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Microsoft right this moment launched a brand new Home windows 10 preview with obtain, Narrator, Home windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), and inking enhancements. The replace bumps Home windows 10 from construct 18912 (made accessible to testers on June 5) to construct 18917. These builds are from the 20H1 department, which represents the Home windows 10 replace that may arrive within the first half of subsequent yr.

Home windows 10 is being developed as a service, that means it receives new options regularly. Microsoft has launched seven main updates thus far: November Replace, Anniversary Replace, Creators Replace, Fall Creators Replace, April 2018 Replace, October 2018 Replace, and Could 2019 Replace.

The largest addition on this launch is undoubtedly WSL 2. WSL is a compatibility layer for operating Linux binary executables natively on Home windows. Microsoft introduced the event of the following model final month. WSL 2 relies on a Linux four.19 kernel that makes use of know-how constructed for Azure. As a result of it makes use of an actual Linux kernel, WSL 2 can run ELF64 Linux binaries on Home windows. This adjustments how Linux binaries work together with Home windows and your laptop’s hardware. WSL 2 even helps operating Linux Docker containers natively, in order that VMs are not required. It additionally brings new instructions.

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For customers with very low connection speeds, setting obtain throttling as a share of obtainable bandwidth might not be sufficient. This construct provides a brand new choice to throttle the bandwidth utilized by Supply Optimization as an absolute worth. You possibly can set this individually for foreground downloads or background downloads. Though this feature already exists for IT Professionals who use Group Insurance policies or MDM insurance policies, it’s now accessible within the settings web page (Settings => Replace & Safety => Supply Optimization => Superior Choices).

The Narrator app continues to get higher. Its information desk studying has improved when navigating a desk utilizing desk navigation instructions. Narrator now reads the header information first, adopted by the cell information, after which the row/column place for that cell. Moreover, Narrator solely reads the headers when the headers have modified.

Microsoft says it’s converging its whiteboarding experiences. The up to date Home windows Ink Workspace is smaller and has a direct hyperlink to the Microsoft Whiteboard app. It consists of an infinite canvas, non-compulsory backgrounds (together with graph paper and stable darkish gray) to select from, rainbow ink assist, and a number of pages.

Bug fixes

This 20H1 construct consists of the next bug fixes and enhancements:

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Fastened a problem the place some customers skilled a 0x8007000E error code whereas downloading the construct attributable to excessive RAM consumption.
Fastened a problem the place customers couldn’t use the desktop Options on Demand “add a function” possibility.
Fastened a problem the place dragging the emoji and dictation panels was unexpectedly laggy.
Rolled out a change to deal with a problem the place if the taskbar was set to autohide, launching the Begin menu would first cover the taskbar earlier than mentioning the Begin menu.
Fastened a problem ensuing within the Begin menu and taskbar going 100% clear on secondary displays or after projection.
Up to date the brand new File Explorer search expertise to now be darkish when utilized in darkish theme. Word – this expertise remains to be within the means of rolling out.
Fastened a problem the place Home windows Safety would crash if launched from Settings when utilizing an Arabic show language.
Fastened a problem the place the audio service would possibly cling on shutdown if spatial audio was turned on.

Identified points

This construct has 9 recognized points:

This replace would possibly fail the primary time you attempt to obtain it with a 0xc0000409 error code.
For House editions, some units may not see the “replace put in” on the replace historical past web page.
For House editions, some units may not have the ability to see the “obtain progress %” change on the Home windows Replace web page.
There was a problem with older variations of anti-cheat software program used with video games the place after updating to the most recent 19H1 Insider Preview builds could trigger PCs to expertise crashes. Be sure you are operating the most recent model of your video games earlier than trying to replace the working system.
Some Realtek SD card readers will not be functioning correctly.
Tamper Safety could also be turned off in Home windows Safety after updating to this construct. You possibly can flip it again on.
When utilizing the Bopomofo IME, the character width is all of the sudden modified to Full width from Half width.
File Explorer search is rendering in an unexpectedly small space and clicking it leads to a crash.
For those who set up builds from the Quick ring and swap to both the Sluggish ring or the Launch Preview ring, non-compulsory content material reminiscent of enabling developer mode will fail. You’ll have to stay within the Quick ring so as to add/set up/allow non-compulsory content material. It’s because non-compulsory content material will solely set up on builds permitted for particular rings.

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


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