Microsoft has just released a new update to the Beta and Release Preview channels for Insiders. This update is designed for Windows 10 v20H2, however, it does not bring any new features. Having said that, it still introduces a plethora of bug fixes and improvements after being refined through feedback from the users.
Installing the update KB4598291 will change your current Windows 10 20H2 build to 19042.782.
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What’s new in KB4598291
This release is the second release of the year by Microsoft to the Beta and Release Preview channels. However, just like in the last release (KB4598242), it does not bring any new features. Nonetheless, it does carry out a lot of fixes and improvements that you need to install on your device. Let’s see what those are:
- Some of the registry key values for Internet Explorer have been altered, and will now longer be updated automatically:
- svcKBFWLink = “ ” (empty string)
- svcKBNumber = “ ” (empty string)
- svcUpdateVersion = 11.0.1000.
- Administrators can now disable standalone Internet Explorer using a Group Policy while continue using Microsoft Edge’s IE Mode.
- You can now configure certain policies that support Microsoft Edge IE Mode using mobile device management (MDM).
- An issue with the Universal C Run-time Library (UCRT) that causes printf() to incorrectly round floating-point values has been fixed.
- The problem with the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box suddenly appearing when turning on speech recognition has been addressed.
- An issue that fails to notify the target application when selecting the Copy link command on the Share menu has been fixed.
- A problem that damaged the Floating Point Unit (FPU) stack has been fixed.
- The problem that resulted in the device being unresponsive when playing a game in full-screen or tablet mode has been taken care of.
- An issue while using Ctrl + Caps Lock and Alt + Caps Lock switching to Hiragana or Katakana mode respectively after upgrading to Windows 10, version 2004 has been fixed.
- An issue that resulted in a prompt stating “The directory name is invalid” when opening a file available on the desktop has been fixed.
- Duplication of cloud provider folders in File Explorer has been addressed.
- An issue that occurs when the “Mandatory Profile” check box is selected when copying a user profile has been addressed.
- An issue resulting in the change of order when pressing the Alt + Tab shortcut keys has been fixed.
- An issue that prevents ImmGetCompositionString() from returning the white space for furigana when using the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) has been fixed.
- A problem with some special key combinations used in DaYi, Yi, and Array IMEs that may cause an application to stop working has been fixed.
- The problem of a blank lock screen when waking up from hibernation mode has been addressed.
- The historical daylight savings time (DST) information for the Palestinian Authority has been corrected.
- Support for serial number control has been used and the registry has been added.
- An issue that incorrectly deactivated some Windows 10 Education devices after upgrading to Windows 10 v2004 has been fixed.
- An issue that resulted in the failure to upload diagnostic logs to management services has been fixed.
- A notification will be displayed when an administrator signs in to an MDM service to find the location of a managed device.
- An issue that prevents users from using their smart card credentials when the user hint is the domain credential name (domain\username) has been addressed.
- An issue in which using local Service for User (S4U) affects Data Protection API (DPAPI) credential keys and causes users to sign out unexpectedly has been fixed.
- The issue that caused the silent mode deployment of BitLocker to fail with the error code 0x80310001 has been fixed.
- An issue resulting in a black screen when signing in to Hybrid Azure Active Directory joined machines has been addressed.
- A problem that may have caused systems to use BitLocker to stop working with the error code 0x120 (BITLOCKER_FATAL_ERROR) has been fixed.
- An issue that causes a computer to stop working when deploying Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager when the AppLocker is enabled has been addressed.
- An issue that causes the LSASS.exe process to leak memory on a server that is under a heavy authentication load when Kerberos Armoring (Flexible Authentication Secure Tunneling (FAST)) is enabled has been fixed.
- The problem with the Virtual Interrupt Notification Assert (VINA) interrupts has been fixed.
- An issue with HTTP caching that interferes with kiosk mode that targets Azure AD groups has been addressed.
- The problem with the Virtual Machines (VMs) when a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) snapshot is triggered which fails has been addressed.
- An issue that incorrectly logs Extensible Storage Engine Technology (ESENT) event 642 in the Application Event Log has been taken care of.
- The issue with the Administrative Templates in the Group Policy Objects has been fixed.
- An issue that might result in a deadlock in Windows Virtual Desktop when a user disconnects before a driver fully loads has been fixed.
- A problem with the context menu when right-clicking a compressed file that may fail to show Extract all has been fixed.
- The process for enrolling in online speech recognition has been updated.
- An issue that often prevents the Start menu, Cortana and tiles pinned to the Taskbar from opening has been taken care of
How to install Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19042.782
If you are subscribed to the Windows Insider Program Beta or Release Preview channels, then you shall automatically receive the new update through Windows Updates. However, if you are anxious to install the update without waiting, here is what you can do.
- Navigate to the following location:
Start Menu -> Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update
- Now click on Check for updates on the right side and the computer will start scanning for any newly available updates.
- When scanned, click on Download now and the installation should begin.
Unfortunately, no standalone installation ISOs are available for Windows 10 20H2 with this build. Furthermore, Microsoft has not acknowledged any known issues or faults with this update.
Rollback/remove Windows 10 Insider Preview update
If you do not wish to keep the installed preview update for some reason, you can always roll back to the previous build of the OS. However, this can only be performed within the next 10 days after installing the new update.
To rollback after 10 days, you will need to apply this trick.
Cleanup after installing Windows Updates
If you want to save space after installing Windows updates, you can run the following commands:
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
You can learn all about the Microsoft Insider Programs and check out how to join and manage them. You can also join the Windows Insider Program without creating or registering your Microsoft account.