Microsoft indeed bestowed consumers with something special with free Windows 10, but some bugs have kept some from even trying to upgrade. The company continues to put out Windows 10 updates, and they are also producing Redstone to counter some of these bugs. This is the latest news on Windows 10 Updates, Bugs, and How to Download Redstone.
Gotta Be Mobile reports that Microsoft is working on Windows 10 Redstone, and this is a rumored software update that matches the names of the updates that Microsoft is providing to members of its Windows Insider Program. Windows 10 Redstone is for notebooks, desktops, tablets, and 2-in-1s like the Surface Pro series. There is also the Windows 10 Mobile update for Windows phones as well as the updates on the Xbox One.
Those that took advantage of the free Windows offer are Redstone eligible, but Microsoft has said very little about it. The only reason it is known is because Windows Insiders were getting early versions of the operating system in early January. New versions don't contain any new features because Microsoft is working on foundation changes.
For those that want to try out Windows Redstone for yourself, it can be downloaded as a beta version with the Microsoft Windows Insider program. These updates are not intended for general consumption, but testers are encouraged to provide feedback and flag up issues. The biggest complaints about Windows 10 are the number of bugs.
The International Business Times details how to get Redstone on your Windows device. Go to the Windows 10 Insider page and register using a Microsoft account. Then log in on a PC already running Windows 10 with that same account. Go into "Settings", then "Privacy" and "Feedback and Diagnostics". Set "Diagnostic Usage Data" to "Full" or "Enhanced" if it isn't already.
As you stay within the "Settings" application, go to "Update and Security", and then "Windows Update" with "Advanced Options", then "Get Insider Builds". Hit "Get Started" and just follow the instructions and soon your PC will restart.
After your Windows PC has restarted, the user can choose how frequently to receive updates from the same Windows Update advanced options page. It is described as two "rings", with the fast ring for those that want the latest and greatest features. Choosing the fast ring could result in the chance of more bugs, so be prepared to take that risk. The slow ring receives the same updates.
In addition to that setup, Microsoft also offers a special "Insider Hub" application in order to get the latest Windows 10 beta news. If it is not installed, go to the "Settings" app, then "System", then "Apps and Features", then "Manage Optional Features, and go to the "Add A Feature" scroll until you find "Insider Hub" and hit Install.
For those looking for Windows updates in general, WCCF Tech reports that a Windows 10 PC Cumulative Build 10586.104 is out. This is the third cumulative update this year, and these updates are separate from the preview builds that Windows 10 Insider members receive.