Latest Windows 10 build updates system version to 1607, signals Anniversary Update release

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

With a little more than a month until the Anniversary Update, Microsoft slowly transforms Windows 10 with every new Preview build. The latest release, build 14361 for Windows 10 Preview, introduced one interesting change that demonstrates that Windows 10 is almost Anniversary Update-ready .

If you dig into the latest Preview build’s system information, you’ll notice that its version number was changed from 1511 to 1607, the number of the Anniversary Update. With this, it’s safe to say that build 14361 is a real Redstone build, even if it didn’t introduce any major features.

To check your system version, go to Settings > System > About.

Will Microsoft repeat a Threshold 2 scenario?

The new version number clearly shows us that the Anniversary Update is in its final stage of development and that Microsoft should meet its deadline of July 29th. However, we can’t for sure say that everything will go as smoothly as users are hoping.

Even the latest Windows 10 Preview build, and the first build with the Anniversary Update version number, contains a big number of issues and bugs. Of course, people will say it’s normal in the Preview version of the system and they’re right, but what if Microsoft doesn’t manage to polish everything before the update is released?

As a reminder, the November update for Windows 10 gave many users headaches due to a huge number of problems. So, if Microsoft doesn’t focus on fixing all present issues from the Anniversary Update Preview builds, we can easily end up with another troublesome update — something neither Microsoft nor users want.

But not everything is lost for the Anniversary Update. Microsoft has a solid amount of time to work on all its possible issues and get everything in its place for the premiere. Because of that, we don’t expect Microsoft to release any notable new features in the coming Preview builds but instead focus on enhancing the system.

Tell us in the comments below: What do you expect from the Anniversary Update? Will Microsoft release yet another buggy update or it will be different this time?

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