Fast ring configuration update pushing out with latest Windows 10 preview

After the main Windows 10 preview update installs on your phone there's a second one to keep an eye out for. We've just received a "fast ring configuration" update that while we're not absolutely sure of what it does, it's obviously an important update for everyone in the fast ring.

If you didn't see it yet, go ahead and check in Settings on your phone, if not, no need to panic, sit tight and it'll show up if and when it needs to on your phone.

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234 Comments
  • seems faster  
  • Build number didn't change?
  • downloading fast ring on 1520 :)
  • My 1520.3 needed it before outlook worked and project Spartan even appeared Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I got the fast ring update by I dint got the main update ......
  • Hey no changes after update all windows 10 features are same as that of the previous build anybody can help..??
  • Sam here, I have some changes but don't have project Spartan, the new settings menu and cannot change lock screen and home screen images. Keyboard changed and I have the new mail, calendar and people apps, camera is not working. I'm on a lumia 920, any help out there? Anybody else having the same problems?
  • Already done :P
  • I have updated but there ia no project Spartan and other changes made to it...
  • I have that same issue
  • Same with my Lumia 720, I can't even find the messaging app and the photo hub (or whatever you call it) on my apps list. I got no idea what went wrong.
  • initially I had the same problem on my lumia 720 but after a hard rest I have the project spartan and all the listed changes in windows10.Infact the phone is running smoothly and that surprised me.
  • Server error
  • Drum roll.....
  • Same here. Seems like everyone except the two of us has been able to get signed in by now......
  • Im just gna download this next week their servers are cramped up
  • I was getting server error for quite a while too. Then what I did was choose "sign in with a different" account on Windows Insider. I of course signed in with the same account, but this time it allowed me to switch to the Fast ring and download the latest update.
  • Change your time to US.
  • How?
  • Go to settings, time and date, disable auto update and set time zone to pacific US
  • My download is stuck at 7% :(
  • how did you fix it my is also atuck at 5%
  • Mine is still stuck at 7%. Oh well I give up, will just download later again when everyone's finished.
  • how did you fix it?
  • Make your time and region Pacific US. That will make you enroll for TP program, will let you install GRD2 first, restart your phone and check for updates again to download. Hope this helps. Thanks
  • Done :)
  • Yep, it's downloading now in UK on 920
  • Tell me after u finish installing it. Love it or loathe it?
  • My 920 sim card dropped working and all of the tiles on my start screen disappeared, when I try to pin them back it thinks they're already pinned :/
  • I got the same issue on my 925. I cant unlock my sim card to do phone calls. Anyway to fix it? Or just downgrade to 8.1
  • Done yo! 1520 south Africa
  • Am I the only one who got GDR2 instead of Windows 10? :/
  • On what phone?
  • L535
  • How'd you get 8.1 update2?
  • I signed up with the Insider app, after the update finished, I got GDR2 but no Windows 10 and it saying my phone is up to date.
  • You should keep trying Corey! Everyone is in the queue you will never know when you get lucky (to get the download started)! (:
  • Sign into insider app again then try phone update. Should download W10.
  • same with L1520 @ Egypt
  • I also got GDR2, people say its required for some devices to be able to update to W10 but no W10 here.
  • enroll to insider again and check for updates. it worked for me.
  • I've tried that multiple times but still nothing :(
  • My AT&T 920 went from 8.1 to updating to W10TP. No update to GDR2, very odd.
  • I also got gdr 2 update for Lumia 1520 ... No windows 10 .... And later it showing phone is up to date ...slight change in the settings only
  • You really not jokin..? Can you upload a screenshot of your About Section..?
  • Of course not. BTW Rich has just posted an article about it
  • It's true I'm facing the same issue... You can check gabe Aul's twitter.
  • ha no look like you need gdr2 two
  • You're not alone buddy.
  • Could u tell me the installed version of windows 10 in settings as in about it is showing update 2 not windows 10
  • What is fast ring
  • it is an option which lets you get the builds faster but with higher chance of meatballs bugs compared to the slow ring.
  • For people with unlimited internet, who would be in a position to update very frequently. I am in no ring this time around!
  • Downloading update in my lumia 720...
  • Hi bro hows it's working on 720 done??
  • Too slow.. Lot of bugs..
  • OH.... thanks for the information. I thought it will be better than my present status of the phone. after the technical preview of gdr1 my phone is not as it was before. Very slow. Just waiting for some update to solve this issue. Were you facing the same problem after installing gdr1 being a preview for developer?
  • quelqu'un a pu mettre à jour en France ? j'attends toujours avec mon 925 :(
  • Anyone do it on their 1320 yet? I have had no luck, Server error all day long.
  • The same with my 1320
  • It's on my main phone....wow it was worth it and there only gonna make it look better. Way to go Microsoft. There about to release fast updates in short order so these things will soon be fixed.
  • I tried updating on my 720 thought I'd get GDR 2. Now I have to use NRS to go to 8.1
  • Still can't even get the update lol.
  • My downloading updates is stuck at 5%.anyone out there with same issue??
  • I get the gears but it gets stuck at about five percent and has yet to move. Very frustrating process today overall.
  • I slept and woke up an hour later it was at migrating data....
  • Mine is stuck at 7%! Haha
  • Server error
  • Is Nokia Lumia Icon a supported device for this build of technical preview.
  • na
  • nope but who known when  next bulid coming out finger corssed
