Should you install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update now?

Last night, Microsoft released build 14376 for Fast Ring Insiders on PC and Mobile, and even Slow Ring got bumped to 14372. Then this morning Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be officially released on August 2 (and yes, that is all editions including Mobile and Xbox One).

Clearly, we are on the last leg of the Redstone 1/Anniversary Update development cycle, and many users are now asking if they should take the plunge to Fast Ring. I've been running these releases on a few devices and will share my recommendations and experiences.

Before we get started make sure you check out what is coming in the Anniversary Update in our article "Windows 10 Anniversary Update: All the features and changes coming later this summer".

Windows 10 Anniversary Update on PC and Surface

Currently, I am running build 14372 or 14376 on five PCs and installing it on another two, those include:

  • Dell XPS 15 (9550) – Build 14372
  • Surface Book – Build 14376
  • Surface Pro 4 (Core m3) – Build 14366 to 14376
  • Surface Pro 4 (Core i5) – Build 10586.240 to 14376 (in progress)
  • Samsung Notebook 9 (15-inch) – Build 14372 (updating to 14376)
  • Huawei MateBook (Core m5) – Build 14376
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S – Jumping from Production to Fast Ring

I can enthusiastically recommend installing Redstone build 14372 (Slow) or 14376 (Fast) on most modern PCs, tablets, or laptops. I cannot say I am running into a single issue on any of those devices, nor have I for the last three builds in the Fast Ring. I am also now getting ready to install it on my main desktop PC.

Of course, I'd be remiss to point out that all PCs are different, make sure you do a proper backup, etc. and that you experience may vary. But so far, none of us are suffering any significant or even minor issues. There are a few, but minor quirks with some apps you may notice, but Microsoft has been quick to update those apps on a regular interval.

While there is a small risk in doing an Insider update at this stage, Microsoft is just putting the polish on the builds, sanding the edges down, and getting it ready to ship. Insiders usually get the "Gold" shipping version one to two weeks ahead of the public release date so there will likely be one or two more releases to go to hit that build (you'll know when the watermark in the lower right corner magically disappears).

Overall, however, the preview experience for PC is just great, so jump on in.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update on Mobile

Microsoft is also updated Windows 10 Mobile for the Anniversary Update, and if you are running a Windows phone, you may want to know if you should jump into today as well. Microsoft has not said as much about Mobile if only because it's just another SKU for them, but it too should be updated around the same time as PC.

Nonetheless, the picture here is a little less clear if you should update right now.

Overall, the experience of the Fast Ring has been great on my Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. However, there is one issue that I and a few others are having, and it relates to Wi-Fi disconnections. Microsoft is actively trying to fix this problem and in fact are imploring you to lend them a hand in this forum post (opens in new tab), but for the last three builds, it has not yet been fixed.

Personally speaking, this Wi-Fi disconnect problem is the only issue I am having and since I am on Wi-Fi constantly it is a rather frustrating one. Your phone's Wi-Fi will be connected, then eventually slow down, and then just show as 'No Internet'. From my experience, only rebooting the phone will bring it back and even then it's a temporary solution. I even recently swapped out my router for a new FiOS Quantum one with 100Mbps speeds and still have the issue.

Regarding stability, speed, and features, once you go to an Anniversary preview build it is very hard to go back. New features that I am finding difficult to live without include: the new Microsoft Authenticator app, the Your Groove feature in Groove Music, Microsoft Wallet (Tap to Pay), new Store UI with app update history, and how the Iris scanner won't turn on if the device is PIN unlocked during its timeout period.

Having said that, the current 10586.420 (and now .456) Production release is running so well on my other Lumia 950 that I find it hard to pass on that stability and performance.

Because phones tend to be a little quirkier if I were running an x50 series device I would wait until Microsoft figures out this Wi-Fi disconnect issue. It's not universal, and the majority of users do not appear to suffer from the bug. But if you do end up experiencing your Wi-Fi dropping it can be a frustrating experience. At the very least, be aware of the risk before making a decision.

How to enroll as a Windows Insider?

If you are new to the Insider Preview program for Mobile or PC, you can check out my guide: How to join the Windows Insider Program to get started!

It's very easy to enroll and get started, and it's even easier with the Anniversary Update.

