A test build of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18342.8, version 1903 (19H1) is available to members of the Windows Insider program with update priority. Late access.
Updated 02.27.2019: Build Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18342.8 (19H1) became available to participants of the Windows 10 preliminary assessment program on the Slow ring channel.
Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18342.1 (19h1_release) is a new build of Windows 10 (version 1903), which is available to members of the Windows Insider program with the priority of receiving updates Early Access.
This assembly belongs to the development branch 19H1_RELEASE of the next major update Windows 10 19H1, which is expected in spring (March-April) of 2019.
The Microsoft team is approaching the final stage of the 19H1 development cycle, when the main forces of developers will be thrown at fixing known errors and improving the stability of the new version.
Important information – not all will receive the assembly
Computers with the following processor model numbers will not receive this assembly due to a connection problem in sleep mode: Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 and Intel64 Family 6 Model 158. To check if your processor falls into these two segments:
Open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start button on the taskbar.
Open the Processors group and right-click on one of the listed processors (you will see several for each processor core on your PC).
Click “Properties” and go to the “Details” tab.
Select “Equipment ID” in the “Property” drop-down list. The list will contain the model number of your processor.
New in Windows 10 build 18342 (version 1903)
Testing the installation of games from the Microsoft Store continues.
Windows 10 users can access Linux subsystem files directly from Windows Explorer.
The timeline extension for the Google Chrome browser is available.
As usual, the pre-build at this stage of testing does not receive new features, but includes a long list of known bugs and fixes.
Major changes, improvements and bug fixes
Windows Security has a new Anti-Counterfeit option. This option protects important security settings from unauthorized access and is now enabled by default for Insider Preview assemblies.
Fixed an issue where Windows Sandbox did not start on localized builds.
Improved error reporting in Windows Sandbox. Now the error window contains an error code and a link to the feedback.
Fixed an issue where Windows Sandbox generated an error due to a link to a remote file in Windows.old.
Windows Sandbox can now capture hotkeys in full screen mode.
Windows Sandbox adds support for configuration files. These files allow you to configure a sandbox network, shared folders, GPU virtualization settings, and some other settings.
New features have been added to the subsystem for Linux-based applications (WSL), such as importing and exporting distributions, and combining existing functions from wslconfig.exe, such as viewing the list of distributions and setting default parameters.
Fixed a problem when the screen magnifier, after enabling the docking mode, caused a crash and a cycle of endless reloads.
The problem of the last two builds has been resolved, due to which it was impossible to log in to the WinRE recovery environment as an administrator.
Fixed a problem when, after detaching a group of applications in the Start menu, applications could remain pinned.
Fixed a bug due to which it was not possible to rearrange the docked folders in the “Start” menu.
The appearance of various symbols in the description of the “Downloads” section has been fixed in the Memory Control menu
Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when opening the item “Advanced display settings” in the display settings.
Fixed a problem when, after changing the sound output point of a particular application, it could no longer follow the changes in the overall volume.
In the advanced search settings, a problem was fixed that prevented the disc from being added to the list of exceptions.
Fixed a problem in the Parameters window header, when at certain window sizes, long names could be cropped in the middle rather than shortened in the correct way.
Fixed problems with the previous build, when with the dark theme turned on, right-clicking on the desktop caused a bright context menu.
Some stability improvements for the emoticon panel and clipboard history.
Fixed device hang on the screen with the inscription “Hibernation …” when exiting the hibernation mode.
Fixed an issue where when logging in to the system, after closing the lock screen, the last logged-in user was forgotten and the login prompt for the user was displayed instead.
Fixed an issue where some real-time protection options were not enabled in Malwarebytes Premium.
Fixed an issue where the menu bar in Internet Explorer was not always displayed if it was enabled.
The problem of high CPU load by the CDPUserSVC service has been resolved.
Fixed a problem that caused frequent crashes of the Desktop Window Manager (DWM) with some insiders in the previous build.
Fixed a problem when some games went into a black screen and hung up if their resolution was lower than 1920 * 1080, and the game went into full-screen mode.
Fixed an issue due to which in some games, after quickly pressing Alt + Tab and returning to the game, the display of the user interface hung.
An issue has been resolved that resulted in a significant lag in video and audio when playing video from certain devices in the latest builds.
Fixed an issue that caused disabling a location in the Action Center to require a few clicks to respond.
Fixed an issue where the insertion of a separate Unicode character was not performed for the input method editor, the touch keyboard and the Emoji panel.
Fixed a bug where the left and right arrows on the touch keyboard inserted the numbers 4 and 6 in some languages respectively.
Fixed an issue where recently installed applications might not appear in search results.
Fixed an issue that caused the search bar to become shortened if it started after changing the orientation of the device from horizontal to vertical.
Fixed a serious issue that caused a decrease in the reliability of the Start menu in the last two builds.
Fixed an issue where, if you hid the search icon on the taskbar, some 32-bit applications suddenly redrawn when you open the Start menu.
Fixed an issue that could lead to unexpected flicker, if you used a pen or touch in some win32 applications, to launch a second instance of the application in tablet mode.
Explorer now allows you to create files starting with a point. Earlier, when trying to create a file with the same name, for example “.htaccess”, the error “Enter the file name” appeared.
Running games that use anti-cheat programs can lead to a “green screen of death” (GSOD).
Work is underway on the problems of working with Creative X-Fi sound cards. Microsoft is working with Creative to quickly fix this problem.
The dark theme of Windows still contains a number of errors and flaws, but some of them have been fixed.
The function “Return computer to its original state” and the option “Save my files”, on a device with Backup enabled, will require a manual additional restart to make sure that Backup is working properly again.
Some Realtek SD card readers may not work correctly.
In the Windows sandbox, if you try to go to the Announcer’s settings, the Parameters application crashes with an error.
The color of the mouse pointer may be mistakenly switched to white, after logging out and re-entering the system.
Chinese version of some games do not work.
Developers! If you install any of the latest “Early Access” builds and then switch to “Late Access”, additional content, such as turning on developer mode, will not work. To add / install / enable optional content, you need to stay on the Early Access channel.
A full list of improvements, changes and known bugs is available in the official announcement on the Microsoft website.
Installation via Windows Update
Go to Settings > Update and Security and click Check for Updates. To complete the installation, you will need to restart the computer.
Download Windows 10 build 18342 ISO (19H1)
If you want to perform a new installation of Windows 10 Insider 18342, then using the WZT-UUP service, you can download UUP files directly from the official Microsoft servers and automatically create a bootable ISO image using the instructions: