Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19536 (20H2)

On 16.12.2019 Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19536 (should be 20H2) for insiders in the Fast Ring. In the Windows Blog, Microsoft explains some of the new features and changes that are planned.


Brandon LeBlanc talks about why Microsoft had to slaughter the skip-ahead ring (too complicated) and that the new build is provided in the fast ring.

These are the new features

They're still using the optional drivers. This function was slaughtered in Windows 10 Version 2004 (20H1). According to LeBlanc, they are still working on improving the overview of optional updates. This is also covered in the overview of drivers. You no longer need to use the Device Manager to manage drivers.

Windows 10 20H2 (optionale Updates)
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In the screenshot above you will find a Hyperlink View optional updates, where you can see the list of optional updates.

Then the Korean Input Mode Editor (IME) will be released again. The development of an updated version had already started with the 19H1. Due to the feedback the IME was not rolled out with 19H1. With the now available build (LeBlanc writes from build 19528) the updated IME is rolled out again, together with some improvements to work better with different applications.


Microsoft has family features that span multiple platforms, including Windows, Xbox, and Android. On Windows, administrators can set things up for your family, such as screen time limits, content filters, have children ask before they buy, or even manage a shared family calendar, OneNote, and Office 365 Home subscriptions. When you share a device with your family, it's easy to set up your account in a family group to use all of these features. There's also a new Family Group Setup that lets you select people who belong to your family.

Screen showing photo gallery within the Your Phone app.

Microsoft continues to work on the Windows You Phone app, and has improved photo management. The smartphone screen in the app now also allows pen input. There are other improvements and changes to the app, as well as to Windows 10. Details and hints on known problems can be found in Microsoft's blog post.

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