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Earlier this week, Microsoft accidentally made preview build 18947 of Windows 10 available to all members of the Windows Insider Program. This version had not yet been extensively tested, and was taken offline about an hour later.

The preview build appeared for each member of the Windows Insider Program, in all rings. That while the program has different levels for when someone receives a new preview. In the Fast Ring this is direct, but previews can still have a lot of bugs. Only after the preview has been extensively tested and problems have been solved, it will come to the Slow Ring.

Microsoft therefore quickly removed the update from its servers, writes ZDNet. In the meantime, however, the preview has been downloaded by an unknown number of computers as part of the Windows Insider Program.

A few hours after the preview was taken offline, the company posted a blog post on its website, especially for users who had installed the preview. In it, the company says that affected users have ten days to complete the rollback process, before this can no longer be done. How to do this and how to check if the preview is installed is described in the blog.

Installing Feature Update

The error is also a warning about unwanted updates that are ready for installation and how to react to them. For example, Windows 10 does not automatically restart when a feature update is downloaded. Users are given the option to do this directly or to schedule it.

However, an option to cancel the update is not clearly available. However, this is possible by clicking on the button to pause the update. All waiting updates will then disappear. In this case, a break of seven days was sufficient.

During this time it is also possible to click on the Resume button, to see if other updates have been added and to install them. Updates can also be paused for more than a week, using the advanced options. The maximum pause time is 35 days.

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