Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19018 (20H1), Skip Ahead Ring terminated, new Insider ISO

[German]Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19018 (from the development branch 20H1) for Windows Insider in the Fast Ring on November 6, 2019. There are some new features and fixes and the Skip Ahead ring is ‘slaughtered’. There is also a new ISO file of Preview Build 19013.


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The development branch 20H1 will end as a Windows 10 build expected in early 2020.

The Skip Ahead ring is terminated

Probably the most important point is that Microsoft has finished the Skip Ahead ring. Microsoft wrote :

Starting today, Windows Insiders who have opted into Skip Ahead are being migrated back into the Fast ring. This means that Skip Ahead will no longer be reflected under Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program. Going forward, we will not be offering Skip Ahead as an option for Insiders to sign-up for. Our goal is to provide everyone in the Fast ring the freshest builds at the same time.

New in the Build 19018

In the Quick Search Windows 10 will shows now new entries for weather, top news, new movies and historical events of the day (see below four entries in the screenshot).

Suchvorschläge der Schnellsuche
(Source: Microsoft)

There is also an improved preview for certain search results (e.g. weather forecast) announced:


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(Source: Microsoft)

Details about the improvements and fixes (for instance a fix for Update error 0x80240017) may be found within the Windows Blog.

ISO of Windows Insider Preview Build 19013

Microsoft has also provided new ISO installation filew (32/64 bit) of Windows Insider Preview Build 19013 (20H1). This ISO file can be downloaded by Windows Insiders from this Microsoft site and used for installation.


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