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Windows 10 [19H1] Build 18305

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  1. Extraordinary

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    What’s new in Build 18305

    A simplified Start layout

    Alt text: Screenshot showing the simplified Start layout with a sleek single column design and reduced top-level tiles.

    Based on your feedback, we’re introducing a simplified default Start layout for new devices, new user accounts, and clean installs. The new layout has been simplified into a sleek one column design with reduced top-level tiles. For the IT admins out there, don’t worry, commercial and education customers will also see a simplified layout tailored to these scenarios.

    Coupled with earlier changes providing the ability to uninstall additional inbox apps, and a new way to easily to unpin a folder or group of tiles, the simplified Start layout is part of an ongoing effort designed to enhance your Start experience in the upcoming release of Windows.

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    Note: When you update to this build, your Start layout won’t automatically change to the new layout because we want everything to be exactly as you left it before you did the update.

    Introducing Windows Sandbox!
    Windows Sandbox is a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.

    How many times have you downloaded an executable file, but were afraid to run it? Have you ever been in a situation which required a clean installation of Windows, but didn’t want to set up a virtual machine?

    At Microsoft, we regularly encounter these situations, so we developed Windows Sandbox: an isolated desktop environment where you can run untrusted software without the fear of lasting impact to your device. Any software installed in Windows Sandbox stays only in the sandbox and cannot affect your host. Once Windows Sandbox is closed, all the software with all of its files and state are permanently deleted.

    Windows Sandbox has the following properties:

    • Part of Windows – everything required for this feature ships with Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise. No need to download a VHD!
    • Pristine – every time Windows Sandbox runs, it’s as clean as a brand-new installation of Windows
    • Disposable – nothing persists on the device; everything is discarded after you close the application
    • Secure – uses hardware-based virtualization for kernel isolation, which relies on the Microsoft Hypervisor to run a separate kernel which isolates Windows Sandbox from the host
    • Efficient – uses integrated kernel scheduler, smart memory management, and virtual GPU
    To install Windows Sandbox, go to Settings > Apps > Apps & Features > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off, and then select Enable Windows Sandbox.

    To start Windows Sandbox, open the Start menu, enter Windows Sandbox and then select it.

    We are excited to learn how you use Windows Sandbox! As we continue to add new functionality, your feedback is crucial in shaping the direction of this feature, so share your thoughts with us at Feedback Hub.

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    Windows Sandbox respects the host diagnostic data settings. All other privacy settings are set to their default values.

    For more information, please visit Windows Sandbox at Windows Kernel Internals.

    Known issues

    • When Windows Sandbox is first installed and on every servicing event a setup process will run and trigger significant CPU and disk activity for a minute or so.
    • Opening the Start menu in Windows Sandbox takes some time and some Start Menu apps will not run.
    • The time zone is not synchronized between Windows Sandbox and the host.
    • Windows Sandbox does not support installers which require reboot.
    • The Microsoft Store is not supported in Windows Sandbox.
    • Windows Sandbox does not support high dpi displays very well.
    • Windows Sandbox does not fully support multi-monitor configurations.
    Windows Security app improvements
    New Protection History experience: We have had great feedback on our history experience from users, and we’ve listened! Based on the suggestions and feedback we’ve received, the Protection history experience in Windows Security has been completely revamped. The new Protection History experience still shows you detections by Windows Defender Antivirus, but it’s now updated to also give more detailed and easier to understand information about threats and available actions. We have also added Controlled folder access blocks to history, along with any blocks which are made through organizational configuration of Attack Surface Reduction Rules. If you use the Windows Defender Offline scanning tool, any detections it makes will now also show in your history. Additionally, you will see any pending recommendations (red or yellow states from throughout the app) in the history list. We hope you like the changes we’ve made!

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    Introducing Tamper Protection! Tamper Protection is a new setting from Windows Defender Antivirus, available in the Windows Security app, which when on, provides additional protections against changes to key security features, including limiting changes which are not made directly through the Windows Security app. You can find this setting under Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > Virus & Threat Protection Settings.

