While many Windows 10 users may have never encountered this, during setup, Windows 10 has an annoying feature where Cortana speaks up in an attempt to verbally guide you through your installation. While we're talking security, the same is true of the Windows Hello PIN reset process, which was tweaked and streamlined in the last build, and is now also available across all versions of Windows 10 (and not just testers with Windows 10 Home). Not by a massive margin, admittedly - which is nearly certainly because you hate it so much- but the graph's only trending one way now, in flagrant ignorance of how much you hate Windows 10.
To take advantage of password-less logins, Microsoft requires users to provide their phone number to receive unique SMS codes, which is then used to log in.
The October 2018 Update for Windows 10 may have gotten off to a rocky start, but that has not deterred Microsoft from forging ahead with its next major update, which is due out sometime in the first half of this year.
Preview Build 18309's other noteworthy additions revolve around security changes. Once you've setup your account, you can use Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or a PIN (depending on your device capabilities) to sign in to Windows 10.
That includes the ability to add new voices in other languages without having to go through the trouble of downloading language packs.
Since you now have a password-less account, select the Sign-in Options PIN Sign in. This task can now be done by going to Narrator Settings and clicking "Add more voices".
One of them concerns an explorer.exe crash that was previously reported in Windows 10 build 18305 and which occurred all of a sudden on specific configurations.
Narrator Home navigation: The main actions on Narrator Home, such as QuickStart and Settings, are now buttons and not Listview items.
As a result, you will easily be able to navigate to the most used apps without searching for it.
The company has also added 11 additional mouse pointer sizes in the Cursor and Pointer settings, taking the total number of sizes to 15.
Today's release has also brought in a long list of general fixes and known issues.