Bad news for Windows Insiders hoping to try Windows 10 Redstone 4

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It’s a good time to be a Windows Insider. Microsoft is busy cramming in last minute features and changes to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (also known as Redstone 3), including rather unexpected surprises, and the builds are a lot more stable now.

A week ago, Microsoft introduced the option to bypass any future Fall Creators Updates builds and skip ahead to the Redstone 4 branch. If that sounds like something you would have liked to have done, there’s some bad news -- it’s now too late.

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Because Microsoft needs decent numbers of Insiders testing the Fall Creators Update -- this close to release -- it placed an internal limit on the number who could take advantage of the option to skip ahead, and this has now been hit.

Previously, you could select the option to 'Skip ahead to the next Windows release' on the Windows Insider Program settings screen, but if you try to do so now, you will be greeted with a message stating that 'Skip ahead is now closed.'

In fairness, that’s not really a massive deal. We likely won’t see any notable changes to the Redstone 4 branch until after the Fall Creators Update is released, and by then all Windows Insiders will begin receiving the same builds.

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