Microsoft releases the first Windows 10 20H1 build to Skip Ahead Insiders
In a surprising turn of events, Microsoft today released the first Windows 10 Insider Preview from the 20H1 development branch. No, that's not a typo, so let's back it up a little bit.
Windows 10 19H1 development is winding down, and we're probably going to see an RTM build next month. It's still not very stable, as is shown by the fact that there isn't a single 19H1 build available in the Slow ring yet, but that hasn't stopped the firm from moving forward with Skip Ahead.
Microsoft opened up Skip Ahead two weeks ago, and typically, the subset of the Fast ring is meant for skipping to the next version of Windows 10. But this time, we're skipping ahead by two versions. Moving forward, Skip Ahead will be reserved for 20H1 builds, which ships in the first half of 2020, and the regular Fast ring will be where you can go for 19H2 builds.
Today's build is Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18836, and it doesn't contain any new features. In fact, you can expect the foreseeable future on 20H1 to be about back-end changes. Typically, new features get added in the current development cycle, so you're going to see a lot of new 20H1 builds that only show the new features that are already in 19H2 builds...
... It's worth noting that with the changes of skipping ahead by two development cycles, you're now committed to Skip Ahead. Historically, when it only skipped ahead to the next development cycle, Skip Ahead would align with the Fast ring after a couple of months. Don't plan on that happening anymore.
No argument about that from me! I think with such a big jump in build numbers designed to address back end problems in Windows 10, Microsoft must be coming to the realization of how bad the OS really is when compared to Windows 7.
<Ami> ok lets see if this works
Oct 26, 2018 6:35:23 GMT -6
<Ami> yes the whole templated system is shot to shit. i dont really like proboards that much. ill talk to michael about moving to genscripts.
Oct 26, 2018 6:36:04 GMT -6
<Ami> lol ive added the holloween theme. it looks ok give it a try and see if it looks ok. (note i am testing on FF and brave)
Oct 26, 2018 6:49:32 GMT -6
<Rick> Hey Ami, good to have you back!
Oct 26, 2018 8:39:34 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Gawd almighty its good to see Ami back in action.
Oct 27, 2018 14:19:53 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Halloween theme,
Oct 27, 2018 15:05:30 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Bacon bits n Lurkers....
Oct 27, 2018 15:09:11 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Just curious if anyone did any BlackFriday purchases? Anything Interesting?
Nov 23, 2018 13:49:20 GMT -6
<Rick> No, I've been too broke lately to go out and do something like that!
Nov 25, 2018 12:25:32 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> @rick: Lately it seems i've been doing more LOWTECH(leaking plumbing) than anything else. But this aint a home improvement website....Haha
Nov 30, 2018 16:50:52 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Setting up latest Quantum Firefox. Block list Disconnectme(strict) seems to prevent "Guest" posts.
Dec 10, 2018 7:55:59 GMT -6
<Rick> Microsoft is supposed to be having another Bug Bash starting next week. It should be interesting since most of the 19H1 series of builds have had stability issues where things almost work, but don't.
Jan 17, 2019 17:58:17 GMT -6
<Rick> Whatever Microsoft is changing to the code base is breaking drivers, simple functions that have always worked before now don't, builds having chronic update problems going between builds is on the rise again, forcing the need for more clean installs.
Jan 17, 2019 18:02:10 GMT -6
<Rick> One would think most of this stuff should have been solved a long time ago for Windows 10, but the problems just seem to keep coming back, manifesting itself to be worse now than it was before.
Jan 17, 2019 18:28:57 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Pulled the trigger on FeatureUpdate v1803. Six hours of updates&Reboots and the end result was.....Failed to install Error 0x8024200d !shit, i didn't really want it anyway
Feb 18, 2019 14:28:29 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> BTW,currently at 16299.192 v1709. We shall see how that works. If it scrambles my cable tv picture again I SWEAR TA GAWD THAT HDD GETS WIPED AND LINUX INSTALLED !
Feb 18, 2019 14:44:11 GMT -6
<Rick> Yeah, Windows 10 isn't very good at playing video files. No issues with Linux or Windows 7 on the same system.
Feb 18, 2019 20:03:07 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Microsoft and Nike apparently have the same business model
Feb 22, 2019 16:33:38 GMT -6
<Rick> Call me stubborn, but I am finally ready to give up on testing Windows 10. Going along with each new iteration, it has become more and more obstinate about getting installed onto a given system while chewing up more and more resources in doing so.
Jun 8, 2019 12:28:33 GMT -6
<Rick> With Windows 7 soon losing support according to Microsoft, I see there has been a lot more activity on YouTube where people are seriously looking at, and reviewing alternative OS's to use instead of Windows..
Jun 8, 2019 12:35:08 GMT -6