Tips on going to Slow or Fast Ring

If you do decide to take the plunge on either PC or Mobile to the Anniversary Preview (Slow or Fast Ring), here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • For official support or to post question you can go to the Microsoft Insider Program Community Forums (opens in new tab) to browse for topics, or post about your issues
  • Switching Rings and especially enrolling for the first time can take up to one day to take effect. That is, you may have to wait a day before 'Check for updates' pulls down a new build. Be patient. Often, it goes much faster (and switching rings is faster than enrolling).
  • Un-enrolling – Once Microsoft pushes the 'final' Redstone release to the Insider Rings sometime in July and you lose the watermark, you can Stop Insider Builds and just stay at the production level going forward.
  • Post Anniversary Update (August 2) the Slow and Fast Rings will likely be used for fixes, patches of Redstone 1 for a few weeks maybe even a month or two. At some point, however, Microsoft will begin to push Redstone 2 to the Fast Ring and initiate the dev cycle again for the next release of Windows 10 slated for early 2017. First releases in Fast Ring for a new dev cycle can be rough, so we'll revisit that issue later this fall.
  • Check for app updates after an OS upgrade! Go to the Windows Store and manually check for app updates after your OS updates. Insider builds are more than just the OS as there are the corresponding app builds that only Insiders get to go with the new features. For instance, to get the new Store experience you need to update the Store via the Store. Same applies to the new Groove 'Your Groove' feature so don't miss out.

I hope this article helps in your decision-making process. As I mentioned at the beginning, we are really at the end of the Anniversary Update development cycle with only minor patching left. You should be okay to join the Fast Ring now and get the latest Windows 10 Release a full month ahead of schedule and not have to worry about stability. Mobile is a little trickier, so your experience may vary.

