Microsoft Delivers a Windows 10 Version 1809 Release Candidate

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Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17751 to testers in the Fast ring. No, there are no new features. Windows 10 version 1809, as you may have heard, is complete.

No, not “complete” in the sense of this being an RTM build. But it’s feature complete, and I’d call this a Release Candidate (RC)-quality build. You know, like Microsoft used to.

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Anyway. Nothing to see here. Including the watermark that’s normally in the lower-right corner of the desktop. Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar claims that this change doesn’t mean that Windows 10 version 1809 is complete. But she also verifies my thoughts about it being an RC build.

“We’re just now beginning the phase of checking in final code to prepare for the final release,” she writes. Right. A Release Candidate.

 

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  • chrisrut

    Premium Member
    31 August, 2018 - 2:29 pm

    <p>Downloading now. My heart's atwitter with excitement…</p>

  • jimchamplin

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    31 August, 2018 - 3:31 pm

    <blockquote><em><a href="#312179">In reply to karma77police:</a></em></blockquote><p>Version f.</p>

  • IanYates82

    Premium Member
    02 September, 2018 - 5:10 am

    <p>The WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) core team member that was on Hanselman's podcast the other week was a really great interview. She really knew her stuff and, despite me being across most of the details, I still found it very engaging.</p><p><br></p><p>Anyway… She used the word "RTM" during the podcast like any member of the tech team would. Bingo!! Not quite a banned word once you get beyond top tier execs and marketing folk :D</p>

  • wbtmid

    Premium Member
    05 September, 2018 - 3:02 pm

    <p>Must not have passed muster! I have been unable to get any build past 17733 to update. Spent 1.5 hours with Microsoft yesterday and another half hour today without resolving. I had run Update Troubleshooter several times, with no joy.</p><p><br></p><p>Ran it again today, it found stuff and fixed (again). Version 17754 appeared. It downloaded AND installed just like 17733 and prior versions.</p><p><br></p><p>It is working and Shows NO watermark.</p><p><br></p><p>Vinver shows: Version: 1809 (OS Build 17754.1)</p>

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