Microsoft Pulls Windows 10 Mobile 10586.29 Update After Users Report Installation Hiccups

Microsoft is quickly trying to wrap up testing of its Windows 10 Mobile operating system in preparation for a wide-scale public rollout to existing Lumia smartphones later this month. However, those who already have Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Mobile flagships — the Lumia 950 and 950 XL — in hand have encountered some problems with Build 10586.29, which was released earlier this month.

A number of users have witnessed “false low storage notifications” during the installation process along with getting stuck at 0 percent when trying to update their devices. These are not isolated occurrences, and they were frequent enough that Microsoft has pulled the build for both Windows Insiders and Lumia 950/950XL owners.

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“The team is working on fixes and improvements to the upgrade experience in the short term and with future releases,” said Microsoft Forum Manager Mike Mongeau. “In the meantime, we have unpublished the 10586.29 update for Windows 10 Mobile from our public update servers while we work through these reports.

“For those of you who still see the low storage notification: while bothersome you can safely ignore this message. For those of you who still have pending updates (OS or apps): make sure to plug your phone into a charger and leave untouched while it works through those items.”

If you already managed to get the update installed, you have nothing to worry about. Your Lumia device will not function erratically or suddenly become unusable. However, for those that have encountered errors during the installation process, just sit back and hold tight while Microsoft resolves the issue and publishes a new corrective build.

You can read Marco’s review of the Microsoft Lumia 950 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone right here.