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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 19041

Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 20H1 build 19041 to Insiders today. It is expanding the new Quick Search features to more countries.

Microsoft today released Windows 10 20H1 build 19041 to Insiders in the Fast and Slow rings. This version follows build 19037 which was rolled out last week. Microsoft is near the final development phase of this next release. And, similar to other recent builds, this one includes a handful of fixes and improvements. In addition, it introduces some of the new Quick Search features to more countries.

Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 19041

Starting with build 19018 Microsoft introduced new Quick Search features including Weather, Top new, Today in history, and New movies. With today’s build, those features are expanding to other countries including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, and others. Depending on your location you will see two of the aforementioned Quick Search options.

In addition to rolling out the Quick Search features, here is the list of other changes and improvements in today’s build:

  • The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build. This doesn’t mean we’re done…
  • We fixed an issue resulting in an increased number of Insiders experiencing rollbacks (error code 0xc1900101) when upgrading to recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue from recent builds that could result in a crash when trying to log into a secondary account on your device.
  • We fixed an issue when using the Japanese IME in certain Office apps that could result in the candidate window not appearing when using reconversion.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in win32 apps experiencing an unexpected increase in CPU usage if left idle after having opened the Common File Dialog.

Remember that while 20H1 is near completion it is not final. And Microsoft notes that there is still more work that needs to be done. In fact, there are still documented known issues that need to be resolved.

Just like all Insider preview builds this one has bugs and stability issues. Don’t install Insider builds on your main production machine. Instead, use a secondary PC for testing. Make sure to read Microsoft’s full blog post for all known issues, changes, and workarounds for today’s latest build release.

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