Windows 10 Update Build 10586.682 Released for Anniversary Update Non-eligible Devices

Windows 10 Update for Threshold 2 Build 10586.682 released today

An off bit of news has just come our way. For all mobile devices that are not eligible for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft seems to have released a new update build called 10586.682, which should be rolling out to all devices on Threshold 2. Some devices are already getting the update notification as I write this article.

What is Windows 10 Threshold 2?

Threshold 2 is nothing but the codename for Windows 10 version 10.0.10586.0 ( that was first released for PC and mobile users on November 12, 2015 – almost exactly a year ago. The first version on this update was Version 1511. It was the first Windows 10 version to be released to device manufacturers, so it was dubbed an RTM build –  or Released to Manufacturers.

This subsequently evolved into Version 1607, or the Anniversary Update, after several iterations that ended with Build 10586.318, which basically allowed UWP games and apps to use third-party features. However, there were several older devices that were not eligible for the Anniversary Update, so they had to stay on Threshold 2. What Microsoft is rolling out now is the next build for this version of Windows 10.

What’s New in Build 10586.682?

Considering that Microsoft is yet to make an announcement about this build but has already started rolling it out as of today, it’s likely to be a cumulative update that brings a bunch of security patches, bug fixes and minor cosmetic changes for Threshold 2 devices.

If your device is already on the Anniversary Update or at least eligible for it, you won’t be offered this particular build. It is primarily for older devices that can’t get on the Anniversary Update.

Also, remember that you have to be on the Insider program to get the update. Unfortunately, there’s no way to get on 10586 now unless you force-updated it when it came out last year, but those already on the main build should be getting the update very soon if they haven’t already got it yet. Quite a few of our users have already installed it on their Lumia 920 and 1020, so we know it’s definitely out.

Thanks, Microsoft, for not forgetting about us 10586ers!

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