Microsoft moves to new Windows development cycle with major release every three years, feature drops in between


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Microsoft is shifting to a new engineering schedule for Windows which will see the company return to a more traditional three-year release cycle for major versions of the Windows client, while simultaneously increasing the output of new features shipping to the current version of Windows on the market.

The news comes just a year after the company announced it was moving to a yearly release cadence for new versions of Windows. According to my sources, Microsoft now intends to ship “major” versions of the Windows client every three years, with the next release currently scheduled for 2024, three years after Windows 11 shipped in 2021.

This means that the originally planned 2023 client release of Windows (codenamed Sun Valley 3) has been scrapped, but that's not the end of the story. I’m told that with the move to this new development schedule, Microsoft is also planning to increase the output of new features rolling out to users on the latest version of Windows.

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If there's any truth to the rumors, I can't wait to find out what the hardware requirements are going to be for Windows 12.
Usually they keep the requirements really low but will it run reasonable on this specs. Highly not!
 

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If there's any truth to the rumors, I can't wait to find out what the hardware requirements are going to be for Windows 12.
Especially since core keeps telling me all of my Logitech drivers are problematic on one machine and not the other.
 
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I'm already running 22H2 Insider Preview, so I guess I don't need to check. :cool:
had multiple insider builds and i had issue not being able to upgrade window the updates they just reset and it just says download and install again in a loop when they come to 100% tried everything from resetting windows update to manually installing through DISM had enough of in place upgrades when updates come so i just went to previous stable build sadge
 

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had multiple insider builds and i had issue not being able to upgrade window the updates they just reset and it just says download and install again in a loop when they come to 100% tried everything from resetting windows update to manually installing through DISM had enough of in place upgrades when updates come so i just went to previous stable build sadge
When I have problems that bad, I generally do a clean install to get rid of any "cooties" that come along for the ride. Most of the time I don't have any problems.
 

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When I have problems that bad, I generally do a clean install to get rid of any "cooties" that come along for the ride. Most of the time I don't have any problems.
Stable build funny enough works fine with updates i just dont want install everything from zero.. wish there is a feature for restoring apps on clean install or app that can do that..
 

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Stable build funny enough works fine with updates i just dont want install everything from zero.. wish there is a feature for restoring apps on clean install or app that can do that..
There is, but one of the better gurus should instruct you. @Bree?
 

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had multiple insider builds and i had issue not being able to upgrade window the updates they just reset and it just says download and install again in a loop when they come to 100% tried everything from resetting windows update to manually installing through DISM had enough of in place upgrades when updates come so i just went to previous stable build sadge
The Insider Release Preview Channel is the most stable build, and has the advantage that you can step out of receiving Insider updates and wait for the public build to catch up and overtake you.
When I have problems that bad, I generally do a clean install to get rid of any "cooties" that come along for the ride. Most of the time I don't have any problems.
The Dev Channel is the least stable and may test feature that never make it into the stable RTM build. There is always a risk of needing to start over with a clean install.
Stable build funny enough works fine with updates i just dont want install everything from zero.. wish there is a feature for restoring apps on clean install or app that can do that..
There is, but one of the better gurus should instruct you. @Bree?
There are apps that can save and transfer your installed apps to a new machine, but they are invariably paid-for apps, or free but limited to moving just a few programs. I don't use them, preferring to make sure I keep at least one system image I can go back to if needed.

@dalchina has used them, though he tends to post more frequently over on Ten Forums.

He often mentions these:

 

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i had issue not being able to upgrade window the updates they just reset and it just says download and install again in a loop when they come to 100% tried everything from resetting windows update to manually installing through DISM
An in-place repair upgrade my help fix this while keeping all your installed apps. You'll need to use an ISO for the same build you are currently running.

 

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    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

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There is, but one of the better gurus should instruct you. @Bree?

An in-place repair upgrade my help fix this while keeping all your installed apps. You'll need to use an ISO for the same build you are currently running.

that preview builds were all in place upgrades from 22622.169 to 440.. and always had issues installing updates and it was some generic error that everyone has which is fixed by resetting windows update but it just didnt work for me.. even installing SSU and CAB through DISM gave same error with SFC and DISM not giving any errors from scanhealth/restorehealth to component cleanup it was weird
 

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