Windows 10 build 18845 (20H1)

Windows 10 build 18845 (20H1) releases with improvements

Microsoft pushes the third preview for the feature update coming in 2020 ahead of the April 2019 Update and 19H2 releases.

As part of the 20H1 development coming in 2020, Windows 10 build 18845 is now rolling out for devices enrolled in the Fast ring with the Skip Ahead option. This is the third preview releasing in the development branch, and it’s a minor update that includes emoji version 12.0, fixes several problems, and it doesn’t introduce new features.

While we’re still a year away from the release of the 20H1 update, the company is skipping previews for the 19H2 development coming in the Fall of 2019, as a result of recent reorganization within the company that needs to align its schedule between the Azure and Windows 10 teams.

However, the 19H2 development still on track. Once the April 2019 Update releases, devices in the Windows Insider Program will resume getting builds for the second-semi annual update.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18845 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 build 18845

Although there are no ISO files for Windows 10 build 18845, 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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