Windows 10 build 9879 almost ready for slow ring participants, will arrive with new bug fixes
Microsoft announced not too long ago that the recently released Windows Technical Preview build would be sent out to those in the slow ring soon, and will arrive with a number of bug fixes to help stabilize the operating system. The company claims that crash data from those in the fast ring has helped Microsoft in identifying the many problems this build suffered from.
It’s currently unclear how the bug fix will be applied to the slow ring, whether it will be included with the actual upgrade process or released as a separate hotfix via Windows Update remains to be seen. For those who downloaded the build in the fast ring, we assume the bug fix will be delivered to you too via Windows Update.
We’re almost ready to push 9879 out to the #WindowsInsiders Slow ring, but are waiting to publish a bugcheck hotfix concurrently. Soon.
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) November 19, 2014
It’s unclear when Microsoft plan on pushing out the build for slow ring participants, however we have a feeling that it will be very soon. Microsoft promised that with the release of the build to the slow ring, ISO’s would be made available for clean installation. Let’s hope they stick to their word.
For those that did not know, you can switch between Slow and Fast ring updates in PC Settings > Update and Recovery > Preview Builds. Everyone is on the slow ring, by default. If you want to see the build right as it comes available, you will want to be on the fast ring. If you want to wait a bit and let major bugs get fixed before you install the build, wait for the slow ring.
In this case, Windows 10 build 9879 was released to those on the fast ring not too long ago, and has since been identified to have some issues that need to be resolved. Luckily, those on the slow ring will be receiving this build with less issues or bugs to worry about.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 10