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    Symbols and Kaomoji are now just a hotkey away!

    Ever tried to type an em dash, and couldn’t remember the Alt key code? Wanted to post “flipping the table” in social media, but couldn’t remember the sequence of characters? When you press WIN+(period) or WIN+(semicolon), in addition to emoji the picker that appears will now include symbols and kaomoji too!

    You may ask, what is kaomoji? Translated literally from Japanese, it means “face characters” – basically, it’s a way to create faces using only text. You may already use them, for example the one mentioned above is relatively popular: (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    Diving more into the symbols side, you’ll find we’ve included sections for punctuation, currency, geometric, math, Latin, and language symbols. As you pick your most commonly used symbols, the most recently used tab will populate with them, so it will be even easier to select them next time.

    Currently only the emoji section supports type to search.

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    This experience, originally introduced for Chinese (Simplified) during RS5 development, started rolling out to Insiders across all languages with Build 18252 – as of today’s it’s now available to all Insiders in Fast! We’d love for you to try it out and share feedback. Tried it out already? With this build, we’ve updated the available kaomoji a bit based on your feedback, including adding ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and ᓚᘏᗢ.

    Clipboard history gets a new look
    Have you already tried using clipboard history? If enabled, it allows you to save multiple clipboard items to use later. Introduced during RS5 development, we’ve been getting great feedback from everyone on this experience, and one of the things we heard most is that the UI wasn’t compact enough – a large space was used for each entry even if it was just a small text fragment. We originally opted to show bigger entries so there was space to show an image preview nicely, but when we looked at our data, we found 90% of items in the clipboard history were text. Based on that and your feedback, we now optimizing the design for text snippets – shrinking the height of each entry and thus giving you access to more entries without needing to scroll the view.

    Hope you like the change we made! Copy some text and press Windows logo key + V to check out the updated design.

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    Signing in to Windows with password-less Microsoft accounts
    We’re pushing forward on eliminating passwords and keeping your accounts safe with another cool feature. Today, we’re announcing support for setting up and signing in to Windows with a phone number account, without having to create, or deal with the hassle of a password!  If you have a Microsoft account with your phone number, you can use an SMS code to sign in, and set up your account on Windows 10. Once you’ve setup your account, you can use Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or a PIN (depending on your device capabilities) to sign in to Windows 10. No password needed anywhere!

    Creating a password-less phone number account

    If you don’t already have a password-less phone number account, you can create one in a mobile app like Word to try it out. Simply go to Word and sign up with your phone number by entering your phone number under “Sign in or sign up for free”.

    Add your password-less phone number account to Windows

    Now that you’ve created a password-less phone number account, you can use it to sign in to Windows with the following steps:

    1. Add your account to Windows from Settings > Accounts > Family & other Users > “Add someone else to this PC”.
    1. Lock your device and select your phone number account from the Windows sign-in screen.
    1. Since your account doesn’t have a password, select ‘Sign in options’, click the alternative ‘PIN’ tile, and click ‘Sign in’.
    1. Go through web sign in and Windows Hello set up (this is what you’ll use to sign in to your account on subsequent sign ins)
    1. You can now enjoy the benefits of signing in to Windows with your password-less phone number account.
    Note: This experience is currently only available for Insiders on Home edition. We’ll let you know when it expands to more editions
     
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    Streamlined Windows Hello PIN reset experience

    We know remembering a PIN can be tricky, so we wanted to provide our Microsoft account users with a revamped Windows Hello PIN reset experience with the same look and feel as signing in on the web. Check it out in today’s build by clicking the ‘I forgot my PIN’ link when signing in to Windows with a PIN.

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    Note: This experience is currently only available for Insiders on Home edition. We’ll let you know when it expands to more editions.

    Keep your device running smoothly with recommended troubleshooting
    Microsoft can automatically fix certain critical problems on your Windows device to keep it running smoothly. For example, we may automatically restore default settings for critical services, adjust feature settings to match your hardware configuration, or make other specific changes required for Windows to operate normally. Critical troubleshooting happens automatically and can’t be turned off.

