Earlier this month, Microsoft confirmed that it is almost at the end of the development of Windows 10 Redstone 5 - the upcoming version of the desktop operating system slated for an October release. After almost five months, the company has finally dropped the ISO images for Windows 10 Insiders who have been testing this upcoming version of Windows 10.
Since March 27 when the company released Windows 10 Redstone 4 ISO images, Microsoft is today dropping the first ISO images of the Windows 10 version that has been under development for nearly six months. Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO files are available for the following builds:
- Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO files for build 17713
- Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO file for build 17127
- Windows 10 Build 17115 ISO file
The company is currently on Redstone 5 build 17723 and concurrently testing 2019 Windows edition with build 18204.
Microsoft said that the Windows 10 Insider Preview option now includes these editions: Home, Pro, Education, and Home Single Language. However, looking at the available options, we can currently only see Home, Enterprise, and Home China. You can head over to this link and choose the correct file from the drop-down menu to download the ISO file.
To be able to download the above files, you will first need to follow these steps to get yourself enrolled in the Windows Insider Program. [Windows Insiders can directly download the Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO files from the above link]
- Sign up for the Windows Insider Program (click here).
- Make sure your machine meets the system requirements.
After this, you can download the ISO file, move it to an installation media like a USB flash drive or DVD and boot your PC from this installation media to perform a clean install. Remember, while the Redstone 5 has been moved from RS_PRERELEASE branch to RS5_RELEASE and is nearing the end of development, it's still a work-in-progress and shouldn't be tested on a daily driver.