Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19619 to the Fast ring with more fixes

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It’s that time of the week again, being 10am Pacific on a Wednesday. Microsoft has released this week’s Windows 10 Insider Preview build, introducing build 19619 to the Fast ring.

It’s worth noting that a couple of weeks ago, Windows 10 version 2004 was deployed to the Release Preview ring, so you might thing that the Fast ring is testing 20H2. That’s not the case. The Fast ring is testing perpetual vNext builds, and 20H2 is going to be a minor update anyway. Expect to see that in the Slow ring.

As for what’s new in build 19619, there isn’t much. The only updates listed were “other updates”, meaning features that aren’t actually exclusive to this build. They include a new coronavirus banner in Search – because that’s what we all want to see – and media controls in Your Phone. For the media controls to work, you need Windows 10 version 1809 or later, and Android 7.0 or later.

There are a bunch of fixes, improvements, and known issues though. There’s one thing listed as a general change and improvement:

  • If the Sync button under Settings > Time & Language > Time fails due to network connectivity, the error now tells you that’s the issue.

Here’s what got fixed:

  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing bugchecks with error DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION in the last few builds. This is also believed to be the root cause of some Insiders experiencing their PC frequently freezing.
  • We fixed an issue while typing into the browser that could result in the Japanese IME unexpectedly being in Private mode even though the browser wasn’t in inPrivate mode.
  • We fixed an issue causing many Schannel errors to appear in the System event log.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some unexpected characters showing up in the text strings of intl.cpl’s Additional Settings > Currency.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in stordiag.exe crashing on launch if you tried to open it while running a repro mode trace while filing feedback under the “Disks and Storage” context in the Feedback Hub.

Finally, here are the known issues:

  • We’re aware Narrator and NVDA users that seek the latest release of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium may experience some difficulty when navigating and reading certain web content. Narrator, NVDA and the Edge teams are aware of these issues. Users of legacy Microsoft Edge will not be affected. NVAccess has released a NVDA 2019.3 that resolves the known issue with Edge.
  • We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
  • We’re still investigating an issue where the Documents and Downloads sections under Privacy show a broken icon next to their page name (just a rectangle).
  • We’re investigating reports that the battery icon on the lock screen always shows close to empty, regardless of actual battery levels.
  • We’re investigating reports of IIS configuration being set to default after taking a new build. You will need to back up your IIS configuration and restore it after the new build is installed successfully.
  • Quickly switching between WSL distros using the File Explorer integration could cause a transient access error. We’ve identified the cause of this issue and are releasing a fix soon.

If you’re on the Fast ring, this build will arrive via Windows Update. If not, you can enroll through the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings.

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