KB4531955 is now available for Slow Ring Insiders


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KB4531955

Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 version 1909 in November 2019. Now the big M is already starting to gets its next big feature update together for the first half of 2020. Microsoft has announced a KB4531955 cumulative update for the 19025.1052 preview build, which is the latest preview for Windows 10’s 20H1 Update.

The KB4531955 update does not make any notable changes. Microsoft has released that update primarily to test servicing for 20H1 builds. Thus, it is a very lightweight update that helps Microsoft check the reliability of its update servicing system. That update changes the build number to 19025.1052 for Windows Insiders.

Improved high disk usage detection

The 19025.1052 preview build the KB4531955 update is for does not introduce any notable new features. However, Microsoft’s 19025.1052 blog post, from Mr. LeBlanc, has said that the big M has been striving to enhance the Windows Search for the 20H1 Update based on user feedback. Mr. LeBlanc stated:

In 19H1, we asked Insiders why they were turning off the search indexer. Your feedback helped us make improvements then and helped us focus on three key areas of improvement in 20H1: excessive disk and CPU usage, general performance issues, and low perceived value of the indexer.

Therefore, Mr. LeBlanc has confirmed Microsoft is introducing a new algorithm for 20H1 that will detect high disk usage. Microsoft’s changes will enable developers to further enhance disk usage by preventing searches of certain folders and repositories. He also added that the 20H1 Update will integrate Windows Search with File Explorer.

The 19025.1052 preview build provides general fixes more than anything else. Therefore, it irons out numerous issues. However, it does not provide any fresh insight on new features the 20H1 Update will introduce.

The 20H1 build update will be for Windows 10 version 2003. Microsoft will roll out the 20H1 Update in the spring of 2020, which will probably be from the months of May or April. Users who cannot wait till then can register on Windows Insider to receive 20H1 preview build updates, such as 19025.1052.