Microsoft pauses all Windows 10 Preview builds for PC in preparation for Unified Update Platform

After releasing Windows 10 Preview build 14977 for mobile earlier this week, Microsoft has updated its announcement post to state that Windows 10 PC Preview builds on the Fast and Slow rings are now paused.

We are getting ready to start releasing PC builds to Insiders using UUP. To prepare for this, we are going to pause all PC builds for both the Fast and Slow rings starting this evening (Friday 12/2). We will begin flighting the latest builds via UUP starting with our internal rings first then to Insiders based on each ring’s promotion criteria. We’re excited to be able to release builds for PC to Insiders using UUP! Mobile builds are not impacted by this.

Microsoft is gearing up to release its Unified Update Platform on to Windows 10 PCs, after its introduction to Windows 10 Mobile previously. The Unified Update Platform (UUP) allows updates to only download the changes that have been made, rather than downloading the entire Operating System each time – wasting bandwidth and causing the update process to take much longer than necessary.

The first builds with UUP in are being flighted via Microsoft’s internal rings to begin with, before being pushed out to Windows Insiders. There is no set date on when new builds will begin being pushed again. Windows 10 Mobile builds will still be rolled out as normal.

Windows 10 Mobile builds will still be rolled out as normal.

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