Microsoft recently completed the full reset of Skip Ahead Ring to allow the Insiders to participate in the Skip Ahead ring and download Windows 10 Redstone 6 preview builds. As expected, the Insiders can now subscribe to skip ahead ring and eventually install the preview builds of next Windows 10 release, internally codenamed Redstone 6.
Microsoft is apparently very close to finalizing development of the current Windows 10 Redstone 5 update. As per the company’s typical release schedule, Redstone 5 is due to hit the RTM (release to manufacturer) status in September and the public rollout should begin in October.
The first few builds of Windows 10 Redstone 6 will bring fewer new features, as the engineers will spend more time on stabilization and refining performance of Redstone 5 update. But there’s a chance that the Windows 10 Sets interface will return in the very first build of Redstone 6.
“Skip Ahead is now open! Windows Insiders can now choose to “skip ahead” to the next feature update of Windows 10. Please note: Only a limited number of Insiders will be allowed to skip ahead and once that limit has been reached, Skip Ahead will be closed,” Microsoft said in a tweet.
The Insiders part of the Skip Ahead ring will soon begin receiving Windows 10 Redstone 6 preview builds. If you’re interested, here’s how you can configure the PC to receive Redstone 6 builds when they are available.
Prepare your PC for Windows 10 Redstone 6 builds
- Simply open the Settings app on a system that’s already part of the Windows Insider program.
- Navigate to Update & Security > Windows Insider Program.
Under “What kind of content would you like to receive?”, you would need to select “Skip ahead to the next Windows release” option.
Once you’ve selected the option highlighted in the screenshot above, your computer will start receiving Windows 10 Redstone 6 builds when they are available.
It’s worth noting that the systems enrolled in the Skip Ahead rings would be updated with Redstone 6 preview builds in a few weeks. The Skip Ahead is a special ring with limited seats and most of the users won’t be able to subscribe. Those Insiders who are part of the Fast and Slow rings would continue getting Redstone 5 builds until the RTM is completed and production systems.
We’ll update this article and do another write up when the first Windows 10 Redstone 6 build is available.