Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18353 Available to Fast Ring Users

Today, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18353 (19H1) to Insiders in the Fast ring. For the ill-informed, Windows Insider Program is a beta-testing platform developed by Microsoft. Windows insider Program allows users who own a valid license of Windows 10 to register and receive beta versions of future Windows 10 Updates. The Program consists of several channels, two major channels are the Slow Ring and the Fast Ring. The Fast Ring receives unstable updates consistently, while the Slow Ring receives more stable updates less consistently.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18353

As we mentioned before, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18353 (19H1) to Insiders in the Fast ring today. The update consists mainly of bug fixes and does not contain many new features.The update primarily brings some new features to Windows Sandbox.  Some accessibility features have been added to Windows Sandbox, like the ability to configure and use an audio input device. Hotkeys have also been added to aid in accessibility in Windows Sandbox.

Last month, we reported that Microsoft was letting users test State of Decay for free in an attempt to test integration of Xbox games into Windows 10 without actually porting the game. The new update allows more users to try State of Decay for free. You can read more about that here.

You can download the update now if you are a Windows Insider in the Fast ring. Simply go to Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update, and check for new updates.

You can read the whole changelog here.


Before you update your Windows 10, you must know that there are some known issues present within the new update. If you are launching games that use anti-cheat software, a bugcheck (GSOD) may be triggered by this, this will cause some problems. Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning well with the new update, so it is recommended for users with these sound cards not to upgrade. You can read more about the issues present within the update here before you update your Windows 10.

Murtaza Islam
Murtaza is a Computer Science student who takes immense interest in mobile technology. He believes the future of computing lies in smartphones because ARM architecture will eventually take over. He also loves to tinker with ROMs and kernels keeping up with the latest in smartphones.