    We’ll also recommend troubleshooting for other problems that aren’t critical to normal Windows operation but might be impacting your experience. For example, we may recommend turning off a setting that sometimes causes an app or feature to crash unexpectedly until an update is available. We’ll let you know when we can help, and you can choose to run the troubleshooter or ignore it. You can also change how recommended troubleshooting is run on your device by opening Start > Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & Feedback.

    You may have noticed that this feature has been visible for a while, but now it is fully functional.

    You may see recommended troubleshooting from us while we test the feature. These tests, marked as “sample recommended troubleshooter”, are safe to run and will not make any changes to your device. The tests help to ensure that the feature is working as designed and give you an opportunity to give feedback, so we can help keep your device working at its best.

    You will see this notification when there is a recommended troubleshooter available for your device:

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    After clicking the notification, you’ll see this screen, where you can choose whether or not to run the recommended troubleshooter.

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    Automatic Restart and Sign On (ARSO) for Enterprises

    Are you tired of seeing these flashing screens after every update?

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    ARSO is a feature that automatically signs-in a user after an update to finish setting up and then locks the PC. This feature is part of our Seamless Update Story for Windows, and its goal is to reduce customer pain points around updates, including things such as post logon set up time and not being able to pick up where you left off.

    This feature will be enabled on Cloud Domain Joined devices that meet certain security requirements:

    • BitLocker is enabled and is not suspended during the upgrade
    • TPM 2.0
    • SecureBoot
    To check if your device will get ARSO go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options > Privacy:

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    If the toggle is switched “On” and is not grayed out, then the device meets the security requirements for ARSO, and is enabled by default.

    If the toggle is grayed out and Enabled, this means that your IT Admin has explicitly enabled ARSO for you, irrespective of your device’s security requirements.

    If the toggle is grayed out and disabled, this means that you do not meet the minimum security requirements for Enterprise ARSO, or your IT Admin has explicitly disabled ARSO for you, irrespective of your device’s security requirements.

    Set a default Task Manager tab
    Do you have a preferred tab in Task Manager – one that you always immediately switch to? We’re happy to share you can now choose your own default tab! When you launch Task Manager, it will now to jump directly to your preferred tab.

    You can set your preferred tab via Options > Set default tab.

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    Updated Settings Homepage
    In this build, we’re introducing a new way to help users finish their Windows setup and quickly access some of the most frequently used settings. Inspired by the Microsoft account homepage, the Settings home page now has a header at the top allowing you to take quick action for things like signing in and managing your Microsoft account, making the Windows and Microsoft experience better. It also gives you an easy to glance at system status, such as when updates are available.
    Some of you may have already seen this in previous builds, but don’t worry if not, we’re continuing to roll this out slowly and you will see it in an upcoming build.

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    Friendly Dates in File Explorer
    With Build 18272, we mentioned some Insiders may notice a few small changes to File Explorer. We promised details, and sharing the updated default downloads folder sorting was the first part of that. The second part of it is this: we’re trying out a new default date format in File Explorer! Called friendly dates, you can see an example of how it looks in the image below.

    Why make the change? The new format simplifies the date modified column, and provides consistency with other views that you see throughout the OS, apps, and on the web.

    We appreciate everyone who’s taken the time to share their feedback so far. Based on your comments, in Build 18305, we’re making it a bit easier to turn off if it’s not your thing – you no longer have to dig through settings, you can now just right-click on the date modified column and toggle friendly dates on and off from there.

    Friendly dates isn’t yet available for everyone, so don’t worry if you don’t see it just yet – we’ll let you know when it’s live for all.

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    Shadows are back!
    As some keen-eyed Insiders have noticed, we recently started re-rolling out the shadows work we originally introduced with Build 17711.

    Shadows are part of our long-term vision of the evolution of Fluent Design, and we’re excited to bring them back to you today after addressing some of the feedback you shared with us following the initial rollout.