Need more help? Check out our Windows 10 community forums, which have many users on the latest build and who are sharing their experiences. Join the conversation!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Wow I can't believe it. They're going to release the Anniversary Update to PCs, Laptops, Surfaces, Tablets, Phones, iOT devices, Surface Hubs, Xboxs, and HoloLens all on the same day. The power of OneCore!!
  • Don't forget those HDMI sticks with Windows 10, they are going to be a huge chunk of percentage to reach the 1 billion goal for Windows 10 activations.
  • I know I can't wait! Gonna be a lot of Wi-Fi usage that day
  • The day the internet crashes lol
  • If they release anniversary update with Kim k's booty wallpaper :D :P
  • Source?
  • 4
  • Can confirm legit soure. /s
  • For the older phones ot still feels like the battery drains too fast, though not as bad as build 14372
  • On mobile show ring and I have had the calendar live tile not updating issue for at least 3-4 builds. So I'm kind of skeptical that the anniversary update is fully baked, at least when it comes to mobile.
  • Right from the release notes of last night's Fast Ring build 14376: "We also fixed an issue that could result in multiple Live tiles no longer updating until the phone had been rebooted." You cannot use terms like "fully baked" (a) on Slow Ring and (b) when there are still likely one or two releases left before it's signed off
  • Well then I think you have convinced me now is the time to jump to fast ring
  • Any idea what the final build number will be?
  • I didn't know Daniel was a prophet.
  • Maybe 14400
  • Well, I`m on the build 14376 and I can say this is not fixed, at least for the Calendar and Mail "live" tiles...
  • HARD Reset
  • Daniel, I've had those same WiFi problems for months on PRODUCTION builds. I've heard nothing from MS on it and can't get a response back from support.
  • It's a known issue that they're working through. You can help them out by downloading the Feedback Hub app and upvoting the many WiFi feedback items that affect you. When you upvote an item, it sends some telemetry back that will help them see trends which will ultimately hopefully help them real down this painfully annoying issue.
  • Next guide is how to disable telemetry on Windows 10 lol
  • LOL, as much as I know you were joking, if anyone who is both experiencing this problem (everyone?) and has disabled diagnostics telemetry, they're doing everyone (including themselves) a disservice, since the more data Microsoft has to work with, the quicker they're going to be able to diagnose and remediate.
  • Thanks, I understand that and have given feedback via the hub, sent emails and tweets - nothing.
    It's literally been months and I've exceeded mobile days limits every time. So this little bug is costing me money. Ridiculous.
  • there was a feedback Gabe link in offcial release blog, still under investigation
  • Other than the WiFi issue (which is occasional) I don't have any problems on my lumia 928 running build 10586.456. It just uses alot of battery and the US English keyboard doesn't save custom words anymore. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I'm definitely enjoying the Insider Program on PC and phone too. Still some bugs on Mobile, but overall a great experience. Anyone else recommending it for PC as a full-time device?
  • I'm recommending it on pc too. As for mobile, the experiences vary depending on your phone. I'm using the 950XL and right now I'm using the battery too quickly. I can attribute this to the insider preview of course. The battery is not lasting me a day. I can say that there are few or no overheat issues too. Last night I was finally able to cast my phone on my Windows 10 PC using the connect app.
    If you have a charger next to you most of the time, go ahead and try it out.
  • Battery life has greatly improved for me on the 950, it seems to be better than what I was getting on the release preview now. So, I guess it'***** and miss at the moment.
  • LOL. It got censored out due to forgetting a space between "it's" and "hit"
  • Haha yea I was baffled at first but when it hit me... =D
  • Congratulations, you win typo of the day!
  • what is this magical app you speak of? I must've been out of the loop. download link to the windows store, pls?
  • It comes with the PC build. It's literally called "Connect". Type that in the Cortana / search box and it should show the app. Bear in mind that it's part of the Redstone / Anniversary Update, so you have to be in the Insider program to get it for now.
  • I have lived with the bugs on the fast build since 10 was released to testers before 10 was real. :D well it was real it was just testers only :D:D:D 
  • I'm running it on my phone, but I'm hesitant to run it on my main - well, only - PC. I'll wait for the official release.
    I also plan to fully wipe my phone without restore from backup when it is officially released for mobile.
  • On PC its actually just as stable as the previous non-insider update last year but with more features, so you'll be missing out to not update now, but its not my business at the end of the day :) with mobile, it's suffering from some quick battery drain etc. but I can't say the same for PC . (I run it on my primary laptop (my only laptop) and it really has no issues) :)
