clean installs we know I have eliminated all the stuff regarding 3rd party apps and so forth... This has to be a Windows vs Hardware related problem. At least that's my current thinking. Nothing on my system is really old. The MB is a Gigabyte gaming model. I can use UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) with and without Secure Boot, and also configure it for "legacy" mode. I normally start with the newest (UEFI + Secure Boot enabled) and work backwards to legacy.
So here we are at build 16232. Relief at last? Nope. Upgrade from 16199 proceeded just like the upgrade to 16226, downloaded fine. Reboot to begin installation - fine. First reboot at 30% - fine. Second reboot at 70-75% blank screens... No disk activity after 3 hours. Hit reset button on the tower. Restore 16199 and the error code on 16232 is 0x80070643... Which Ms. Dona says is a known issue they are investigating. At least 16226 and 16232 are failing with the same error code!
Down and out three builds in a row... I'm beginning to feel like I'm not wanted around here - HA! (I am the old-guy at the party).
I don't want to sound disgruntled here. I've been an insider for a long time. I do it for fun, as a hobby. Sure, it can be frustrating at times.
Bottom line: Ms. Dona says we all need to be on the same page to make the Fall update great for the retail customers. Sounds good. Thing is, Ms. Sarkar, I can't test, I can't evaluate, I can't contribute, if I can't load and run with it darling!