What you need to know
- New Fast ring build is live.
- Has new family set up options.
- Is the first build after 20H1.
Microsoft is releasing a brand new build of Windows 10 for Insiders in the Fast ring today, and with it comes a couple of notable new changes and enhancements. This is the first build that isn't tied to any specific release of Windows 10, meaning it's newer than 20H1, but isn't necesserily guarenteed for 20H2, 21H1, or any release going forward.
Here's the changelog:
- We're still working on making it easier for you to see all optional updates (including drivers, feature updates, and monthly non-security quality updates) in one place. When optional updates are detected, they will be listed under Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > View optional updates.
- For drivers, you no longer need to browse Device Manager for a specific device to update. Windows Update will automatically keep your drivers up to date, but if you're having a problem, one of those optional drivers might help.
- During 19H1 development, we'd started work on an updated version of the Korean IME as part of our ongoing efforts to modernize and improve your typing experience in Windows. Based on feedback, we decided not to ship this with 19H1, and instead worked on further improving the experience first. With Build 19528, we're re-releasing the updated IME, along with some improvements that help it work better with various apps.
- In this build, we want to help customers set up their device to be used by multiple people in their family. While we're not releasing an ISO for this build, some Insiders who choose to reset their PC may see a screen during setup that asks who'll be using the device. If they select People in my family, we'll help them get set up in a family group once they get to their desktop, so that they're ready to get started with all the features.
- 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.
You can grab the build from the Fast ring now.
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