Microsoft just announced Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19025 to the Fast ring insiders. This Insider update adds improved Windows Search as well as other features, improvements, and numerous fixes.
If you’re a Windows Insider in the Fast ring, you can update to the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19025 (20H1) by following these steps:
- Update & Security
- Windows Update
- Check for new updates
What’s New with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19025
Improved Windows Search
As insiders are aware, Microsoft have continued to improve our search results based on your comments. Including adding an Enhanced search mode (a simple option to extend your search to all folders and drivers) to 19H1, and integrating Windows Search into your File Explorer to provide more consistent results no matter where you start your search.
In the 19H1, Microsoft asked Insiders why they disabled the search indexer. Their feedback helped them to make improvements and focus on three key areas of improvement in 19H1:
- Excessive disk and CPU usage
- General performance issues
- Low perceived value of the indexer
On this basis, Microsoft presents an algorithm that detects high disk usage and activity so that it can better identify peaks in use and manage the indexer accordingly. We also make changes for developers to prevent them from finding specific repositories and project folders to improve disk usage.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
- Microsoft fixed an issue from the previous flight preventing Sandbox and WDAG from working.
- Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in certain fingerprint readers no longer working as of Build 19013.
- Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in VPN Settings hanging after upgrade.
- We’ve done some work to help address an issue that could result in certain modern UI components (including notifications and the network flyout), scaling either too large or too small after attaching an external monitor or remoting into the machine from a monitor with a different DPI.
- Microsoft fixed an issue impacted login performance for some users in recent builds.
- Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in Windows Hello authentication not working with certain apps in recent builds.
- Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in the mouse pointer not displaying when logging in to a PC locally after remoting in.
- Microsoft fixed an issue where, when using the touch keyboard docked on a large screen, the keys would stretch out to span the width of the monitor, rather than staying an optimal width for touch interaction.
- Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in ctfmon.exe crashing when using reconversion with the Japanese IME in certain text fields.
- Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in web activities in Timeline not opening if you had new Edge installed.
- Microsoft fixed an issue where a high number of app deployment failures in a short period of time could result in an unexpectedly large volume of disk space being used by evtx files saved under %windir%\temp.
- Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in some apps failing to update with error 0x8007000A.
- Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in jitters when using Magnifier in certain multi-monitor configurations.
- Microsoft fixed an issue where the mouse pointer did not start from where the Magnifier viewport was if it had moved from typing.
- We fixed an issue impacting Narrator performance reading aloud in Outlook after switching focus from an email back to the list of emails in your inbox.
- We fixed a memory leak in EoAExperiences.exe after using the text cursor indicator for prolonged periods of time.
- BattlEye and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues due to changes in the operating system between some Insider Preview builds and certain versions of BattlEye anti-cheat software. To safeguard Insiders who might have these versions installed on their PC, we have applied a compatibility hold on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview.
- Microsoft heard that Settings still isn’t available outside of launching via the URI (ms-settings:) for some Insiders and are investigating.
- Some Insiders are reporting that after successfully installing printer drivers from the Optional Updates section, the same driver is still showing as available for install. They’re looking into the issue.
- Microsoft looking into reports where, when certain external USB 3.0 drives are attached, they stop responding with Start Code 10 or 38.
You can check the original page of this Windows Insider update at the official blog of Microsoft.