  • I have it on my main pc. But I added partitions and installed 10.0.10586.420 on to a clean partition and installed my programs on there.
  • You can install it on a virtual machine. That's what I did.
  • I just installed the latest build on my PC today and I honestly can't go back. It's working very well, no crashes and looks refined. The only issue I have is Edge freezing, which is a minor complaint. All in all, I do recommend it.
  • I have been running fast ring builds on my sp3 for a while now. The last 3-4 builds have been very nice with very little issues. My only issue is there still seems to be some higher battery drain when sleeping. I'm wondering if we will see anymore firmware updates. Last one was on 1/19.
  • I am on the Fast Ring on my main desktop computer and my Dell Venue 8 Pro and I approve this message.
  • Pretty much perfect on PC for me.  On mobile sometimes notifications will come in a little late, but that's the only problem I have.
  • I get late, or even no notifications for Xbox achievements on both Xbox One and mobile. On 8.1, they used to within seconds. On 10 things are less certain. Some go to phone, but don't pop on Xbox, and vice versa. Odd.
  • I would love to install it on my PC, but a am going to wait a month. I already have fast on my surface, laptop & mobile
  • Yes. I have 14366 (need to update when I have more data available) but it's been solid.
  • Hello Daniel im using the 650, I was disconnecting from WiFi 2 - 3 - 4, Times a day every day, having to restart phone every time, but since I turned everything off wifi sense hotspots especially Bluetooth share, & NFC tap to share, I can say I have, had it happen Once in 4 weeks, so make of it what you will, its one hell of an improvement.
  • Like your avatar! :)
  • "Having said that, the current 10586.420 (and now .456) Production release is running so well on my other Lumia 950 that I find it hard to pass on that stability and performance." Isn't .456 only on the Release Preview Ring (and not on the production ring yet)?
  • I'm using Lumia 950 and it is on .420 Production release
  • How does it feel on Surface Book? I removed myself from the fast ring on my SP3 due to the graphic crashes some time ago. I am ready for the update, but if anything stands out to you on SB I am going to hold tight.
  • I have installed it on my main PC/desktop a couple of builds ago. And I'm absolutely happy with it. My ol' faithful Dimension 9200 (with dual core 3.2GHz 2GB RAM, NVidia 7900 GTX) feels alive again. I'm going to up the RAM to 4GB (max supported) and switch to SSD. I should be good for a few more years, especially with Windows 10 installed.
  • I would recommend it to anyone anytime. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Wi-Fi programming screw up is a deal breaker. Reboot required to access ANY wi-fi. It is NOT ready. Add, Bluetooth flakiness, including OS lockups when trying to stop Bluetooth an lockups in Edge. Using Lumia 640. Until the last update, everything went smoothly.
  • FWIW, I haven't experienced/noticed any WiFi issues while on the insider fast builds on my 950. So as Daniel said, it might just be a minority that are experiencing this bug.
  • No problems with my fast ring 950XL either
  • Hmm... It's working just fine on my 640
  • I've had those same WiFi issues for months, but on all networks... the kicker is that I'm on the PRODUCTION build and I can't get help or a response from Microsoft on it.
  • The os lock ups when switching Bluetooth on/off is the biggest issue I've had with the past two fast ring os images on my 950xl. Deeply frustrating. Aside from that, things are looking very good.
  • Me and my neighbour have same desktop PC, HP Compaq Elite Pro with 4 GB of Ram on board. Only difference is he has replaced his HDD with an SSD. We're both running 10586 build and it's noticeably slower performance on my PC with HDD, especially on boot up. The point is, Windows 10 is perfect, you don't need a beast of a PC to run it smooth. With anniversary update it will only get better, I would recommend it to anyone. Get an SSD!
  • I will get an ssd then
  • You won't regret, believe me. My PC was ready to operate after like 110 seconds after boot up and his one about 40+-. SSD is a revolution.
  • That is actually pretty slow! I have older core 2 quad xeon with 4gb ram and some cheap san disk ssd and it is ready almost immediately after boot up. Maybe you thought after pushing the button? Still high number.
  • You can actually move hard drive or SSD that has Windows 10 installed, to a new PC and it will still work fine. Windows To Go...
  • Windows To Go is something else.
  • No dont its bad its evil. the thing will burn your pc like all that 10 is deishnged to do. #BringBackXP
  • wow joking get negative LOL
  • I own 2 Windows 10 devices but I still use a Netbook with Windows XP as a secondary support device, XP is still such a good OS, but I think Windows 10 is better looking and Edge browser is much faster than Chrome on Javascript.  If Edge could just run on XP :D
  • XP is bloated.
  • Stay true to the roots bro... :P :D
    #BringBack3.1 :D
  • Frick WIndows bring MS DOS
  • Nope, for the simple reason that you'll have no official support and asking here will just get you patronizing answers about how you shouldn't install beta software..... Just wait a few weeks for the official update.
  • You'll have no official support
