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Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 19H1 Build 18242.1(rs_prerelease) to Skip Ahead ring

Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18242.1000 for “19H1” branch Skip ahead Insiders that focuses on general fixes and improvements. As per the company the latest 19H1 build, 18242.1 brings improvements and refinements to the overall Windows experience  Settings app, nearby sharing, Bluetooth, hibernation, and Windows Hello. And addresses unexpectedly increased use of a battery with certain apps, problems with apps crashes, and a lot more. Also, the company explains itself There are two known issues in this build 18242, including the Task Manager not reporting accurate CPU usage. Furthermore, arrows to expand background processes in Task Manager are “blinking constantly and weirdly,”

There are also changes for Japanese IME users, as Microsoft says it’s experimenting with new changes, though no specifics were provided.

Some Insiders who have opted in to Skip Ahead may notice differences when using the Japanese IME in today’s build. We’re trying something out and will have more details about it later. If you have any feedback about your experience when using the IME, please let us know via Feedback Hub.

Windows 10 build 18242

The build brings the following General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • Fixed an issue resulting in the background of notifications and the Action Center losing color and becoming transparent in the last two flights.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where thumbnails and icons might not be rendered if there were any video files saved to the desktop.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in the back button in Settings and other apps becoming white text on a white background if you hovered over it.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in certain apps crashing when you tried to save a file from the app.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in nearby sharing not working for local accounts where the account name contained certain Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in rendering issues in certain types of PDFs in Microsoft Edge.
  • The Emoji Panel is now draggable if you would like to move it to a different position.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in the Narrator not reading selected word choices when typing using an IME (for example, in Japanese).
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where certain Bluetooth audio devices wouldn’t play sound in apps that also used the microphone.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in a slower resume from hibernation on certain devices in the last few flights.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in Windows Hello spending more time in the “Getting Ready” state in recent builds.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in an unexpectedly increased use of battery recently when using certain apps like OneNote.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue in PowerShell where it wasn’t displaying characters correctly in Japanese.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18242 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 build 18242

Windows 10 Preview Build 18242 is only available to Insiders in the Skip Ahead Ring. And Compatible Devices connected to Microsoft server automatically download and install the 19H1 preview build 18242. But you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and click the Check for updates button.

Windows 10 Build 18242 (19H1)
Windows 10 Build 18242 (19H1)

Note: Windows 10 19H1 Build is only available for users who joined/Part of the Skip Ahead Ring. Or you can check how to join skip ahead ring and enjoy windows 10 19H1 features.

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