The wait is finally over for Windows Insiders in the Slow Ring. As of today, Microsoft makes available the download of version 19H1 18342.8 for Slow Ring Insiders, just one week after the release of version 18342 for Fast Ring Insiders.
The wait for the construction of a slow ring 19H1 is over! Construction 18342 (with LCU) is now available! Please take a moment to read the details of this release as shared in the blog post of this release: https://t.co/ZBBNz7ZaIG pic.twitter.com/jzCrvjDSvZ
– Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) February 27, 2019
Earlier this week, Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar explained that the GSODs caused by the anti-cheat game software were preventing the team from releasing a first 19H1 version for Insiders in the Slow Ring. Well, Microsoft still has not fixed this bug in version 18342.8, but the Windows Insider team has implemented an upgrade block for Slow Ring machines on which the affected games are still installed (the version will be download once the game is over). uninstalled).
There is still another upgrade block for computers with the following processor models: Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 and Intel64 Family 6 Model 158. If you want to know if any of these processors are installed on your PC , you can connect to Windows 10. Device Manager, accessible by right-clicking the Start button on the taskbar.
If you have not followed the news of previous versions of 19H1, this major update will bring several new features and improvements, including a new lightweight theme, a separation of Cortana and Windows Search in the bar of tasks, as well as a new Windows Sandbox feature. to safely test unreliable software. Unfortunately, this last feature may be quite complex in version 18342.8, because the release notes mention some potential "intermittent crashes".
The version 18342.8 delivered today to Slow Ring Insiders also introduces Linux files into the file explorer. Microsoft is also testing mysterious game enhancements in the 19H1 update, and insiders are welcome to install and test State of Decay: Edition One from the Xbox Insider Hub app. You can learn about all the new features included in the 19H1 update on this page.
If all goes as planned, Microsoft should finalize the 19H1 update in March, by which time the update should officially become "Windows 10 version 1903". There are still some weeks of testing with Insiders on the fast, slow and published preview rings. In case you missed it, Microsoft also released yesterday the 18346 build preview for Fast Ring Insiders.
Further reading: build 18342.8, slow ringtone, Windows 10, Windows Insider