KB4496796 fixes the bugs blocking Windows 10 build installs

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Microsoft released cumulative update KB4496796 to Windows 10 Slow Ring Insiders. The new update primarily focuses on the bugs that was reported in the previous build versions.

More specifically, many users reported various install issues when trying to download Windows 10 Preview Build 18362.

So, build 18356.21 appears to fix all these install issues. Slow Ring Insiders should now be able to update to build 18362 without any problems.

As a matter of fact, many users suggested that build 18362 is the RTM candidate — the final preview build release for Windows 10 version 1903.

Microsoft is regularly releasing new preview builds to solve various issues affecting Windows 10 19H1 expected to land soon.

But Microsoft says that it needs more time to compile this build:

We have released Build 18356.21 (KB4496796) to Windows Insiders in the Slow ring who are currently on Build 18356.16. This update will get Insiders who are on Build 18356.16 back into a good state, so they can update to Build 18362. We are allowing a few days for this update to roll out before offering Build 18362 – so that means Insiders will still not see Build 18362 offered after updating to Build 18356.21.

The RTM version was expected to land in March. However, various technical issues pushed the release date to April.

However, Microsoft has not announced the exact time frame for the release. As a quick reminder, the April 2018 Update arrived on April, 30 due to unexpected software bugs.

If everything goes smoothly, the Windows 10 April 2019 Update should land in mid-April or on April, 30 in the worse case scenario.

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