Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18242.1000 (rs_prerelease) for its “19H1” branch for Insiders who have enrolled themselves in the Skip Ahead Ring. As per the company, the latest 19H1 Build 18242 (Windows 10 feature update due in 2019) doesn’t bring any new exciting features, only focuses on general fixes and improvements to desktop experience, Settings app, nearby sharing, Bluetooth, hibernation, and Windows Hello. And addresses unexpectedly increased use of battery with certain apps, problems with apps crashes, and a lot more.
Also the company itself explains: There are two known issues in this 19H1 build 18242.1000, including the Task Manager not reporting accurate CPU usage. Furthermore, arrows to expand background processes in Task Manager are “blinking constantly and weirdly,”
What’s new Windows 10 build 18242.1(19H1)?
As per Microsoft blog The 19H1 build 18242 brings the following General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC:
The Emoji Panel is now draggable if you would like to move it to a different position.
Fixed an issue which resulted in the background of notifications and the Action Center losing color in the last two flights.
An issue where thumbnails and icons might not be rendered if there were any video files saved to the desktop Now fixed this flight.
The back button in Settings and other apps becoming white text on a white background if you hovered over it the issue fixed on the latest build.
fixed an issue resulting in certain apps crashing when you tried to save a file from the app.
fixed an issue resulting in nearby sharing not working for local accounts where the account name contained certain Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters. Also, an issue resulting in Narrator not reading selected word choices when typing using an IME (for example, in Japanese) fix ed on this build.
An issue resulting in rendering issues in certain types of PDFs in Microsoft Edge now fixed.
The latest build also fixed an issue where certain Bluetooth audio devices wouldn’t play sound in apps that also used the microphone, slower resume from hibernation on certain devices in the last few flights, Windows Hello spending more time in the “Getting Ready” state in recent builds, unexpectedly increased use of battery recently when using certain apps like OneNote and an issue in PowerShell where it wasn’t displaying characters correctly in Japanese.
Download Windows10 Build 18242.1
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.
Note: Windows 10 19H1 Build is only available for users who joined/Part of part of the Skip Ahead Ring. Or you can check how to join skip ahead ring and enjoy windows 10 19H1 features. Also, Microsoft Recently released Windows 10 Preview Build 17763.1 (rs5_release) for fast ring insiders With more Bug fixes Read the changelog here.