  • I'm enrolled in the fast ring and after two updates an multiple restarts my 920 shows up to date with Windows Phone 8.1 Update. Today has not been a very fluid day for Windows Phone.
  • son of a bitch my phone is BRICKED!!!
  • thank god I have my phone back!!!!
  • Damn!! I got the 'bricked' scare too! The phone just went blank, no lights, nothing. After a long wait 'NOKIA' showed up... Relieved
  • That's not bricked, it's called re-booting. Jeez is this the first time you've updated a phone?  
  • True .. scared me shitless... on 920 Malaysia without a SIM. Everytime it ask for my PIN nos but doesnt allow me to input the code like before. Sometimes it freezes up. Other times hitting the window button will allow me back to main screen... Notice reduce response/sensitivity on the capacity button.
  • Lumia 930 owners get excited check for updates now! Im downloading
  • My L930 updated as well, apparently it was just the Insider Fast Ring configuration update. No obvious version number or changes to the OS though. The article indicates this update comes after upgrading to Windows 10 first, obviously not necessarily the case though
  • Yeah I have it showing up on my HTC 8X but I'm not on W10.
  • Kenya on 520 not yet
  • Zanzibar and I'm rolling w10 on my 520 right now
  • The 'Fast Ring' update brought a "NOT FOR RESALE" in red text on my Lumia 1020's bootup screen!! >.<
  • On my 520 too. As if I'm gonna sell their buggy thing
  • It's downloading now I didn't download had to make ma PC a wifi hotspot
  • How did you do that? I use connectify, you?
  • Downloaded the 10 Preview update. But my phone freezes after inputting my PIN. :-(
  • at least your phone works fucking update screwed up my phone. I'm trying to use the recovery tool so far no luck
  • same problem! Lumia 920! :(
  • I've found it works fine if you skip putting in your SIM PIN, then you can use as normal. But if you try to put in your PIN it just freezes.
  • Same issue on french lumia 625
  • Kind of stupid to be stuck with one ringtone for all ON A SMART PHONE? We had custom ringtones on 8.1...
  • This is one of the things I didn't like about the first preview. Its always nice to know who's calling by just listening to the ringtone. And its nice to know whether I should answer the phone or not. Lol
  • You're the one who signed up to an alpha, dude.
  • Yep. Expect things to not be the same and sluggish. Send feedback to MS.
  • You can still access the legacy people app.
  • Mine won't recognize my SIM
  • #ask, I get "insider slow" & "insider fast", witch one i choose?
  • If you want today's update choose insider fast.
  • So many bugs on the Lumia 535
  • Got it. Looking good!
  • Man I want GDR2 on my Ascend W1
  • Installed it on my Lumia 520. Doesn't worth your main phone. I get loading screen almost every where.
  • Use 525 as my main phone, and just brought a 920 for installing the preview. Installing now
  • I completed update on 810 and all I see is the sim, message and battery icon at the top and nothing else (black screen). What happned? Can it be fixed?
  • My wife has a 810 will you let me know how win 10 runs on yours?
  • I have it on an 810 also I have notice that when the the phone times out and goes to the lock screen it freezes .I have to take the battery out and reboot.
  • Anyone know how to add Facebook to contacts?
  • India... Sushil ... I've updated my L720 to Fast ring WT10P .. And I've got following problems ..... - Hardware Buttons Are Not Working - Volume +,,- not working
    -Lock button not working
    -Camera button not working
    -Touch screen is not Supporting to high touch option...(win8.1)
    ........
    Not a thing is working.... So I restored it using Windows phone recovery tool... I wish anyone couldn't got these problems....
  • My L720 was dead, when it is in migrating process. Im stuck, dono what to do.
  • Should I be scared to download this "Insider Fast configuration update" on my HTC 8X?
  • Yeah if it's your only phone, you should be. It's probably better off to wait.
  • I have a 928 as well but it's power key doesn't work. Unfortunately it automatically downloaded so it will automatically install at some point. Not too sure it'll actually change anything but who knows.
  • You get to cancel the install after downloading.
  • I'm stuck on 60% while preparing for install !
  • Same problem on 520 :(
  • Can't find project spartan
  • You're still on the old build.
  • Hey no changes after update all windows 10 features are same as that of the previous build......
  • Then you don't have the new build.
  • I had that issue, but it seems that the restoration of my backup settings after the update prevented the new apps appearing. I did a factory refresh. Then, you're offered three options: use you most recent Restore point, use the 2nd oldest Restore, or start completely fresh. I went for the last option this time, and now I have Project Spartan and the new Outlook Mail, which weren't appearing before. Calendar is now Outlook Calendar. Cortana is just called Search.  It's a bit annoying because I've had to spend a lot of time reinstalling apps and media, but that's on me! We know the risks going in, after all :)
  • initially I had the same problem on my lumia 720 but after a hard rest I have the project spartan and all the listed changes in windows10.Infact the phone is running smoothly and that surprised me.  
  • Such a horrible experience for me. The update basically trashed my entire phone. Very disappointed with the next Windows 10 build. Love the features but fix my Internet, my action center and other things. The apps I make are no where near as buggy as this. Love you Microsoft but this needs to be fixed. Using my Lumia 635. Scared to update my HTC 8X or Lumia 521. NR
  • Well, I guess that is what you signed up for. This is a technical preview, of course there is a great chance it will trash your phone :D Leave your feedback
  • My Lumia 920 didn't find any new update. First, I got the small update, but not the Windows 10. Then I tried to check the update again, it said my device is up to date. I tried to enroll again both slow and fast ring, still no update found. I also tried a few solutions in the comment, still the same.
    ​Anyone know the solution to this issue?