How to Enable Skip Ahead Build on Windows 10 20H1

Microsoft rolls out Skip Ahead Insider Build for Windows 10 Build 20H1 for its users. Today, in this article, we will talk about how to enable this Skip Ahead prior to Rs_PRERELEASE of 20H1 (Fast Ring). This will help you to get the next release of Windows 10 directly on your System.

This drop-down selection is pretty easy to enable on your PC and avoid the persistence of Boring update. As you are aware that, 19H1 update will soon get the release, Company is trying to launch 20H1 Build for Insiders along with Skip Ahead. We are going to discuss two different ways i.e. Settings and Registry Editor to install Skip Ahead Insider Build on Windows 10 Build 20H1.

RECOMMENDED: Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18836 along with Skip Ahead

How to Enable Skip Ahead feature on Windows 10 Build 20H1

Here, in this article, we will discuss two ways on how to enable Skip Ahead feature on Windows 10 20H1. They are-

  1. Using Settings
  2. Using Registry Editor

Note: To get this, you have to sign in as Administrator on Windows Insider Fast ring.

1. Enable Skip Ahead on Windows 10 using Settings

At first, press Win+I hotkey together to open Settings.

Here, select Update & Security Category followed by Windows Insider Program from the left column.

Switch to the corresponding right pane and choose the running Ring (Fast) under  Pick your Insider settings.

Windows 10 Build 20H1

Henceforth activate the Radio button Skip ahead then come back to the current window.

When the task is finished, close all opened apps and enjoy Skip Ahead feature on your Insider Build.

2. Enable Skip Ahead on Windows 10 using Registry Editor

In case the above method fails to enable Skip Ahead feature on Windows 10, you can get the same with the help of Registry Editor. Here are the steps-

Step 1: Jointly press Windows key & R to launch the Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type regedit in the blank box thereafter hit Enter.

Step 3: If the UAC prompt appears up, click Yes to access the Registry window.

Step 4: Navigate to the path mentioned below (see the snapshot)-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\Applicability

Enable Skip Ahead Build

Step 5: On the right pane, double click on the Content-Type and set its value to Skip Ahead.

Step 6: Succeeding after, open Fast Ring string again and enter Skip on its data field.

In case you are not able to reach to the above-specified path, navigate to below destination and do as written below-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Selection
UIBranch string value
external = Skip ahead
UIContentType string value
Skip = Skip ahead
UIRing string value
WIF = Skip ahead

Step-7: Once the above steps are followed successfully, close Registry Editor and reboot your system.

Hope this will help you to get Skip Ahead feature on your PC easily, thus allowing you to have next Windows Update.

Download Build

  • When you sign in again into the Windows Device, navigate to this path and check for pending updates for your System.
Settings->Update & Security->Windows Update
  • This will automatically download the build if available for you on Skip Ahead.
  • It is quite possible that when you install Skip Ahead Build on your System, Registry too will revert back to Slow or Fast ring. If that’s the case, you have to apply the changes again on the editor.

Note: This article is not meant for those who are already in Skip Ahead Ring rather only access the same on your Windows 10 current build.

Few Things to take care off before choosing Skip Ahead

A Skip Ahead feature will make your PC less stable as well as not much reliable. Bear in mind, if system smoothness is all you want, Skip Ahead is not for you. Therefore, don’t go for it instead just wait for the Fast ring to appear as RS_PRERELEASE.

Microsoft too requires Windows Insiders in the Fast ring so as to receive feedback on different issues. This will help them in bringing Windows 10 RS6 available to users. There is a upper limit on how many Windows Insiders can get this Skip Ahead on their System.

Once the limit is reached, there will be a message on flight settings page displaying that Skip Ahead for Windows 10 20H1 is now closed.

That would be all for now!