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Windows 10's new preview program is for cautious types

The Release Preview ring is a safer, slower peek at the future.


As nice as the Windows Insider program is for getting a peek at upcoming features, it's not for everyone -- even the "slow" ring can be risky on a device you depend on. Microsoft has a compromise you might prefer, however. It's introducing a Release Preview ring that lets you stick to a polished Windows 10 release (desktop or mobile) while getting early access to updates for hardware drivers, Microsoft apps and the operating system itself. You'll still be ahead of the curve, but not so far ahead that you're likely to run into showstopping bugs. If that sounds like the right blend of caution and cutting edge adoption, you can choose the ring today.

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