Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19041.113 to the Slow ring - here's what's new

Hot on the heels of the new cumulative updates for the generally available versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has also released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 20H1, or version 2004, which is being tested by Insiders in the Slow ring. It brings the build number up to number 19041.113.

Being that it's a cumulative update, there are no new features in this update, but it does contain a handful of fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that might block digital rights management (DRM) video playback in apps that depend on the Windows 8.0 or later PlayReady Store Framework for content protection.
  • Updates the copyright date for Windows 10, version 2004 to the year 2020.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Notepad icon to appear on the Start menu after uninstalling the Feature-on-Demand (FOD) version of Notepad.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause some systems to stop responding at sign in because several background services are being hosted in the same service host process.
  • Addresses an issue with the Your Phone app that might cause the copying of large PC files (such as images) to certain phone models to time out.
  • Addresses an issue with cellular data for certain mobile carriers that might prevent connectivity on Microsoft Surface Pro X.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to pin the new Microsoft Edge icon to the taskbar after a user installs the new Microsoft Edge and creates a new user profile on the device.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents some users from signing out because the user session stops responding.

The build does still have a known issue, but the fix needs to come from a third-party, and it's actually already available:

  • We are aware Narrator and NVDA users that seek the latest release of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium may experience some difficulty when navigating and reading certain web content. Narrator, NVDA and the Edge teams are aware of these issues. Users of legacy Microsoft Edge will not be affected. NVAccess has released a NVDA 2019.3 that resolves the known issue with Edge.

We're inching ever closer to the public release of Windows 10 20H1. Earlier this week, Microsoft published ISO files for build 19041, so you can perform a clean install the latest version, and the update is also available for businesses through WSUS. Curiously, one of the steps that's missing is for the update to be available in the Release Preview ring, but it shouldn't be long before that happens if Microsoft plans to release the update in April.

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