Hello Windows Insiders, lately we’re freeing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19577 to Windows Insiders within the Fast ring.

You can take a look at our Windows Insider Program documentation right here, together with an inventory of the entire new options and updates launched in builds thus far. Not seeing any of the options on this construct? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure to’re at the Fast ring. Submit comments right here to tell us if issues weren’t running the best way you anticipated.

If you need an entire take a look at what construct is during which Insider ring, head over to Flight Hub. Please word, there can be a slight prolong between when a construct is flighted and when Flight Hub is up to date.

Diagnostic knowledge adjustments in Settings

As a part of the Microsoft initiative to extend transparency and keep an eye on over knowledge, we’re making some adjustments to the Settings app and Group Policy settings that can get started appearing up in Windows Insider builds this month. Basic diagnostic knowledge is referred to now as Required diagnostic knowledge and Full diagnostic knowledge is now Optional diagnostic knowledge. If you’re a industrial buyer and make a selection to ship Optional diagnostic knowledge, we will be able to even be offering extra granular Group Policy settings to configure the information that’s accrued inside your company. We’ll submit extra specifics across the new insurance policies after we get nearer to the retail unlock, and within the period in-between, take a look at the Microsoft Privacy Report for more info round our knowledge assortment practices.

Note: Please ensure that your software is about to “Full” ahead of updating to Build 19577. You won’t be able to take long term flights in case your diagnostic degree is left at “Enhanced”. AAD/Domain-joined PCs set to “Enhanced” can be blocked from taking Build 15977. For additional information, see this Answers put up.

More new icons: Windows Security

We’re proceeding to roll out up to date icons to lots of the integrated apps in Windows 10. In lately’s construct, we’ve up to date the Windows Security icon to compare the brand new design ideas defined right here from the Microsoft Design Team. Unlike lots of the integrated apps in Windows 10, which may also be up to date in the course of the Store, the brand new Windows Security icon is up to date in the course of the OS and can rollout in a long term Windows 10 function replace.

The new Windows Security icon as it appears on the taskbar.

Announcing EnergyToys zero.15.1

Yesterday, all over our Windows Insider webcast, the EnergyToys Team introduced the discharge of EnergyToys zero.15.1. EnergyToys zero.15.1 incorporates those enhancements:

  • Notifies you there’s a brand new model from inside EnergyToys
  • Removed requirement to at all times ‘run as admin’
  • Added nearly 300 unit exams to extend steadiness and save you regressions.
  • Resolved nearly 100 problems
  • Made .NET Framework portions of the supply run sooner with NGEN
  • Improved for a way we retailer knowledge in the neighborhood
  • Increased FancyZones compatibility with programs
  • Created the zero technique, the launcher, the keyboard managerspecs
  • Worked on cleansing up our factor backlog and labels

Get extra information about those enhancements. If you neglected our webcast the day prior to this, watch it on-demand from our Mixer channel!

Continuing the non-compulsory updates experiment with drivers

We’re proceeding to take a look at tactics we will strengthen the replace revel in on Windows 10 PCs for our consumers. Back in January in Build 19551, we introduced we have been carrying out an experiment associated with how we ship driving force updates thru Windows Update. During this experiment, drivers labeled as “optional” might not be robotically downloaded and put in on Windows Insider’s PCs working Build 19536 and more moderen. To set up any new non-compulsory drivers to be had for a PC that’s concerned on this experiment (together with drivers for brand spanking new units that would possibly get plugged in to a PC), Insiders can pass to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > View non-compulsory updates and manually obtain those drivers. We are extending this experiment to now run in the course of the finish of March. (Note: This applies ONLY to the newest builds within the Fast ring and now not 20H1.)

