Windows 10 is Microsoft’s computer operating system that is used by over 800 million devices across the globe.
The platform is typically granted two substantial upgrades every year that introduce new features, bug fixes and more.
Although Microsoft is expected to release another souped-up version of Windows 10 later this year, that hasn’t stopped the tech firm working on improvements that will debut in 2020, too.
In fact, the Redmond-based firm has already released several preview builds of Windows 10 version 20H1 – the first huge update for the operating system expected in 2020.
Microsoft recently released a new preview build of 20H1, giving fans an early look at some of the new features it’s working on.
Dubbed 18985, the software improves Bluetooth pairing by ensuring the user no longer needs to go to their device’s Settings app to finish connecting a new device.
Moreover, Microsoft has insisted pairing should be done faster on 20H1, too.
Secondly, the tech powerhouse is making it easier for users to sort through new updates.
More specifically, it was noted all optional updates will now be listed in a new page within Microsoft’s Windows Update service.
Explaining the alteration in 20H1, Microsoft said: “As some Insiders have noticed, we’re working on making it easier for you to see all optional updates (including drivers, feature updates, and monthly non-security quality updates) in one place.
“Once optional updates are detected, they will be listed in a new page under Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > View optional updates.
“For drivers, you no longer need to browse Device Manager for a specific device to update. Windows Update will automatically keep your drivers up-to-date, same as before, but if you’re having a problem one of those optional drivers might help.”
Additionally, the new preview build also improves Microsoft’s Snip & Sketch app.
Now, users are able to edit multiple photos within a single window and zoom in on screenshots.
Finally, Microsoft’s latest preview build introduces a number of general changes and bug fixes.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC – in Microsoft words:
We fixed an issue where adding a new Language Pack reported successful installation but was not installed.
We fixed an issue impacting the reliability of Settings when accessing the Network & Internet section.
We fixed an issue that could result in printer entries not displaying properly for non-admin accounts—the text overlapping, and not being clickable.
We fixed an issue resulting in Task Manager showing an unexpectedly high temperature for certain GPUs.
We fixed an issue resulting in Task Manger unexpectedly showing 0% CPU usage in the Performance tab.
We fixed an issue where the setting that enables Microsoft accounts on your device to go Passwordless (by requiring Windows Hello sign in and hiding the password option from the lock screen) was showing for local account users. Now the setting will only show for Microsoft account users.
We fixed an issue with the Reset this PC cloud download option not calculating the correct amount of space you needed to free up if you did not have enough disk space to proceed.
We fixed an issue with the Reset this PC cloud download option not working when specific optional features were installed.
At this time, we’re removing our known issue about Realtek SD card readers. If you are still encountering issues with any SD cards, please take a moment to check for driver updates, and file feedback if that does not resolve it for you.