Windows 10 build 18885 (20H1) releases with new changes

As part of the 20H1 development, Windows 10 build 18885 is now available for testers with several changes and fixes — Here's all you need to know.

Windows 10 build 18885
Windows 10 build 18885

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 18885 to testers with devices enrolled in the Fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. This is the ninth preview releasing as part of the 20H1 development, and it delivers a small number of changes and fixes.

Windows 10 build 18885, according to the company addresses the issue preventing devices on build 18362.53 (May 2019 Update) to switch to the new development. In addition, this flight is expanding dictation support to more languages, including English (Canada), English (UK), English (Australia), English (India), French (France), French (Canada), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil), and Chinese (Simplified, China).

As part of the fixes, build 18885 for Windows 10 fixes USB storage drives and SD cards being unexpectedly assigned a different drive letter after an upgrade. Users should no longer see post install setup message while actively using the device after signing in. Windows 10 is adding improvements to App Volume and Device Preferences page in Sound settings and build 18885 tweaks the page view for better usability, and more.

In addition, the company is also announcing that its Your Phone app now expands the screen mirror feature to more devices, and the can now show notifications from your Android phone.

While we’re getting a new preview for the feature update coming in 2020, Microsoft is still expected to rollout a major update during the second half of 2019.

Alongside the new improvements, Microsoft is also announcing several known issues for Windows 10 build 18885 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 build 18885

Although there are no ISO files for Windows 10 build 18885, the update is available immediately through the Fast ring. 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: This is a pre-release version of Windows 10, and it’s not recommended to install them 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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