Windows 10 Build 18995 [20H1] comes out to the Insiders in the Fast ring carrying a huge list of fixes, changes, and improvements. This specific update in the Release Preview grants you Windows Hello PIN in Safe mode to help you troubleshoot problems on your PC. Additionally, the build comprises other updates for the Insiders such as phone screen, battery level indicator and more.
Being into the Fast ring, you’re able to straightaway get Build 18995 20H1 via Windows Update. For this, just open the Windows Settings app and then expand the Update & Security. Subsequently, click on the ‘Check for updates’ button and let download the build on your Windows 10 PC. However, you’re able to get this build automatically. Here, you need to ensure that you haven’t disabled or paused the automatic updates feature. Let us walk through the details and see what important features and changes build 18995 carries for you.
Windows 10 Build 18995 [20H1] Features, improvements, Fixes details
Here is the Windows 10 Build 18995 changelog –
Safe mode also gets support of Windows Hello PIN
As per the software giant, safe mode starts Windows in a basic state using a limited set of files and drivers. Further, it helps you troubleshoot problems on your PC. In this case, if you don’t face any problem, it indicates that the default settings and basic device drivers aren’t responsible for the issue.
With this flight, the Microsoft team implemented Windows Hello PIN sign-in support to safe mode. Using another move ahead in the Passwordless journey, now you don’t have to depend on your credentials while troubleshooting your machine. Try it out with the instructions below –
- To Set up the Windows Hello Pin, navigate to the following path – Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options
- Boot your device into Safe mode –
- Settings > Update and Security > Recovery
- In the right pane, locate Advanced startup and click on Restart now.
- When your device gets restarted, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
- At this time, you may be asked to enter your BitLocker recovery key.
- On restarting your device, you’ll see a list of options.
- Now, to start in the Safe Mode, select 4 or press F4. Alternatively, to use Safe Mode with Networking, select 5 or press F5.
- Lastly, Sign in to your device using the Windows Hello PIN
Changes in WSL
You are able to see the WSL release notes for the latest changes and enhancements in the latest Insider Preview builds.
Additional updates for Insiders
Your Phone app–multiple new features rolling out to all users
With this build, Microsoft expert proclaims that Link to Windows feature is rolling out to various Samsung devices which seamlessly connects to your Windows 10 PC. For instance – Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, and Fold devices in select global markets.
This feature can easily be natively integrated into your device. Besides, it’s simple and handy to send messages, manage notifications, sync photos, and mirror your phone on your PC.
Now, you are able to access android phone apps right from your PC while using peripheral devices. For example – A Keyboard and mouse or touch screen. Furthermore, you can also try out multi-touch gestures such as pinch to zoom, rotate, or swipe from your PC’s touchscreen while using the Phone screen. This is a gradual rollout, therefore stay tuned for more to come on additional markets and devices.
Home screen wallpaper and Battery level indicator for Phone
In addition to these changes and expansion, the company releases two additional features to all users. The first one is a battery indicator, which grants you quick access to your phone battery levels right in the app without needing to check your device. Whereas the 2nd one is ‘Your Phone icon within the app’, which will display your current static home screen wallpaper for a personal touch.
Gradually, all of these features are rolling out to users. Therefore it might take a few days to be available inside the Your Phone app. Ensure to have the latest versions of “Your Phone Companion” and the “Your Phone app”.
Windows 10 Build 18995 fixes and improvements
- The tech giant has made some improvements to address an issue resulting in some users frequently seeing a notification saying their account needed to be fixed, but the Settings page that opened showed no action was necessary.
- Some users experienced an error 0x80242016 while attempting to upgrade. The team has resolved this issue in this update.
- The company settles an issue where you might be provoked to fix something before you could update. However, the dialog with what to fix didn’t disclose the issue that necessitated fixing.
- They resolved an issue resulting in the mouse cursor accidentally showing up in screenshots in recent builds.
- Windows 10 maker resolved an issue that affected the reliability of taking screenshots with WIN+Shift+S / Snip & Sketch.
- Several users reported experiencing an error that turns on “automatically copy to clipboard”. It happens if you started a snip from Snip & Sketch by pressing the New button. As per the company, they have fixed this issue where the first initial copy might be blank.
- Microsoft technician resolved an issue where the Action Center might be noticeable in screenshots recently. It happens if someone presses the Screen Snip quick action.
- With this Build, the Multi-mon devices will not crash arbitrarily in UWP apps while switching focus between monitors.
- The company resolved an issue related to high hitting DWM. They were crashing from the last few builds,
- The developer team settled an issue that resulted in Skype surprisingly closing the first time it was launched and you tried to sign in.
- In this flight, the File Explorer context menu logic gets updated. Therefore, on performing right-click on a.HEIC image file, you’ll now have the option to Print or Set as Desktop Background, as you can with other image file types.
- Windows 10 team settled an issue where you might need to invoke the File Explorer context menu twice prior to the option. This would create a new Text Document.
- The team implemented some enhancements to assist address an issue where search may look blank.
- While attempting to print, you will not experience the 0x000007D1 error.
- Windows 10 Build 18995 settled an issue where the publisher’s information was surprisingly blank for some apps in App Settings.
- Microsoft specialist resolved an issue where the Windows Update information in the Settings header could be out of date.
- The technician team fixed an issue where turning Bluetooth off then back on while a Bluetooth audio device was paired could take a surprisingly long time.
- With this flight, you will not experience the crashing issue while adding devices in Devices Settings.
- The tech giant resolved an issue where the ImmGetVirtualKey function wasn’t returning VK_PROCESSKEY even if an IME was enabled.
- Windows 10 maker fixed an issue where pressing space to enter selected words with the Changjie IME when using the touch keyboard might not work.
- In this flight, you will not experience the ctfmon.exe crash while using the Japanese IME. It occurs if reconversion was triggered with a partial selection.
- Furthermore, the company settled an issue where ctfmon.exe would crash if you attempted to use dictation from the touch keyboard in certain apps.
- Microsoft resolved an issue affecting Windows Ink Workspace reliability.
- Windows 10 maker settles an issue that could result in pinned websites icons in the taskbar sometimes surprisingly switching from their actual icon to the default browser icon.
- The tech giant resolves an issue where calendar events created from the taskbar clock and calendar flyout wouldn’t have a default 15min reminder set.
- With this flight, the company has settled an issue that results in transparent/invisible app thumbnails in snap assist when snapping an app to the side when in tablet mode.
- The input indicator will not disappear from the taskbar. It used to happen when the taskbar changed scale several times while an IME was active.
- Task View will display the application in a normal way. In the previous build, it used to gets expanded, even if it was actually collapsed.
- Enhanced Magnifier performance when using touch.
- With Build 18995, the company has updated the logic. Magnifier UI will now exhibit well when alt-tabbing if Magnifier was minimized originally.
- The company settled a few small issues with the Text cursor indicator page in Settings.
- Microsoft team fixed an issue where you might accidentally view a focusable Eoaexperiences.exe app running in the taskbar. It occurs while using the text cursor indicator.
- The tech giant enhanced the reading of email when objects such as images are embedded in the message while using the Narrator to remove the repeating of information while moving through the content.
- The linked sound in the Narrator has no issue and it plays well in all the scenarios.
- Issues associated with the older drivers are fixed in this update. It will not show you the unnecessarily available download.
- There was a crucial concern of the anti-cheat program uses with games. However, when you update to the latest build 18995, you may face some crashes experience the PC. With the associate’s partners, the company is working on to receive their software updated with a relevant fix. Most of the games are releasing the patches to hinder PCs from encountering this issue. To mitigate the probability of running into this issue, ensure that your device is working on the most recent version of your games. Additionally, the Microsoft team is performing with anti-cheat and game developers to improve similar issues. This will work to decrease the possibility of these issues in the forthcoming days.
- With Windows 10 Build 18995, few specific 2D apps are falsely being operated as having protected content within Windows Mixed Reality. For example – Feedback Hub, Microsoft Store, 3D Viewer. Besides, while video capturing, these 2D apps obstruct their content from being recorded.
- When you capture a repro video while filing a bug, you can’t terminate the video. It happens because of the protected content issue. Moreover, to submit a repro video, one must have to wait for 5 minutes. In case, if you support to file the bug without a repro video, leave and discontinue the Feedback Hub window. This will stop the recording and continue filing the issue when you reopen the application in Feedback and then go to Drafts.
- When using the Search bar in either Control Panel or File Explorer, the box becomes grey and hinder input. The company has identified the cause and now they are working on it.
- As per the company, devices configured for the dual scan for updates may not be granted new builds in the Fast ring. If you select ‘Check online’ for updates from Microsoft Update will scan for updates. However, it might return with the message, – Your device is up to date. The company is working on a fix for a future flight.
- On using Night Light, some devices configured to Use HDR. They might experience a bluish tint on their HDR displays. The company has identified the cause and now they are working on it.
- The downloaded Theme packs from the Store may fail to apply.
- Some Insiders reported that Settings doesn’t launch from the button in Start. If your device is affected, press Win+R and type “ms-settings:” will launch Settings.
- When you update to the new build, the Windows Update Settings page may exhibit the same build needs to install. To verify the successfulness installed of the build, just check the build number available in the corner of the screen. Furthermore, you can also press Win+R, and in the void type “winver“, and then press the Enter key. The company has identified the cause and now they are working on it.
Source – Windows Experience Blog