Last week Microsoft said they were going to bring the Windows Insider fast ring up to the skip ahead 20H1 builds and today they have the first build. Build 18875 for Windows Insiders on the fast ring and skip ahead and it has just the one new change, East Asian Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME) Improvements.
The other changes are minor fixes and the same known issues are carried over from the previous builds ie Realtek SD card readers. Now that the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (19H1) is complete hopefully we will see some new features hitting the 20H1 builds.
[UPDATE 11/04/2019: I haven’t been able to get this installed on my 19H1 machine due to error 0xca00a000]
Here are the fixes and known issues:
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
We fixed an issue that could result in a freeze on the lock screen if you interacted with the touch keyboard and then switched keyboard layouts.
We fixed an issue resulting in Settings sporadically crashing in the last few builds.
We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders being prompted to setup their device after every reboot.
We fixed an issue resulting in some of the text under Settings > System > Storage > Temporary Files being unexpectedly garbled in Chinese and Japanese.
We’ve made a change in Timeline for keyboard-only users, so if you’re doing a search and haven’t opted in, you’ll no longer have to tab past the opt-in text before you can get to the search results.
We fixed an issue that could cause certain applications to flicker if they were maximized and you launched the touch keyboard.
We fixed an issue where, if the Photos tile was pinned to Start, it could potentially result in unexpected battery drain as the tile animation would trigger even if Start wasn’t open.
There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes. We are working with partners on getting their software updated with a fix, and most games have released patches to prevent PCs from experiencing this issue. To minimize the chance of running into this issue, please make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system. We are also working with anti-cheat and game developers to resolve similar issues that may arise with the 20H1 Insider Preview builds, and will work to minimize the likelihood of these issues in the future.
Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.
Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. Creative has released updated drivers for some affected X-Fi sound cards. Please refer to Creative’s website for details on your particular hardware and any available updates.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.