What you need to know
- A new Windows 10 20H1 preview build is now out for Fast and Slow ring Insiders.
- This release comes in at build number 19033, and it sets the 20H1 update's version number at 2004.
- Fast and Slow ring Insiders can get today's update now via Windows Update.
A fresh Windows 10 20H1 preview build is now available to Insiders, and it's heading to more than just the Fast ring. Microsoft pushed the latest release, build 19033, to both Fast and Slow ring Insiders today. This update also gives the 20H1 update its version number, Windows 10 version 2004.
Microsoft says that it went with version 2004 to avoid confusion with previous products, like Windows Server 2003. The Insiders team also says that it's preparing to start releasing new builds from its prerelease development branch to the Fast ring. Insiders who want to avoid any instability will want to switch to the Slow ring if they want to stay on 20H1.
Here's a look at all of the bug fixes and improvements coming in build 19033:
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- 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…
- Eagle-eyed Windows Insiders will notice that that as of this build, 20H1 officially shows it is version 2004. We have chosen to use 2004 as the version to eliminate confusion with any past product names (such as Windows Server 2003).
- We fixed an issue that could result in Settings crashing for some users if you navigated to About when in Safe Mode.
- We fixed an issue resulting in some paired Bluetooth audio devices unexpectedly displaying with a cellphone icon in Bluetooth Settings.
- We fixed an issue where preferred Focus Assist automatic rules settings weren't persisting upgrade.
- We fixed an issue where pressing the WIN + P keyboard shortcut twice in a row could result in ShellExperienceHost crashing.
- We fixed an issue that could result in the Start menu crashing on launch if a Windows update was pending restart.
- We fixed an issue where if you were using night light and weren't already signed into a Microsoft Account, and subsequently attached your MSA, it would result in night light no longer working.
- We fixed an issue where if you quickly toggled Magnifier on and back off in Settings it would result in Magnifier.exe crashing.
- At this point, we're removing the known issue that Settings still isn't available outside of launching via the URI (ms-settings:) – so far we have not seen any reports from Insiders in the Slow ring that bypassed the impacted build range. If you are in the Fast ring, were on the impacted build range, and are one of the few still experiencing this issue, you will need to reset your PC. We appreciate your patience.
- We fixed an issue where you wouldn't be able to type Chinese punctuation with the Pinyin IME after moving focus to and from a password field.
- Some users may have experienced error 80092004 when attempting to install build 19025.1052. This was isolated to that specific Cumulative Update and should not prevent installing build 19033.
- We have fixed an issue resulting in Start Code 38 with certain external USB 3.0 drives.
- BattlEye and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues due to changes in the operating system between some Insider Preview builds and certain versions of BattlEye anti-cheat software. To safeguard Insiders who might have these versions installed on their PC, we have applied a compatibility hold on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview.
- We're looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
- Some Insiders are reporting that after successfully installing printer drivers from the Optional Updates section, the same driver is still showing as available for install. We're looking into the issue.
- We're looking into reports of certain external USB 3.0 drives not responding with Start Code 10 after they're attached.
Fast and Slow ring Insiders can grab today's build now via Windows Upadte. For more on this release, you can check out Microsoft's full release notes at the Windows Insider blog.
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So to get this straight, the 20H1 RTM is expected in December, while its actual public release is expected in March?
Version 2004 = April/late March release I imagine
I'm still expecting to see 20H1 builds in release preview by the end of December
That would be really nice, but I think January seems more realistic for Release Preview since they'll want to leave it in Slow only at least for a bit and over the holidays seems fitting that.
very unlikely, Brian2014 read this:
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