Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 20231 with improved setup

The latest Windows 10 build for Insiders in the Dev Channel introduces a couple of new features.

First up in Build 20231 is a new page in the Windows out-of-box experience (OOBE) setup which asks users what they will primarily be using Windows 10 for (Gaming, Schoolwork, Family, Entertainment, Creativity, or Business) to help ensure the OS gets set up correctly.

This is one of those features that’s only rolling out to a subset of Insiders at this point, and if you’re one of those selected, you’ll only see it if you choose to reset your PC or perform a clean install.

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Elsewhere in this build, enterprise customers will now be able to modify file associations on a per-user or per-device basis. Again only a subset of Insiders will see it.

Other changes and Improvements include:

Fixes in this build include:

  • Fixed the vEthernet adapter disconnecting inside of the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Please see this GitHub thread for full details.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in your ALT + Tab order changing unexpectedly and leading you to switch to the wrong window.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in Action Center and notification buttons not being visible after switching between High Contrast Black and High Contrast White.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Show audio alerts visually" option under Settings > Ease of Access> Audio wasn’t functioning for incoming notifications.
  • Fixed an issue where if the PC was locked using with Narrator running, dismissing the lock screen wouldn’t announce the signed in username on the login screen.
  • Fixed an issue when using Narrator and logging in with Windows Hello, Narrator wouldn’t announce the error message if your face wasn’t recognized.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in audio and microphone glitches over Bluetooth for certain devices. As a reminder, when encountering issues in this space, please take a moment to capture a repro trace, as it helps the teams investigate. More details about capturing traces available here.
  • Fixed an issue impacting Task View reliability.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the Windows Hello setup camera preview in OOBE displaying in the wrong position if you rotated your device into portrait mode during setup.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in Settings hanging on launch for some Insiders.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in systemsettingsbroker.exe crashing for some Insiders.
  • Fixed an issue where the HideRecentJumplists MDM Policy wasn’t taking effect.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in duplicate cloud provider entries appearing in the File Explorer navigation pane.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in PDF previews no longer displaying in File Explorer.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the touch keyboard unexpectedly dismissing after setting focus to the search box in File Explorer.
  • Fixed an issue where when typing with the Chinese Pinyin IME, if your text included an apostrophe, then after finalizing your composition by pressing Shift the result would display a garbled character.

Known issues are:

  • If you were one of the Insiders repeatedly entering a temp profile with the previous flight, refer to the following forum post to get your profile back into a good state. If you were not impacted, this issue will not impact you in today’s flight.
  • Microsoft is looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
  • Microsoft is working on a fix to enable live preview for pinned site tabs.
  • Microsoft is working on enabling the new taskbar experience for existing pinned sites. In the meantime, you can unpin the site from the taskbar, remove it from the edge://apps page, and then re-pin the site.
  • Microsoft is working on a fix for an issue where some Office applications crashing or missing after updating to a new build.
  • Microsoft is working on a fix for an issue causing some devices experiencing a KMODE_EXCEPTION bugcheck when using certain virtualization technologies.
  • Microsoft is working on a fix where some devices are experiencing a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION bugcheck.
  • Microsoft is working on a fix for an issue where after taking this build some users receive a Compatibility Assistant notification that "Microsoft Office is no longer available". Despite the notification, Office should still be there and working fine.
  • Working on a fix for an issue where selecting an IME candidate or hardware keyboard text prediction candidate may insert the candidate adjacent to the one selected.
  • Microsoft is investigating an issue reported by some Insiders wherein the taskbar is obscuring the Power button in the Start menu. If this is happening on your PC, you may need to use the Windows key plus X menu to shutdown for the time being.

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