Windows 10 build 20246

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Build of Windows 10 Iron
OS family
Architecturex86, x64, ARM64
Timebomb2021-01-31 (+99 days)
Works in
Home China
Home N
Home Single Language
Pro N
Pro Single Language
Pro China Only
Pro Education
Pro Education N
Pro for Workstations
Pro N for Workstations
Education N
Enterprise Evaluation
Enterprise G
Enterprise G N
Enterprise multi-session
Enterprise N
Enterprise N Evaluation
IoT Enterprise
Use a Windows 10 Retail serial
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Windows 10 build 20246 is the nineteenth Insider Preview build of Iron. This build was released on 29 October 2020 to all Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel as the first from the fe_release branch, where Fe is the chemical symbol for iron.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Some features such as the redesigned touch keyboard, emoji picker, voice typing, and theme-aware splash screens introduced in previous builds were removed temporarily. They were reintroduced in Cobalt build 21277.
  • A function to automatically install Linux distros for the Windows Subsystem for Linux using the command was added. It can be used by typing in wsl.exe --install.
  • The new Windows 10X Out of Box Experience introduced in build 20231 is now removed entirely.
  • The Insider Preview branding has been removed.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Installing games downloaded from the Microsoft Store to a secondary drive that has no OS on it will result in the secondary drive becoming inaccessible. To prevent this bug from occurring, the default storage location for new content must be changed prior to installing the game. This can be done by navigating to Settings → Storage → Change where new content is saved.
  • At the time of release, the update process had a chance of hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install this build.
  • Live preview doesn't work for pinned site tabs on some machines, a gray window is seen instead of the intended content.
  • There's a chance of randomly encountering a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION BSOD.
  • On some PCs, the taskbar is obscuring the Power button in the Start menu blocking the access to its options. To workaround this issue, use the options from the User menu (Win+X).
  • Windows PowerShell does not work on the ARM64 versions of this build. To use the app, open up “Windows PowerShell (x86)” or “Windows PowerShell ISE (x86)”, which is located on the Start menu instead.

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