Windows 10 build 10061 available for download, but it’s a build you can’t install

A new build of Windows 10 spaces Redmond.

Windows 10 build 10061

The ESD files for Windows 10 build 10061 leaks, but it’s not exactly a build you can install, unless you’re a Microsoft employee. This time it appears that a new build of Windows 10 has scaped from Redmond’s headquarters from the actual Windows Update servers.

Anyone can download build 10061 through the Microsoft’s servers, but the ESD file containing all the installation files is encrypted using an RSA key, which is not the same key offered in the official public previews of the operating system; therefore it’s impossible to install the private build if you don’t have the proper key to open the files.

Windows 10 desktop with open Start menu (yellow)

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The same build appeared several days ago to users directly from Windows Update, however users couldn’t download or install the new build.

Although, it’s just a matter of time before we start seeing the build 10061 available for download on files sharing and torrent sites, but again, it will no matter as the decryption key isn’t available to the public.

Nevertheless, we’re getting closer to Microsoft’s BUILD conference and we hope the software giant will share more information about Windows 10 and may be we’ll know when a new build will be arriving.

Update: Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 10061, here is what’s new and how to download the latest bits.

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