    Microsoft has their own support forums for Insiders. You can also file bugs for support using the Feedback App. Where else are you getting official support from pray tell? The moon?
  • Rude response mr. Rubino
  • I be smart i support myself.   aka tones of preview suport questions are on that site. i usualy search an error on bing and then if finds me the information.
  • Interesting point. My S3, currently on Release Preview, is under warranty. It did have a total meltdown a few months ago and I had to take it to MS store (in Mass MetroWest - hi Dan!) and they wound up needing to wipe it. If I brought them the same machine but with a Redstone build, would they have wanted to help me?
  • If you take it to a Microsoft Store they would have definitely helped you regardless if Insider or not. They're very good like that there and I always recommend them for any issue with PCs or hardware.
  • Well I had a problem with a laptop some time ago, and because it had insider preview installed there was no SUPPORT
  • >writhing in pain from laughter
  • Come on then: What's the Calendar and Time app with tiles like that? I like the look of them for my 950
  • I too am curious
  • I don't recommend it if you own a Vive and nVidia card. Occasional hard lockups since going to Redstone builds when using the Vive...
  • Quick battery drainage a big problem on the insider releases for mobile
  • Not for me on a 950DS
  • Me neither on 640. It's been eight hours and I'm at 70%. It's been in my pocket for four, but the earlier builds had my phone docked to the wall
  • No way, .420 was giving me 8-9hrs, now I'm at 13hrs remaining with 41% battery at this moment in time, 950XL DS
  • Side comment - what's that calender app on that picture??
  • Hope Calendar. We have written about it numerous times.
  • Thanks! And what is the word clock tile??
  • Perfect Clock
  • The best clock tile app out there.  
  • I love windows 10 mobile. But I lost my Lumia 928 yesterday, and now I'm stuck with a galaxy S4 again. :( Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I actually meant the tile on the phone on the picture. Says ' Wednesday 26 etc'
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016...
  • My PC is on production, and my phone is on fast. I don't experience the WiFi disconnecting issue (it's a 535), but I'm having a little issue with the bluetooth toggle. When I press it to switch bluetooth on, it works just fine. But when I press it to turn it off while a device is connected, it just doesn't turn off. And after I press it once again, the phone freezes, and can only work again after a soft reset, or removing the battery to turn it off. But after the restart, my SD card is f*cked up. It will always say at the startup, that there are some errors with it, and the apps installed on it don't work immediately, just after some time, the phone recognizes it. This can be fixed with an SD card reformat (and in my case, reinstalling 100+ apps too), but this thing kills the gadgets apps many functionality too. After you plug in some headphones, or connect a bluetooth one (or speaker), it starts, but most of the pinned apps (those that are on the SD card) just can't launch from there. And their tiles are just a gadgets app symbol with a name. Happily, if you long press that bluetooth toggle, and turn bluetooth off in the settings app, it does actually turn that off. But it's not as easy as just pressing the toggle. And I don't want to do a hard reset, and install everything again just to make the gadgets app working again. But I love that app :/ Anyway, all the other things are fine in the newest builds, but this one annoys me a lot :D
  • Dimming does not work on my lumia 950 with the latest update for fast ring. It just dims out, can't bring the screen to dim off back to default brightness... Also, windows central live tile is not functioning, almost at all...
  • Dimming does not work on my lumia 950 with the latest update for fast ring
    Weird, mine is working here with no issues.
  • The moment screen goes to dim, I try to prevent this by touching the screen, but the brightness stays dimmed. I need to turn the screen off/on to restore the default brightness. This was an issue back 1+ year ago on earlier versions of w10. I had the exact same issue on L730 back then.
  • I found the solution: Battery--> Battery usage by app --> win default lockscreen NEEDS TO BE managed by windows... I had it always on.
    Resetted the phone, dimming problem gone.
  • Hi, I'm facing the same issue on my Lumia 950 since the AU build (now on 14393.189). Tried the above but no dice. Any tips?  
  • Brightness is one of those things that has improved, but 8.1 seemed better.
  • Of course, each person's experience varies, but brightness was one of the biggest improvements I noticed going from WP8.1 > W10m. The one exception is the daylight readability mode, which is not as aggressive. My old 925 on auto-brightness would frequently select a "super-ultra-low brightness" mode when indoors. This was fine in a 100% dark bedroom or movie theater, but it made the screen almost unreadable otherwise. I would constantly have to direct the ambient light sensor at a lamp to see what I was doing. (And playing color-matching games in bed was nearly impossible to tell white from yellow or blue from purple.) I could turn off auto-brightness, but then the phone was unusable outdoors. And the quick action for brightness didn't allow the nice quick changes it does now, which allow you to keep automatic-brightness, while still adjusting overall brightness settings.
