Windows 10: Release Preview "Ring" does exist!

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       24 Feb 2016 #11

    Does that mean..................
    If I started with Win 10 version TH2 v.1511, and then switched to Insider Preview program, then and only then I would see the Release Preview Ring ?
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       24 Feb 2016 #12

    davidhk said: View Post
    Does that mean..................
    If I started with Win 10 version TH2 v.1511, and then switched to Insider Preview program, then and only then I would see the Release Preview Ring ?
    David, I think that is correct. That's why I followed the path I did to "test" it. I have no intention of taking my working 10586 and putting it on Insider, so a test approach clean install of "current" public, then switch to Insider.
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       24 Feb 2016 #13

    OK. Thank you.

    Today is the FIRST time I understood what the Release Preview announcement is all about.

    English is my 3rd language. I said that some time ago.
    Sometimes a simple statement may not be so simple to me. It is not automatic and natural for me.
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       24 Feb 2016 #14

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    David, I think that is correct. That's why I followed the path I did to "test" it. I have no intention of taking my working 10586 and putting it on Insider, so a test approach clean install of "current" public, then switch to Insider.
    Exactly. Only the TH2 v.1511 users will see and can select Release Preview ring.

    The following is an hypothetical example how it will go:

    At the moment there have been only two official releases, the original build 10240 and then in November the TH2 v.1511 build 10586. Insiders on Slow and Fast rings saw and got several builds between those two builds released for general public, and have got multiple new builds after the TH2, but users who have not joined the Insider program and opted in for build upgrades are at the moment using 10586.

    Now an Insider can select an almost harmless way to get new updates before the next general public release by selecting Release Preview ring. He will stay in build 10586 but the part after the decimal point in version number will increase faster than for users not in Release Preview ring. He will receive updates to his 10586 faster than general public yet remaining in build 10586.

    At the moment this is the latest official release, the version for general public:

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    Selecting the Release Preview ring, the build number (green highlight) remains the same until next general release but the subversion (yellow highlight) will increase faster than for those users not in Release Preview ring.

    Let's say that the next release for the general public will be RS build 15000 (totally imaginary version name and build number, just for example's sake) and that it would be released on 1st of May.

    That would mean that the Release Preview Insiders would only get their next new build on that day, and again remaining on Release Preview ring they would start getting updates to that new build faster than those opting out from any rings.
    Last edited by Kari; 25 Feb 2016 at 02:00. Reason: Typos
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       24 Feb 2016 #15

    Nice explanation, Kari. I'll just call them "Mini Service Packs"!
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  6.    24 Feb 2016 #16

    The bit I do not fully understand is whether the updates will be the same as would eventually be released to the release version e.g. if during that testing a serious bug is identified, would this be corrected at next update?
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