Jump some Windows to the latest build
If you are a novice to the Windows Insider programme, it would do better that you go here. But if you are not, then read on.
Recently, I was trying very hard by any means available to download the latest build — 10,074 — on to my notebook.
Since the last build, when I had WiFi at my beck and call, and now, lot of water has flown under the bridge. For sometime now, I have been lodged at a place, where my favourite broadband service is unavailable. As a result, checking for updates is impossible.
Luckily, I have a friend who has access to good broadband.
So, I went to his place and downloaded the latest build. The plan was to go through the whole process of going to my original OS, which was the 8.1 or the one before that, 7. And then, follow the whole process:
Click one of the Download links on this page to download a special file — it’s called an ISO file — that you can use to install the preview.
When the download is complete, transfer the ISO file to installation media such as a USB flash drive or DVD.
Boot your PC from the installation media, and then follow the steps to perform a clean install.
But when I brought the ISO file home, laziness swept in. So, I clicked on the ISO file and after a while, what I saw was magic — Windows 10, build 10,074 was rolling into my notebook. But, this works only if you are already on Windows 10 (I guess, any build will do). Maybe you can jump some earlier builds too.
So, that is another way of opening the Windows (to 10,074).