Buckle your seat belts and hit the Refresh button on your update settings. As of today, the Windows team has kicked the update process into full throttle. According to Windows whisperer, Gabe Aul, due to the upcoming US holiday, the Windows team is pushing out another build before the weekend.
Today’s Windows Insider build is number 10162. For anyone who has been keeping track, the numbering scheme tends to indicate jumps in performance and stability between builds. Over the last two days, the number leaps have been incremental. On Monday, Windows Insiders were treated to build 10158, and then on Tuesday the new build of 10159 was released. Aside from some undescribed bug fixes and a new login screen, the experience for many Insiders remained the same.
However, according to the Windows Blog, build 10162 should net Insiders a noticeable change.
“We just released Build 10159 with our new wallpaper and login UI on Tuesday, but this is a holiday weekend in the US and we thought that some of you might want to get an even fresher build on your PCs to play with over the long weekend. Build 10162 is another great one. In fact, our testing and internal telemetry metrics show it has better reliability, performance, battery life, and compatibility than any Windows 10 Insider Preview build so far.”
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) July 2, 2015
The Windows team also notes that Slow Ring users have not been forgotten, as this latest build may be a candidate for Slow Ring release with an ISO included. Stay tuned for walkthroughs, videos and screenshots for noted changes.