Windows 10: How can I upgrade to a Windows Insider build that might not necessarily be the *latest*?

Discus and support How can I upgrade to a Windows Insider build that might not necessarily be the *latest*? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; TL;DR - How I can make my computer be on Win 10 Insider build 18945, coming from either 18362 or 18950. So, I've been playing with Windows Subsystem... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by samsepi01, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. samsepi01 Win User

    How can I upgrade to a Windows Insider build that might not necessarily be the *latest*?


    TL;DR - How I can make my computer be on Win 10 Insider build 18945, coming from either 18362 or 18950.


    So, I've been playing with Windows Subsystem Linux (WSL) for a little bit now, and recently read about WSL 2 so I had to check it out. The way to install the new version is by upgrading to a Windows Insider build. I was on build number 18362.267 , and I read that I needed to be on at least build number 18917 or higher. No big deal. I just went to the Windows settings and set up to get the "Fast" track for the newest preview builds. This put me on build number 18950.


    At this point I thought all was good, and went on to mess with WSL to get version 2. After a few failed attempts, I ended up just deleting all my distros, and redownloaded from the store. Set distro version to 2 and everything. But I just could not get into a shell. There seems to be a bug in this build that makes WSL essentially unusable. My problem appears to be the same as mentioned here: https://github.com/microsoft/WSL/issues/4371so at least they are aware of it.


    Anyways, back to my main question point. Someone in that github issue mentioned downgrading to build number 18945, but I just cannot find how to upgrade/downgrade to a specific build number. None of the Slow/Fast/etc insider paths seem to provide the updates I need when checking and rebooting and all that jazz. Am I just missing something obvious here?


    Thanks in advance for any assistance

    :)
     
    samsepi01, Aug 7, 2019
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  2. MrGenius Win User

    Windows 10 RTM/Build 10240 now available for Insiders

    Insiders in the fast and slow rings are now being distributed the latest Windows 10 RTM (build 10240).

    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwi...-for-windows-insiders-in-fast-and-slow-rings/

    But for those wanting to expedite the upgrade, and/or download the latest build in iso form, it can be downloaded for free from the following link.

    http://getintopc.com/softwares/oper...-pro-build-10240-iso-32-64-bit-free-download/

    Don't forget to check out the activation steps found here:

    Spoiler slmgr /ipk W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX
    slmgr /skms kms.xspace.in
    slmgr /ato

    Windows 10 Enterprise - NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43B8YKP-D69TJ
    Windows 10 Home - TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99
    Windows 10 Professional - W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX

    use the key you need for the build and run those lines in cmd to activate

    activation
    I suggest running those commands as administrator. Just in case.

    Enjoy!
     
    MrGenius, Aug 7, 2019
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  3. Naresh_K Win User
    Not able to upgrade to the latest build: Windows Insider preview.

    Hi Madan,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    The reason you are not able to upgrade the insider build to latest is that you might have skipped some builds (as you have not updated it from last 3 months) as such it is greyed out. You can download the build manually and
    then perform In-place upgrade.



    You will be delighted to know that the download is free. Click here to download the latest version of Windows insider preview:
    Windows Insider Preview Downloads. Once the file is downloaded, just click on the
    setup file and follow the on-screen prompts.



    If you want to stop using Windows 10 Insider Preview and return to your previous version of Windows, you'll need to reinstall your previous version from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC—typically a
    DVD. If you don't have recovery media, you might be able to create recovery media from a recovery partition on your PC using software provided by your PC manufacturer. If the recovery partition is not available, then you can download the normal Windows setup
    by clicking here: Download Windows 10 and follow the steps provided by Paul provided:
    How to Clean Install Windows 10 on a PC Step-by-Step
    Guide
    .

    Hope this helps.
     
    Naresh_K, Aug 7, 2019
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  4. How can I upgrade to a Windows Insider build that might not necessarily be the *latest*?

    Lost activation after upgrading to latest Insider preview build: 0xC004C003 error

    Try reinstall Windows 10 Pro 1511, make sure it is activated, then join the Windows 10 Insider Preview again.

    Step 1:
    How to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Step 2:
    How to: Perform a clean install of Windows 10


    If you have problems activating, contact chat support:

    Activate Your Windows 10 License via Microsoft Chat Support

    Make a backup:


    Proceed to upgrade to the latest build:

    How
    to install the latest Windows 10 build
     
    Andre Da Costa, Aug 7, 2019
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