Windows 10 build 19023 is now available in the Fast ring

Over the past few weeks, Microsoft has shifted its Insider build releases to Tuesday, and more often than not, they've been happening at 2PM Pacific Time. That means it's time for a new build, and this week we're getting build number 19023.

As per usual with recent builds, there isn't really anything new in this build, and it's all about bug fixes and other improvements. Even the list of fixes is pretty short, though:

  • We resolved an issue where, if a build attempted to download and install before you had completed the first log in of a prior install (such as Build 19013), you would experience a 2-hour window before you could install this new build.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in a lag processing input when running a video fullscreen.
  • We fixed an issue where the quick action section in the Action Center was slightly off-center in the last few builds.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Cortana’s voice activation setting switching from on back to off after explorer.exe restarted, or if you rebooted your PC.
  • Just a reminder for Insiders, that as of the previous flight, based on feedback, we’ve decided to remove the downloads folder from Disk Cleanup. If you liked having this option, it’s still available via Storage Settings.

Despite being a minor build, there are still some known issues to be aware of, particularly a new one preventing Windows Sandbox and Windows Defender Application Guard from working. Here's the full list:

  • We’ve identified an issue preventing Sandbox and WDAG from working. If you rely on these features, you may consider pausing updates before taking this build. We know what’s causing this issue, and we’re working hard to get another flight out with the fix as quickly as possible.
  • BattlEye and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues due to changes in the operating system between some Insider Preview builds and certain versions of BattlEye anti-cheat software. To safeguard Insiders who might have these versions installed on their PC, we have applied a compatibility hold on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview. See this article for details.
  • We’ve heard that Settings still isn’t available outside of launching via the URI (ms-settings:) for some Insiders and are investigating.
  • Some Insiders are reporting that after successfully installing printer drivers from the Optional Updates section, the same driver is still showing as available for install. We’re looking into the issue.
  • We’re investigating reports that certain fingerprint readers are no longer working as of Build 19013. If you’re impacted, for now you’ll need to log in with a password instead–appreciate your patience.

The 20H1 development cycle started significantly earlier than usual for the Insider program, but there hasn't been much in the way of major new features. With reports suggesting that the update will be feature-complete sometime in December, it seems likely that we won't see any big new changes in this development cycle. The Windows 10 November 2019 Update, which was made available to seekers today, is also a pretty small update.

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