  • Following up on our put up in regards to the new Cortana app, we needed to allow you to know that along with timers and immediate solutions, which lit up closing month, assistant conversations at the moment are on-line. Some examples to check out are “tell me a dad joke”, “tell me a bedtime story”, or “rock, paper, scissors.” We admire your persistence whilst we labored in this. This is a server-side alternate, alternatively we’re noting it right here for consciousness.
  • We’ve up to date the conduct of Advanced startup (Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Advanced startup “Restart now”) to permit some Ease of Access options to paintings correctly. For instance, prior to now, if the narrator function was once enabled previous to launching Advanced startup, it might prevent running. Now, Advanced startup will reboot at once into the Windows Recovery Environment.
  • While the Vietnamese alphabet doesn’t come with the Latin letters F, J, W, or Z, in response to comments we’re updating the grouping within the Start menu’s all app’s checklist to account for those letters when the usage of this show language, in order that apps like Windows PowerShell are incorporated within the anticipated team.
  • We fastened a topic the place enter would prevent running in some puts if clipboard historical past (WIN + V) was once brushed aside with out pasting anything else.
  • We fastened a topic leading to additional characters within the message in File Explorer when no information have been indexed but in Recent Files.
  • We fastened a topic the place, when putting in place Windows Hello whilst the usage of the Arabic show language, the field monitoring growth of setup wouldn’t line up together with your face.
  • We fastened a topic the place most well-liked SecureSearch settings (Settings > Search > Permissions & History) have been not persisting improve.
  • We fastened a topic which led to the microphone to infrequently now not paintings on positive units from Builds 19559 to 19569. If you proceed seeing problems together with your microphone, please report an issue file in Feedback Hub with “recreate my problem” logs.
  • We fastened a topic impacting Explorer.exe reliability when navigating in File Explorer for some Insiders.
  • We fastened a topic the place the usage of Restart Manager API to restart explorer.exe would lead to all open UWP apps being closed as neatly.
  • We fastened a topic that would end result within the DWM crashing when inking to your PC.
  • We fastened a topic that would lead to Outlook crashing for those who typed too many characters into the To box the usage of the Korean IME.
  • We fastened a topic the place, when the usage of Storage Sense to wash up Windows.outdated, it will not be utterly got rid of.
  • We fastened a topic that would lead to Settings striking when having access to Windows Update Settings.
  • We fastened a topic the place the Family & Other Accounts web page wouldn’t end loading for some Insiders.
  • We fastened a topic ensuing within the machine probably bugchecking upon toggling Bluetooth ON and OFF after waking again from sleep.
  • We fastened a topic for native account customers the place, till rebooting, evening mild would not paintings after attaching your Microsoft account.
  • We fastened a topic ensuing within the system now not rebooting and kicking off the scan whilst you decided on Microsoft Defender Offline Scan in Windows Security.
  • We fastened a topic leading to Windows Update failing with error 0x80070002 for some customers.
  • We fastened a prime hitting DWM crash that some Insiders have been experiencing.
  • BattlEye and Microsoft have discovered incompatibility problems because of adjustments within the running machine between some Insider Preview builds and likely variations of BattlEye anti-cheat device. To safeguard Insiders who would possibly have those variations put in on their PC, we’ve carried out a compatibility dangle on those units from being introduced affected builds of Windows Insider Preview. See this newsletter for main points.
  • We are mindful Narrator and NVDA customers that search the newest unlock of Microsoft Edge in response to Chromium would possibly revel in some problem when navigating and studying positive internet content material. Narrator, NVDA and the Edge groups are acutely aware of those problems. Users of legacy Microsoft Edge might not be affected. NVAccess has launched a NVDA 2019.three that resolves the identified factor with Edge.
  • We’re taking a look into experiences of the replace procedure striking for prolonged classes of time when making an attempt to put in a brand new construct.
  • We’re investigating experiences that some Insiders are not able to replace to more moderen builds with error 0x8007042b.
  • The Documents phase below Privacy has a damaged icon (only a rectangle).
  • When you improve with positive languages, like Japanese, the “Installing Windows X%” web page isn’t rendering the textual content appropriately (simplest containers are displayed).
  • The cloud restoration possibility for Reset this PC isn’t running in this construct. Please use the native reinstall possibility when acting Reset this PC.
  • When making an attempt to make use of Win + PrtScn to seize a screenshot, the picture isn’t stored to the Screenshots listing. For now, you’ll wish to use one of the vital different choices for taking screenshots, similar to WIN + Shift + S.
  • We’re taking a look into experiences the place, when working corruption restore (DISM), the method will prevent at 84.nine%.
  • Notifications infrequently have the incorrect movements related to them (as an example, a answer field or more than a few buttons).

On our March episode of the podcast, we’re taking a look at the way forward for troubleshooting with Ben Rudolph, who’s riding Microsoft News to troubleshoot with generation for the sphere of journalism, and Christopher Caulfield and Emma Saboureau, who let us know how Windows Insiders can get started troubleshooting their very own units.

Download it to your favourite podcast app or pay attention to it on our web site.

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