Microsoft has just announced that the company is suspending the availability of Windows 10 builds to Insiders. The company has announced that Build 10162 and 10166 will no longer be offered over Windows Update – meaning that if you check for updates, you’ll see that your device is up to date. Additionally, the company is also removing ISOs starting tomorrow – however, the ISOs will be available again in the “future”. With the latest changes, the only way you can get the upcoming build is to update using Windows Update. Here’s the company’s full statement:
We’re only a couple of weeks away now from our public release of Windows 10, and we’re preparing for the world to begin the upgrade process. Windows Insiders have been the first to see our work on Windows 10 at every stage. Now you will also be the first to get a build flighted to you using the channels that we’ll use for targeting and deploying to PCs for our staged rollout. We’re suspending the availability of Windows 10 builds briefly while we prepare for that, and the next build that we flight to you will be delivered using the production channels. Starting tomorrow, we will also not be delivering any additional ISOs at this point as we really need Insiders to be using, stressing, and validating our distribution and upgrade processes. We’ll make ISOs available again in the future, but for now we ask you to upgrade your current build via Windows Update once the next build is released.
It’s indeed a very interesting move, to be honest as the company is removing the builds as they would probably want Insiders to test the finals bits of Windows 10. What do you think? Discuss in the comment section below!