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    How to Choose to Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for Insiders in Fast Ring
    Published by Category: Windows Update & Activation
    28 Mar 2019
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    How to Choose to Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for 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.

    See also: Insider Previews updates, rings and support | Windows Insider Program

    Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for Insiders in Fast Ring-what_is_skip_ahead.jpg



    This tutorial will show you how to skip ahead to the RS_PRERELEASE branch for 20H1 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: Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 from Settings
    • Option Two: Skip Ahead to tNext Version of Windows 10 using a REG file





    Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for Insiders in Fast Ring OPTION ONE Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for Insiders in Fast Ring

    Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 from Settings


    1. While signed in to Windows 10 with your Microsoft account, open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & recovery icon.

    2. Click/tap on Windows Insider Program on the left side, and click/tap on the current ring (ex: Fast) under Pick your Insider settings on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for Insiders in Fast Ring-pick_your_insider_settings-1.jpg

    3. Select (dot) Skip ahead, and click/tap on the Back (arrow) button at the top left corner. (see screenshot below)

    Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for Insiders in Fast Ring-pick_your_insider_settings-2.png

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






    Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for Insiders in Fast Ring OPTION TWO Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for Insiders in Fast Ring

    Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 using a REG file


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

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\Applicability

    BranchName string value

    external = Skip ahead

    ContentType string value

    Skip = Skip ahead

    Ring string value

    WIF = Skip ahead

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Selection

    UIBranch string value

    external = Skip ahead

    UIContentType string value

    Skip = Skip ahead

    UIRing string value

    WIF = Skip ahead


    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

    Skip_ahead.reg

    download

    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,242
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985
       #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.
    Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for Insiders in Fast Ring-skip_ahead.png

    Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for Insiders in Fast Ring-skip_ahead_is_now_closed.jpg
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Aug 2017 at 07:46.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2
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  3. swarfega's Avatar
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       #3

    Thanks for this tutorial Brink, worked like a charm.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #4

    You're most welcome Nick. :)
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       #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

  6. cereberus's Avatar
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       #6

    I tried this to get 18242 and it failed - just reverting back to Fast Ring.

    The old pause trick still works

    1) Navigate to

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\Applicability]

    2) Change content type to "ContentType"="Skip" BUT DO NOT PRESS ENTER YET TO COMMIT CHANGE

    3) Change to Skip Ahead in Windows Insider Programme menu

    4) Now immediately press ok on regedit.

    You are now set to Skip Ahead, and it does not revert.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Brink's Avatar
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       #7

    Thank you @cereberus,

    I've added another step to the tutorial to see if that may help to not have to use your workaround.
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  8. cereberus's Avatar
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       #8

    Brink said: View Post
    Thank you @cereberus,

    I've added another step to the tutorial to see if that may help to not have to use your workaround.
    I have tried that before. It looks like it has taken, but go off to another menu and come back - it tells you it has reverted.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #9

    So much for that then.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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