Windows 10 Build 15063 Released, RTM is in the Air

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Brad Sams in Windows 10 with 13 Comments

Microsoft doesn’t like it when we use the term RTM, they always say “there is no RTM” with Windows as a Service. But, there still is a release to manufacturing as Dell, HP and the other various OEMs need the bits to load on to their machines; RTM stands for release to manufacturing.

To that degree, Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 15063 and this may be the RTM build, The company is not officially saying this is the final build for Redstone 2 and we may not have the official word for a few more weeks but if this is not the final build, it is one of the last few to be compiled before general availability.

This build is for both PC and Mobile and is available to those who are in the Fast ring. As always, make sure to check out the changelog here as there are some known issues such as the upgrade path from the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Build 14393) to this Windows 10 Creators Update build is not yet live; it will be live tomorrow morning.

As with the last couple of builds, this release only contains bug fixes and not much else. If you have been holding off on installing Insider builds on your main PC, this one is likely safe to install but you should change rings again next month so you avoid the early Redstone 3 releases.

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Comments (13)

13 responses to “Windows 10 Build 15063 Released, RTM is in the Air”

  1. dnation70

    i'm not convinced it is the final

  2. madthinus

    Also have a feeling more builds is coming.

  3. Atoqir

    Well the watermark is gone


    I can also switch again for the first time back to "release preview" ring.

    • jimchamplin

      In reply to Atoqir:

      I'll be doing just that.

    • Narg

      In reply to Atoqir:

      Except there were no release previews for this version.  I've got two machines on this ring, and neither has seen any pre-release versions since before 1607.  Not sure why Microsoft did things differently this go around.  Even the slow ring suffered no substantial trails.

  4. rameshthanikodi

    *plays In the air tonight by phil collins*

  5. Cdorf

    if they release this down to slow ring that will be a better sign that its RTM-- or as Mary Jo says.. release to mainstream.

  6. JimP

    If Microsoft says that “there is no RTM”, then how do they make the Windows 10 USB drives that they sell at their store?

  7. lilmoe

    You guys should really be calling it "Stable Release/Build", not "RTM".

  8. ctangabc

    In this build there's a hint this could be the final build, because in the Windows Insider Program settings you can enroll into Release Preview ring, the other builds which only allow you to join either fast, or slow rings. There is also no watermark, or expiration date too for this build.

  9. waverunning.geek

    FFS these version update names are horrible. Why can't they just do 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 like the fruit company? Or better yet, dial back the major releases to 1 per year and just give the year as a name. (Windows 10 2017 or Windows 2017)