Windows 10's final version could be just days away

10176 is the one that will be sold in retail

The all-singing, all-dancing 'final' Windows 10 version appears to be going through its final checks in Redmond, as the final few tweaks are rolled out.

Windows Insiders will soon be taking a peek at one of the final builds - including the update that renames Xbox Music to Groove and overhauls the Movies and TV App.

Writing on the Windows blog, Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc explicitly refers to an extra build when he said "Here's a quick overview of the new features you'll find with both apps in the build coming to Windows Insiders this week."

Final code close?

But, more excitingly, the chances that Microsoft will be releasing the "final" Windows 10 code have increasing significantly as signs of an RTM (release to manufacturing) build have emerged on a reputable build tracker, Buildfeed.

10.0.10176.16384.th1.150705-0552 carries the lab string th1 (referring to Threshold, the codename of Windows 10) and was released on July 5.

Build 10163 is expected to come any time now with Windows 10 RTM likely to be signed off by Microsoft on Friday.

The company released three builds last week in a surprising twist and has already committed to solving as many bugs as possible before the launch of Windows 10 on July 29, rather than introducing new features.

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