Windows 10 build 17107 now available in the Fast ring - here's what's new

Microsoft released Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 17107 to the Fast ring today. The new build contains minimal front-facing changes, which is a big departure from what we've seen in recent previews. This is, of course, to be expected as we draw closer to the RTM build, which is only a few weeks away at this point.

Here's what's new today:

Windows Update Improvements

Keeping PCs Up-to-date: In an effort to prevent PCs from becoming out of date, we are introducing a change in behavior to Windows Update that is designed to be more proactive at keeping PCs updated. In RS4, now when Windows Update scans, downloads, and installs on a PC with AC power – it will prevent the PC from going to sleep when it is not in active use, for up to 2 hours when receiving an update in order to give Windows Update more opportunity to succeed. If you are not seeing this new behavior, let us know by sending in feedback via Feedback Hub.

Last week's build, 17101, saw the version number finally change from 1709 to 1803, indicating that Redstone 4 is still scheduled to be finalized in March. General availability will likely follow in April.

Another thing that's worth noting is that there will be no Skip Ahead build this week. For those that opted into Skip Ahead, Microsoft released build 17604 last week, the first public preview of Redstone 5.

For now, we can expect Fast ring builds to roll out more frequently, as the team focuses more on bug fixes instead of new features. We'll also likely see a new Slow ring build soon, as there haven't been many from the Redstone 4 branch. In fact, there have only been two - builds 17025 and 17074 - and only 17025 has been released as a downloadable ISO.

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