Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.575 and 22622.575 (Beta Channel)

Good evening friends! Microsoft has released new preview builds of Windows 11 (version 22H2) under the numbers 22621.575 and 22622.575 (KB5016694) for members of the Windows Insider Beta Program.

  • Assembly 22622.575 – testing of new functions is available.
  • Assembly 22621.575 – new features are disabled by default.

If you are in a group with features disabled by default (build, then check for updates and agree to install an optional update that will make these features available (build

Full build numbers:

  • 10.0.22621.575.ni_release_svc_prod2.220729-1215
  • 10.0.22622.575.ni_release_svc_prod2.220729-1215

Changes and improvements in build 22622.575

  • Conductor:
    • Pressing the middle mouse button on a folder in the navigation bar will open it in a new tab, as it does in the main part of File Explorer.

Fixes in build 22622.575

  • Conductor:
    • We fixed an issue where launching File Explorer in certain ways (such as from the command line) while using the dark theme would cause the main area of ​​File Explorer to unexpectedly appear in the light theme.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer UI issues when using the F11 key to put File Explorer in full screen mode.
    • We fixed an issue where dragging a folder to the navigation bar would unexpectedly place it at the end of the list instead of where you dragged it.
    • We fixed an issue where dividers in the navigation bar sometimes overlapped on top of items or were drawn too close to the text.
    • We fixed an issue where the right-click context menu on a tab was not translated into the system locale.
  • Task bar:
    • We fixed an issue that caused the taskbar overflow menu to appear on a different monitor than expected.
  • To open with:
    • We fixed an issue that prevented Narrator from reading the word “New” next to the app’s name in the Open With dialog box.
  • Suggested actions:
    • Improved date and time recognition for supported regions (US, Canada, and Mexico).

Fixes for both builds

  • An update to the Photos app that fixes the launch issue is rolling out through the Microsoft Store.
  • We fixed an issue that caused a memory leak in the App-V client service when deleting App-V registry nodes.
  • We fixed an issue where a URL could not be opened if it was longer than 2084 characters. The system now supports URLs up to 8192 characters long.

Known Issues

  • General:
    • Recent updates to the Beta channel have identified an issue that is causing the Photos app to crash. An updated version of the Photos app with a fix for the issue will be available in the Microsoft Store soon.
    • We are investigating reports of SQL Server Management Studio not launching for some members of the Windows Insider Program.
    • We are investigating reports that audio playback has stopped working for some Insiders.
  • Windows Explorer
    • The left half of File Explorer’s title bar may not be drag-and-drop or touch-enabled.
    • File Explorer tabs incorrectly display up arrow button next to the address bar. This will be fixed in future builds.
    • [New] Engineers are working on a fix for an issue where the Home, Documents, Pictures, and other folders are unexpectedly duplicated in the navigation bar or appearing on the desktop.
    • [New] Engineers are working on a fix for an issue where the background color of the “Search” field in File Explorer may be the opposite of what is set by the current skin.
    • [New] Engineers are working on a fix for an issue where the Delete key doesn’t work with files in File Explorer. You can still use the context menu to delete files.
    • [New] Engineers are working on a fix for an issue where the taskbar may not appear when the File Explorer window is maximized to full screen and the taskbar is set to auto-hide.
  • Task bar:
    • [New] Engineers are working on a fix for an issue that could cause the taskbar overflow menu to appear on the opposite side of the screen.

I wish you a successful update!


I am Sanjit Gupta. I have completed my BMS then MMS both in marketing. I even did a diploma in computer software and Digital Marketing.

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