Good evening, friends! Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 pre-build number 20226 for Windows Insider program members using the Dev channel (formerly “Early access”).
Full build number: 20226.1000.rs_prerelease.200925-1415.
SSD health monitoring
Disk failure is not the most pleasant situation, and trying to restore data from it is also a very expensive procedure. A new feature in Windows 10 is designed to detect hardware failures in NVMe SSD drives and alert users to problems so that you have enough time to take the necessary actions. After receiving the notification, the user is strongly advised to create a backup copy of their data.
You can get more information about the disk status either by clicking on the notification or by visiting the drive properties page in the section “Settings” -> “System” -> “Memory” -> “disk and volume management” -> “Properties”.
Other insider updates
New interface for Your phone app settings»
Your phone app development team is happy to introduce a new user interface for managing connected smartphones. On this new page, In settings, you can quickly connect a new device or delete an old one, and easily switch between active smartphones. Also, each device now has a separate card with personal synchronized Wallpapers.
This new user interface is gradually spreading among insiders, so don’t worry if you don’t have it yet. The distribution will take several days.
Changes and improvements
- Microsoft is starting to implement a change that will disable theme syncing. This way, you will no longer see the Theme option in the Sync your settings section, and the changed desktop background will no longer sync across devices. If you used theme syncing, the last saved synced desktop image will be uploaded once to the %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\WallpaperBackup folder when you first set up your system or account.
- After making stability improvements, Microsoft has re-Enabled the Notepad feature, which allows you to keep Windows open during reboots and updates (if the “Restart applications” option is enabled in the “login options” section).
- If you have installed a PWA application from Microsoft Edge, it will now be displayed in the “Applications” section of the “Processes” tab in the “task Manager” instead of in “Background processes”, and the element will also have an application icon corresponding to the PWA.
- Updated File Explorer, so you can now right-click on an archived file in OneDrive, which is only available when you are connected to the Internet, and see the “Extract all” option, as if this file is located in the local storage of your PC.
- Updated the new DNS parameters in “Parameters”, so that static DNS is a mandatory field when specifying a static IP address, and the gateway is optional.
- Updated the n’ko keyboard layout so that Shift + 7 will insert ߿ (U+07FF) and Shift + 6 will now insert ߾ (U+07FE).
- Fixed an issue that caused the Settings app to crash when opening the disk and volume management section.
- Fixed an issue that affected Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 distributions, causing users to receive an error message with the text “remote procedure call error” when starting. More information is available on GitHub.
- Fixed an issue where enabling speech recognition in the Accessibility section in Settings unexpectedly required administrator rights.
- Fixed an issue that caused shadows to return unexpectedly after disabling the “Drop shadows with desktop icons” option and then opening task view.
- Fixed an issue where pressing the F7 key in the Explorer search box would open a dialogue box with a suggestion to enable the cursor for keyboard navigation.
- Fixed an issue where The focus feature treated the screensaver as a full-screen app and disabled notifications while it was running.
- Fixed an issue that affected stability explorer.exe in previous builds, some insiders have.
- Fixed an issue where some applications from the “Standard-Windows” folder in the list of all applications in the “start” menu unexpectedly displayed the name “Standard — Windows” when pinned to the “start” menu on previous builds.
- Fixed an issue that affected the performance and stability of the taskbar on 2-in-1 hybrid devices.
- Fixed several issues that affected the stability of the notification Center.
- Fixed several issues that affected the stability of the Settings app.
- Fixed an issue where the Settings icon was unexpectedly too small when pinning an app to the start menu and using a small tile.
- Fixed an issue with the touch panel settings that caused the “Touch” section title to be unexpectedly missing in previous builds.
- Fixed an issue with the Meet Now function that caused the pop-up window to crash if you pressed the Esc key while it was open.
- Fixed an issue that caused ShellExperienceHost to crash if Meet Now was opened before the jump list appeared on the taskbar.
- Some fixes have been made to improve the accessibility of the Meet Now pop-up window, including updating the order of tabs, marking images so that they are not voiced by the “Screen announcer”, adjusting the contrast of buttons, adding the ability to move between buttons using the arrow keys, and fixing an issue where focus did not return to the previous location on the taskbar after pressing the Esc key.
- Fixed an issue in previous builds that caused some applications to fail to install due to a lack of Internet connection when IPv6 is enabled.
- Fixed an issue with the new DNS settings in the network settings that caused the Internet connection to be lost when switching back from the configured DNS to automatic.
- Fixed an issue wherein previous builds it was not possible to insert a wide question mark when entering using Pinyin IME.
- Fixed an issue that could cause Japanese IME to crash during initialization.
- Fixed two issues with Bopomofo IME that affected the use of the Shift and Ctrl keys in apps when the IME is active.
- Fixed an issue with the Turkish one-handed touch keyboard layout that caused the keys for the letters ü and ö to be missing.
- Fixed issue with Japanese keyboard layout of the touch keyboard, where the user interface is the spacebar was stuck in the down position.
- We investigate reports that the system update process may hang for a long time when trying to install a new build.
- Engineers are working to fix the problem so that the real-time preview for pinned tabs on the site works.
- Engineers are working to fix the problem so that the real-time preview for pinned tabs on the site works. If required, you can unpin a site from the taskbar of edge://apps page, and then re-pin it.
- Engineers are working to fix an issue that causes some Office applications to be unstable or simply missing after upgrading to a new build.
- Engineers are working to fix an issue that causes a GSOD with the KMODE_EXCEPTION ERROR to occur on some devices when using certain virtualization technologies.
- Engineers are working to fix an issue that causes a GSOD with the DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION error on some devices.
- We are investigating an issue wherein the vEthernet adapter in Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 distributions is disabled subsequent a specified period of use. See the topic on GitHub.
- Engineers are working to fix an issue where, after upgrading to this build, some users receive notifications from Compatibility Assistant that “Microsoft Office is no longer available”. Despite this notification, Office has not disappeared and should work normally.
I wish you a successful update!