Microsoft Accidentally Releases Internal Builds Via Windows Insider Program

Microsoft Accidentally Releases Internal Builds Via Windows Insider Program

Microsoft Accidentally Releases Internal Builds Via Windows Insider Program

However, the company ended up accidentally releasing build 16212 to phones and 32-bit PCs instead. This comes at the expense of stability, though to what extent depends on whether you're subscribed to the Fast ring or Slow ring. The internal builds managed to make their way on to end user devices due to, "an inadvertent deployment to the engineering system that controls which builds/which rings to push out to insiders".

By now many of you are already aware of the situation that occurred last night just as the Windows Insider team was about to release a Redstone 3 and Feature 2 build update for PC and Mobile devices respectively.

Sarkar said the errant deployment of builds was soon spotted and blocked, and that these only reached a "small portion of folks" out there.

The US technology giant also says that its latest Windows 10 software is the only OS completely safe from WannaCry. The builds were pushed to an undisclosed number of PC and Windows Phone users, and Microsoft advised anyone who received them not to install them.

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"For those who received one of these builds on your devices - Microsoft has issued the following advice". The accidental release of Windows 10 Build 16212 has created buzz among Windows Phone users as if you install the build on your phone, it will get stuck in a reboot loop and you will need to flash the phone. The previous legitimate build can be rolled back to via Settings Update & security Recovery, but that will only work if you haven't deleted previous Windows installation files (achieved by running Disk Cleanup). But reports have claimed the assistant can connect to your Windows 10 PC, while "artist renders" suggested the device will look like Amazon's Echo Dot.

"We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for being a Windows Insider! After re-flashing, you can join the Windows Insider Program again on your device and choose your ring and be back on the right update path".

If it has downloaded but not installed, you'll need to backup and reset. "We will not be releasing new builds to any of the rings this week", Microsoft added.

The normal tease was tweeted by Windows Insider Chief Dona Sarkar and we knew at that point it was time to get ready for the first new testing builds in over two weeks.

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