March 20, 2019 10:02 am

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362

We have begun making the Windows 10 May Update generally available. We will be taking a measured and throttled approach, allowing us to study device health data as we increase availability via Windows Update. This post here from John Cable provides details on how you can get the May 2019 Update, including update options. As part of our commitment to increasing transparency, the new Windows release health dashboard is now live, offering timely information on the current roll-out status and known issues (open and resolved) across both feature and monthly updates. Please see this dashboard for any issues relating to the May 2019 Update going forward. 

UPDATE 5/24: We have released Build 18362.145 (KB4497935) for Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings. This update includes the follow fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Custom URI Schemes for Application Protocol handlers from starting the corresponding application for local intranet and trusted sites on Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents certain apps from launching when you set folder redirection for the Roaming AppData folder to a network path.
  • Addresses an issue that my turn off Night light mode during display mode changes.
  • Addresses an issue that may distort the rendering of a full-screen game when the Microsoft Game bar is visible on top of the game.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the removal of Bluetooth® peripheral devices from some systems with specific Bluetooth radios.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause event 7600 in the Domain Name System (DNS) server event log to contain an unreadable server name.
  • Addresses an issue in which the dots per inch (DPI) of the guest does not match the host.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause an external USB device or SD memory card to be reassigned to an incorrect drive during installation. For more information, see “This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10” error on a computer that has a USB device or SD card attached.
  • Addresses an issue in which a File Share Witness does not remove Server Message Block (SMB) handles, which causes a server to eventually stop accepting SMB connections.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents an application protocol URL from being opened when hosted on an intranet page.
  • Addresses an issue with BranchCache when it is in distributed cache mode. BranchCache may use more disk space than assigned for the republication cache. To fully address the issue, devices that have exceeded the disk space assignments should empty BranchCache using the netsh branchcache flush command.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent some Direct3D applications and games from entering full-screen mode if the display’s orientation has been changed from the default.
  • Addresses an issue with creating a Windows catalog file on an x64 system using Windows System Image Manager. For more information, see What’s new in ADK kits and tools.

UPDATE 5/19: We have released Build 18362.116 (KB4505057) for Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings. This update includes the follow fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent access to some gov.uk websites that don’t support HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) when using Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses an issue in which installation may fail with the error, “0x800f081f – CBS_E_SOURCE_MISSING.”

UPDATE 5/14: We have released Build 18362.113 (KB4497936) for Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings. For details on what’s included in this Cumulative Update – click here.

UPDATE 4/26: We have released Build 18362.86 (KB4497093) for Windows Insiders who are currently in the Fast ring only and on Build 18362.53. We’ll roll this out to the Slow and Release Preview rings in a bit. This Cumulative Update includes the following fixes:

  • This Cumulative Update includes the fix for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring who were unable to update to the latest 20H1 build from Build 18362.53.
  • We have made general improvements for users in Japan or use the OS in Japanese including fixes for the Japanese IME and fixes for date and time issues.
  • We fixed an issue where UWP VPN plugin apps might not be able to properly send packets through an established VPN tunnel on an IPv6 only network.
  • We fixed the issue causing updating to Build 18362 to fail to install with an 0x80242016 error.

UPDATE 4/9: We have released Build 18362.53 (KB4495666) for Windows Insiders who are currently on Build 18362.30 of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. This update also includes security updates that come as part of the normal monthly Patch Tuesday release cycle.

This update does include a known issue:

  • After installing this update (KB4495666), users may experience error “0x800705b4” when launching Windows Defender Application Guard or Windows Sandbox. As a workaround, you can enable the following registry keys on the Host OS and reboot:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Containers\CmService\Policy]

“DisableClone”=dword:00000001
“DisableSnapshot”=dword:00000001

UPDATE 4/8: We have released Build 18362.30 to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring. See this blog post for more information.

UPDATE 4/4: We have released Build 18362.30 (KB4497464) to Windows Insiders in the Fast AND Slow rings. If you have updated to Build 18356.21 – this build will be offered. Build 18362.30 includes the following fixes:

  • We fixed an issue where AAD users were not able to sign-in after updating to 19H1 on AAD-joined PC not enrolled into MDM.
  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to enable\disable .NET Framework or other optional feature- on-demand (FODs) after installing recent Cumulative Updates.
  • We fixed an issue where a user’s PC may get into a unbootable state after installing a Cumulative Update and then installing a optional feature-on-demand (FOD).

