Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 build 10130 has been deployed to the Windows Insider Slow ring, meaning that it is stable and reliable enough to merit broader distribution. Microsoft originally released 10130 to Fast ring testers exactly two weeks ago.
This isn’t quite the momentous milestone it would normally be: Microsoft normally tries to ship Slow ring builds about a week after the Fast ring release, assuming it meets certain criteria. And a Slow ring release has, until now, been accompanied by an ISO download, which makes clean installs possible. But Microsoft delivered the ISO version of build 10130 last week because certain users were erroring out when they tried to upgrade via Windows Update.
Anyway, since first releasing build 10130, Microsoft has fixed issued the following fixes, which is what brought this build up to Slow ring quality:
KB3070365 fixes an issue where clicking on taskbar icons such as Start, Cortana, Network, Battery, and Action Center would not work properly.
KB3069069 fixes an issue where audio playback is lost in some hardware configurations. (Microsoft notes that some sound cards may fail to operate in multichannel mode. If this happens, set the default audio format to stereo as a workaround.)
KB3070677 fixes an issue that prevents some Windows 10 Insider Preview builds from detecting new builds available via Windows Update.
KB3070982 prevents an issue that can result in the loss of audio when the upgrade is completed with certain hardware configurations.
Some of these fixes will be delivered during the Dynamic Updates portion of Setup, while others will need to be installed via Windows Update post-Setup, Microsoft notes.
And as with the Fast ring release, if you encounter error 0x80246017 while trying to upgrade via Windows Update, you will need to download the ISO and upgrade with that instead.
“No new Fast ring build today,” Microsoft’s Gabe Aul has confirmed. But on a semi-related note, we could be getting a new build of Windows Insider Preview for phones early next week too. Cross your fingers, it’s been a while.