Windows 10 build 20231 releases in the Dev Channel

Windows 10 gets a new customization experience to improve the initial setup (OOBE) of the OS.

Windows 10 build 20231
Windows 10 build 20231

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 20231 for PCs enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This is the preview number 40 available for testers with some new features and improvements expected to arrive in future releases of the operating system.

Build 20231, according to the company, introduces a new page in the out-of-box experience (OOBE) to help you set up Windows 10 for how you’re planning to use the device. 

For example, the new “Customize your device” page, includes six ways (gaming, family, creativity, schoolwork, entertainment, and business) to customize the device. You can use one or multiple ways, and depending on your selection, the setup experience will suggest different tools and services to customize the device.

Microsoft says that this is a work in progress, and even though some users may see this new page, selecting any of the options won’t change the current setup experience.

Windows 10 Customize your device OOBE
Customize your device OOBE / source: Microsoft

The Skype Meet Now feature in the taskbar is now available to all testers. The About page in the Settings app now shows graphics card information, and the option to enable to move the text cursor via gestures on the touch keyboard is now available to every Insider.

Also, network administrators can now set which apps will automatically open various file types or links with the new option to modify file associations on a per-user or per-device basis. For instance, this new improvement makes it easy to set Edge as the default browser, or always open PDFs with the preferred app.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20231 at the Windows Blog.

Download Windows 10 build 20231

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. Microsoft is also making available the ISO file for build 20231 availble for download to perform a clean install of the operating system.

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

Update October 13, 2020: Microsoft has issued a small update as KB4586238 that bumps the version number to build 20231.1005. The update doesn’t include any new features or significant changes. Instead, it’s an update design to test the serving pipeline and fixes a problem that prevented a previous update from installing.

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