Windows 10 build 20211

Windows 10 build 20211 releases in the Dev Channel

Windows 10 (build 20211) gets Settings and Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 improvements, and here's all you need to know.

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 20211 for devices enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This is the preview number 36 available for testers, and it includes some minor changes and several fixes.

Windows 10 build 20211, according to the company, the ability to search the list of file types, protocols, and apps in the Default apps settings pages is now available to all Insiders.

Also, starting with build 20211, Windows 10 includes the ability to attach and mount physical drives inside the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 distros. The feature enables you to access file systems that aren’t natively supported (for example, ext4). This means that if you have a dual-boot system with Windows 10 and Linux, and are using different drives, you can now access your Linux files from Windows 10.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20211 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 build 20211

The preview is available immediately through the Dev Channel. This preview build will download and install automatically on your computer, but you can always force the update from Settings Update & security > Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button.

You can learn more about all the changes available in the current development process of Windows 10 in this guide.

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