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Windows 10 Mobile configuration update headed to Fast ring Insiders

Microsoft is rolling out a small configuration update to the Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview for those on the Fast ring. According to Windows Insider chief Gabriel Aul, Insiders shouldn't expect to see any new features or changes in this update, as it's solely meant to prepare devices to receive future cumulative updates. From Aul:

"Today we are rolling out a Configuration Update to the Windows 10 Mobile Insider devices in the Fast ring. This update prepares devices to receive the next cumulative updates, as well as improvements to the client-side update experience. There are no noticeable changes immediately after installing this Configuration Update."

In any case, if you're on the Fast ring, you should either be alerted to the update or be able to manually pull it down to your device relatively soon.

Source: Gabriel Aul (Twitter)

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270 Comments
  • Fast download and install. Seems faster and yes I know he said no noticable changes.
  • Fastest wp update I can remember lol
  • Yes brother lol
  • A little Off topic but, Am i the only one who cannot connect his phone to any kind of pc?? Shows a "slow charging" and the phone fails to connects.
  • Try to use the original phone cable
  • I have the original cable
  • My original cable wont work with PC, because cats chewed it. :D still charges my phone tho!
  • Got to be the cables. Cables do mater. Cheap ones can't carry enough juice;
  • I had same issue... Do hard reset it works fine ☺
  • A simple restart can cure the slow charging problem.
  • I had the same problem, use windows device recovery tool. Then from 8.1 update to 10, the bug came with build .11 if I still remember
  • Don't worry abt windows device recovery not identifying Usb connection, it will somehow force the drivers after prompting you to reset
  • I've same problem. Hard reset can't solve this. Also recovery tool doesn't detect device. I think, we've to wait for next update.
  • Don't use Lumia recovery tool, use windows device, that's how I fixed this problem on two different phones
  • What 'windows device' to use ? im confused here sry :/
  • Lumia 730, after a build update, probable, 2 months ago, this error have started to occur, and still persists
  • Same here, and it's not the cables... I've rolled back to 8.1 for a week and this problem disappeared ( and others ones )
  • Windows device recovery tool. Try hard reset first. Settings -> about phone -> reset your phone. Or button combination for your phone. http://www.hardreset.info/devices/nokia/
  • Changing your data cable will help you.
  • Already did it, ain't working!
  • depends what phone you have.  i have a lumia 930 and i dont have those issues.
  • If it is a Desktop PC , make sure you are not connecting to the front USB ports ,  but instead make sure you connect to USB ports directly on the motherboard.   Extra front USB ports sometimes carry less power, same can go for USB hubs
  • Mine exactly the same thing, I was told to use the Lumia trouble shooter it sorts the the settings out then does a quick restart it worked 100%.
  • Fastest update alive. Running WP10 on L520 feels like Running Lolipop on Gallaxy Mini 2...
  • still stuck on 10586.29, at&t lumia 950. NO SOLUTION YET. :(
  • Buang masa jer update
  • Haha..ingtkn apa
  • Update jelahh
  • apa nak buat...update paling kecik...ko takpe la ade denim...hahahahahah
  • Ak tunggu update official untk Lumia ak nie..nak tunggu hujung februari rasa cam lama sgt..
  • Update je pun malas
  • Update nej pun malas!
  • Kinban schmilblik uga uga. Attenzione kilikila.
  • Kita tggu tgk redstone1 nnt mcm mana.. Kalau x cun jugak aq balik ke android la.. Ios mcm poyo sgt.. Emm hahah
  • Already available on AT&T Lumia 950 took less than 5 seconds to download, install, and be ready to reboot.
  • Are you in the fast ring? I have an ATT Lumia 950 but cannot join Windows insider and not getting updates. It seems to join but when I go back it starts all over.
  • Go to insider app and start update and reset phone, then go to the settings app and go to phone update and it should download 
  • I got it on my 950 AT&T phone
  • Can confirm, at$t 950 with update, working like a champ. Not to sound silly, but it actual is faster! No lag when displaying apps from memory card or apps in folders (yes, this was an issue I reported on).
  • Same impression of being faster. Apps open instantaneously.
  • HOW? I'm still stuck on .29
  • Just an preparation
  • Should hint at some looming upcoming builds. Maybe the first Redstone build for Mobile?