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    Re-releasing the new Japanese IME
    Thank you for your valuable feedback on our new Japanese IME. A few weeks ago, we took the IME offline in order to address some of the feedback shared with us, and we’re now ready to start rolling out the IME again to Insiders. The latest version of the IME has enhanced key customization options and improved candidate window reliability (fixing an issue where it wouldn’t show), and we’re looking forward to you trying it out. Because we want to ensure the best possible typing experience, this will be a staggered rollout – some Insiders will get it today, and we will carefully review both metrics and your comments before pushing the IME out to everyone. Looking forward to you trying it out and sharing feedback!

    Note: We are aware of compatibility issues with some game applications and the team is working on them – we’ll let you know when this has been addressed.

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    Introducing the Office app for Windows 10

    This month, Windows Insiders get their first look at the new Office app, a simple experience designed to help users get the most out of Office and get back into their work quickly. This app is based on the redesigned Office.com experience, which has had great user feedback and has changed how many of our web users engage with Office on a daily basis.

    The app is a great starting point for Office that helps you easily find all your files in one place or easily access any Office solution available to you. It knows to connect you to the Office rich clients if they are installed on your computer or it will send you to the web version of Office if they’re not. IT will also appreciate the ability to customize the app by integrating other line of business applications that use Azure Active Directory into the experience and apply corporate branding to the app.

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    Please see the Microsoft 365 Blog post for more information on the Office app. Start using the app to get the most out of Office, and please let us know what you think via the feedback link under “Settings.”

    Note: You may notice the new Office icons in the screenshot above! They aren’t live for Insiders yet, but we wanted you to get a taste of what it will look like once they are.

    Get more done with Cortana and Microsoft To-Do
    Want just one to-do list that works twice as hard for you? Save time and stay organized – Cortana helps by adding your reminders and tasks to your lists in Microsoft To-Do with this feature preview, so you can stay on top of what matters most. Use your voice, your PC, your phone – your choice.

    Streamline your tasks – your lists and reminders from across Microsoft To-Do, Cortana, and tasks in Outlook can now become one, centrally located in your Microsoft To-Do app. Use Microsoft To-Do anywhere: on your Android or iPhone, with Cortana, or on your Windows 10 PC. You can also access it from the web. It’s automatically synced so you never miss a beat.

    When you ask Cortana to add milk to your grocery list, it’ll show up on one of your Microsoft To-Do lists.

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    Or, ask Cortana to remind you to call a friend and see the reminder appear in your Microsoft To-Do planned list.

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    With this integration, we are furthering efforts to seamlessly sync your to-do lists across Microsoft To-Do, Cortana, and your tasks in Outlook. Learn more about the Microsoft To-Do and Outlook task integration.

    To start syncing, your Windows 10 PC must be running Build 18267+ and tied to either the Australia, India, US, or UK region. Learn more about the Microsoft To-Do and Cortana integration. To share feedback, join the cohort or use the Windows Feedback Hub. use the Windows Feedback Hub.

