For the first time in forever we have two release candidates for a version of the operating system. Windows 10 build 17134 has made its way out to the Fast ring of the preview program.
With talk that this is the final RTM version of the Spring Creators Update.
Which, as you may recall, got delayed.
RC1 and RC2 does sound a bit scary, so hopefully Microsoft got rid of the bugs that prevented launch.
This small jump primarily addresses the reliability issues and comes with no new features — which is to be expected. It also includes fixes from KB4100375 along with some general under the hood fixes for the operating system.
Dona Sarkar explains this release as:
“As Build 17133 progressed through the rings, we discovered some reliability issues we wanted to fix. In certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs for example. Instead of creating a Cumulative Update package to service these issues, we decided to create a new build with the fixes included. This just reinforces that Windows Insiders are critical to helping us find and fix issues before releasing feature updates to all our customers so thank you!”
Word is that the software titan ran into a blocking bug in previous builds that they wanted to address, and this latest preview version does just that.
Now that this version has been pushed to the Fast ring of the Windows Insider Program, you can expect it to make its way out to both the Slow and Release Preview rings as well in the coming days and weeks. Before being made available to the general public.
If all goes well, that is.
Busy times ahead for Microsoft and Insiders, so if you are one, then be sure to fire up your machine and taking this version for a test drive.