Windows 10: Release Preview "Ring" does exist!

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  1. Posts : 26,716
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       24 Feb 2016 #1

    Release Preview "Ring" does exist!


    I got on a crusade and finally got there! Kept wondering what the "Release Preview" ring looked like if you could get there from here. Here's how I spent my morning...

    Installed VMware. Created a VM on an ext 3.0 and installed 10240, fresh from MS, using a NEW Outlook account. Let it go thru all it's gyrations and it upgraded to 10586.104. Activated it with original OEM key. Clicked "Get Insider Builds". Went thru some hoop-jumping, re-booted, and this is what I got. Guess it works....have to fire up the VM occasionally to see if any updates.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Release Preview Settings.PNG  
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       24 Feb 2016 #2

    As far as I can remember, that screenshot you posted has been in existence way before the " Release Preview Ring" was announced.

    I don't think that is it.
    There is no mention of "Release Preview" anywhere in that page.
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  3.    24 Feb 2016 #3

    You might want to look a little closer, David.
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  4. Posts : 26,716
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    Thread Starter
       24 Feb 2016 #4

    davidhk said: View Post
    As far as I can remember, that screenshot you posted has been in existence way before the " Release Preview Ring" was announced.

    I don't think that is it.
    There is no mention of "Release Preview" anywhere in that page.
    Right above the Blue slider......
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  5. Posts : 4,771
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       24 Feb 2016 #5

    Thank you. Should have zoomed your screenshot for reading.
    Your screenshot shows the words "Release Preview :"
    I don't have that above the blue slider.
    Mine said.....................
    Fast: Best for Insiders who enjoy being the first to identify issues, provide suggestions, and ideas to make Window devices great.

    And, I am now download the new Insider Preview 14271.
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  6. Posts : 26,716
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       24 Feb 2016 #6

    davidhk said: View Post
    Thank you. Should have zoomed your screenshot for reading.
    Your screenshot shows the words "Release Preview :"
    I don't have that above the blue slider.
    Mine said.....................
    Fast: Best for Insiders who enjoy being the first to identify issues, provide suggestions, and ideas to make Window devices great.

    And, I am now download the new Insider Preview 14271.
    I understand. This was only a test, on my part, on a separate OS, to see if I could get the "current" branch (10240 & 10586) to give the new option of Release Preview. Anything past 10586 will not see this, not supposed to. This relatively new, last couple weeks. It's in Gabe's blog here.... Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586.107 | Windows Experience Blog
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       24 Feb 2016 #7

    ............. Anything past 10586 will not see this, not supposed to.......................

    Now I am more confused than when I first read about the Release Preview from the other thread.
    That thread was posted when most of use Insiders have already 10586 installed.

    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...ild-10586-107/
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       24 Feb 2016 #8

    davidhk said: View Post
    Now I am more confused than when I first read about the Release Preview from the other thread.
    What is the confusing part? It's plain and simple: The Release Preview ring is only visible and available to Insiders who have the latest official build released for the general public ("outsiders") installed. At the moment it is the TH2 v.1511.

    Selecting the Release Preview ring does not download nor does it let user to upgrade to the latest Fast or Slow ring builds but will only receive updates to the current build not yet released to the general public. In other words, whereas the Slow and Fast rings are to test new versions of Windows 10 (new builds), the Release Preview is to test new updates for the latest official build.
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       24 Feb 2016 #9

    The confusing part is ............... my Insider Preview is 14267 rs1_release. 160213-0213
    Yet I don't see the Release Preview in my Advanced options page.

    And my Win 10 RTM is th2_release 10586
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  10. Posts : 12,388
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       24 Feb 2016 #10

    davidhk said: View Post
    The confusing part is ............... my Insider Preview is 14267 rs1_release. 160213-0213
    Yet I don't see the Release Preview in my Advanced options page.
    Get a whisky, coffee or any beverage you'd prefer, enjoy it a moment or two, relax and reset the brain, lean back in your chair and read again the first paragraph of my previous post:

    Kari said: View Post
    What is the confusing part? It's plain and simple: The Release Preview ring is only visible and available to Insiders who have the latest official build released for the general public ("outsiders") installed. At the moment it is the TH2 v.1511.
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