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Dealing with the Fallout from an Accidental Windows Insider Build Release

Yesterday, a build for Windows 10 was accidentally released through all Windows Insider rings, but also some public PCs that are not even part of the Windows Insider program.

Without going into great detail about the cause of the failure, Dona Sarkar, has now posted an apology along with steps to recover if it installed.

A note about the unintentional release of builds today

The steps included are for both mobile devices and PCs, but essentially…

  • Mobile users will need to use the Windows Device Recovery Tool to wipe the phone and start over. Those who haven’t yet installed the update still need to perform a device reset in the phone’s system settings.
  • PC users who received the update will need to set the system back to a known working state.


Dona says that those who received the build but were not part of the Windows Insider program can just ignore it. The build will only install on PCs that are part of the Windows Insider program.

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