If you install Windows 10 build 9888, you are still included in the Insider release cycle

If you are part of the Windows Insider program, you know the drill by now. When a new build is released, you head to the settings app and download your new version of Windows 10. Microsoft has now pushed out three pre-release versions of Windows 10 and so far, the sailing has been relatively smooth.

But, earlier this week, build 9888 leaked and we began to wonder how this would impact the Insider release cadence that Microsoft is currently using for Windows 10. After a bit of digging around, we can confirm that if you install 9888, this will not remove you from the release cycle. It is important to note that even though you will still get the next build that is released, the upgrade path from 9888 to the next release will not be tested.

This means that the upgrade path from 9888 to the new build will be in uncharted waters which could present new issues. And with any unofficial release, don't expect it to get any patches either. It is worth pointing out that our install of 9888 is quite buggy too.

We have been covering all of the new features that shipped with the latest build of Windows 10 and if you need a refresher, you can check all of our coverage here. If you happen to find something that we have not covered yet, make sure to send us a tip. Or, if you are having issues with your install, you can get help in our forums here.

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