Every time we get closer to the release of a major Windows 10 update, we play the same guessing game about which Insider build will be the “RTM” build that will roll out to everyone. Well, it seems that the preview build 17763, which was released to both Fast Ring and Slow Ring Insiders last week is the one that Microsoft signed off internally.
According to Windows Central, Microsoft may release one ore more bug fixing updates for this build over the coming days, and the public rollout may happen as soon as the first week of October. Tom Warren from The Verge has been hearing something similar, hinting that Microsoft may use its upcoming Surface event on October to make the announcement
It seems Microsoft is planning to release Windows 10 October 2018 Update as build 17763 on October 2nd. Same day as the Surface event ?
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) September 26, 2018
The preview build 17763 has yet to roll out Windows Insiders on the Release Preview ring, and if this happens this week this will be a pretty good sign that the public release is now really close. In the meantime, the Windows 10 SDK Preview build 17763 was also released yesterday for app developers. The Windows 10 October 2018 update isn’t exactly a major release, but it brings some useful new features such as the Cloud Clipboard or the dark File Explorer. We’ll go more in depth once the update is generally available.Further reading: Windows 10, Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Windows Insider