Microsoft has announced a new feature as part of Windows 10 version 2004 Insider preview build 19041.21. According to a new support page, Windows 10 now has a new troubleshooter related to the Disk Cleanup feature. This new addition will be available on Windows 10 version 2004 and all subsequent builds.
Specifically, the troubleshooter will disable automatic Disk Cleanup to stop boot failures. If you’re unfamiliar with Windows troubleshooters, they are used on the platform to target specific problems. They help users understand and fix issues they may be experiencing.
In its release notes for Windows 10 2004 build 19041.21, Microsoft says the new troubleshooter will disable “the automatic running of Disk Cleanup until devices install the Windows version 19041.84 update”.
It is worth noting the disabling of the Disk Cleanup is temporary. According to Microsoft, the troubleshooter runs twice without user input needed. The first time for devices on Windows version 19041.21 and then a second time for Windows version 19041.84 hardware.
For full information on how to properly use the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 10, check out our tutorial here.
Because this is an automatic troubleshooter, you may be unaware it ran on your system. To find out if it did, head to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > View Troubleshooting history.
As for the wider Windows 19041.21 build, this is a cumulative update package rolled out for July 2020 Patch Tuesday. Microsoft covered the following in the update:
“Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Scripting Engine, .NET Framework, Windows Cryptography, Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows Peripherals, Windows Storage and Filesystems, and Windows Server.”