Windows 10 Build 10130 – Slow Ring
Microsoft already pushed a new build for Windows Insiders, only 9 days after release 10122, build 10130 pulled over the Redmond walls.
I have been playing with build 10130 for a couple of hours and like build 10122 is incredibly stable comparing with other older builds. You may wonder which one is the best.. I don’t know how to answer that as both builds are working like a charm for me, however while build 10130 runs as it should on my PC, other users are reporting some instability issues that are solved with a clean installation. It seems that updating to new builds through Windows Update app need refinements. As always, I don’t recommend you to use build 10122 either build 10130 as a daily OS, the feeling of losing important data isn’t that good and is notable that some software has compatibility issues with Windows 10 and constantly fail. Although the cons, is good to see that Windows 10 is getting consistent and the UI/UX is getting polished and with time issues are being fixed. With Windows 10 RTM coming in June, Microsoft is probably focused to fix bugs and finish the interface, so we might not see new exciting features till signoff, expected for mid of July. Keep in mind Windows 10 “will never end”, I mean, with Microsoft new strategy, saying Windows 10 is finished is a big mistake, as constant updates will arrive and next year we will get a new Windows which code name is already known: Redstone. One of the great things in Windows 10 for the enthusiasts is that almost everything is built in XAML, so it’s very easy to Microsoft do great changes in the OS without new and cleans installations.
Update: Build 10130 is now on Slow Ring – 12th June
Gabriel Aul announced that with the release of 3 patches this build was stable enough to came to Slow Ring. The updates are released through Windows Update, so once you download and install new updates, your build will be consider a Slow Ring build as those small patches make the build stable enough!!
Here it is some more detailed information about it:
- KB3070365: We fixed an issue where if you click on the icons on the Taskbar (Start, Cortana, Network, Battery, and Action Center) in this build, the expected fly-out might not open.
- KB3069069: We fixed the issue where after upgrading to this build audio playback is lost in some hardware configurations. Note: Some sound cards may fail to operate in multichannel mode. The workaround to the problem is to set the default audio format to stereo.
- KB3070677: We fixed an issue where if you’re running the “Core” edition of the Windows 10 Insider Preview and Windows Update might not detect new builds available.
- KB3070982: This dynamic update prevents an issue that can result in the loss of audio when the upgrade is completed in some hardware configurations.
One last thing, if you hit an error code of 0x80246017 trying to install this build from Windows Update check below and grab the ISO to perform a clean installation.
Where to download build 10130?
Build 10130 was pushed to Fast Ring, so Microsoft won’t publish ISO (unless it release some patches and this build is pushed to Slow Ring). Unfortunately, the links to access Microsoft ESD database are temporary and already expired, but just like me and others, we were able to grab those ESD before links go off and ESD. However, with this build coming to Slow Ring, Microsoft released ISO’s files. Check here
- Mail app may crash due to a memory error, and may not synch mail when in the background. We plan to service this issue with an update via Windows Update.
In some cases, flyouts from the Taskbar (including Start, Cortana, Network, Battery, and Action Center) fail to fly out. This is a transient issue, and after retrying a few times it will succeed. We are also working to service this issue with an update. [fixed]
- Wi-Fi connectivity may fail at times due to a known issue. A system reboot is required to recover from this state.