Windows 10 21H2 Insider build 19044.1149 for Release Preview channel now available

Kip Kniskern

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In what hopefully won’t become a trend, Microsoft has chosen 6:15pm PDT on a Tuesday night to release the latest Windows 10 Insider build for the Release Preview Channel. The build is now available to anyone already on the first Windows 10 Insider 21H2 build (19044.1147), coming automatically via Windows Update. If you’re still on the 21H1 version of Windows 10 in the Insider Release Preview Channel, 21H2 builds are available for “seekers”, but Insiders who want to stay on the 21H1 bandwagon can also download the build 19043.1147 today.

Both the build 19044.1147 (21H2) and the build 19043.1147 (21H1) include the same following fix:

  • We added a new policy that creates generic strings and removes branding-specific terms, such as “Windows” or “PC”, for IoT Enterprise editions. For example, we changed “computer” to “device”. Instead of “Getting Windows ready,” we changed that to “Getting things ready” and so on. These generic strings are displayed on a user’s screen when an update is in progress.

Last week, Microsoft detailed what’s coming for Windows 10 this fall in 21H2. Are you on Windows 10 in the Insider program? Let us know in the comments below