Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20226 with Storage health monitoring feature


Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20226 with Storage health monitoring feature and much more

With Build 20211 for Insiders, Microsoft was seen testing a new dark mode update for Windows 10 to improve the UI consistency. In this new build 20215, the company made dark mode available in Windows Search. Now with the new Windows 10 Preview Build 20226 the company has brought-in new Storage health monitoring features to protect user data.

In addition to this update, the company has released various improvements for Notepad and Microsoft’s Your Phone app. The new update shows that Microsoft is working on a new feature for Windows 10 that will detect hardware problems for your storage drives.

“Attempting to recover data after drive failure is both frustrating and expensive. This feature is designed to detect hardware abnormalities for NVMe SSDs and notify users with enough time to act. It is strongly recommended that users immediately back up their data after receiving a notification.” Microsoft

To check the feature on your PC after upgrading to the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20226, Click on the notification or navigating to the drive properties page in Storage Settings (Settings -> System -> Storage -> Manage disks and volumes -> Properties) will provide additional details.

NVMe SSD properties page in Storage Settings, emphasis on the Drive health section, showing a drive health warning.

However, Windows 10’s new Storage monitoring feature is only available on NVMe SSDs only. This means the new feature won’t work if you have a Windows 10 device that ships with SATA SSD and HDD, at least for now.

New Your Phone settings experience

With the new update the Your Phone app now comes with a new user experience for managing your linked devices with the app. The company has also added a new settings page, and now you can link a new device, remove an old device, and switch between active devices all easily within the app. Now each device is identifiable on its own device card with your personally synced wallpaper.

These are the complete changes that are offered in the new Windows 10 Build 20215. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by following us on Google News.


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