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Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19041.264 to the Slow and Release Preview rings

As is the case every second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft released cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. However, the company is also servicing the Windows 10 May 2020 Update with cumulative patches just like the other versions of Windows. Today, Windows 10 build 19041.264 is being released to the Slow and Release Preview rings of the Windows Insider Program.

This would mean that today’s build could be the final RTM build that will be released to the public sometime later this month. The firm first released the build 19041.208 as the RTM candidate to the Release Preview ring earlier this month. Today's update contains a bunch of fixes and no new features, considering that it is a minor cumulative update.

Here are the fixes included in this update:

  • We have fixed a performance issue in Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) that prevents it from working correctly for many users.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents cleaning tools, such as Disk Cleanup, from removing previously installed updates.
  • We have updated the 2020 start date for daylight saving time (DST) in the Kingdom of Morocco. For more information, see KB4557900.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Edge, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Cryptography, Windows Authentication, Windows Kernel, Windows Virtualization, Windows Update Stack, Windows Core Networking, Internet Information Services, Windows Network Security and Containers, Windows Active Directory, Windows Server, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

The firm has also noted a known issue in this build which has to do with a third-party accessibility tool:

  • 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.

With the long-standing Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) issue also being fixed in this build, it is safe to say that the next major Windows 10 Update is ready than ever for release. Those that want to perform a clean install of the update can head to the Insider downloads page to grab the ISO for build 19041.

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