  • Had the WiFi issue a few times. But generally not too frequently.
  • I posted a fix that worked for me on the 650
  • 14376 running well on my icon. no wifi issues. battery could be better, but not aweful as in a few builds ago.
  • I might try the anniversary update before official release to test if my AMD Graphics card driver won't have any issues. When I updated to 1511 in November I had to install a new Graphics driver for my discrete GPU, not a big deal, but when Windows 10 was launched a year ago, my laptop didn't recognize the graphics card and entered an infinite boot/restart cycle, so I hope this is not the case. Looking forward for a Media Creation tool to install this Windows 10 version on a clean formatted SSD drive soon.
  • I see the bug that has come back from a previous build the connected to internet icon on reverse again on build 14376 connected to WiFi shows the wired connection icon and connected to wired shows the WiFi icon not major but it has crept back in. PC build by the way.
  • I've been running the fast ring on my 930(daily driver) for a while now. I have not had the Wi-Fi issue. And the last few builds have been getting steadily more reliable.This latest build is running seriously well so far!!!
  • Redstone running really smooth on my 640.
  • No wifi disconnect issues here, but I'm getting the "Restoring User Data" for a lot of apps for like, hours at a time. Any workaround for this?
  • Just reboot the phone and go back to the Store. Not a solution, but a temp work around and it work every time.
  • I'll give it a try. Thanks, Dan!
  • Been on fast ring with desktop, ultrabook, and Windows phones for a long while. It's worth it imo. Hard reset without restoring works every time when I have major issues.
  • Using it on both my laptop and my Lumia 830. Having a few issues with boot (PC) and some apps but as you said, it would be hard to let go at this time. :-) As others commented I plan a full wipe once the Anniversary Update is officially released, then I'll stay on the Release Preview ring until the 3rd or so RS2 build comes around.
  • Last three mobile builds screwed up voice and call recorder. Although there's plenty of feedback it seems no fix is coming soon.
  • If a person is new to OS, I'd recommend them to stay away from Fast Ring on mobile. My 950XL is nothing but trouble. Wi-Fi as explained above, Edge freezing or not navigating to websites, camera launch is laggy. And call recording is gone for me.
  • I'm sorry. Do you think pc should update it?
  • Yes, you should. The best thing of this update IMO will be the Linux Subsystem and the chance to run a bash command line with grep, sed and other text tools power users love to use on Linux.  I'm no insider but since the release date is less than 1 month I wouldn't like surprises, so I'm going to get this ASAP.   
  • I'm not sure the wifi issue affects only the Redstone branch. I'm on TH2 and WiFi performance (but no disconnect) is quite flaky and it leads to generally laggy content loading experience across many apps.
  • I was thinking to install it but I don't want to run into any problem, after installing it, maybe I wait for now
  • My 1520 and 950 XL are on Redstone fast ring, everything goes well
  • Will I keep all my files (PC and mobile)?
  • Yes. Nothing changes except the OS.
  • The Wifi disconnect issue is not only on the Redstone 1 fast/slow builds, it's also on the TH2 Production builds 10586 all the way to the latest one just released. I have a Lumia 650 I got back in February when it released it came with stock 10586 installed and it had the WiFi bug since day one for me. It doesn't matter what wifi I'm connected to all of a sudden it just drops and the only way to get it back up is my rebooting the phone. It's really annoying and was hoping that by now this would have been resolved but I guess not.
  • Ohh! So I'm not alone. I thought I got that bug with last stable build update.
  • 14376 runs great
  • The wifi disconnect issue is interesting. I've kept my 950 off insider builds; and I've been struggling badly with this exact issue.... Been wondering if it was hardware related; but perhaps this is an ongoing issue that is surfacing. Drivers? Drivers and Hardware? :/
  • Is the "release preview" ring for mobile getting the anniversary update as well? If yes, is it going to be anytime earlier than the official release?
  • Installed 14372 on my 640 LTE when it was available. With no warming of my phones body, it now takes about 4 hours and 20 minutes to charge, and prompts me to shut down every 4 of 5 times i double tap to wake. Also, bluetooth will not shut down from the action center. No changes on 14376. :( Back to 10586 today.
  • We are going away the last 3 weeks of July.  The laptop, we are taking, is on Fast, now, but I will turn off Insider builds, before we go.  My phone will be on production as I don't want to chance any issues there.  We get back on August 1 which is perfect timing.
  • Will production / non insider get this build??
  • None insiders will get the final well polished update on the 2nd of august.
  • The WiFi thing also happens on production .420 in my Lumia 950 XL.
  • Interesting problem for me. I upgraded my desktop and Surface Pro 4 to 376. Both are working fine except Groove Music on the desktop updated to 2244 with curated playlists. The SP 4 stayed on an earlier version without the playlists. Anybody have this issue, is it normal on a SP ?
