Windows 10 20H1 Inches Closer to Public Release

Posted on November 26, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 6 Comments

Microsoft is releasing a new build of Windows 10 20H1 to Insiders today. The latest build, 19033, is being released to Insiders in both the Fast and Slow rings.

The build marks an important milestone for Windows 10 20H1. With build 19033, Windows 10 20H1 no-longer has the build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop, meaning Microsoft is almost done working with Windows 10 20H1.

It’s not fully done, of course. The latest build comes with a number of minor fixes and still includes some known issues. It doesn’t have any new features, however. Microsoft will continue to work on Windows 10 20H1 in the coming weeks, but it’s slowly inching closer towards a public release.

In fact, Microsoft is also announcing that the company will soon start releasing new builds from its development branch in the Fast ring. That means Insiders in the Fast ring will soon start testing builds for Windows 10 20H2, while those in the Slow Ring will be able to continue testing Windows 10 20H1. It will eventually make its way to the Release Preview ring, too.

So if you are on the Fast ring and don’t want to test Windows 10 20H2 right off the bat, you should probably switch to the Slow Ring to continue testing Windows 10 20H1.

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6 responses to “Windows 10 20H1 Inches Closer to Public Release”

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    benisaacs

    Do we know it’ll actually be 20H2 and not 21H1?

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    Dan1986ist

    So according to the blog post, 20H1 is designated as Version 2004 as it says in this part: "Eagle-eyed Windows Insiders will notice that that as of this build, 20H1 officially shows it is version 2004. We have chosen to use 2004 as the version to eliminate confusion with any past product names (such as Windows Server 2003)."

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    wunderbar

    I've been on the insider program on fast ring since day 1. I think this will finally be the time I get off the train.

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    Stoffel

    Have they actually ever released why they started testing 20H1 so early?

    What was the big ticket item that needed so much testing?

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      will

      In reply to Stoffel:

      I thought Paul mentioned awhile back it was a scheduling issue around the Windows core getting reshuffled in Microsoft? In terms of what needed so much testing that is a good question, unless they just wanted to stop the bleeding of poor releases and spend more time on a getting a stable release out the door.


      Personally I think this is a good plan esp since they will start on 20H2 very soon. In the past we would not see the H1 release until March/April and then the next release would be a few weeks later. This is a better.


      Now if Microsoft would just reboot the Insider program to give a better roadmap of features, like they do with Office, and stop this business of not knowing what is new until the release notes come out.


      Its time for a new Insider team to run things

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    epguy40

    a public release of 20H1 (aka. "general availability" or GA) won't actually happen until sometime in spring 2020, Mehedi

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