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Microsoft as we speak launched a brand new Home windows 10 preview with enhancements to look, Cortana, Begin, font, Settings, and the Home windows Console. The replace bumps Home windows 10 from construct 18312 (made out there to testers on January 9) to construct 18317. These builds are from the 19H1 department, which represents the Home windows 10 replace that may arrive within the first half of this yr.

Home windows 10 is being developed as a service, which means it receives new options regularly. Microsoft has launched six main updates up to now: November Replace, Anniversary Replace, Creators Replace, Fall Creators Replace, April 2018 Replace, and October 2018 Replace.

The seventh replace will decouple Search and Cortana within the taskbar. We’ve heard about this transformation for some time and certainly some Home windows Insiders have had this replace for a number of weeks now. This construct brings it to extra testers: Clicking the search field within the taskbar now launches “the perfect in home search expertise” and clicking the Cortana icon launches the “voice-first digital assistant expertise.” Search and Cortana settings have additionally been break up between the 2, together with the acquainted group insurance policies.

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Subsequent, Begin in Home windows 10 has turn into its personal course of, referred to as StartMenuExperienceHost.exe. Till now, it was hosted by one thing referred to as ShellExperienceHost.exe. The change simplifies debugging, insulates Begin from potential points impacting different surfaces, and based mostly on an experiment run on some testers’ machines, it additionally improves reliability. Individually, Microsoft can be making a change in order that Begin now not suspends, which improves launch time.

Now you can drag and drop font recordsdata from File Explorer into the fashionable Fonts web page below Settings to put in them. After set up, click on on the font to view the totally different related font faces and all its particulars. You may also uninstall the font from this font particulars web page.

Microsoft has simplified the Home windows Insider Program Settings web page (Settings => Replace & Safety => Home windows Insider Program) to get extra customers to enroll. Now you can change your Insider below “Decide your Insider settings.”

Lastly, the Home windows Console has additionally gained some fixes associated to textual content, GitHub, colours, resizing, scrolling, resizing, fonts, and so forth.

Bug fixes and identified points

This 19H1 construct consists of the next basic bug fixes and enhancements:

Mounted a difficulty leading to File Explorer unexpectedly having a lock on USBs when making an attempt to securely eject them.
Mounted a difficulty leading to frequent bugchecks (GSODs) within the final two flights, citing an error with bindflt.sys.
Mounted a difficulty leading to frequent bugchecks (GSODs) within the final flight, citing error KERNEL_LOCK_ENTRY_LEAKED_ON_THREAD_TERMINATION.
Mounted a difficulty leading to not having the ability to connect with VMs utilizing Hyper-V console after upgrading to latest flights. This problem additionally impeded the flexibility to hook up with VMs with Enhanced Periods enabled.
Mounted a difficulty leading to some full display screen video games exhibiting a black display screen in latest flights despite the fact that they labored in windowed mode.
Mounted a difficulty leading to CDP Consumer Service periodically unexpectedly utilizing a excessive quantity of CPU in latest flights.
Mounted a difficulty inflicting textual content within the Home windows Safety app to be incorrect or probably lacking altogether.
Mounted a difficulty from latest flights the place clicking the community button on the sign-in display screen didn’t work.
Mounted a difficulty leading to sure units not having the ability to wake from hibernation lately. There have been two attainable signs on wake when you have been impacted – one was a black display screen, one was a display screen that continued to say “hibernating…”.
Mounted a difficulty leading to Show Settings crashing in latest builds. For those who have been impacted, this could have additionally had the symptom that clicking System or Ease of Entry from the principle Settings web page might crash Settings.
Mounted a difficulty with sure contact keyboard languages the place urgent AltGr + [any key] on the complete structure would dismiss the contact keyboard.
Mounted a difficulty the place Home windows Sandbox wouldn’t launch on PCs with a number of GPUs.
When Scan Mode is on and Narrator is on a slider, the left and proper arrows will lower and enhance the slider. Up and down arrows will proceed to navigate to the earlier or subsequent paragraph or merchandise. House and Finish will transfer the slider to the start or the tip.
The Narrator listing of headings command now works as anticipated in Chrome.
Improved Narrator assist for Microsoft Groups.
For cursor and pointer, fastened returning to the best mouse pointers when altering again to the unique measurement and colours.
Mounted a difficulty the place some units would fail to put in an replace with error code. If you’re updating from 18309 or newer this problem shall be fastened for this replace, if you’re updating from a construct previous to 18309 it is going to be fastened for the following replace.

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This construct has 16 identified points:

Home windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will doubtless trigger a bugcheck (GSOD) when utilizing sure Linux binaries akin to VI and tar. For those who require WSL to work, please pause taking flights till the difficulty is fastened.
The Home windows Safety app might present an unknown standing for the Virus & risk safety space, or not refresh correctly. This will happen after improve, restart, or settings adjustments.
Launching video games that use anti-cheat software program might set off a bugcheck (GSOD).
Clicking your account in Cortana Permissions doesn’t citing the UI to signal out from Cortana (when you have been already signed in) for some customers on this construct.
Artistic X-Fi sound playing cards should not functioning correctly.
When trying to replace this construct some S Mode units will obtain and restart however fail the replace.
Evening mild performance is impacted by a bug on this construct.
Once you open Motion Heart the short actions part could also be lacking.
Home windows characteristic replace might fail however present up as a profitable replace in Home windows Replace historical past web page. If this occurs you will notice multiple profitable set up for a similar replace within the historical past web page.
When performing Reset this PC and deciding on Hold my recordsdata on a tool that has Reserved Storage enabled the person might want to provoke an additional reboot to make sure Reserved Storage is working once more correctly.
There is a matter impacting a small variety of customers enrolled in Microsoft Intune the place they might not obtain insurance policies. These insurance policies should not utilized and left in a “pending“ state on the server. The workaround is to go to Settings/Accounts/Entry work or faculty and “Disconnect” your Azure AD account after which re-enroll.
Some Realtek SD card readers should not functioning correctly.
Replace Orchestrator Service stops working periodically. A repair shall be included in an upcoming construct. Because of this problem, you might even see an error on Home windows Replace Settings saying that the replace didn’t restart. For those who see this, restarting utilizing the facility menu in Begin (“Replace and restart”) ought to work, though there’s an opportunity that it gained’t.
Closing the lid to a laptop computer and re-opening may cause icons within the activity bar to look clean. To repair this open activity supervisor and restart explorer.exe or reboot.
For those who obtain a theme from Microsoft Retailer, it gained’t seem in Themes Settings.
For those who set up any of the latest builds from the Quick ring and change to the Gradual ring – elective content material akin to enabling developer mode will fail. You’ll have to stay within the Quick ring so as to add/set up/allow elective content material. It’s because elective content material will solely set up on builds authorised for particular rings.

As all the time, don’t set up this in your manufacturing machine.

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