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With the latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 update getting ready for public release, Microsoft has already started working on next Windows 10 update, and first Redstone 5 build has been released to the Insiders. The development of Windows 10 Redstone 4 is in its final stage, and Microsoft is moving it’s focus to Redstone 5, the company is now allowing Insiders to join the Skip Ahead Ring.

Microsoft wants to give all these users who couldn’t join the Skip Ahead Ring last year another chance to their hands on Windows 10 Redstone 5 early. Skip Ahead makes the transition from the rs4_release branch to rs_prerelease. Just in case you don’t know, Microsoft company uses rs_prerelease for early builds of new Windows 10 releases.

Windows 10 Build 17604 is the first Redstone 5 update and it comes with a bunch of improvements, if you would like to try the new version of the operating system early, you can today once again join Skip Ahead ring, and enroll your devices into this special ring. While Microsoft hasn’t officially announced anything new about Skip Ahead, the company is once allowing Insiders to get into the Skip Ahead, but the seat is very limited.

“A subset of Insiders were able to choose to “skip ahead” to the next release of Windows 10 and receive builds from RS4 while we were finishing up RS3. That experiment went well as our engineering teams benefited from the early feedback,” Microsoft explains.

Once the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is released to the general public, Fast Ring and Slow Ring will be once again receiving builds from the RS_PRERELEASE branch for the next Redstone 5 update. The very first build 17604 shipped from the rs_prerelease channel is full of bugs, and it comes with no new features since the software giant’s focus is on stabilization of Windows 10 Redstone 4 experience, as the stability and reliability of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update needs be at a maximum level before the public release.

  • Iain Simpson

    both my pc’s say its closed, where are you getting your info from?

    • M Rankin

      you may missed out when build 17101 / 17604 RS5 were released it was reopen for few more people to join in