    General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
    • We fixed an issue resulting in bug checks with error “KERNEL SECURITY CHECK FAILURE” while creating/launching VMs or installing/performing scans with certain AV Apps.
    • We fixed an issue where the Open Folder icon in File Explorer had a white background when using dark theme.
    • We fixed an issue in the previous build where Settings was crashing when opening Speech Settings.
    • We fixed an issue where the Action Center didn’t have an opening animation in the last few flights.
    • We fixed an issue where the activities listed so you could easily pick up where you left off when opening search all had an unexpectedly old timestamp.
    • We fixed an issue where the search box in the taskbar had a truncated dark border in light theme.
    • We fixed a few scenarios that could result in the taskbar unexpectedly becoming transparent.
    • We fixed an issue that could result in taskhostw.exe unexpectedly using a large amount of CPU for a long time.
    • We fixed an issue where Settings would crash when clicking on the “View storage usage on other drives” option under System > Storage in recent builds.
    • We fixed an issue where “Delete previous version of Windows” in Configure Storage Sense was not selectable.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in Backup unexpectedly failing for some with a message saying the media is write protected (error code 0x80070013).
    • When the Search section is visible in Settings it will now come before Update & Security.
    • We fixed an issue where some pages in Settings had more space at the top than others.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in ☆ and some other characters not appearing correctly in certain text fields.
    • We fixed an issue where the Windows Ink Workspace was using the old Microsoft Store icon.
    • We fixed an issue where the emoji picker might draw partially offscreen if invoked near the bottom of the screen.
    • We fixed an issue where the second line of the input indicator in the taskbar, when shown, wasn’t legible in light theme.
    • We’ve updated our message in the Snipping Tool to include a tip about using WIN+Shift+S to help improve discoverability – thanks folks that suggested this!
    • We fixed an issue where in the Details tab of Task Manager you couldn’t sort by the “Shared GPU memory” column.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in ShellExperienceHost.exe preventing the device from going to sleep with message “A Miracast Session is currently connected.” despite said session having already been disconnected.
    • We fixed an issue from the previous flight where on some systems the High Definition Audio Controller failed to start with Code 10, resulting in no audio from the onboard speakers and microphone.
    Known issues
    • The hyperlink colors need to be refined in Dark Mode in Sticky Notes if the Insights are enabled.
    • The Windows Security app may show an unknown status for the Virus & threat protection area, or not refresh properly. This may occur after upgrade, restart, or settings changes.
    • The cmimanageworker.exe process may hang, causing system slowness or higher than normal CPU usage. This can be bypassed by rebooting the machine if it occurs.
    • Launching games that use BattlEye anti-cheat will trigger a bug check (green screen) – we’re investigating.
    • USB printers may appear twice in the Devices and Printers under Control Panel. Reinstalling the printer will resolve the issue.
    • We’re investigating an issue where clicking your account in Cortana Permissions isn’t bringing up the UI to sign out from Cortana (if you were already signed in) for some users in this build.
    • If you’re using Hyper-V and have added an external vSwitch in addition to the default, many UWP apps won’t be able to connect to the internet. Removing the additional vSwitch will resolve this.
    • The Task Scheduler UI may appear blank even though there are scheduled tasks. For now, you’ll need to use the command line if you want to see them.
    • Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. We are partnering with Creative to resolve this issue.
    • When attempting to update to build 18305 some S Mode devices will download and restart, but fail the update.
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsex...ncing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-18305/
     
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    • Launching games that use BattlEye anti-cheat will trigger a bug check (green screen) – we’re investigating.
    • Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. We are partnering with Creative to resolve this issue.
    REALLY? Nice. When are Nadella and Dona getting finally fired? How can I stop them from that company, the fckn morons?
     

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    Sandbox looks interesting enough. Not so sure what's so simplified about start going by that screenshot. It just looks like they dumped the sponsored tiles and office 365 into folders. I had tried 18290 and dark theme was just like how it was in 1811 with the same glitches, doesn't look like they changed anything here. No sign of TM's users tab being fixed either.

    Ctrl+F "Edge" ... nothing. Hmmm ... maybe win32 Edge is coming soon :D

    Settings header .. how convenient, for them. It has phone, bing rewards, and onedrive. Every time I check this pos app in insider builds the default apps section remains untouched since early 2017. There's still windows 8 style design features with that hideous accent color usage.

    Anyway, I had already sent my feedback into their black hole in 18290. Not betting on anything much being done at this time with the upheaval the Edge/UWP team must be going though lol.

    Anyway, back to the ol' West :D ciao boring ass windows lol.
     
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    dude... I just found my new favorite website. like many of you, I love keeping up with fresh flights of windows 10 / reading about new features and reporting feedback to M$ for free . . . / experiencing them long before anyone else and enjoying fresh performance and security updates. like many of you, perhaps, I have struggled to A.) refuse to create a M$ account while at the same time B.) keeping up with fresh insider flights asap.

