Windows 10 build 20226 download
Now with drive health

Windows 10 build 20226 releases in the Dev Channel

Windows 10 (build 20226) can has a storage health monitor that alerts you about drive problems to protect your data before it fails.

Microsoft is now releasing Windows 10 build 20226 for devices enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This is the preview number 39 rolling out to testers, and it introduces new features and some improvements expected to arrive in future releases of Windows 10.

Windows 10 build 20226, according to the software giant, ships with a new storage health monitor feature that monitors the health of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) Solid-State Drives (SSDs). If problems are detected with the drive, you’ll receive an alert before it fails, so you have enough time to backup its data.

If an anomaly is detected in the drive, you’ll get a toast notification, which you can click to see more details and backup your files. However, you can always go to Settings > System > Storage > Manage Disks and Volumes, and in the drive properties page, you can see more health information, such as estimated remaining life, space available, and current temperature.

Windows 10 drive health / source: Microsoft
Windows 10 drive health / source: Microsoft

In File Explorer, when you right-click a zipped file in OneDrive that was previously configured as an online-only, you’ll now be able to select the “Extract All” option like if the file was locally available on the device.

As part of the changes for Task Manager, the “Processes” tab now correctly shows a Progressive Web App (PWA) installed using Microsoft Edge under “Applications” instead of in “Background Processes.” Also, the tab will now even display the icon of the app.

Starting with build 20226, Windows 10 is now disabling theme synchronization across devices, which means that the option will no longer be available in the Sync settings page.

In addition, when setting an static IP address configuration, the DNS settings now make entering a static DNS a requirement and entering gateway address not a requirement.

Finally, when pressing Shift + 6 will now insert ߾ (U+07FE ) and pressing Shift + 7 will now insert ߿ (U+07FF) for the N’Ko keyboard layout.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20226 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 build 20226

The preview is available immediately through the Dev Channel, and it will install automatically, but you can always force it 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.