Microsoft issued two new versions for Windows October 10 last night, although the one you get will depend on your current version or, for the new Insiders, of a "virtual coin toss."
The company had previously warned that it would send updates that will become version 19H2 with features disabled by default. Then I could try turning them on in a controlled way.
Therefore, those cautious souls in the Slow Ring, which currently push 19H2, will receive 18362.10012 with the new toys off if they come from 18362.10005. Those in 18362.10006 will get 18362.10013, which has the features activated.
Oh, and those in group 18362.10012 will also have features from the previous version, as they were, disabled as well.
One more thing: if you are new to the Windows Insider program and it comes from the May 2019 update, it will be "a virtual" coin toss "on whether your PC activates or deactivates the functions".
Confused? It is certainly a frustrating step in the traditional habit of the Windows Insider team to stagger the release of new features and a bit unfair for enthusiasts who are expected to try these things. A voluntary Windows Insider would be forgiven for hoping to choose to participate or not instead of being subject to a virtual Sarkar Dona or Holographic Brandon LeBlanc that throws a coin somewhere.
That said, there isn't much to get excited about. In this construction. The ability to create events from the calendar drop-down menu on the taskbar has been added with online options for time and location. The gang also improved battery life and energy efficiency for "certain processors," as well as implemented a rotation policy to distribute work more evenly among "favored" CPU cores.
Windows 10 19H2 is expected to arrive as a relatively minor update in October, an approach that will be welcomed after last year's fiasco. ®
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