Windows 10 build 19536 download
20H2 development begins

Windows 10 build 19536 releases for next major release

The first preview for the next version of Windows 10 coming before the end of 2020 releases with new features and changes.

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 19536 for devices enrolled in the Fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. This is the first preview available as part of the next version (after the 20H1 development), which if the company continues with the name scheme, then the development will be known as 20H2.

Windows 10 build 19536, according to the company, is a small update that brings back the option to download and install optional updates (such as drivers, feature updates, and monthly non-security quality updates) through the Windows Update settings page.

This flight introduces a new “Family group setup” that allows you to configure multiple accounts when you’re already managing family members from your Microsoft account.

Family group setup on Windows 10 20H2 (sorce: Microsoft)
Family group setup on Windows 10 20H2 (sorce: Microsoft)

You’ll also find a new version of the Korean IME with improvements in the typing experience. On File Explorer, the search experience you can remove previous searches via an option if you right click the entry in the dropdown. In addition, users who had previously used HomeGroup will no longer see a notification on upgrade about its deprecation.

Microsoft is adding Downloads Folder to the Privacy Settings page, removing the separate Hotspot 2.0 setting under Wi-Fi, and the Windows RE (Recovery Environment) no longer requires an administrator password to access recovery tools.

Windows Insider Program changes

Alongside the new features and enhancements, the company also says that moving forward the Fast ring will no longer be associated with a single release. Instead, previews available in the Fast ring will include the latest changes and improvements from the engineering team (so, no more Skip Ahead), and new features will appear in future versions of Windows 10 when they’re ready. (This means that if a feature appears for testing in the Fast ring, it won’t necessarily mean that it’ll be available in the next major release.)

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 19536 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 build 19536

Although there are no ISO files for Windows 10 build 19536, the update is available immediately through the Fast and Slow 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.