  • i am gonna go out on a limb and say this is to seperate windows 10 devices from windows 8.1 devices in the upcoming restone builds. Windows 10 devices will start getting builds from rs1 where the older devices will be stuck on th2 for now.
  • I guess until the rollout for the 8.1 devices that's probably the way it should be. We need to make sure it's right. Then we can go play with Redstone. So give me a TH2 build that kills some of my favorite bugs. Like Edge.
  • @Lain_S
    My thoughts exactly.
  • Redstone. And so it begins.
  • Yep.
  • So what begins? Lol
  • No RS for now. We'll be receiving cumulative update and then wait official.. will get RS to w10 devices and 8.1 devices only after installing w10 officially
  • I had to again register for Fast Ring to get the update. I seem to have to reregister each time a new update comes out.
  • If you hard reset you have to reregister your phone as it doesn't keep that configuration setup.
  • It's right now updating. I've a Lumia 535. It took like 10 seconds to download and install.
  • How is ur experience with lumia535? Im planning to buy..
  • If you're lucky enough, you wont get touch problem. So far it does very well aside from the touch problem. (mine only experiences the problem when charging)
  • Works great on lumia 535 :) practically no slow times with Win10 (obvs unless its a OS-based bug but not bcus of hardware). fast on games and apps. Recently gone to 640 as slightly faster thou but I still think 535 is still very good for Win10 :D
  • 535 with W10 works like a charm. But the touchscreen problem is sometimes there. I've heard they fixed that in new 535's, but not sure. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Go in the store you bought it and they will fix the screen issue ;)
  • Good Phone but the touch is not that great as I have heard from my friends.
  • Just make sure you download all windows phone 8.1 updates before you download 10 on 535, I'm sure there is a fix in those updates
  • I have a 535, for me it's a great phone! I miss the clearblack display, because in the situations of strong sunlight, you can't see anything and I miss a notification led too, because i had this on my alcatel onetouch idol 2 and it's nice, but everything else is ok. I'm running windows 10 (10586.63), there is just one bug that makes me really mad, some games are not working correctly, is like a black space in the bottom of the display, and the place of bottoms on display is not the place of the touch, so it make some games, like Sonic Dash, unplayable.... But no problems with any candy crush :) I was worried about the "touch problem", but never noticed something like that on mine, some say that's because i'm using a glass protection
  • Its great device and the Lumia 535 devices that are manufactured after may 2015 doesn't have touchscreen problems. Touch is very smooth
  • after installing this..everything suddenly feels faster.
  • I think that suddently is in fact the result of restart;)
  • its not a lagdroid he talking about :P
  • Yes it's a Windows phone. It's advisable to restart your phone. Posted from my Note 5
  • Naive comment. That doesn't apply anymore. Expand your horizon than stating silly names Posted via the Windows Central App for Android on my Lumia 950 XL
  • It is called the placebo effect.
  • No its not placebo. Since it was a small / minor update, I wasn't expecting anything. However it was noticeable how much more responsive the phone suddenly got, and then I read people commenting here about the same thing. Good update.
  • The update was there to prevent any early insider build updates except Lumia 550/950 and XL. :P
  • While a good guess, that stuff can be controlled on the MS Update Servers if I'm not mistaken.
  • "This update prepares devices to receive the next cumulative updates, as well as improvements to the client-side update experience." "No, cumulative updates are servicing updates to current build. e.g. 10586.63" --@GabeAul
  • Gabe specifically replied to a tweet saying that this was not the case.
  • What if this is a faux update with nothing at all new but he needed to put something out because we were hinted at something coming to the Insiders this week and it's Friday and there's nothing?  My 950XL is updating irregardless, haha. 
  • Oh, we are a cynical group. And, that was funny.
  • @Dinky89484, well I don't know about you lot but doesn't the week end on a Sunday? :P.
  • No moron, the week starts on Sunday.
  • That depends on where you live but sure, insulting is the way to go.
  • Possibly.... REMEMBER "PARTITION STITCHING"..
    .....
    LOL!!
    http://youtu.be/z3nXHAQa-gQ
  • haha that video is awesome. Hadn't seen it before now
  • +1520
  • Downloaded and done.  I'm curous about the improvement to "client-side update experience"?  I haven't really had any noticable app issues, TP-to-TP.  Lets hope this prefatory to a more substantive update early next week. 
  • The client-side update experience could definitely use an update. So many people getting stuck at 0% downloading for hours. Sometimes its because battery saver its on, but many times its not. Folks say they have to restart and hard reset their phone to finally get the update download.
  • Updated my 950XL before this 'news' broke  and will now await with eager anticipation what follows.
  • I hope this isn't specifically for Redstone... I'd rather pass on Redstone at this point, TYVM.
  • like i said i think its to prepare the new windows 10 devices to get rs1 builds and older devices to stay of the th2 builds.
  • We are rolling out updates so we can roll out updates.... So we can fix something so that we can fix W10M
  • Great there goes my battery life trying to get the download over the next several days!!!
  • Its probs like 1MB big and takes 2 second to install. If it takes you days to download this update, I think you should change your internet provider XD
  • Hey thought the Internet agreed Microsoft Mobile efforts are dead and we all decided to spend 1000€ by moving on to ios and android. ;)
  • Yes because we have no apps and no one uses Windows Phone. Ridiculous hyperbole.
  • Yea-where is Mindi B to tell us for millionth time that WP is dead?
  • We have only one month to receiving updates for non insiders.
  • Yup. Once W10M is released as a "production" build, hopefully next month, no more Insider builds like rumored "final" build 10586.71 or .75 or whatever the final insider build ends up called. So, I suppose we are moving on to Redstone on the Insider Program. Why not now? Let's go for it!
  • It probably feels faster because it migrated all your info and refreshed everything.
  • Lol
  • I don't give a **** what it does. I'm addicted to updates. Updates make me feel good.
  • Lol
  • Lol!!
  • So, I'm not the only one! Phew.
  • Lol! My name is mad cabbie, and I erm...ermm, I am a flashaholic....
  • yup, it feels like we are more addicted to the update and change in build numbers than the actual changes, LOL
  • Like Scoobie snacks
  • Like heroin :D
  • Lol
  • updating my 1520 at this very moment!! unlocked at&t in canada!
  • updating my 1520 at this very moment!! unlocked Pay as you GO in Pakistan!
  • Nice joke Microsoft they were probably doing some maintenance to their servers and they were testing them but the real news is they will release .71 build now
  • Ooo. I would like that very much. Late on a Friday?
  • its saturday here already :(
  • I have AT&T Lumia 950 on Windows Insider Fast Ring. I cannot see either .63 or this configuration update. I sense a hard reset in my future.
  • Leave the insider program then rejoin.
  • yup, i did the same, on L1520 though
  • Seems faster also when's the next mobile build release in MM:dd:yyyy:ss:mm format thanks.
  • Wow, you are patient!! I want it in ss.nn format.....
  • Well I try not to get carried away.
  • I will be happy with mm:dd:yy ;-)
  • Got it
  • Seems faster in my 730, really
  • Seems that you restarted:))
  • 625, in Greece, fast ring , updated. No noticeable changes
  • 1020 και 630, το παίρνουν τώρα. Το 950XL παραμένει στο official.
  • Βρίσκω επιτέλους Έλληνες, και σε εμένα αναβαθμίστηκε! Lumia 640
  • Άντε να γράψουμε και ελληνικά, στο windows central. Πάντως το μοναδικό πρόβλημα πριν την αναβάθμιση ήταν κάποιες φορές κολλήματα που χρειάστηκε restart. Ελπίζω να λυθούν με το πολυαναμενόμενο επίσημο update.
  • Την έκανα εγω την αναβάθμιση στο 930. Εγω πιστεύω οτι την πουσαρουν για να το βουλώσουμε και για την μπαταρία και για τιποτα άλλο.
  • ;)
  • Thank you all so much for writing in Canadian. I love it. You fcks..
  • Ok , so...we're sorry...i guess, and that's coming from a Greek-Canadian. It's just that we're so happy to find each other, we Greeks here in Windows central. Μλακα
  • we greeks... pff there are so many people here from many countries... and we greeks are the only ones that used our language...ΑΠΑΡΑΔΕΚΤΟ!
  • Don't get you steem to high. Tupper this forum thier are some alians talking. They sounded something like: Update killimikili ubunga ban mil malalak karamana....ticki pilikili tolomos.
  • Good idea. Maybe I should try to find some Swiss German friends. Gits au dütschchwyzer wo i dem forum poschted? Je me sprache umso interessanter wird die diskussion.  
  • At least , I said I was sorry. For my defense my original post was done in English.
  • Nice idea also to find some spanish friends.                          Hola mi amigos! Hay alguno que habla espanol? Porque es muy interesante hablar en espanol! ;)   
  • 640 xl dual sim card πήρε το καινούργιο update.Επιτέλους και άλλοι Έλληνες στο windows central μέχρι στιγμής μόνο έναν ήξερα..
  • Don't speak Greek in here, cause we're gonna get beaten, or something, sort or speak .
  • Will the older Lumias get a firmware update at all?
  • Yeah, somewhere in the future
  • Soon
  • Installed on my AT&T 950. Took about 15 minutes, many apps shown as pending if I swipe right... Seems slower...but still "updating" those pending apps. Anyone else get that? Contimplating a hard reset soon.
  • Tis normal for apps on sd card. Could take 30mins
  • Completley normal. Give it a few minutes to install apps.
  • It will clear up. Same happened on my AT&T 950 and the apps are fine, though I download all the apps directly to the device.
  • On the 950 its suggested to have apps go to the internal memory. It's not as buggy.
  • 640 here update installed fast. 5 mins later I get a notification asking " how satisfied am I with the battery on this build of windows 10". And somewhere in my brain wants to say not good make it better right? LOL, we humans just want more.
  • Microsoft rolls out a delay to the fast ring users :D
  • Exactly this!!!
  • Lol right Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Better than nothing
  • After system update I have an app update available for "Voicemail".
  • They pushed some fake stuff just to shut people up. Lol I'm just playing but 4real. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I agree lol
  • I speculate that others will also speculate about current speculations which have been previously speculated. But I could be wrong.
  • You're just making a wild ass guess.
  • Sounds like pure specualtion.
  • As far as i can tell, you speculate the speculations to much!
  • Speculaception Posted via the Windows Central App
  • but if you speculate the correct speculation then is that speculation no longer a speculation and is it truelt a fact.  Or did you simply speculate that the fact might be just another speculation of othe truth?
  • This speculation is legit! Now let's all speculate how 650 is made out of better matterials then the flaships. Now that's something to speculate about while speculating.
  • Ah, I wondered what that was. Alright.
  • Was going that the turn by turn Bluetooth problem might be addressed.
  • FOR PEOPEL WHO CANT UPDATE GO INTO SETTINGS UNTICK AUTOMATIC UPDATE TIME/DATE THEN SET THE DATE TO 1st JANRUARY 2016 then go back to insider program and it should be there wallaaa! happy updateing :) please make sure to like my post cheers guys :3
  • Felt like I just read a YouTube video. ;)
  • I would like posts in general on WC...if you could do that from the app
  • does this really work?
  • Everybody seems to think that this was a super fast update, but my 930 took about 18 minutes on super fast internet, al of my stupid are being re-downloaded/installed too, my phone is the special gold edition from china, maybe in getting something else here???
  • Nope;)
  • @JoRdaNeK, it's probably downloading the a random keyboard and region pack just to wind you up :P. So when it restarts it will start up in klingon or something :P.
  • My 930 2 mins tops. My old 1320 took a bit longer though, but not 5 mins
  • My 925 took 5-10 minutes after the zippy download.
  • Yay I got it yay! 
  • I came here to get excited with others ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • = -D
  • this is to remove your red stone updates set to new lumias only. lol
  • Clearly, MS thinks we're stupid.
    Duh...
  • Clearly they are right fuktard.
  • I was being sarcastic, dipshit.
  • Waw u might be right mate!
  • Mines took about 20 minutes to update, and it had like 25 things to install. I have no clue what it was. AT&T 950.
  • Lumia 830 here. I changed over from Production to Insider Fast on updates. Then, the update was found; and installed with no issues. Next, re-set the status of updates back to Production.
  • 830 updated in canada, 5-10 minutes over cellular. and yes it does seem faster
  • Whoa, in a sec