Your Windows 10 Build Won’t Boot After April 30th, Resolve the Issue Now

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As the final release date of the final Windows 10 build is approaching, Microsoft is releasing some preview or the other each week. These previews have an expiry date and they are valid just for few months.

Recently Microsoft posted a list of past Windows 10 builds and the expiry dates after which they will stop booting. According to Microsoft, you will start receiving warning of license expiry two weeks before the due date. With this, your system will start rebooting automatically every 3 hours.

At the final stage, your computer will not boot anymore and you won’t be able to use your system for any purpose. You will need to download the new ISO file from a different computer and install the new build.

Build number Expiration warnings begin License expiration date Windows will stop booting
9841 4/2/15 4/15/15 4/30/15
9860 4/2/15 4/15/15 4/30/15
9879 4/2/15 4/15/15 4/30/15
9926 9/17/15 10/1/15 10/15/15
10041 9/17/15 10/1/15 10/15/15
10049 9/17/15 10/1/15 10/15/15

The list tells that builds 9841, 9860 and 9879 will stop booting after April 30th. Builds 9926, 10041 and 10049 will behave just the same after October 15.

Microsoft writes that if you are using an older Windows 10 preview build – it’s likely that Windows Update didn’t work and failed to install automatically. To resolve this problem, you need to download the latest ISO file from the link given below:

https://windows.microsoft.com/preview-iso-update

After this file is downloaded, you need to mount the ISO file and launch the setup.

Stay tuned with fossBytes for technology news and more on Windows 10.

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]

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