Next Windows 10 PC Build Possibly Due in Late February, Early March?

Next Windows 10 PC Build Possibly Due in Late February, Early March?

With Windows 10 for phones Technical Preview finally making its way out to select handsets yesterday, many have already started wondering if a new Build for the PC is on the horizon. Microsoft promised quicker Build releases, after all. And, if rumors that Windows 10 might make an official OEM launch sometime in June or July can be believed, Microsoft needs to hurry it up.

I suppose it's safe to assume those asking are part of the larger group whose Lumia models were not included in yesterday's first Technical Preview wave. It was like waking up Christmas morning to find the Grinch stole only the presents with your name on them and you had to sit there in silence, watch everyone else gleefully rip into their stash, and then pretend to be happy for them. Of course, if you watch Twitter, no one is happy and no one is sitting in silence.

Well, Christmas for everyone else may come yet this month.

When asked about a new PC Build for Windows 10, ringmaster and chief of the Windows Insider program, Gabe Aul, said this…

And, later…

So, Gabe has gone back to being riddle master. It seems to be a role he enjoys very much. I likened him to the Riddler from the old Batman TV series, but maybe it's more like the interaction between Bilbo Baggins and Gollum in The Hobbit…

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes out first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.

It was a long couple months between Builds 9879 and 9926. So, Microsoft has quite a span to work with when fulfilling its promise of quicker Build releases. 1 month, 29 days?

Important to note in Gabe's first response, though, is that something should come through Windows Update next week for Windows 10 Build 9926. As always, it's good to stay on top of updates, even for a beta product. The updates could be required to successfully install the next available Build. And, if that's the case – if the Windows Update delivery is in preparation for a new Build – it could still come this month.

 

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