Microsoft today is releasing Windows 10 Preview Build 19536 for Insiders in the Fast ring. This is a brand-new build of Windows 10 for Insiders. This is the build that will come following the release of 20H1 which is still in the testing phase.
Windows 10 Preview Build 19536
This next version is in the active development branch called RS_PreRelease. Which means its features could show up in the next 20H2 update. Or, they could be in the following one. Today’s announcement notes that “features in the active development branch may be slated for a future Windows 10 release, they are no longer matched to a specific Windows 10 release”
Basically, the company is getting rid of the “Skip Ahead” ring and unifying everything as the “Fast” ring. And today is the first new release for Insiders to start testing out. This latest release includes features like improved control over optional drivers, a new family group feature, improved updates for the Your Phone app, and more.
Here is the list of other changes and overall system fixes and improvements included in today’s latest RS_PRERELEASE build:
- Whether you want to increase your productivity, decrease your stress levels, or just free up some mental space, Microsoft To Do makes it easy to plan your day and manage your life. If you are opening To Do for the first time, you may notice some new UI that helps ensure you have the latest version of To Do installed. You will only see this the first time you open the app, and users who already have To Do installed will not see this step at all.
- Windows RE (Recovery Environment) no longer requires an administrator password to access recovery tools.
- We’ve updated the new File Explorer search experience to enable you to remove previous searches via an option if you right click the entry in the dropdown.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the first character of your query getting dropped when “automatically type into the search box” File Explorer setting was enabled.
- We fixed an issue that could result in unexpectedly needing to re-download the whole game when an update to your installed game came via the store.
- We fixed an issue that could result in Task Manager’s icon not appearing in the notification area of the taskbar even though it had been enabled in Settings.
- We fixed an issue that could result in Resource Manager getting stuck and not showing any disk activity.
- We fixed an issue with the Vietnamese Telex keyboard where after typing an upper-case letter in certain apps, Ctrl+A would stop working in that app.
- We fixed an issue where creating a new storage pool in the UI would fail with incorrect parameter.
- We fixed an issue where after dragging the bottom of a UWP app up to resize it, any further resizing actions from the bottom wouldn’t work.
- With this build, users who had previously used HomeGroup will no longer see a notification on upgrade about its deprecation.
- We fixed a typo in the text under Settings > Search > Searching Window.
- We’re working on adding Downloads Folder to your Privacy Settings options, and you’ll see it in today’s flight. More details will be shared later.
- We fixed an issue where if your device was offline, Narrator would still announce that language features were available to download when you navigated to the per-language options under Language Settings.
- We fixed an issue that could result in no tooltip with the full text appearing in Settings when hovering over text truncated with an ellipsis.
- We’re removing the separate Hotspot 2.0 setting under Wi-Fi. This setting was provided while the feature was still in experimental phase, and having it enabled is now part of having Wi-Fi enabled.
- We fixed an issue that could result in the Bluetooth battery level displayed in Settings getting stuck and thus reducing accuracy.
- We fixed an issue where if you rolled back the build you were on, Windows Update might still list the older build number under Update History.
Remember that these are early preview releases and should not be installed on your primary production computer. They will include plenty of bugs and stability issues. If you want to test the new builds, use a secondary PC for testing.
Make sure to read Microsoft’s full blog post for more details on the new Fast ring and a list of all known issues, changes, and workarounds for today’s release.