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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.789 for Beta and Release Preview Channels – KB4598291

Just 2 weeks ago Microsoft released an update build 19042.782 for the Beta and Release Preview channels for Windows 10 v20H2, which went through the same update name KB4598291. They have released yet another build to the same 2 insider channels with the same name, build 19042.789. However, this new release does not bring any new features to the table, but rather just a few fixes.

Windows 10 20H2 Insider Build 19042 789 Beta and Release Preview KB4598291
Windows 10 20H2 Insider Build 19042 789 (KB4598291)

We predict that since Microsoft has been testing their channels with follow-up updates, this is another one of those releases. Installing the update KB4598291 would now change your OS build to 19042.789.


What’s new in 19042.789 – KB4598291

Since Microsoft didn’t introduce any new features but they have fixed a few issues that were seen in the last build 19042.782. Let us dive into what fixes and improvements this new build has to offer:

  • An issue with the Microsoft Exchange Accounts which resulted in the error prompt “Something went wrong” and the error code 0x80131500 after updating to Windows 10 v20H2 has been fixed.
  • A problem with Windows Update scans occurring when authenticated proxy is used as a fallback for the sync service after the initial one fails has been catered to.
  • A problem with the Windows update continuously displaying “Getting ready…” when updating from Windows 10 v1703 to Windows 10 v20H2 and not being updated has been resolved.

How to install Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19042.789

If you are subscribed to the Windows Insider Program Beta or Release Preview channels, then you shall automatically receive the new update through Windows Updates. However, if you are anxious to install the update without waiting, here is what you can do.

  1. Navigate to the following location:
    Start Menu -> Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update
  2. Now click on Check for updates on the right side and the computer will start scanning for any newly available updates.
    check for updates
  3. When scanned, click on Download now and the installation should begin.

Unfortunately, no standalone installation ISOs are available for Windows 10 20H2 with this build. Furthermore, Microsoft has not acknowledged any known issues or faults with this update.

Rollback/remove Windows 10 Insider Preview update

If you do not wish to keep the installed preview update for some reason, you can always roll back to the previous build of the OS. However, this can only be performed within the next 10 days after installing the new update.

To rollback after 10 days, you will need to apply this trick.

Cleanup after installing Windows Updates

If you want to save space after installing Windows updates, you can run the following commands:

dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
Windows image cleanup

You can learn all about the Microsoft Insider Programs and check out how to join and manage them. You can also join the Windows Insider Program without creating or registering your Microsoft account.

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