Windows 10 19H1 build 18361 brings two more bug fixes for Fast Ring Insiders (Update: build 18356.16 also live for Slow Ring)

Microsoft has just released another 19H1 build for Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. The build 18361 addresses an issue preventing certain VMs to update to newer builds, as well as another issue related to BitLocker.

Microsoft still has some bugs to fix in the 19H1 update, including the issue related to anti-cheat software as incompatibility problems with Creative X-Fi sound cards and Realtek SD Card readers. The list of known issues is fortunately getting shorter, and you can learn more details below

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed an issue preventing certain VMs from being able to install or update Windows Insider Preview builds – the VM would hang on the black screen with the Windows logo.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing unexpected BitLocker prompts to encrypt certain drives, and then subsequently failing to encrypt.

Known issues

  • Microsoft Store app updates do not automatically install on 18356+. As a workaround, you can manually check for, and install updates via the Microsoft Store app. Open Select “…” > “Downloads and updates” > “Get updates”.
  • Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD).
  • Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. We are partnering with Creative to resolve this issue.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.

Known issues for Developers

  • If you install any of the recent builds from the Fast ring and switch to the Slow ring, optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on builds approved for specific rings.

The Windows 10 19H1 update is expected to start shipping in April, but the testing period should continue with Fast and Slow Ring Insiders this week. Windows Insiders on the Release Preview ring should also get their first 19H1 build soon, though Microsoft may want to wait to fix these remaining known issues first before expanding its testing pool.

Update: The Windows 10 19H1 build 18356.16 is also live for Windows Insiders in the Slow Ring, but this new cumulative update for the build 18356 (originally released on March 12) brings nothing new. “This Cumulative Update is a little bit bigger as it is designed to help us test our servicing pipeline with larger updates,” the team said today, adding that “we simply updated the version numbers of several components in the OS.”

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