Home windows 10 followers can now seize the newest preview replace for model 20H2, and Microsoft has launched new non-obligatory cumulative updates for Home windows variations 1909 and 1809.
The updates for 1909 and 1809 mark the return of non-obligatory Home windows 10 updates after Microsoft‘s 2020 vacation season hiatus.
For Home windows Insiders, Microsoft has launched the 20H2 Construct 19042.782 – replace KB4598291 – to the beta and launch preview channels for customers on 20H2 or the Home windows 10 October 2020 Replace. It was the model of Home windows 10 launched in September 2020.
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The 20H2 Construct incorporates dozens of fixes for Home windows elements, together with fixes for Web Explorer 11, Microsoft Intune, BitLocker encryption, Azure Lively Listing, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Supervisor, and reminiscence points with LSASS.exe.
The non-security replace KB4598298 is for these on Home windows 10 model 1909 (and particularly not for model 1903, which ran out of assist in December). Microsoft advises 1903 customers to improve to proceed receiving safety updates. It pushes customers as much as construct quantity 18363.1350. These are the updates that precede subsequent month’s Patch Tuesday cumulative updates.
This replace lets directors disable standalone Web Explorer utilizing a Group Coverage whereas persevering with to make use of Microsoft Edge’s IE Mode, and configure sure insurance policies that assist Microsoft Edge IE Mode utilizing cellular gadget administration.
For avid gamers, there is a DirectX 12 graphics enchancment, and it additionally fixes issues with JumpList objects when creating them utilizing the Home windows Runtime (WinRT) Home windows.UI.StartScreen API for desktop purposes which might be packaged within the MSIX format.
Home windows 10 customers of model 1809 get a preview of construct quantity 17763.1728 through the replace KB4598296.
The replace fixes an issue with gadgets that show a clean lock display after it wakes up from Hibernate. It additionally fixes a glitch that prevented customers from opening a doc on the Home windows desktop. Beforehand, it might present an error message, “The listing identify is invalid.” There was additionally a bug that stopped Home windows from displaying “Extract all” on the shortcut menu when customers right-clicked an online-only ZIP file.
Individually, Microsoft has launched the Home windows 10 Insider Preview construct 21296 (RS_PRERELEASE) for Home windows Insiders on the Dev Channel.
Microsoft warns that Dev Channel customers on Construct 20262 or earlier ought to replace earlier than January 31.
“Please be sure you replace to the most recent construct supplied within the Dev Channel to keep away from stepping into a foul state,” Microsoft notes.
Microsoft has additionally acknowledged a bunch of points affecting its new Information and Curiosity characteristic within the Home windows 10 taskbar. The problems point out how early Microsoft is in delivering the experimental characteristic to mainstream customers, if it does ship them in any respect.
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Transferring to this construct will trigger your information and pursuits taskbar setting to be reset to “Present icon and textual content”. Microsoft says “that is mounted going ahead.”
Generally the information and pursuits flyout cannot be dismissed with a pen. The characteristic additionally customers extra taskbar house on the left than anticipated. Different issues embody the duty bar displaying stale data, a pixelated button, overlapping context menu and information and curiosity.
A doubtlessly annoying facet of the characteristic is that in “sure circumstances”, the characteristic “makes use of 100% of CPU when first launched”.
There’s additionally a display glitch for Floor Professional X house owners. “Insiders who put in the preview model of the Qualcomm Adreno graphics driver on the Floor Professional X may expertise lowered brightness of the show. This might be addressed in a future replace.”