Windows 10 build 18336 (20H1)

Windows 10 build 18836 for the 20H1 development releases

The first preview for Windows 10 version 2003 (20H1) coming in 2020 releases to testers, and here's what you need to know.

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 18836 for devices enrolled in the Fast ring with Skip Ahead option. This is the first preview releasing as part of the 20H1 development coming in spring 2020.

According the company, some of work requires “a longer lead time,” which is the reason testers are getting this build on devices set to receive 19H2 previews.

Windows 10 build 18836 doesn’t include new features or significant improvements, nor the software giant is revealing the changes expected to release with version 2003. This preview only includes fixes and minor changes, such as the “Windows Light” theme now has been renamed to “Windows (light)” and more.

While participants of the program with devices in the Skip Ahead lane are getting build 18836 today, Microsoft explains that after releasing the April 2019 Update, testers will once again start receiving previews for the 19H2 development.  

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18836 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 build 18836

Although there are no ISO files for Windows 10 build 18836, the update is available immediately through the Fast ring with the Skip Ahead option enabled. This preview build will download and install automatically on your device, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button.

Warning: Although the data loss-related issue has been fixed, it’s not recommended to install pre-releases of Windows 10 on your primary machine. If you’re planning to test this build, make sure to create a backup of your files before proceeding.

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