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No more builds
If you haven't already downloaded Windows 10 build 10162 or 10166, you're now too late. Microsoft has suspended the availability of these two builds -- previously available on the Slow and Fast rings respectively -- in the run up to the big launch day in a couple of weeks' time.
As we edge closer and closer to the RTM build of Windows 10, Microsoft is now asking Windows Insiders to stick with the build they currently have installed for the time being. Anyone who hasn’t upgraded to these latest preview builds is out of luck. As well as disabling upgrading through Windows Update, Microsoft is also suspending ISOs and activation.
Well it is obvious. All eyes and all download capacity needs to be on the release day software. I suspect they will start sending the final version for release to those who have reserved their download any day now. Then the last few files to unlock it so it is installed on July 29th.
It is probably also a measure to prevent free loaders from getting themselves a copy.
only insiders will get it on the 29th they first wave
Trying to decide on Win8 (already have license) or 10 for new, normally non-Web box. I clean installed 10162 last week and played, probably really mucking up stuff. Was planning to reinstall today to test large file copying. Article makes me wonder if the reinstall of 10162 will work now. Didn't enter key on install simply because if figured I could copy/paste it later. Worked even though not activated. Saw RTM may be released tomorrow (15th), but unsure about download iso availability. So now confused on my next step: try reinstall of 10162, wait a day or so for RTM iso, or lost cause until after 29th with released iso?
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UPDATED JULY 13, 2015 12:50 PM
We’re only a couple of weeks away now from our public release of Windows 10, and we’re preparing for the world to begin the upgrade process. Windows Insiders have been the first to see our work on Windows 10 at every stage. Now you will also be the first to get a build flighted to you using the channels that we’ll use for targeting and deploying to PCs for our staged rollout.
We’re suspending the availability of Windows 10 builds briefly while we prepare for that, and the next build that we flight to you will be delivered using the production channels. Starting tomorrow, we will also not be delivering any additional ISOs at this point as we really need Insiders to be using, stressing, and validating our distribution and upgrade processes. We’ll make ISOs available again in the future, but for now we ask you to upgrade your current build via Windows Update once the next build is released.
Specifically, this means that in the next 24hrs:
- Builds 10162 and 10166 will no longer be offered over Windows Update, and whatever build you’re on will show as “up to date” if you check for new builds.
- ISOs for build 10162 will be taken down from the Home page - Windows Insider Program site and prerelease keys will no longer activate builds.
Once we have a new build available we’ll let you know through here with a blog post, Insider Hub, and on Twitter.
We’re very close to our public release and we’re working very hard to get everything just right. Please continue to send us problem reports using the Windows Feedback app for any problems that you encounter.