Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17744 Hits the Fast Ring

Posted on August 21, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 14 Comments

Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16273 for PC

Today, Microsoft issued the fourth Windows 10 Insider Preview build in a row with no new features. Yes, the end (of RS5 development) is nigh.

“Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17744 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring,” Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar announced.

The blog post then goes on to list several small changes, improvements, and fixes in the build. And a handful of known issues.

My expectation is that Microsoft will complete the development of this Windows version—Windows 10 version 1809—by the end of the month. And will ship it, earlier than originally expected, by the end of September.


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Comments (18)

18 responses to “Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17744 Hits the Fast Ring”

  1. wunderbar

    The first known issue in the list is that your PC might bugcheck (GSOD) if you try to log off or shut down.

    That might be the most hilarious known issue I've ever seen in an insider build. I love it.

  2. madthinus

    What is stunning is the lack of Slow ring builds this cycle.

    • hrlngrv

      In reply to madthinus:

      A guess: maybe MSFT's telemetry shows slow ring Insiders provide feedback at an order of magnitude or even less frequent rate than fast ring Insiders. That is, maybe there's just too damn little payback to doing much for slow ring Insiders.

  3. Aras

    I wish they would roll out an update to the Slow ring. 17713 has been out for quite some time and there are a number of bugs that must have been addressed by now. Another month for the final release is a long time to wait for a more stable build.

  4. hrlngrv

    I was never able to get the 17741 build installed, but this one did finally install. Whoopie!

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