  • Thanks Daniel.  I have been "fast Ringing" it on my 950 for a while - but have waited to do any preview on my Surface Pro - my only computer. I'll be "Fast Ringed" on that by tomorrow morning...I expect. 
  • How do things look for dual sim devices (ie 950XL)? Is the Dual Sim data bug squished yet?
  • Being a glutton for punishment, I have been running the latest Fast Track insider builds since July 2016. Starting with my 930 and processing to my 950. Honestly, the out of box experience was so poor on the 950, I am glad I am now in a stable build. However, this meant a lot of angry moments using one of the best smartphones on the market. The up side us that I pounded out a lot of feedback over the past 4 months and while I can't take any credit for the vast improvement in the past 3 builds, today I did pass along the first 5 I have ever given: I would strongly recommend this build. 4 builds of the mobile OS in June is reassuring when bombarded with the daily articles reminding us that Microsoft has abandoned mobile. Now, bring on the features and final fixes.
  • Yes.
  • I'm running 10 on my 2006 custom pc, my Dell XPS 13 (current gen) and my Lumia Icon. Edge has been the one sore spot. Actually not just edge, even Chrome has run strangely on these builds but it's definitely much more stable on the very latest. Edge was freezing lot. I recommend if you have any amount of patience.
  • Super excited to run this on my Lumia 950XL eventually, but I'm sticking to the Release Preview ring on that phone. Battery life has been awesome on my old Lumia 1520 on most Fast Ring builds, and I agree with the new Groove and Store features being key, but I haven't ran it in a daily basis...
  • Digging the use of the old school windows background on the phone! Do I also see TimeMe Tile and Simple Calendar??? Nice layout!
  • Dan's using Hope Calendar and Perfect Clock
  • I really wish MS and Insider program had been honest and just assume that performance and stability is something only expected on Win10M on Lumias x50 and beyond. I recently left Insider program on my L830 because it was unusable. And the response/commenting from my posts and comments in forums went from "Just wait that new builds are going to fix this. SURE you're L830 is compatible" (one year ago) to "just get a new phone already" (recently)... :-( Sure its hard to sell L640 and L830 around here if you're honest by saying: "yeah, it comes with W8.1m, but you won't have the same experience after upgrading, ok?"
  • Do I have to wait a few hours? I downloaded the app and logged in with my microsoft account but asks me to check if I am eligable? I have 950 XL.
  • Will Anniversary update is available for non insiders on Aug 2nd ? Or is this update only for Fast/Slow ring insiders ?
  • August 2 is the date for non-Insiders so I would expect Insiders to get it two weeks earlier. At least that's how it was with Threshold 1 and 2.
  • Calendar app in the second picture?
  • Hope Calendar (and Perfect Clock)
  • How is the battery life with the latest fast build on PCs? I am thinking about putting my SP3 & S3 on the latest fast build. Recommended?
  • Ive been running Threshold on my Lumia 525 since over a month now. Was thinking about the registry hack to upgrade to Redstone, but now i think ill wait for a couple of weeks, till the wifi issue gets fixed.
  • Installed it yesterday and removed it yesterday too. It's not that big of change I can wait for the final release without getting excited
  • "Third party apps wont open in build 14372 which I m running now"......"sometimes back button become like hang or unresponsive for a seconds"......."wifi disconnect itself and says 'no interest' after some minutes of being connected"......."some store apps doesnot update or say error"......these are the issues I experience on this build.......hoping these all get fixed in upcoming updates......and hoping to welcome new features in Windows 10 phones..!!!
  • Wow.... wifi issues on the 950?  I've got the latest insider build on my 950, and have never experienced the wifi issues that you describe.  I'm on wifi any time I'm at home and all day at work, and have never had any issues with slow downs or even stopping of the wifi network. Now, that being said, I do have an issue with continuum.  I use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse (both microsoft) and wirelessly project to a samsung 75" 4k television at work (but it only projects at 1920x1080).  When I do this, there is horrible lag with the cursor on the external screen.  It doesn't matter if i'm using the mouse, or using the continuum app to let the phone screen act as a touch pad.  There is always about a half second delay before movement of the mouse appears on screen, and it makes it really hard to use.
  • have you tested the same setup with another display? I'm wondering if there is a setting on the TV to decrease the amount of processing done to the input - for instance, a "Gaming Mode" or the like.
