Windows 10 20H2 build 19042.487 releases in the Beta Channel

Another preview for Windows 10 20H2 (build 19042.487) releases in the Beta Channel without new features, but with a long list of fixes.

Windows 10 build 19042.487 (KB4571744)
Windows 10 build 19042.487 (KB4571744)

As part of the Windows 10 version 20H2 development, Microsoft has released build 19042.487 in the Beta Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This is the sixth preview available to testers as update KB4571744, and it’s a small update that only resolves a bunch of issues.

Windows 10 build 19042.487, according to the software giant, addresses issue that causes the defragmentation tool dialog to incorrectly report that previously optimized drives need to be optimized again.

It fixes problems where the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) will download data while a device is in cellular mode without user permission.

Also, update KB4571744 addresses various problems with the built-in VPN client, Server Message Block (SMB), rendering PeerDist-encoded content in Microsoft Edge, ActiveX preventing loading of content, black screen on Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), stop error when the initialization of the graphics adapter fails, and much more.

You can check this guide to learn more about the features and improvements coming with Windows 10 20H2.

Download Windows 10 build 19042.487

The preview is available immediately through the Beta Channel. It’ll download and install automatically on your device, but you can always force the KB4571744 update from Settings Update & security > Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button.

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