Till now, Windows 10 is being developed and improved as a service. That only means it is normal to see regular Windows 10 updates.
This year, Microsoft has already released five major Windows 10 updates: Anniversary Update, April 2018 Update, Fall Creators Update, Creators Update, and November Update.
But just recently, Microsoft made headlines after releasing the Build 18237 for PCs, which was unintentionally released as encrypted. It’s no surprise why it resulted in software and hardware problems to many.
Let’s take a glimpse at what this encrypted build is all about.
A Glimpse at Windows 10 Build 18237
With the recent build update, Microsoft’s team was reminded that being at the forefront of technological development could have disadvantages. They realized that the latest Microsoft OS update consumes RAM at an unbelievably high rate before it falls over.
Although everything went well at the beginning, when Build 18237 was released to excite everyone, now, it seems to be a major disappointment to everyone. Fans of Microsoft’s Windows 10 OS even gave the new build update a codename of 19H1.
Critics also found that there were other issues with Build 18237, including installations taking a long time to complete, Green Screens of Death, and a total failure to download the new build.
All in all, this build reportedly has three known issues. These are:
- The Task Manager does not report the right CPU usage.
- Whenever you go to Task Manager and expand Background Processes, the arrows will constantly blink in a weird fashion.
- If you have installed any recent build from the Fast ring, such as the Build 18237, but you have suddenly shifted to the Slow ring, optional content, including developer mode, won’t work. If you wish to install, add, or enable optional content, you need to stay in the Fast ring. We suggest you take note of this because optional content will only be installed on approved builds for certain rings.
Even though Microsoft is working to fix the common problems, fans of Windows 10 are still experiencing problems with the operating system. Some are seeing a blurry login screen. Others get stuck at a progress bar. The worst is that many encountered an error code encouraging them to log the problem and report it to Microsoft. So, if you ever downloaded the recent Microsoft OS update, you might want to prepare your backup.
The good news is, Microsoft took quick action, rectifying all those problems.
General Improvements and Fixes
Below are some other fixes that Microsoft implemented on Build 18237:
- Microsoft fixed an issue on Task Manager window so users cannot resize it.
- Settings will no longer crash whenever you navigate to Accounts -> Sign-in.
- They fixed a problem in Action Center that resulted in reduced reliability in previous builds.
- They resolved an issue in the taskbar so you can now access Volume, Speakers, Network, and etc. at the same time.
- Microsoft fixed an issue for people using a multiple monitor setup, wherein the Open or Save dialog becomes tiny when moved between monitors.
- When using the in-app search box, certain apps will no longer crash.
- You can now click on web links.
- A new group policy was added to prevent the use of security questions on some local accounts. This can be accessed under Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Credential User Interface.
- New improvements were applied in the Narrator Selection.
On the Brighter Side: Acrylic Login Screens
Microsoft was probably so excited to release the encrypted Windows 10 update that they failed to pay attention to its most crucial aspects. Nothing to worry, though. They’re planning a raft of fixes already.
Meanwhile, critics are very much excited as Microsoft plans to introduce the use of acrylic on Windows 10 login screens. Everyone is looking forward to this, including Microsoft, as it helps retain their name and reputation for accessibility and helps users focus on the sign-in process.
For a cynic, the acrylic effect resembles the previous macOS logins, while for gamers, it would be probably associated with the loading screens of the game Half Life 2.
Take Care of Your Windows 10 Device
Because technology is improving, we cannot always expect things to work out just fine. Of course, mishaps happen. We suggest that you should install Outbyte PC Repair on your device in order to prevent any unwanted problems in the future. Once installed, it can scan your system and pinpoint issues so you can immediately fix them and prevent them from wreaking havoc on your most important files and documents.
A Computer Engineer by degree and a writer by profession, Cathy Trimidal writes for Software Tested and Outbyte. For years now, she has contributed articles focusing on the trends in IT, VPN, web apps, SEO, and digital marketing. Although she spends most of her days living in a virtual realm, she still finds time to satisfy her infinite list of interests.