Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 no longer prevents Windows 10 for Phones preview from loading

Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 no longer prevents Windows 10 for Phones preview from loading
According to a tweet from Gabe Aul, General Manager OSG Data and Fundamentals at Microsoft, a problem that prevented some Windows Phone 8.1 users from receiving the Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview has been cleared up. Aul's message tells Windows Phone users that if they have been stymied in trying to load the preview, another attempt should allow it to be downloaded and installed on their handset.

Late last month, Microsoft announced that it had expanded the list of Windows Phone models that can handle the Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview. The list included even the most basic of Windows Phone models, the Nokia Lumia 530. To no one's surprise, the list includes models like the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Nokia Lumia Icon.

The latest Technical Preview for Windows 10 for Phones was sent out on Friday, and requires that the phones not supported by the first Technical Preview to load Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2. Unfortunately, the latter triggered some sort of problem on Microsoft's end that prevented certain models from moving on to Windows 10 for Phones.

Aul has given the "all clear" sign, so those who were affected should try again to load up the latest Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview.

source: @GabeAul via WindowsCentral



1. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

No thanks I'll wait for the finished version.

2. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Change your name then. ;)

4. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

His name is pureview not preview ..--"

3. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Can I get the preview on my L520 now?

15. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013


5. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

works on my Lumia 1520 I finally got to check out windows 10, i like the little I see so far, I can see myself staying with Windows again for another 2 years

6. Scorpion67 unregistered

The only thing preventing me from buying a windows phone is app support. Other than that, the OS itself is magnificent. It will replace both Android and iOS once they get them apps.

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

If believing that makes you happy, go ahead. Won't happen though.

7. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Windows 10 for phones has been awesome. I love the improvements they made. They just got rid of a few features, which is annoying but I am sure they will come back. It has really hyped me up for the official release, so I can put it on my main phone.

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

How do you like the aesthetics, they seemingly trimmed down Metro, how is the comparison?.

19. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's odd. They combined the two, and even though they look disjointed in pictures, it is really good in practice. It's obviously going to change, like the action center needs a refresh. One thing I don't like is that they took away the picture in the tiles that they added in 8.1. I would bet money it will be added on later, but right now it's a disappointed. And for a pre-alpha, it is running quite well, not as bad as other people claim. It may be because I have using it a lot and it has settled down, but either way I am very satisfied.

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Not to bad, 1020 some things are a little small and you dont know if you pressed a settings icon at times. But aesthetics its turning out great. Like he stated, its a mashup of the old metro and new stuff. So far no complaints other than things that arent finished really.


Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: New cases of Xperia Z4 only at mobile leaks!!

10. gujjar

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

I downloaded windows 10 technical preview on my Lumia. I ,since then, am facing a lot of problems. phone is not stable, wifi doesn't go off, my phone keep using my data plan as wifi hotspot and many other features are not working including aeroplane mode. just wanna know if anyone else got same issues.

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

ive had some issues like that on my 1020, restarting it usually a few times has fixed it at times. I dont know if it uses my data plan because i have unlimited, but sim settings wont turn on my data, but my data plan still works even with out wifi so not sure if it is a toggle bug or what. Bluetooth is hit or miss. My keyboard with mousepad bluetooth did connect and work really fast.

16. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Only the airplane mode, none of those other problems..

11. gujjar

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

*correction its Lumia 1520

13. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

this below beta software folks if you have problems report it through your insider hub you are front line testers and have to be strong as iron an endure the OS you are testing but also do not be shy in reporting something is wrong with the test build i will try the next test build of Windows 10. I have been through this before on my Lumia 928 when windows 8.1 was up for insider testing it worked pretty good once they got some bugs fixed

14. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

windows 8.1 was not up for insider testing, it was finished software.

18. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

You must mean developer testing.

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