Windows 10 20H1 build 18890 fixes slow desktop response issues

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Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18890 (20H1) to Fast Ring Insiders. This build is a follow-up to last week’s build 18885.

Imparting the information about this new build, Dona Sarkar communicated:

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18890 (20H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. […] Last month, we moved the Fast ring forward to 20H1 and merged the small group of Insiders who opted-in to Skip Ahead back into the Fast ring, which means Insiders in the Fast ring and those who opted-in to Skip Ahead are receiving the same builds for now.

On a side note, build 18885 brought many improvements to Your Phone app and also extended language support for dictation.

On the other hand, Windows 10 build 18890 did not introduce any new features. It only added a few bug fixes and improvements.

At the same time, it removes the Friendly Dates feature that arrived with build 18272. The company confirmed that  Friendly Dates would not be part of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and there is no hope for this feature’s return.

Windows 10 20H1 build 18890 changelog

Microsoft also listed the key fixes and improvements introduces in this new build:

  • We fixed a hang in the audio service when checking whether a machine was licensed to use spatial audio.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the desktop being unexpectedly slow to refresh (if you right-click the desktop and select Refresh or press F5).
  • We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to access network shares if you booted into Safe Mode with Networking.
  • We fixed an issue where hardware keyboard text predictions wouldn’t appear (if enabled) when the es-US keyboard was active.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in cumulative updates potentially failing with error 0x800f0982 if a language pack update was happening at the same time.

Windows 10 build 18890 bugs

Since this build was released for testing purposes, expect to encounter various bugs and issues. For this reason, the company also shared the complete list of known issues that users might encounter after installing this build.

If you are part of the Windows 10 Insiders program, you can install this update by going to Settings and checking for updates.

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