Windows 10 build 18348 heads out to Fast ring Insiders

Windows 10 build 18348 heads out to Fast ring Insiders

Windows 10 build 18348 heads out to Fast ring Insiders

Microsoft has rolled out today cumulative update KB4482887, an update that includes an important security fix, a new mitigation for the Spectre v2 CPU vulnerability.

There are no other new features in this OS update, and Microsoft focused mostly on other general changes and improvements, and you can check them in full in the box after the jump.

Note: Microsoft is rolling back the new Settings header from 100 percent to 50 percent of Insiders on Home and non-domain joined Pro edition PCs.

Added option to show/hide animations of the game bar.

Microsoft said in a blog post that Retpoline is now disabled on "production Windows 10 client devices". If you prefer to install it manually, Microsoft said it "strongly recommends you install the latest servicing stack update (SSU)" before doing so.

Microsoft has fixed an issue that could result in the Start menu not launching if the GPO to turn off the all apps list in Start was enabled.

"Over the coming months, we will enable Retpoline as part of phased rollout via cloud configuration".

Fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge sometimes crashing when editing or tabbing through PDFs.

We fixed an issue that could result in unexpected flickering if you used pen or touch in certain win32 apps to launch a second instance of the app when in tablet mode.

Fixed an issue where if high contrast mode was enabled during Windows setup, that state wouldn't persist first logon. Also, if you like our efforts, consider sharing this story with your friends, this will encourage us to bring more exciting updates for you.

Algerians March en Masse, Calling on Bouteflika to Step Down
Bouteflika, who has been ruling Algeria since 1999, officially announced his presidential bid on February 10. Bouteflika, who has been in office for two decades and turns 82 on Sunday, has rarely been seen in public.

Fixed an issue resulting in an unexpected and non-functional Family Safety icon in the notification area of the taskbar.

Fixed an issue where Start menu would crash when using Narrator to navigate pinned folders in Start.

Please note that while we've made some improvements to night light reliability in this flight, we're continuing to investigate reported issues in this space.

In Windows Sandbox, Settings app no longer crashes when you navigate to the Narrator settings.

Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD).

Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. As a work around, use the Settings app to select color profile instead, under the Display Settings page.

Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. The reason why we are mentioning this research report is because it proved that Microsoft has a big problem with Windows 10 updates and that it needs to solve it as soon as possible.

Mouse pointer color might be incorrectly switched to white after signing out and signing back in.

For the time being, only Skip Ahead ring users are allowed to try out these builds, with the Fast ring sticking with 19H1 updates for the time being. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content.

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