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  1.    11 Feb 2016 #1

    Microsoft announces a third ring for Windows 10 Insiders


    Microsoft announces a third ring for Windows 10 Insiders -- 'Release Preview'

    If youíre a Windows 10 Insider you currently have the choice of being in either the Fast or Slow rings. The Fast ring is used for cutting edge -- and potentially more buggy -- builds, while Slow ring releases tend to be pushed out less frequently, but are proven to be more stable.
    Which ring you choose depends on how desperately you want to try out new builds -- itís safe to say Fast ring releases arenít really suited for use on your main PC. However, from today thereís now a third choice available to Insiders, and thatís the Release Preview ring.

    This new ring, for both PC and mobile, focuses on Insiders who want to take hardly any risks at all, but still gain access to important OS, application, and driver updates before they are pushed out to non-insiders.
    Builds on the Release Preview ring are based on the Current Branch, that is (for now) Build 10586.
    Microsoftís Gabe Aul explains the three rings like this:

    • Fast -- Best for Insiders who enjoy being the first to get access to builds and feature updates, with some risk to their devices in order to identify issues, and provide suggestions and ideas to make Windows software and devices great.
    • Slow -- Best for Insiders who enjoy getting early access to builds and feature updates, with less risk to their devices, and still want to provide feedback to make Windows software and devices great.
    • Release Preview -- Best for Insiders who enjoy getting early access to updates for the Current Branch, Microsoft applications, and drivers, with minimal risk to their devices, and still want to provide feedback to make Windows devices great.


    Microsoft announces a third ring for Windows 10 Insiders --
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       11 Feb 2016 #3

    When does this Release Preview ring start ?

    I don't see it in my Insider Preview 14257.
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       12 Feb 2016 #4

    davidhk said: View Post
    When does this Release Preview ring start ?

    I don't see it in my Insider Preview 14257.
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       12 Feb 2016 #5

    davidhk said: View Post
    When does this Release Preview ring start ?

    I don't see it in my Insider Preview 14257.
    FYI:

    In the coming weeks for Windows Insiders that want to be on the Current Branch, but still get early access to updates, applications, and drivers without taking the risk of moving to the Development Branch – the new Release Preview ring will be your best option. It is also worth noting, that the Release Preview ring will only be visible when your Windows build version is the same as the Current Branch. The easiest way to go between the Development Branch to the Current Branch is to use the Media Creation Tool or Windows Device Recovery Tool to reinstall Windows.
    Current Branches are: 10240 and 10586.

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    Source: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...s/release-info
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       12 Feb 2016 #6

    Cluster Head said: View Post
    FYI:



    Current Branches are: 10240 and 10586.

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    Source: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...s/release-info
    Ahh! Thanks, Frank!
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    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Ahh! Thanks, Frank!
    You're welcome.....
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  •    12 Feb 2016 #8

    davidhk said: View Post
    When does this Release Preview ring start ?

    I don't see it in my Insider Preview 14257.
    Between 10240 and 10586 the only thing the slow ring got was 10586 2 days before it went to everyone. That is zero insider builds.

    "Slow Ring" will hopefully move from "None" not "Some" like it was during the preview program.

    "Fast Ring" will hopefully start going faster again. They did for 2 builds but stopped again.

    I don't think you need worry. Put it on slow and downgrade when available.
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       12 Feb 2016 #9

    Cluster Head said: View Post
    You're welcome.....
    Curious... what do you know about RS1 Build 10.0.14265.1000.rs1_release.160210-1700
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       12 Feb 2016 #10

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Curious... what do you know about RS1 Build 10.0.14265.1000.rs1_release.160210-1700
    Something like this:
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    (black accent internal build )
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