Microsoft has rolled out its latest preview for Windows 10 20H1, bumping the pre-release branch up to Windows 10 build 18895. In this release, Microsoft has focused on the Task Manager, making several improvements to the experience.

As you may already know, the Windows 10 20H1 branch is a preview of the Windows 10 update that will launch next year. For some reason, Microsoft has yet to begin previewing the Windows 19H2 update.

Either way, Task Manager has received some improvements in the Performance tab. Windows Insiders on Windows 10 20H1 can now see the disk type (SSD, HDD) for each disk on a PC. The obvious advantage of this simple adjustment is that users with multiple disks can now differentiate between them.

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As always, Microsoft has issued several bug fixes to the 20H1 branch:

  • Fixed an issue resulting in a high hitting DWM crash in recent builds.
  • Fixed a pcshell.dll issue in recent builds resulting in a high hitting explorer.exe crash.
  • Fixed an issue where updated Japanese IME settings would be never applied in certain desktop bridge apps, which could result in prediction candidates being shown even after they’d been disabled in the IME settings.

Known Issues

Microsoft has also detailed the following known issues:

  • Older versions of anti-cheat software in games may cause PCs to crash. Make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update Windows.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly.
  • If you use remote desktop to connect to an enhanced session VM, taskbar search results will not be visible (just a dark area) until you restart searchui.exe.
  • On certain devices if fast startup is enabled, night-light doesn’t turn on until after a restart.
  • There’s a noticeable lag when dragging the emoji and dictation panels.
  • Tamper Protection may be turned off in Windows Security after updating to this build.
  • Some features on Start Menu and in All apps are not localized in languages such as FR-FR, RU-RU, and ZH-CN.
  • In the Ease of Access settings, selecting a color filter may not take effect right away unless color filters option is turned off and back on again.
  • The IME candidate window for East Asian IMEs (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and the Japanese IME) may not open sometimes.
  • There is an issue in the Bopomofo IME where the character width is suddenly changed to Full width from Half width.
  • If you install builds from the Fast ring and switch to either the Slow ring or the Release Preview 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.

Speaking of known issues, a 20H1 release launched earlier this month broke Your Phone compatibility on the platform. Microsoft has yet to say when a fix for that problem will be launched.

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