If there is some reason to be an insider on the slow ring it is completely beyond me - you may as well not bother as you get nothing except publicly released builds. Perhaps it will change in future.
Who would want to play an ancient DX9 game these days anyway ? You would be far better off being a console slave from X bone 360/PS3 and up maybe even PS 2 /X box or playing DX11 /DX 12 games on a decent modern PC build and dGPU than using any lame PC/ GPU build or game that only uses DX9 gaming also I haven't seen Open GL forever it's positively ancientAs for gaming while many raved on about XP in years past with Vista and 7 close cousins there you might have to download and install the full version of DX9 for older titles while in 10 those same titles are no longer requiring DX9 which wouldn't even go on as well as no longer running into the OpenGL issues up until this point at least.
Last edited by blutos cousin; 09 Feb 2016 at 22:28.
FWIW I fixed my Windows 10 10586/14257 dual boot issue I posted earlier where 10586 wouldn't load with a simple Windows 10 Command Prompt (Admin) bootmgr edit work around...... then the recent 10586 cumulative update I loaded yesterday fixed the Windows 10 graphical boot loader app and maybe the 10586 MBR also , as I understand it that's maybe where the Insiders builds puts the graphical dual boot loader ? .........Anyway what ever happened It's all regular dual booting now as before .
Who knows ........maybe we get another Fast Ring Insider build this week ?
Last edited by blutos cousin; 10 Feb 2016 at 12:21.
The limit on number of upgrades however must have been reached where now a clean install of the TH2 on the main drive would likely see the latest insider build come in there. In the past you saw the registry involved with the option to extend the trial period from the 28 days to the longer 90 or 120 day with some blogs pointing as long as 360 days by continual use of the rearm command as well as changing on registry value which could be one reason why the 14257 isn't being downloaded as it had been on the 7 install lately even after that had seen the 10 app removed in October and the KB3035583 update hidden from being in the list of optional and recommended updates until MS made the Feb. 1st change with the 10 app itself and somehow the KB3035583 became unhidden after so long and went on with the latest check for updates a week ago!
I have to suspect that anyone presently not able to see the 14257 go on would need to replace the existing install to see a clean install of the TH2 or get a download fresh from the Tech Bench site and then watch to see if the clean install from that iso ends up seeing the 14257 arrive in the updates when leaving everything set for automatic as well as keeping the slider Slow-Fast left at the Fast setting which has seen previous builds arrive in only a few hours times once the Get insider builds option was enabled.
Plus it was always a good opt to see how well some old ancient prehistoric title can actually run better now then in years past! Just imagine that! Compatibility testing with each new version has also played a small role as well especially when leaving the 32bit Windows behind for good! Those old 32bit apps and games still hanging on!