Windows 10 20H1 build 18999 is out for Fast Ring Insiders, here’s what’s fixed, and what isn’t

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Microsoft this afternoon just released Windows 10 20H1 Insider build 18999 for Fast Ring Insiders. There are no new features in this build, except for the announcement of the ability to accept phone calls in the Your Phone app, and some changes to the way you can move & resize Cortana’s window, two changes that are now rolling out to all Insiders.

However, there are still some bug fixes, known issues, and changes you need to know about in this new 20H1 build, and we’ll begin first with the known issues. Apparently, the issue with anti-cheat software used in games is still persisting and causing PCs to crash when updating to the latest preview builds. Microsoft is still working with its partners on fixing this. Most games already have the fix for it, but Microsoft recommends you should run the latest version of your games before updating Windows 10.

Now, for the general changes and improvements. These cover issues with Windows Update, the settings app, as well as Cortana and the network and sharing center. Have a look at the changes below.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing error 0x8007023e when installing updates.
  • We fixed an issue where, after successfully updating to Build 18995, the Windows Update Settings page might show the same build still needs to install. After installing Build 18999, you won’t see this issue on future flights.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Optional Features page in Settings crashing for some Insiders.
  • We fixed an issue where some Insiders were finding that Settings doesn’t launch from the button in Start, isn’t listed in the All apps list, or as a search result. If you are impacted, pressing WIN+R and inputting “ms-settings:” (without the quotes) will launch Settings if you need it.
  • We fixed a deadlock in the Network and Sharing Center Control Panel, that could result in it not loading.
  • We fixed an issue where if Cortana had been moved from the default position, then it wouldn’t be visible when you tried to launch it via the WIN+C keyboard shortcut.
  • We fixed an issue where when on battery saver SearchFilterHost.exe might use an unexpectedly high volume of CPU.
  • We fixed an issue where search would crash if a Start Menu layout including a folder had been applied via group policy.
  • We fixed an issue impacted VPN connection reliability.
  • We fixed an issue in Narrator which caused Chrome to become unstable when navigating web contents.
  • In Narrator braille, group header contextual elements are now represented with a “grp” abbreviation instead of “group.”
  • Narrator would not show the text being spoken when returning to the same edit field in braille just after navigating back from an element that did not support a standard text control.
  • Magnifier now remembers its window position after close and will reopen in that same location next time.
  • We fixed an issue where the text cursor indicator did not adjust to show in the correct location after content was scrolled.
  • We fixed an issue in the Search bar in either Control Panel or File Explorer where the box becomes grey and prevents input.
  • We fixed an issue where devices configured for dual scan (WSUS and Windows Update) for updates may not have been offered new builds in the Fast ring.
  • We fixed an issue where some devices configured to Use HDR may have experienced a bluish tint on their HDR displays after using Night Light.
  • We fixed an issue where certain 2D apps (like Feedback Hub, Microsoft Store, 3D Viewer) were incorrectly being treated as having protected content within Windows Mixed Reality and were blocking their content from being recorded.
  • We fixed an issue where, when capturing a repro video while filing a bug via Feedback Hub in Windows Mixed Reality, you couldn’t select Stop video.

Microsoft is also inviting Windows Insiders to share their experiences using Windows and Office 365. There are online sessions, where you can talk to the engineers behind Windows and Office 365. Check out here for more. And, let us know how this build is working for you by dropping us a comment below.

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