UPDATE 4/2: We have released Build 18356.21 (KB4496796) to Windows Insiders in the Slow ring who are currently on Build 18356.16. This update will get Insiders who are on Build 18356.16 back into a good state so they can update to Build 18362. We are allowing a few days for this update to roll out before offering Build 18362 – so that means Insiders will still not see Build 18362 offered after updating to Build 18356.21. But stay tuned!

UPDATE 3/29: We have enabled the seeker experience in Windows Update for Windows Insiders in the Slow ring. That means in order to receive Build 18362, you will have to go to Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update and click the “Check for updates” button as the build will not automatically download and install from Windows Update. This experience will only be seen for Insiders who are not coming from Build 18356.16 – see our note from 3/26 below.

UPDATE 3/26: Over the last couple of weeks, Insiders in the Slow ring have been receiving new 19H1 builds in addition to also receiving Cumulative Updates. After flighting Build 18362 to the Slow ring on Friday, Insiders began reporting they were unable to complete the update. We have discovered an issue with the Build 18356.16 (KB4494123) Cumulative Update that was preventing the update to Build 18362 from completing successfully. This issue only impacts Insiders who are on Build 18356.16 who try to update to Build 18362. THANK YOU to Insiders who reported feedback on this in Feedback Hub and upvoted – your feedback was immensely valuable in helping investigate this issue over the weekend! The team is currently working on a fix now. In the meantime, Build 18362 will no longer be offered to Insiders who are on Build 18356.16, so Insider PCs don’t continue to try and take Build 18362 and fail. We will post another update once we release the fix and resume the Build 18362 flight. Thank you!

UPDATE 3/22: Hello Windows Insiders, we have released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Slow ring.

  • [ADDED] We’ve received reports of Windows Insiders encountering install issues trying to install this build in the Slow ring with an associated error code of 0x80242016. We are actively investigating and ask that affected users upvote the following feedback item: https://aka.ms/AA4jxt8. We will share additional information as available.

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Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.

If you are looking for a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring – head on over to Flight Hub. You can also check out the rest of our documentation here including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle (which currently is 19H1).

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Connect app crashing on launch for some Insiders.
  • We fixed the issue with Microsoft Store app upates not automatically installing.

Known issues

  • Microsoft Store app updates do not automatically install on 18356+. As a workaround, you can manually check for, and install updates via the Microsoft Store app. Open Select “…” > “Downloads and updates” > “Get updates”. FIXED!
  • Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD). UPDATE 3/28: Many games that use anti-cheat software have released fixes for the issue causing PCs to bugcheck (GSOD). The upgrade block that prevents Windows Insiders from updating to the latest build will be removed soon has been removed as of 3/29. If you run into an issue with your game causing your PC to bugcheck, please file feedback via Feedback Hub so the team can dig in and take a look.
  • Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. We are partnering with Creative to resolve this issue.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.

UPDATE 4/29: Current List of Upgrade Blocks for the May 2019 Update (19H1):

  • If you have an external USB device or SD memory card is attached to your PC, you will be blocked from updating to the May 2019 Update. See this support article for details. If you remove any external USB devices and/or SD memory cards, the update should proceed normally. This issue will be resolved in a future servicing update for Windows 10. For Windows Insiders, this issue is resolved in Build 18877 and later builds.
  • If you have older versions of anti-cheat software used with games installed on your PC, you will be blocked from updating to the May 2019 Update. Some older versions of anti-cheat software may cause PCs to experience crashes after updating to the May 2019 Update. This block is specific to older versions of anti-cheat software. We are working with partners on getting their software updated with a fix, and most games have released patches to prevent PCs from experiencing this issue. To minimize the chance of hitting this block, please make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system.
  • If you have redirected any Known Folders (for example: Desktop, Documents, Pictures), an empty folder with that same name is created in your %userprofile% directory when you update. Your Known Folders are redirected if you chose to back up your content to OneDrive using the OneDrive wizard, or if you chose to keep your content backed up during the Windows Out-of-box-Experience (OOBE). You may have also redirected your Known Folders manually through the Properties Dialog in File Explorer. ​This issue does not cause any user files to be deleted and a fix is in progress.

Known issues for Developers

  • If you install any of the recent builds from the Fast ring and switch to the Slow ring, optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on builds approved for specific rings.

REMINDER: Getting the latest Windows 10 app updates

We have locked down the inbox apps in 19H1. These simplified versions of some of the inbox apps are what will ship with 19H1 when it is released. As a result, Insiders may have noticed that some features have disappeared from these apps. This was probably most noticeable with the Photos app. Insiders can get these features back by going into the settings of an inbox app like Photos and clicking the “Join preview” button.

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