New Windows 10 20H1 Build Offers Minor Improvements

Posted on August 21, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 2 Comments

Microsoft issued Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18965 (20H1) to Fast ring testers, offering two minor improvements.

Here’s what’s new.

More control over restarting apps when the OS is restarted. Based on feedback, Microsoft is providing users with more control over whether apps are restarted when Windows is restarted. Now, this capability is off by default. And if you wish to enable it, you can do so in Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options > Restart apps.

Feedback Hub improvements. The Feedback Hub now clearly differentiates between Problems and Suggestions, and it uses updated iconography and displays for adding similar feedback to problems, upvoting suggestions, and adding comments to feedback. There is also a crucial new Add similar feedback feature, where you can now select a problem and add similar feedback rather than having to create a new post. Finally, the Windows Insider Achievements page has been updated and made more discoverable.

That’s about it for new features, aside from several general changes, improvements, and fixes. But some Insiders will also see a new Cloud download option under Reset this PC in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE), which can be accessed by navigating to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Advanced startup > Restart now. That feature isn’t actually ready yet, but it’s coming soon.

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Comments (2)

2 responses to “New Windows 10 20H1 Build Offers Minor Improvements”

  1. cr08

    Maybe I'm looking into this a little too much, but the Restart Apps function seems like a HUGE thing and would have been great for tempering peoples concerns about forced update restarts.

    Anyone able to point out from an app developer perspective what this feature entails to get an app on board with this?

  2. Jorge Garcia

    Rotten, stinking Microsoft downloaded 8GB of unwanted games onto my hard drive and then told me "I" was out of space and couldn't finish the update. (To those people who think I am crazy, check the hidden file folder called "WindowsApps." I found GBs and GBs of undeletable, but not really installed "Bubble Saga" type game data that I never asked for). You know what Microsoft, SCREW YOU. In aggregate, Windows 10 has erased DAYS of my life like no other piece of technology has. I'm done. My main machine is running a gorgeous version of Wiindows 8.1 (with Start8 installed) and ALL of my other machines are now running Solus OS 4.0 Budgie. I couldn't be happier. All of MY machines are back to being owned by ME. I'm currently reformatting my windows 10 partitions to use as free disk space. Windows 10 can take a long hike off of a short Astoria bridge.