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  • Report: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has hit RTM

    Posted on October 3rd, 2017 at 07:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Yeah, it’s full of bugs. But according to a report from Zac Bowden at Windows Central (who has an uncanny reputation for getting this stuff right), the build of Win10 version 1709 that Microsoft released yesterday – 16299.15 – is “the” build that manufacturers will put on new PCs.

    In traditional parlance, it hit RTM.

    The version that’ll be released on October 17 – the official release date – will be quite different from 16299.15. As we’ve seen in the past, MS will issue one or two or three more cumulative updates for 16299.15 before the official release date. Thus, the version folks outside the beta program will see will be 16299.something, where something > 15.

    In the next few weeks, those of you beta testing (in the Windows Insider program) will given instructions for either jumping out of the beta cycle with version 1709, or continuing to the “Skip Ahead” (gawd, what a lousy name) beta builds of Redstone 4, version 1803.

    At least, it’ll be known as 1803, assuming Microsoft continues both its release pace and its naming scheme.

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