Slow ring Windows insiders can now download update KB4550936

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Updating Windows

As Windows 10 build 20H1 gets closer to the Release Preview ring, it has received yet another cumulative update (CU).

As such, testers in the Slow ring can now download CU KB4550936 or Windows 10 Insider Preview build 19041.207.

This update does not introduce new system or app features to build 20H1. Instead, it brings a couple of quality enhancements that streamline the user experience.

Build 20H1 quality improvements

The enhancements Microsoft announced today include:

  • Solution to the unexpected crashing of the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service. Affected users had to restart their devices.
  • The Device Enrollment Status Page (ESP) on managed devices should now function well even if you have installed a policy that requires you to restart your device.
  • Your device’s rear camera flash should have no problems now that Microsoft has fixed a known issue with it.

Security update

Earlier today, Microsoft released the usual Patch Tuesday updates that fix known security issues with Windows 10. Likewise, CU KB4550936 fixes a couple of security flaws affecting several Windows 10 apps and features.

It also includes the latest security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Windows Management, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Authentication, Windows Virtualization, Windows Core Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Update Stack, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Microsoft released 20H1 Build 19041.173 to the Slow ring last week. While the beta Windows 10version fixed a couple of issues, it did not address the Narrator and NVDA flaws affecting users of the new Chromium-based Edge browser.

The bad news for the visually impaired is that the latest update to this build does not solve the problem either. As a result, these users may have to continue using the old version of Edge that works well with the affected screen readers.

Meanwhile, NVDA users can download a solution to the identified problem with Edge.

It is in the best interests of Microsoft to sort out any such issues by the time Windows 10 version 2004 hits general availability sometime in May.