Windows 10 v1709 goes RTM

Overnight, Microsoft has signed off with the RTM [“Release to Manufacturing”] of Windows 10 v1709 [a.k.a. Redstone 3, Fall Creator Update].

The build is 16299.15.

The build will official start to be available to current and new users in 2 weeks [October 17th].

Like the previous releases, new systems and current Windows 10 systems that are highly compatible [i.e. almost surely to have a successful upgrade] will get first crack. Over the next while, older systems will be notified.

Of course, once available, you can always upgrade on your own.

For any reason you are at a version older than v1703, I would suggest skipping v1703 and installing v1709. If you never got notified, you may want to check the upgrade advisor when released. You may have hardware that may block you from getting further Windows 10 feature releases.

[Update 2017/10/05:] While it has gone RTMed, Microsoft is testing to verify Windows Update updates. So by October 17th, it should still be build 16299 but the sub-build [if I can call it that] will definitely increase as [for example] there will be an update for “Patch Tuesday” on the October 10th.

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