Complete list of Windows Insider builds released after the Spring / April Creators Update and what happens when a build reaches its expiration date

Summary: This list also includes the first few Insider builds released after the Fall Creators Update.

For a complete list of builds released after the Fall Creators update see:

Complete list of Windows Insider builds released after the Fall Creators Update and how to check what your build is currently installed

Note that the version number (for build 299) is 1709 which will be the version number for the Fall Creators update which was release on 10/17/2017.

The expiration dates for Windows 10 Insider builds vary by the build number.  The table below summarizes the expiration dates for each of the builds Microsoft has released so far.  (Per Microsoft: Dates are subject to change.).

Note: If you want information on when a build is released to the "Slow Ring" I suggest you use Twitter to "Follow": Dona Sarkar and   

You can also check Wikipedia for Slow ring information:

For builds released before the Creators Update (Build 9814 released on 10/01/14) up to and including the Creators Update read this Forum Article:



Build             Release           Expiration                 License                Windows will

number          date                warnings                  expiration            stop booting

                                                  begin                     date   

===>   04/05/17  Windows 10 Creators Update "Seeker edition released" 

===>   04/11/17  Windows 10 Creators Update (Build 15063 Version 1703) General availability to public 

16170           04/07/17            05/01/17                  05/15/17                 05/29/17     What’s new

16176           04/14/17            05/01/17                  05/15/17                 05/29/17     What’s new

16179           04/19/17            11/20/17                  12/04/17                 12/18/17     What’s new

16184           04/28/17            11/20/17                  12/04/17                 12/18/17     What’s new

Build 16184 failed to install multiple times. See note #1

16188           05/04/17            11/20/17                  12/04/17                 12/18/17     What’s new

16193           05/11/17            11/20/17                  12/04/17                 12/18/17     What’s new

16199           05/17/17            11/20/17                  12/04/17                 12/18/17     What’s new

XXXXX          06/01/17            Note: unintentional release:                                       More Info

                “this build was never intended to go out to Windows Insiders”

16215           06/07/17            11/20/17                  12/04/17                 12/18/17     What’s new

           Build 16215 failed to install multiple times. See Note #2                                                               

16226           06/21/17            11/20/17                  12/04/17                 12/18/17     What’s new

           Build 16226 failed to install multiple times. See Note #3

16232           06/28/17            11/20/17                  12/04/17                 12/18/17     What’s new

16237           07/07/17            11/20/17                  12/04/17                 12/18/17     What’s new

16241           07/13/17            11/20/17                  12/04/17                 12/18/17     What’s new

16251           07/26/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

16257           08/02/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

16273           08/23/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

16275           08/25/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

16278           08/29/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

16281           09/01/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

16288           09/12/17           *See Note #4                                                               What’s new

                                         Also there apparently is no expiration for build 16288

16291           09/19/17            There apparently is no expiration for build 16291     What’s new

16294           09/20/17            There apparently is no expiration for build 16294     What’s new

16296           09/22/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

16299           09/26/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

16299.15      10/02/17             There is no expiration for this build                           What’s new

17017           10/13/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

17025           10/25/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

17035           11/08/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

Note: Build 17035, Due to a bug that causes PCs with AMD processors to bugcheck during upgrading to current builds,

we are blocking PCs with AMD processors from receiving this build.

We are investigating and working to fix so we can remove this block.

17040           11/16/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

17046           11/22/17            06/18/18                  07/02/18                 07/16/18     What’s new

To view the Version, Build number Expiration date type: 

1) Winver.exe  in the Search box and tap the 'Enter' key

2) or Win + R keys and type: winver.exe and tap the 'Enter' key

For Activation Status: Open a command prompt or Power Shell and enter:  slmgr  /xpr  and tap the 'Enter' key

For additional information on the Edition and other information, right click on the Start icon and select 'System'

========================= Notes ====================================

1) Build 16184 repeatedly failed to install 4 times.

1st try) Windows 10 error code 0x80070002

(Did not solve the problem)

2nd try) Windows 10 error code 0x80070003

(Did not solve the problem)

3rd try) 0x80004005 No solution worked.
4th try) 0x8007000d No solution found.

Solution: I rolled back / restored build 16179 to the previous build 16176. Then upgraded again to build 16179 and then successfully upgrade to build 16184.

2) Can not upgrade to build 16215 from build 16199. Fails multiple times with error code 0x80070643 and rolls back to build 16199. Solution was to download .ISO for build 16193, create installation media, save any important data files, then perform a "Clean Install" and then upgrade / install build 16215.

3) Could not upgrade to build 16226 from build 16215. Fails multiple times with "No" error code. Downloads, installs but after clicking the "Restart" button goes back to build 16215. Solution was to download .ISO for build 16193, create installation media, save any important data files, then perform a "Clean Install" and then upgrade / install build 16226.

4) Could not upgrade to build 16288 on 09/12/17. Error message reads: An update is being prepared for your device, but it's not quite ready yet.

    We'll keep trying or you can try again later.  (Was able to download and install on 9/13 at about 5:30PM EDT)


Expiration warnings:

Approximately 2 weeks before a build’s license expires, you will start getting warnings that this build will expire and that you should update to the most recent build.

Backup any important data:

Save your files to a Flash/Thumb drive or external USB drive as once the Windows 10 Preview reaches the date when it stops booting you will no be able to access them.

License expiration date:

When the build reaches the license expiration date, the system will automatically reboot every three hours (actually more than ten minutes short of 3 hours). If you should be away from the computer when this happens, any open applications and the information they contains will be lost when the system reboots.

Windows will stop booting date:

This is what you can expect to see when power on the computer and you attempt to load Windows.

Pressing the Enter key or the F8 option or rebooting will do you no good. It’s an endless loop back to the same error message.


Additional Forum articles you may want to read:

Windows 10 - Fall Creators Update - How to get it now

How to use Microsoft's Download web site to download an official Windows 10 ISO file, create installation media and activate Windows 10

Windows 10 - How to tell what type of Activation I have, Digital Entitlement / Digital License or Product key

How to re-install Windows 10 without a product key (Digital License / Entitlement)

How to dual boot Windows 10 and Windows 7 after you upgraded to Windows 10 or have purchased a new Windows 10 PC


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