Windows 10 Build 10130 released to the Slow Ring of Insiders
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 Build 10130 has been released to the Slow ring.
This is the first new build for the Slow Ring user in over a month and a half, since the launch of Windows 10 Build 10074, which was released at the end of April.
Build 10130 was released to the Fast Ring of Insiders a fortnight ago. However it had multiple issues. You can read about the Known Issues in Build 10130 from our previous coverage. We have reported some other issues, in our hands on review of Build 10130.
Microsoft revealed later that Build 10130 had critical bugs, and that it would not release the build to the Slow Ring, at least until the bugs were fixed. The Redmond company refrains from releasing Windows 10 ISOs for the Insider Preview Builds, unless the build is available for the slow ring.
But apparently, some Fast Ring users were unable to upgrade to the new build to a 0x80246017 error. So, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Build 10130 ISO, to allow affected Fast Ring users to upgrade to the build using the ISO. But it still advised Slow Ring users not to upgrade to the build yet.
Microsoft recently fixed an issue related to Flyouts ( app shortcuts not working in the Taskbar, Start) with a Windows Update. The Redmond company has also fixed issues related to WiFi connectivity.
A couple of days ago, the company rolled out several more Windows Updates which included security patches and bug fixes for audio playback, loss of audio, upgrade issues on Core Editions. It is these bug fixes which have convinced Microsoft to roll out the build to the Slow Ring.
These updates will be available during the set up process, as Dynamic Updates. You can manually check for updates from the Settings App > Update and Security, to make sure you have all the updates.
Should you upgrade to Windows 10 Build 10130?
Yes, you can safely do so. I have been using ever since it was rolled out to the Fast Ring, and can confirm that its performance is impressive and the operating system is generally stable than any previous build.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will roll out new Insider Preview Builds soon. New features are unlikely to be included in upcoming builds, as the company is working to fix more bugs to ensure that the operating system is shipped on the promised date. Previously announced features like support for extensions in Microsoft Edge will be included in the final version of Windows 10.
Windows 10 will be launched on July 29th.