  • "Across platform, the Anniversary Update will bring Action Center notifications to Android devices through the Cortana app, which means that you'll be able to complete certain tasks right from your phone. Another feature coming is the ability to reply text messages from an Android headset using a Windows 10 computer." Does this mean it will be possible to receive notifications from Windows 10 smartphone on smartwatches with full android (and Cortana app installed)? I'm thinking about the Haier smartwatch or Chinese smartwatches like No.1 D5 running full android and Google Play store (so should be able to install Cortana app on smartwatch?). Did somebody try this with insider preview?
  • I have noticed that the WIFI problem does not happen while my phone (L950) is charging via the standard USB charger. Did anyone else notice this?
  • Have tried the slow and fast ring updates on my Lumia 950 XL and was overall very happy with both builds. Unfotunately both break Windows Hello, which although isn't as fast as a pin, is a pretty fun feature to use. Rolling back to production build now and will wait until the official release.  Absolutely loving the 950 XL; I just traded my 4 month old Nexus 6P for a brand new white one. Just couldn't handle not having my Windows machine :)
  • I took the plunge the on my BLU Win HD LTE. I have never been an insider before. Let's see how it turns out :)
  • For the calendar that shown in the phone what calendar is that?  I really like that tile and I can't get mine to look like that.
  • I'm holding off, simply because the last few builds are generally used to iron out bugs when upgrading from the previous RTM version
  • Is the anniversary update coming to L640??
  • Anyone know if Redstone has addressed the enormous numbers of connectivity issues between WiFi and Bluetooth on 950s discussed here: I moved backed to Theshold for various reasons and here I cannot use Wifi due to these problems, if I also want to Sync my Band. Would be great if this is solved in Redstone, if indeed it is OS specific and not Firmware.
  • I have Lumia 735. Any comments with Redstone?
  • I really like it on my Icon as it's faster to respond to opening up apps and what not.  I was also thinking pretty hard about switching platforms, but I have pushed that thought back down after using it for the past couple of days.     I want that Calendar Live tile that's shown in this articles picture.  Anyone know how I get it?
  • Hope Calendar.  
  • Thank you!
  • Tried to update my SP4 from production to insider 14379, got into reboot loop on start :/ Gonna try to recover it now.
  • Good thing I've noticed that "Other options" link hidden inside "Advanced options" in recovery menu, which has that roll-back to the previous build option. Restored to stable version like a charm. Not sure whether I should try to update it again)
  • I struggle with the content,settings,upgrades,multiple distractions as cloud,edge promote...Microsoft - my pc and my experience is utterly frustrating.Simple things need to be repeatedly fixed,checked. I waste my time and continually my patients. Please make a product that I enjoy opening and using. I request answers...not at the help level..not at friends level (have tried both. I continually search for answers that do not fix the problem and get me deeper into confusing answers. I would just like to begin my searches.......find them and leave. Start this company from the ground up. Start with me.---=CEO doesn't care,
  • pls any help me..... Which is the calendar app(Wide Tile) in that picture in Windows 10 Mobile??? 
  • I have Fast ring on 5 different pcs. The only annoying issues that frustrate me are: * On all five, the wifi password has to be cleared and re-entered for any of my saved wi-fi networks that had their passwords changed (and correctly saved previously) in the last few months. This is litterally the first thing I have to do on all five every time they update. Just those wi-fi networks. All the others are fine.  * On one, my HP Spectre X360, the wifi is terrible when coming out of sleep. Acts flat out broken for anywhere between a few seconds to a few minutes (oddly, seems correlated to how long the laptop had been sleeping/hibernating). This can be fixed far faster by running the troubleshooter and letting it reset the wifi adapter.  * On the Surface Pro 3, it still pretends (I have no idea if it's pretending or really doing it to be honest) to download and install the System Hardware update from January of this year after every new Fast Ring update. This is a general issue with the SP3. It's always been a System Hardware update that it'll keep downloading and "installing" every month, with the update being the same one...for months, before picking a new one to do this with. Only happens when in the Insider program. Spent a few months outside it to just to test and never ran into this problem.  
  • Woops. Almost forgot. The Spotify desktop app will shut itself down randomly (but, always), when playing music. Sometimes 10 minutes into playing, sometimes 30 minutes. Don't believe it's a specific computer issue, as this behavior happens on all 5 pcs I have that are on the Fast Ring. Started two builds ago, I believe. 
  • Serious problem battery draining and charging problem in Lumia 1520
  • Hello Daniel, what is the Calender tile app you are using, i quite liked it.
  • Hello, iam running insider fast,and my build is 10586.420. Lumia 920. There is no updates I am not having any. What can I do
  • Cortana crashes on using the microphone for voice command or tap n hold the search button on Lumia 650. Isn't this a long standing issue? I am on the latest fast ring build.
  • have it on my asus t100 ha and lumia 640 xl only minor issues