Windows 10 Build 18247 (19H1) Released With Continued Task Manager Problems

Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18247 (19H1) to the Insiders on the Skip Ahead ring. Really not much to report with this build as it is primarily a bug fix build.

Build 18242 Insider Update

One item of interest, is based on Insider feedback, Microsoft has added a “Preview” tag to the Your Phone app. This is to indicate that the app is still a beta program that is constantly being worked on.

As always, if you are in the Skip Ahead ring you can update to this new build by going into Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update and then checking for new updates.

Task Manager bugs continue to be a problem

Task Manager bugs continue to plague the insider builds. Like the previous 19H1 Windows 10 build, Task Manager is not reporting the correct CPU usage and is having display issues.

October 2018 Update may be in RTM

In other news, clues indicate that Windows 10 Insider Build 17763 is the RTM build for Windows 10 October 2018 Update that Microsoft will be shipping to manufacturers and releasing to the general public.

Clues have also been found that indicate the October 2018 Update will be released on October 2nd 2018. This has not been officially confirmed as of yet, though, so we will just have to wait and see.

To see the entire release notes, you can read the blog post or view them below.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

We fixed an issue resulting in Narrator text to speech not making sense when reading Narrator’s Quick Start pop up in Japanese.
We fixed an issue resulting in app icons sometimes becoming invisible in the taskbar in recent flights.
We fixed an issue that could result in an IME not working in Microsoft Edge the first time it was launched.
We fixed an issue resulting in WebView controls potentially not responding to keyboard.
Rolling out this week, along with more bug fixes, we have added a “Preview” tag to Your Phone app as we continue to finetune the based on your feedback. Keep it coming via Feedback Hub.

Known issues

When using dark mode, File Explorer’s context menu has an unexpectedly thick white border.
Task Manager is not reporting accurate CPU usage. This should be fixed in the next flight.
Arrows to expand “Background processes” in Task Manager are blinking constantly and weirdly.

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.