Windows 10: 20H2 preview removes old Edge, 21H1 gets the buggy printer fix

Microsoft has launched a preview of the fixes within the Home windows 10 20H2 replace coming in subsequent month’s Patch Tuesday, in addition to a repair for a printer glitch affecting the soon-to-be-released Home windows 10 21H1 characteristic replace.

As standard, Microsoft is releasing a preview of the bug fixes that can roll out within the non-optional replace within the April 2020 Patch Tuesday safety replace on 13 April, 2021.

20H2 in Launch Preview channel

The 20H2 construct 19042.906 (KB5000842) is obtainable for Insiders within the 20H2 Launch Preview channel.

Among the many notable adjustments is the elimination of Microsoft’s legacy Edge browser, for which help ended on 9 March, 2021.   

“We eliminated the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop utility that’s out of help and installs the brand new Microsoft Edge,” Microsoft says in launch notes. 

This replace is named a ‘C’ week replace and provides admins an opportunity to check the cumulative replace that arrives in subsequent month’s ‘B’ week Patch Tuesday safety replace. 

For the reason that new Edge is already the default browser on Home windows 10, model 20H2, the replace is not going to reinstall new Edge, however solely removes Edge Legacy. The legacy Edge removal update will roll out to older variations of Home windows 10, too.

The legacy Edge elimination can also be a part of the preview for Windows 10 version 1909, which is reaching finish of help on 11 Could, 2021. The replace KB5000850 pushes the 1909 construct to 18363.1474.

21H1 in Beta channel

Moreover, Microsoft has launched a repair for a printer glitch within the preview for 21H1 to insiders within the Beta channel. Microsoft has already launched the repair for older variations of Home windows 10 throughout two out-of-band updates following the March 9 Patch Tuesday replace.

This update moves 20H1 to build 19043.906 (KB5000842) and solely contains one new repair for the printer situation. Nonetheless, it contains all of the fixes from the March 15 21H1 preview in construct 19043.899. 

“We fastened a difficulty that fails to print the graphical content material in a doc after putting in the March 9, 2021 replace,” Microsoft notes.

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The 21H1 characteristic replace is a minor one and might be delivered with servicing know-how very similar to a cumulative replace. It ought to be a fast and painless replace for techniques operating Home windows 10 variations 2004 or 20H2. All Home windows 10 editions of 21H1 will obtain 18 months of servicing.

Lastly, Microsoft has released the Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0. It is for these with the 21H1 launch within the Beta Channel or the most recent 20H2 launch presently within the Launch Preview Channel.

Updates by means of the Home windows Characteristic Expertise Pack updates are delivered to Insiders by way of Home windows Replace, similar to cumulative updates. 

Microsoft is testing it as a method to ship new characteristic enhancements exterior of main Home windows 10 characteristic updates.