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Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 19H1 Insider Preview Build 18252

Microsoft today announced Windows 10 Insider preview build 18252 for Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead rings.

While Microsoft is busy introducing new Surface devices and the rollout of Windows 10 1809, the company continues to move forward for users in the Insider program. The company today announced the release of Windows 10 19H1 build 18252 for Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead rings. In fact, starting today, “Insiders in the Fast ring and in Skip Ahead will receive the same 19H1 Insider Preview builds at the same time.” Here is a look at what’s new in today’s latest Insider build.

Windows 10 Preview Build 18252

New Enhances settings for Ethernet include the ability to use the Settings app to configure advanced Ethernet IP settings. There is support for configuring a static IP and preferred DNS server.

A new icon for disconnected internet is being introduced in this build as well – first seen on Always Connected PCs. The single icon appears when there is no data connection to cellular, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet.

In addition to the features listed above, here is a look at the other changes and improvements in today’s build:

  • We fixed the issue causing Task Manager to report inaccurate CPU usage.
  • We fixed the issue where the arrows to expand “Background processes” in Task Manager blink constantly and weirdly.
  • We added a microphone icon in the system tray which appears when your microphone is in use.
  • Pressing F4 when in Registry Editor will now place the caret at the end of the address bar, expanding the autocomplete dropdown.
  • We fixed an issue where when using dark mode File Explorer’s context menu had an unexpectedly thick white border in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the advanced startup pages not rendering text correctly (showing square boxes instead) in certain languages, like Thai.
  • We fixed the issue causing Narrator to crash when reading by line in a Command Prompt.
  • We fixed the issue where Narrator did not read out the Windows Security application name in Shell Notification area (Systray) and only read the recommended actions.
  • The corresponding Ethernet adapter name will now be listed in the sidebar under the “Ethernet” header so you can easily differentiate Ethernet entries at a glace if there’s more than one.
  • In RS5 we introduced extra pages to the Emoji Panel when using it in Chinese (Simplified), and based on your feedback we’re looking to expand these to more languages. After upgrading to today’s build, some Insiders may see them – more details coming later.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Windows Hello not working on the login screen in the previous build (instead of logging in it would prompt you to enter a pin).

As with all preview builds, especially these early ones, there are also known issue for users and developers alike. Make sure to read the full blog post for all known issues, workarounds, and the rest of the complete details.


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