Microsoft apologises after confidential and internal Windows 10 builds leaked

Nichole Vega
June 3, 2017

Sarkar adds that the said builds only made their way to a "small portion of folks" out of the very large 500 million users running Windows 10 at the moment. For those who want to roll back to the previous release, there is 10-day window to do so. If Windows 10 testers installed the mobile build it forced phones into a reboot loop and bricked the device.

On PC, build 16212 from the rs_edge_case branch was released, and on Mobile, build 16212 from the rs_iot, rs_xbox and rs_devices branches were released. After learning about the inconvenience that the accidental release has caused to some users, Sarkar apologized by saying, "We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for being a Windows Insider".

"For those who received one of these builds on your devices - Microsoft has issued the following advice".

This build was never meant to go out to Windows Insiders and may include issues that impact the usability of your PC - more so than the normal builds we give you.

If your device has downloaded the update but it is yet to be installed, you can change the active hours to delay the update.

For anyone who isn't familiar with the Windows Insider Program: It's an opt-in program that offers early access to upcoming versions of Windows 10, with the caveat being that these pre-release builds aren't as stable as official updates. If we find any results that are different from before, we'll keep you updated. "We will not be releasing new builds to any of the rings this week", Microsoft added. It was also confirmed that the new feature does not need to connect to a Windows 10 PC tin order to experience a complete intelligent speaker. The previous legitimate build can be rolled back to via Settings Update & security Recovery, but that will only work if you haven't deleted previous Windows installation files (achieved by running Disk Cleanup). So, it's advised to put your device on flight mode to prevent the automatic download until Microsoft pulls off Build 16212 from their servers.

Windows Insider PCs got off easy.

If this has happened to you, then you'll need to use the Windows Device Recovery Tool to get your smartphone operational again, with instructions provided in Sarkar's blog post.

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