    (lemme stop you right here I know I sound like an ad bot but I'm just excited about this lol). no longer will I have to trawl the darkest corners of the internet on sketchy Chinese Russian and german websites looking for the latest ISOs that someone ... anyone on earth ... just one single person of 7.6 billion to make a god damn fresh ISO (something that M$ should provide for free way easier since we're beta testing their piece of shits and working for them for free to crowd source design their OS for them essentially--which is what happens regardless of which fork of redstone you're on even official ones handed to you legit via manufacturer updates at an optimal time ... we're all ginnue pigs and deserve access to whatever flight works best for us ASAP / optimized software for our thousands of dollars of hardware + unconstented crowd sourced testing).

    end of rant. here is the website. free ISOs of any flight you could ever want even the hours fresh 18305 at light speed. (it automatically downloads from windows servers and unpacks / extracts / istalls / repacks via impressive auto cmd scripts I don't understand into a neat ISO with everything you would expect from the most elite hackers' .ESD conversion skills, as a simple ISO with nothing sketchy. just save the file to your desktop directory and double click it to start (it won't work within a folder or probably if you rename it had to be on my desktop by itself. also the website / downloads break if you enter that site from google translate.):

    enjoy!!! <3 :)

    https://uup.rg-adguard.net/ (yes it's still Russian. but it's legit. and less sketchy than sifting through 50 sketchy websites first till you finally found one packed by god knows who else. and you don't have to wait 12-36 hours for those ISO sites to appear and stop 404-ing. and no M$ account needed to quickly access the latest flights asap. and now you can fresh install windows. *highfives* ... all rights that M$ should afford us far more easily).

    have fun testing your malware in sandbox :cool: . . . pretty rad of MS to add this feature imo. no longer have to worry bout borking my registry with crap versions of games laced with Trojans when I ..."find"... software on the internet--which I already own(ed) legally of course ;D .. maybe pirating and porn and banking is safer from the virtual environment too, like VPN o.0 not sure but according to MS everything that occurs in the sandbox environment is deleted at the end of every session for increased security and stability and it prevents side channel attacks whatever that means.

    p.s. let it go till it says 'press any key to exit' ... it takes a long time and looks like it has finished or it's repeating itself, but it's just packing every version into the ISO because you chose the "18305.1000.181213-2133.RS_PRERELEASE_CLIENTMULTICOMBINED_UUP_X64FRE_EN-US" (AiO / all in one) package and it takes a long time to pack all those diff versions. I just took the final ISO it generated and deleted everything else that was just extracted to create the final ISO. (ie delete the uup, bin, and some folder with numbers on it, and the file that was downloaded to initialize the whole process ... if you're on windows 7 it will say the filenames in that one numbered folder are too long for the recycle bin. I just renamed the folders in there to f and g and deleted it fine. windows 10 just fixed that by the way--only need to keep the ISO file that has everything. which can be installed via remote desktop mounted to a virtual drive from this ISO stored on an external HDD over a network, impressively. just initialize the remote OS upgrade installs first, and all the machines will finish).

    lastly, you might want 19h1 they implemented googe's retpoline code in order to give back that 5%-30% performance loss that resulted from meltdown/spectre mitigation and reduced it to 'noise level' (1-3% iirc) ... it's noticeabley faster, and there's been tons of stability / reasonable updates to existing software rather than adding gimmicky new things. I like it.

    a few issues I've had on new builds and how to fix them:

    - to access your 2 terabyte Seagate external hard drive, make sure your network is "private" and go into "turn window features on or off" and > enable SMB everything / reset. you will then see your external drive over network again. you will have to log in every single time you boot your computer (sometimes 2 or 3 times depending on which window you're accessing the network drive from), but hey that's better than external network SSD not being accessible at all amirite.

    - youtube videos have a white line on the right in fullscreen (set M$ Edge scaling back to 100% to fix this while on youtube for now)

    - hard time fresh installing Enterprise version doesn't appear / or have activation -- I install the version I had activation for (redstone 2), then upgrade install to latest fork, then "refresh" install the OS in "advanced startup options" it will completely erase everything and fresh install enterprise WITH activation. a bit more disk write access than you might need or want, but hey ~ freshly installed enterprise with activation.

