Installing Preview Builds in Windows 10
In this tutorial, we will go through installing preview builds of the operating system.
At first, before the official release of Windows 10, Microsoft was releasing trial versions of Windows 10. Microsoft needed to engage users in operation of building Windows 10, so they can post their opinion and feedback about the new operating system, what options to keep and will be useful, what option are not useful and needed to be removed, these versions of Windows for free and offered through “Windows Insider program.”
Till now Microsoft insider program still works to enhance the operating system and user experience.
What you can do as an Insider (User):
Help shape the future of Windows:
You will be participating in the operation of enhancing Windows features and help to improve the working of its functions.
Be a part of the community:
By joining to insider program, you can be in touch with expert tech. people, you can join forums to post and share info and know about upcoming events.
Get early access to releases:
By joining to insider program, you will gain early access before normal users to test Windows versions on all platforms PC and tablets.
What you can do as a developer
Build great apps
Microsoft allows you to download the latest preview version of Windows with latest SDK pack so you can build, test your applications on platform easily even before the official release of Windows.
Build great hardware
Preview versions of Windows allow hardware manufacturers to build, test hardware and creating drivers before the official release of Windows.
You can join insider community through official Microsoft website or through windows.
Where can we find this option?
By going to the start menu and write “windows update setting” in the search box, then choose search result.
You will find a screen like this:
Then click on option “Advance Options,” then you will find screen like this:
In this screen, you will see the section called “get insider preview builds.”
At first, you need to sign in with a valid Microsoft account to get preview builds, after sign in, click on the button called “get started,” and then you will see a wizard, follow it normally.
Choosing ring level
After joining Windows Insider program, choose one of the three levels of preview builds, each level differ from previous ones in stability level.
Release Preview: suitable for users who need early access to updates for Microsoft applications, and drivers with the lowest risk to their devices, and still wants to participate in improving windows.
Slow: suitable for users who need access to updates in slow rate for Microsoft applications, and drivers with the lowest risk to their devices, and still wants to participate in improving windows.
Fast: suitable for users who need first access to updates in fast rate for Microsoft applications, and drivers and need to share their experience and feedback.