Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 build 18262

Microsoft released Windows 10 build 18262 to the Fast ring today, finally adding the ability to uninstall more inbox apps like Groove Music, Paint 3D, Calendar, Mail, and more. Oddly, Messaging wasn't on the list, as it doesn't serve much of a purpose anymore.

As always, there's a long list of fixes, improvements, and known issues to be aware of. Here's what's fixed and improved in build 18262:

  • We fixed an issue resulting in App History being blank in Task Manager in the last flight.

  • We fixed an issue from the previous flight resulting in Task Manager’s icon in the notification area of the taskbar not staying visible while Task Manager was open.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the upgrade to the previous flight potentially failing with error This same issue could have resulted in Office products not launching, services not starting, and/or your credentials not being accepted on the login screen after first upgrading until rebooting.

  • We fixed an issue where Settings would crash in the last few flights if in Ease of Access you clicked “Apply” on Make Text Bigger.

  • We fixed an issue where Settings in the last few flights might crash in the last few flights when clicking Check for updates or applying an updated Active Hours range.

  • We fixed an issue where Notepad wasn’t listed on the Set Defaults by App page in Settings.

  • When adding a new language in Settings, we now offer separate options for installing the language pack and setting the language as the Windows display language. We also show separate options for installing the Speech recognition and Text-to-speech features, when these features are available for the language.

  • We’ve updated the Printers & Scanners page in Settings to now include a link straight to the troubleshooter in case you need it.

  • Some Insiders may notice some changes to clipboard history – more details later.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer not launching if invoked from a pinned Start tile when in Tablet Mode.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the brightness sometimes resetting to 50% after a reboot.

Here are the general known issues:

  • We’re investigating an issue resulting in Settings crashing when invoking actions on certain pages. This impacts multiple settings, including various links in the
  • Some users may have an issue launching Inbox Apps after updating. To resolve this please check the following thread on the Answers forum:

  • Switching audio endpoints from the volume flyout in the taskbar doesn’t work – there will be a fix for this in an upcoming flight, we appreciate your patience.

  • Task View fails to show the + button under New Desktop after creating 2 Virtual Desktops.

Finally, there's one known issue 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.

As always, if you're on the Fast ring, you can install today's build via Windows Update. There are no ISOs availble yet, as 19H1 is still too new for the Slow ring. In fact, fixes for the October 2018 Update are still being tested in the Slow ring. If you're not on the Fast ring yet, you can enroll in the Windows Insider Program tab.

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