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    Skip Ahead to Next Release for Windows 10 Insiders in Fast Ring

    Skip Ahead to Next Release for Windows 10 Insiders in Fast Ring

    How to Choose to Skip Ahead to Next Release for Windows 10 Insiders in Fast Ring
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    25 Jul 2018
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    How to Choose to Skip Ahead to Next Release for Windows 10 Insiders in Fast Ring


    Windows Insiders in the Fast ring will see a Skip ahead to the next Windows release drop-down in their Windows Insider Program Settings.

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    This tutorial will show you how to skip ahead to the RS_PRERELEASE branch for 19H1 builds of Windows 10 for Insiders in the Fast ring.

    You must be signed in as an administrator that is a Windows Insider in the Fast ring to skip ahead.

    Before choosing to skip ahead – there are a few things to keep in mind: builds from RS_PRERELEASE will get less stable as teams start checking in new code. So just like Insider Preview builds usually are after a Windows 10 release, things will likely be a little rough. If this concerns you or makes you uncomfortable – don’t choose to skip ahead and simply wait for the Fast ring to transition back to RS_PRERELEASE down the road. Microsoft also needs to have Windows Insiders in the Fast ring helping them get Windows 10 RS6 ready and giving them feedback on issues they are experiencing. So there will be a limit as to how many Windows Insiders can skip ahead. Once that limit is met, the UI on the flight settings page will notify Windows Insiders trying to choose to skip ahead that it’s been closed.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Skip Ahead to the Next Windows Release from Settings
    • Option Two: To Skip Ahead to the Next Windows Release using a REG file





    Skip Ahead to Next Release for Windows 10 Insiders in Fast Ring OPTION ONE Skip Ahead to Next Release for Windows 10 Insiders in Fast Ring
    To Skip Ahead to the Next Windows Release from Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & recovery icon.

    2. Click/tap on Windows Insider Program on the left side, and select Skip ahead to the next Windows release (RS6) in the down-down under "What kind of content would you like to receive?". (see screenshot below)

    Active development of Windows is the default setting for the Fast ring.

    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    Skip Ahead to Next Release for Windows 10 Insiders in Fast Ring OPTION TWO Skip Ahead to Next Release for Windows 10 Insiders in Fast Ring
    To Skip Ahead to the Next Windows Release using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the string values in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Selection

    UIContentType string value #1

    Active = Active development of Windows (default)
    Skip = Skip ahead to the next Windows release

    UIRing string value #2

    WIF = Fast ring



    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\Applicability

    ContentType string value #1

    Active = Active development of Windows (default)
    Skip = Skip ahead to the next Windows release

    Ring string value #2

    WIF = Fast ring


    1. Do step 2 (active - default) or step 3 (skip ahead) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Choose "Active development of Windows" RS5_RELEASE branch

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Active_development_of_Windows.reg

    download


     3. To Choose "Skip ahead to the next Windows release" RS6_PRERELEASE branch

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Skip_ahead_to_the_next_Windows_release.reg

    download


    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       04 Aug 2017 #1

    Update: Skip Ahead is now closed.



    Before choosing to skip ahead – there are a few things to keep in mind: builds from RS_PRERELEASE will get less stable as teams start checking in new code. So just like Insider Preview builds usually are after a Windows 10 release, things will likely be a little rough. If this concerns you or makes you uncomfortable – don’t choose to skip ahead and simply wait for the Fast ring to transition back to RS_PRERELEASE down the road. We also need to have Windows Insiders in the Fast ring helping us get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ready and giving us feedback on issues they are experiencing. So there will be a limit as to how many Windows Insiders can skip ahead. Once that limit is met, the UI on the flight settings page will notify Windows Insiders trying to choose to skip ahead that it’s been closed.
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    Last edited by Brink; 07 Aug 2017 at 07:46.
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  3.    09 Mar 2018 #3

    Thanks for this tutorial Brink, worked like a charm.
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    Thread Starter
       09 Mar 2018 #4

    You're most welcome Nick. :)
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    Thread Starter
       3 Weeks Ago #5

    Update:

    Skip Ahead is now open! #WindowsInsiders can now choose to “skip ahead” to the next feature update of Windows 10. Please note: Only a limited number of Insiders will be allowed to skip ahead and once that limit has been reached, Skip Ahead will be closed.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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