Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 build 18860

Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18860 to Insiders on the Skip Ahead subset of the Fast ring. As usual, there's not a lot that's new, only bringing SwiftKey to more languages.

But as always, there are a whole bunch of fixes, improvements, and known issues. Here's what got fixed in Windows 10 build 18860:

  • We fixed a Microsoft Edge crash encountered when interacting with combo boxes in PDF forms.

  • We fixed an issue that could result in night light being on after an upgrade, even though all the settings showed that night light should be off.

  • We fixed an issue where using the slider to adjust the night light strength could result in night light getting stuck on.

  • We fixed an issue where night light was skipping the fade transition when it was turned off (manually or scheduled).

  • We fixed an issue resulting in increased battery drain while the screen was on in recent builds.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the “…” menu contents being clipped for certain apps like Voice Recorder and Alarms and Clock when the app was full screen.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders experiencing bugcheck green screens citing a KERNEL_SECURITY_VIOLATION error.

  • We fixed an issue preventing certain VMs from being able to install or update Windows Insider Preview builds – the VM would hang on the black screen with the Windows logo.

Here are the known issues:

  • Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD).
  • When performing Reset this PC and selecting Keep my files on a device that has Reserved Storage enabled, the user will need to initiate an extra reboot to ensure Reserved Storage is working again properly.

  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.

  • Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. We are partnering with Creative to resolve this issue.

  • If you install any of the recent builds from the Skip Ahead and switch to either the Fast ring or 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.

It's worth noting that the issue causing games with anti-cheat software has been around a while, and it isn't going anywhere until a third-party fix is available. In fact, you should be blocked from installing this build if you've got any of those games installed, like Fortnite.

As usual, you can get today's build by going to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update -> Check for updates. If you're not on Skip Ahead yet, you're out of luck, as there's limited space.

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