Microsoft Today released a new pre-release version of Windows 10 build 18272.1000 for 19H1 development branch that comes with several improvements and fixes but there are no major changes. The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18272 is available for download for both Fast and Skip Ahead rings and is also available in the form of ISO files for complete reinstallation. According to the company, the latest 19H1 build includes multiple important improvements in Sign-in Options, SwitfKey technology expands to more languages, Narrator improvements and more. Also, the latest build brings bug fixes for Notepad, Settings app crashing, Speaker enhancement, FLAC metadata in File Explorer, and Task Manager.
Note: As per Microsoft blog, Windows 10 build 18272 isn’t available for ARM devices unless they are configured to use English as the default language.
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Download Windows 10 (19H1) Build 18272
If your device already enrolled for insider builds (fast ring and skip ahead option) and connected to Microsoft server Windows 10 Build 18272 automatically download and installed on your PC. Of course, you can force Windows update to install the latest build from Settings, Update & Security. Here from windows update click on check for updates.
Also, Windows 10 Build 18272 ISO files available for download, You can simply visit Microsoft official page from here And download the ISO files for complete reinstallation or perform Windows 10 clean installation.
What’s new Windows 10 Build 18272?
Here are all the new features, improvements and other changes included on Windows 10 19H1 Build 18272. You can read the full release note here from Microsoft blog.
Redesigned Sign-in Options for Windows Hello
Starting with 19H1 build 18272 the Sign-in options in Settings have been simplified to make it easier for users to set up a Windows Hello authentication method.
According to Microsoft blog 18272, “Your feedback that the previous design was cluttered, and confusing is what drove us to simplify the Sign-in options Settings. We believe this update will help you choose the safest and fastest sign-in option for your needs, whether that’s using a PIN or a biometric factor like a fingerprint or facial recognition.”
SwiftKey support more languages
Microsoft’s AI-powered SwiftKey virtual keyboard for Windows 10 now available in more languages. With latest buld expanding support to the following languages:
- English (Canada) – en-CA
- English (India) – en-IN
- French (Canada) – fr-CA
- French (Belgium) – fr-BE
- French (Switzerland) – fr-CH
- Portuguese (Portugal) – pt-PT
- German (Switzerland) – de-CH
- Spanish (United States) – es-US
If you are using a physical keyboard, Hardware keyboard text suggestions are also supported with the above languages now. To try it, you need to enable the “Show text suggestions as I type” feature under Settings > Devices > Typing.
In addition that latest build adding Indic Phonetic keyboards for Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam to support for more native languages.
You can enable this feature by following the below steps:
- Open the language settings and the Indic language (for example Hindi) and follow the on-screen instructions to install the Indic language on your device.
- Select the + icon labeled [Add a keyboard] and enable the Phonetic keyboard.
Sticky Notes is now getting Dark Mode support and better syncing also its now available on the web by syncing with OneNote.
Windows 10 Build 18272 changes and improvements
There are also several known issues and other general refinements, that include
- On Start menu now you can right-click on a group name or tile folder, and you’ll now have an option to unpin it.
- An issue where Task Manager settings wouldn’t persist after closing and reopening Task Manager in recent flights now fixed
- Fixed an issue where doing an upwards search with wrap enabled in Notepad wouldn’t find the last word in the text.
- A bug causing Settings app to crash when navigating to Data Usage now fixed.
- Also ixed an issue where starting the PIN removal process in Settings then clicking Cancel when prompted for your password would crash Settings.
- Fixed an issue where twinui.dll would crash on some devices in the last few builds after selecting a wireless display to project to from the Connect flyout.
- The latest build fixed an issue where enhancements selected under Speaker Properties > Enhancements wouldn’t persist on upgrade.
- Fixed an issue resulting in FLAC metadata being cut short in File Explorer and other locations.
- The “Forget” option for Wi-Fi profiles is now available for non-admin users.
- Ctrl + Mouse Wheel Scroll to zoom in text is now supported in Command Prompt, PowerShell and WSL.
- When using dark theme (Settings > Personalization > Colors) your scrollbars in Command Prompt, PowerShell and WSL will now become dark too.
- The options to change your default app mode and enable/disable transparency have moved to the top of Colors Settings so it’s easier for people to find.
Windows 10 Build 18272 Known issues
- Task View fails to show the + button under New Desktop after creating 2 Virtual Desktops.
- Some users will notice the update status cycling between Getting Things Ready, Downloading, and Installing. This is often accompanied with error 0x8024200d caused by a failed express package download.
- If you have a have a large number of OTF fonts, or OTF fonts that support the extended East Asian character set, you may experience some unexpectedly missing text across the system. We’re working on a fix. If you encounter this issue, navigating to the Fonts folder (c:\windows\fonts) may resolve it.
- PDFs opened in Microsoft Edge may not display correctly (small, instead of using the entire space).
- We’re investigating a race condition resulting in blue screens if your PC is set up to dual boot. If you’re impacted the workaround is to disable dual boot for now, we’ll let you know when the fix flights.
- The hyperlink colors need to be refined in Dark Mode in Sticky Notes if the Insights are enabled.
- The settings page will crash after changing the account password, we recommend using the CTRL + ALT + DEL method to change the password
Remember that these are preview builds and may there are several known issues for both users and developers. We didn’t recommend to install the build on the production machine. Also, read from our blog Windows 10 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Error – An Ultimate Guide 2018