Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17730 Released

Posted on August 3, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows 10 with 4 Comments

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Microsoft has released another build of Redstone 5 to Insiders in the Fast Ring. The company released a new Redstone 5 build just earlier this week, so this is the second build of the week.

In terms of new features, there isn’t anything to be excited about in build 17730. Microsoft has officially enabled the new Your Phone experience today, which is available in build 17730 as well as build 17728 from earlier this week. “Android phone users, you can finally stop emailing yourself photos. Drag and drop that photo from your phone onto your PC. Copy, edit, or ink on that photo, right from your PC. With Your Phone app, live today for Windows Insiders, you get instant access to your Android’s most recent photos on your PC,” said Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar.

As Microsoft is nearing the public release of Redstone 5, it has started to test the update process with build 17730. Windows Insiders will now get the same experience as the public when there’s a new update to be installed. Windows 10 will automatically ask users to schedule the update for the first few days, and it will then provide users with the option to install the update outside of their active hours — just like regular Windows 10 users. Microsoft has made some significant improvements to the update experience with Redstone 5, so it will be interesting to see how the update experience works out going forward.

There are a number of other minor improvements included in build 17730, so make sure to check out the full changelog here.

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5 responses to “Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17730 Released”

  1. StevenLayton

    I opted out of the insider release ring this time, and haven't really been able to keep up to date with what new features redstone 5 brings. Is there an article on the site that has a complete list?

  2. SvenJ

    First I heard about this was this morning when I opened my Surface and hit on. It was off, and normally I just close it and let it sleep. It came on and started the update process, and kept me from getting anything done for about half an hour. I don't recall any offer to pick a time. I'll say this is the first time I recall being surprised by an update. If this is the new update experience, download, 'install', shutdown and finish installing when turned back on, I think there will be some heartburn.

  3. 2ilent8cho

    and yet the Windows 10 GUI remains a complete and utter infuriating mess. Things that were simple, easy and 2 clicks in away in 2000, XP or 7 are now more like 5 clicks if your are lucky and hidden deep away. You will get pushed around between settings and control panel in what i can only describe as hell. Settings just needs to die and go back to control panel, and why the hell does Settings have so much white space? It hurts just to look at it! Control Panel in Windows 3.1 looked better and was more inviting.

    Why out the box is there no 'Computer' pinned to the Start Menu? or why is the Start Menu still a joke? Microsoft had it perfect 17 years ago. I'm just glad i only have to tolerate Windows 10 on my gaming PC, i leave my serious work to my Mac where the GUI is decent and things make sense. I'm sure my neighbours must think i have Tourette's when i use Windows 10 as all i do is swear.

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