    - on my newer laptop (UEFI *cringe*) I am more careful about only installing flights that come to me naturally / no insider previews (because a pirated OS bricked this system which has no real windows activation other than being 'tied to the motherboard' according to manufacturer... lol). yet even on manufacturer sanctioned updates problems still do occur. this laptop has an intel IGP and a dedicated nvidia GPU. just installed the most recent oct update which has messed up any fullscreen 16:9 ratio below 1600x900 in directx11 in high dpi settings--default 1440p at 200% scaling in windows (namely final fantasy xiv online). bordered windowed mode scales fine but it's slower. old school fix of changing desktop resolution lower to match the game before launch ...slightly... fixes it (less stuff is cut off but stuff is still cut off. weird). none of the 50 scaling options in 'display' or either GPU or DPI compatibility options fixes this anymore (tried them all). I now have to right click the game icon > compatibility settings > "disable fullscreen optimizations" so that 720p and 768p aren't scaled off the screen anymore. still way higher framerates at lower resolution even though i'm not thrilled about disabling whatever windows says it's doing to speed it up (which is never noticeable anyway) . . . I suspect that fresh video driver installs could fix this, but I will wait 2 days until every graphics chip has yet a new driver to mess with rather than take the hour to check if software I've already installed works better.
    - on this same machine (IGP + dedicated GPU), all the drivers carried over fine, but I had to reset this new option in windows: right click desktop > display settings > graphics settings > select universal app > intel graphics control panel. the only driver setting that didn't carry over was the power tab in intel graphics control panel, it remembered my nvidia 3d settings, and every other tab from intel's stuff... (also the video tab in intel has yet more b.s. post-processing/power/color options I've discovered and disabled).
    - *update* this resolution issue is not endemic to IGP+GPU combo notebooks with 1440p displays at 200% scaling. the issue exists on my desktops too, in ffxiv (and probably other directx11 applications too). any 16:9 resolution lower than 1600x900 is scaled off the screen and the only fix is compatibility option > "disable fullscreen optimizations" to get 720p etc to scale properly at all (*update* found another fix. if the game is launched with tridef.exe 3d injection then the scaling issue is fixed, even with fullsceen optimizations enabled/unchecked).

    - this newer version of 19h1 (18305) has fixed that dumb lock screen photo of the rocks on the beach it's random / fixed … again.

    - remote desktop gives some error. just ignore it it works fine. (*edit*) just kidding … if you minimize the remote terminal and go to open it again it gives you a blank / solid colored screen... sometimes but not always... minimize it again and it ...could... come back. (just worked like that here)

    - that option to delete previous windows builds now works when you manually "run it now" (storage sense--the new 'disk cleanup' which ms says is depreciated yet it's still usable/useful)

    - disk defragmenter (for HDDs) is broken again. always leaves ~1-2% doesn't finish to 0, like last build had fixed. *edit* it works just run storage sense disk cleanup restart and defragment again hits 0% the second time.

    <3 you!~
     
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    Finally it's been acknowledged that X-Fi sound cards have issues, my X-Fi titanium pcie card has not worked in the last three builds
     
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    noticed this! funny cuz I was wondering why my center speaker started crackling ... I wonder if it's somehow related (that eternal wish that the problem is software and not hardware related ... lol ... device manager says I'm realtek but I wouldn't rule it out all the same technology sometimes).

    M$ aint too bad about transparency / community support imo. far better than apple at least (even if the only reason is because they've learned it's better for their bottom line $$$).

    updating 4 pc's now will report back if there are any issues / insights (*update* listed these in the bullet points at the end of my long post above to avoid spamming)
     
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    mines updating now, my on-board realtek alc1150 works fine though
     
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    ha! fancy that even guru3d sanctioned. :D glad I got it right … sad I never noticed LOL. <3 thnx for steering me right yet again guru3d. now let us pray to the BSoD Gods for good fortune in these tumultuous times of unsolicited beta testing.
     
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    ok everything is up and functional !!
    the last version 18298 for a strange reason it was never installed and it turned back into 18290
    show far i play bf1 and tomb raider the shadow very nice !!
     
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    Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version Next (10.0.18305.1003) (KB4483214)
     

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