Microsoft has released an additional preview Windows 10 build 10166. The current pre-release version is used again especially the error correction. Windows Insider participants are called upon to install the current build.
Windows Insider participants obtained currently in the update setting the build 10166 Windows 10 almost ring. Who has chosen the slow ring for less updates, build 10162 had received last week. With the build 10166, Microsoft wants to correct again especially error.
As at the previous pre-release versions from last week, eliminating last error is on the agenda of the manufacturer. Beginning last week once again major changes on Windows 10 were made since then focused the pre-release to eliminate bugs.
So far no Windows-10-RTM
After Microsoft had published the previous week equals a three pre-release versions of Windows 10 , another review version came only at the end of this week. Actually, it was been expected that Microsoft will release the RTM version of Windows 10 this week. RTM stands for release to manufacturing, and describes the version of Windows that is distributed to OEMs. So far that has not happened however. Now that you want to RTM version of Windows 10 mid of next week come.
Microsoft calls all the Windows Insider program participants to play the latest version and to give feedback with any problems. Thus, Microsoft wants to achieve to eliminate further errors until the release date on July 29, 2015.
Advance builds with the activation problems
The previous builds are still problems with the activation of the operating system. As a result, some features of Windows 10 are locked. Microsoft actually promised to eliminate these errors promptly. There are still users that activation is not possible.
Parallel to the release of the current build version, Microsoft has a new Preview release of Windows 10 SDK released (software development kit).
On July 29, 2015, the finished version will be released by Windows 10. For users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 there is the upgrade for one year free of charge. While the upgrade in stages is distributed. Initially, the five million participants in the Windows Insider programme will receive the upgrade. Only in the next step the millions Windows customers’re, which had for the applied free upgrade . It is therefore conceivable that many customers have to wait several days or even weeks until they get the free upgrade.
When Microsoft announced in January that Windows 10 upgrades would be free for users of versions 7 and 8 in the first 12 months after release, many people were pleased. But as time has gone on it has become clear that Windows users aren’t being offered the upgrade, so much as having it rammed down their throats.
Besides the pop-ups, Microsoft has already added the Windows 10 upgrade as an “optional” update in its monthly Patch Tuesday cycle. But early next year that will be changed to a “recommended” update, meaning that those who have set the patching cycle to Automatic will download the new OS by default.
This is partly behind predictions from analysts about how Windows 10 upgrades will bloom next year. That’s something Microsoft will be praying for, especially since Windows 10 installations have been lagging of late.
Microsoft had no comment on the new pop-up practices, referring us instead to an earlier blog post on the matter that states:
“Windows Update is the trusted, logical location for our most important updates, and adding Windows 10 here is another way we will make it easy for you to find your upgrade. Before the upgrade changes the OS of your device, you will be clearly prompted to choose to continue.”