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Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Preview with Your Phone, Calendar and Improvements Without a Password

Microsoft today released a new preview of Windows 10 with improvements to your phone, your calendar and no password. The update forces Windows 10 from version 18932 (made available to testers on July 3) to version 18936. These versions come from branch 20H1, which represents the update of Windows 10 that will arrive in the first half of next year.

Windows 10 is developed as a service, which means that it regularly receives new features. So far, Microsoft has released seven major updates: November update, birthday update, creators update, fall creators update, update to day of April 2018, update of October 2018 and update of May 2019.

Your phone's phone screen feature now supports Surface, Surface 2, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 5, Surface Pro 6, Surface Book and Surface Book 2 desktops. This is possible thanks to a player update (Marvell 15.68.17013.110). Your phone is still limited to certain phones running Android 7.0 or later: Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S9 +, Galaxy S9 +, Galaxy S9 +, Galaxy S8 +, Galaxy S8 +, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8 +, Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Note8, OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T.

It is now easier to create new events and reminders when you click on the date in the taskbar. Simply choose the date of your choice and start typing – you will see the online options for setting a time and place.

You can now enable password-free login for Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device (Settings => Accounts => Login Options => Make Device Without Password => On). Enabling passwordless login will move all Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device to modern authentication with Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or PIN.


This 20H1 release includes the following bug fixes and enhancements:

  • Fixed a problem that caused failures when installing games through the Xbox app during the previous flight.
  • Fixed a problem resulting in the potential display of the dynamic thumbnail photos outside its bounds.
  • Issue resolved: The emoji panel crashed when high contrast was enabled.
  • Updated the disc type text in the Task Manager's Performance tab so that it now matches the size of the other subtext of that tab.
  • Fixed a problem that prevented items from getting in the foreground when they were selected from the hopping list on the taskbar of some apps.
  • Fixed a problem that could prevent the update of the virtual desktop thumbnail in task mode after moving a window to another desktop.
  • Running Windows Sandbox no longer requires an administrator privilege.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the composition string to display in some applications when typing with the Japanese IME.
  • Fixed a problem causing some applications to crash when typing with Chinese Pinyin IME.
  • Fixed a problem that caused the unexpected display of some games on a black screen when running recently in full screen mode on some devices.

Known issues

This version has five known issues:

  • A limited number of insiders trying to install Build 18936 may encounter installation issues with error code c1900101 due to a compatibility bug with a storage driver on their device. The device attempts to install, fail, and successfully restore the version currently installed on the device.
  • Insiders may notice some changes in the magnifying glass with the current version, but they are not yet ready to be tested.
  • There was a problem with old versions of the anti-cheat software used with games: after updating to the latest versions of 19H1 Insider Preview, PCs could crash. Make sure you are using the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers do not work properly.
  • Tamper protection can be disabled in Windows Security after upgrading to this version. You can turn it back on. In August, anti-sabotage protection will become active by default for all insiders.

As always, do not install this on your production machine.

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