Sun. Jun 7th, 2020

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18898 (20H1) Releases

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We know that the candidate version is usually when the software is about to be released, and the last few stable betas are released as candidates. Microsoft has just released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18898 (20H1) to Fast Ring, and the new features brought this time is only the fine-tuning of the Task Manager. This update is very small and only fixes a few issues, so if you don’t want to waste time downloading the installation, you can pause the update first. As for the known issues, those problems are still not completely repaired, but they should not affect the vast majority of users.


Disk type now visible in Task Manager Performance tab

A small, but perhaps convenient change — you’ll now be able to see the disk type (e.g. SSD) for each disk listed in Task Manager’s performance tab. This is particularly helpful in cases where you have multiple disks listed, so you can differentiate between them.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed an issue resulting in a high hitting DWM crash in recent builds.
  • We fixed a pcshell.dll issue in recent builds resulting in a high hitting explorer.exe crash.
  • We fixed an issue where updated Japanese IME settings would be never applied in certain desktop bridge apps, which could result in prediction candidates being shown even after they’d been disabled in the IME settings. For those who’ve already been impacted by this, you’ll need to reset the app Settings > Apps > <select the app> > Advanced Options > Reset before you see the results of this fix.