What you need to know
- A new Windows 10 preview build is now available for Fast ring Insiders.
- This release comes in at build number 19624.
- There are no new features, but there are lots of fresh fixes and a handful of improvements to check out.
Microsoft shipped a new Windows 10 preview build out to Fast ring Insiders today. This latest release comes in at build number 19624, and it includes a ton of bug fixes. There are no new features to check out, but there are a handful of changes and improvements.
Here's a look at what's included in this release.
- We're temporarily turning off the new search box in the default apps Settings pages while we work on improving performance and reliability.
- We're updating the VPN connection logic based on feedback, so that if you disconnect from a VPN network, it will now uncheck the option to auto-connect (similar to how it's handled for Wi-Fi).
- Based on feedback we're updating the text of the Add a Device dialog so the list of examples under Bluetooth includes controllers.
- We're updating the Optional Updates Available section that appears in Windows Update settings, so that you will now be able to copy the text in case you need it.
- We've fixed an issue that was causing unexpected flickering across Windows shell surfaces and apps in the last two builds.
- We've fixed an issue causing IIS configuration to be set to default after taking a new build.
- We've fixed an issue causing a transient access error when quickly switching between WSL distros using the File Explorer integration.
- We fixed an issue impacting explorer.exe reliability for some Insiders recently.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Settings and the taskbar volume flyout crashing recently when selecting certain endpoints from the audio endpoint list.
- We fixed a race condition that could result in VPN not auto-connecting (if it was set up to do that) after upgrade.
- We've fixed an issue where the battery icon on the lock screen always shows close to empty, regardless of actual battery levels. If you're still experiencing this issue, please report it in the Feedback Hub.
- We fixed a recent issue where if you opened your laptop after it'd been asleep, and it was connected to an external monitor with an external camera, Windows Hello would recognize you but not dismiss the lock screen.
- We fixed an issue that could result in your device bug checking after it'd been asleep.
- We fixed an issue resulting in certain Bluetooth mice being very slow to reconnect to your device after it'd been asleep.
- We fixed an issue preventing you from navigating out of the Connect app's settings dialog using a mouse.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Windows Security's Core Isolation feature failing to enable on certain devices recently.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Windows Update failing with error code 0x800700b7.
- We fixed a deadlock that could result in Windows Update's checking for updates not completing and showing as in progress until Settings was closed and reopened.
- We fixed an issue where some of the buttons and links on the Language Settings page weren't the correct color when using high contrast.
- We fixed an issue where the text in the Optimize Drives window under Scheduled Optimization section would be truncated in a number of different languages and at certain text scaling levels.
Windows 10 build 19624 is available for Fast ring Insiders via Windows Update now. For more on this release, you can check out Microsoft's full release notes on the Windows Blog.
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Is there ever going to be an interesting build again?
Definitely not until this pandemic is over
That certainly makes matters worse but the lack of interesting builds is nothing new.
I imagine that given time, Panos will bring some interesting stuff.
Hopefully we'll finally get some visual polish with him.
You have no idea how glad I am to see a fellow bionicle fan on a totally unrelated website. :D
Haha, I hear you there, it's always a nice surprise. It's nice in a way to know that there are still so many of us who will never forget about it after all this time.
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