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Windows 10 20H1 Allows Users to Control Update Speeds

With the latest Windows 10 20H1 preview, Microsoft has included a bandwidth control tool within the Windows Settings app.


this week released its latest preview, the testing branch for next year's first major update. The company continues to add new features to the preview, including an interesting Windows Update tool.

preview build 18912 introduces an advanced feature called “Absolute Bandwidth”. Located in the Settings app, the feature is currently hidden on Windows 10 20H1. Microsoft decided not to officially discuss it in 18912's release notes.

However, Absolute Bandwidth was discovered by Albacore. The feature lets Windows users select exactly how fast Windows Update downloads. By selecting the option, users can limit the bandwidth used by Windows Update to download updates.

Granular support allows users to choose exact speed in megabits per seconds when downloading new Windows 10 updates. You can check out the new Absolute Bandwidth feature in Windows 10 preview build 18912 on the Windows Insider Program.

Other Additions

Microsoft did officially announce some new features for Windows 10 20H1. Among them is a new update for the Narrator application. With preview build 18912, Narrator can now tell users the name of a website on the “Click me” link. This is accessible through Caps + Ctrl D.

“Narrator will take the URL of the hyperlink you are on and send it to an online service that will provide the page title to Narrator.”

Returning Anti-Cheat Problem

Microsoft has confirmed Windows 10 20H1 is affected by the anti-cheat bug that the company had issues with through the release of Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

“There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes. We are working with partners on getting their software updated with a fix. Most games have released patches to prevent PCs from experiencing this issue,” says Microsoft's Windows Insider team.

“To minimize the chance of running into this issue, please make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system. We are also working with anti-cheat and game developers to resolve similar issues that may arise with the 20H1 Insider Preview builds and will work to minimize the likelihood of these issues in the future.”

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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