Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.586 and 22622.586 (Beta Channel)

Good evening friends! Microsoft has released new preview builds of Windows 11 (version 22H2) under the numbers 22621.586 and 22622.586 (KB5016701) for members of the Windows Insider Beta Program.

  • Assembly 22622.586 – testing of new functions is available.
  • Assembly 22621.586 – new features are disabled by default.

If you are in a group with features disabled by default (build 22621.xxx), then check for updates and agree to install an optional update that will make these features available (build 22622.xxx).

Full build numbers:

  • 10.0.22621.586.ni_release_svc_prod2.220816-1713
  • 10.0.22622.586.ni_release_svc_prod2.220816-1713

Important! Recently, builds under the Windows Insider program have become unavailable to users from Russia and the Republic of Belarus, probably due to geo-blocking. If you are affected by this problem, then enable the VPN by selecting any European country, check for updates in Windows Update, wait for the download to begin, and disable the VPN. You can read more about this situation in our article.

The Community team recommends using AdGuard VPN or Windscribe.

Changes and improvements in build 22622.586

  • General:
    • We fixed an issue that was causing DWM crashes (causing the screen to flash black or screen freezes) for Insiders running Build 22622.575.
    • We fixed an issue that prevented SQL Server Management Studio from launching for some Insiders.
  • Conductor:
    • We fixed an issue where the left half of File Explorer’s title bar might not be draggable with a mouse or touch.
    • If you select several folders and use the “Open in a new tab” option in the context menu, then all selected folders will be opened as separate tabs. Previously, only the first folder in the list would open in a new tab, while the others would open in a new window.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in the Home, Documents, Pictures, and other folders unexpectedly being duplicated in the navigation bar or appearing on the desktop.
    • Fixed a crash in explorer.exe that could occur when closing a newly opened Explorer window.
    • We fixed an issue where the background color of the Search field in File Explorer could be the opposite of what is set by the current skin.
    • We fixed an issue where when launching File Explorer from certain locations, it would open and immediately close without completing rendering (for example, when opening a downloaded file location from Microsoft Edge).
    • We fixed an issue that could cause explorer.exe to crash when you close File Explorer.
    • Removed the toolbar that unexpectedly appeared for some users after enabling tabs in File Explorer. Also removed “Always show menu” option in folder options as it doesn’t work.
    • Fixed an explorer.exe crash that could occur when Explorer launch was interrupted if, for example, you tried to access a network share from the Run dialog and you were prompted for credentials, but you clicked Cancel instead of typing data.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in the Delete key not working when managing files in File Explorer.
    • We fixed an issue that prevented you from unpinning the Desktop, Pictures, or Documents folders from the Quick Access Toolbar.
    • We fixed an issue where the line indicating where to insert a folder was not sufficiently contrasted in the dark theme when dragging a folder to pin it to the quick access bar.
    • We fixed an issue where the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons might not be visible when using a contrast theme.
  • Task bar:
    • We fixed an issue that could cause the taskbar overflow menu to appear unexpectedly on the opposite side of the screen.
    • We fixed an issue where the taskbar overflow popup could appear off the side of the taskbar if you opened it after zooming the screen.
    • We fixed an issue where right-clicking an application on the taskbar and selecting Close All Windows would not bring the application to the foreground if it required user attention before closing (for example, if the content in Notepad was not saved).
    • We fixed an issue where explorer.exe could crash if you tried to reorder application icons on the taskbar while the taskbar overflow menu was open.
    • We fixed an issue when using at least two monitors where, when using monitors with different DPIs, the taskbar overflow could appear earlier than necessary or overlap the date and time on the secondary monitor.
  • Options:
    • Fixed a crash in the Settings app that could occur when uninstalling some apps.
    • We fixed an issue where the current view buttons in Settings -> Apps -> Installed Apps would unexpectedly have arrows overlaid on top of them.
  • Suggested actions:
    • We fixed an issue where if you copied multiple items in a row to the clipboard history, some of the items might not appear after pressing WIN + V if Suggested Actions is enabled.
    • The selected state for the “Suggested Actions” option under “System” -> “Clipboard” should now persist when upgrading to new builds.

Fixes for both builds

  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Lenovo devices not receiving expected updates.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in domain credentials not working for some Insiders on a previous build for the Beta channel.
  • We fixed an issue where the “Sync with other devices” option in Settings -> System -> Clipboard would not persist when enabled.
  • Addresses an issue affecting Microsoft Defender Application Guard (MDAG). It caused the launch of MDAG to be delayed or stopped.
  • We fixed an issue affecting URLs generated by javascript: URLs. These URLs did not work as expected when you added them to the Favorites menu in IE mode.
  • Fixed issue causing IE mode tabs to reload in session.
  • Fixed an issue affecting the opening of IE mode.
  • We fixed an issue where a browser window would successfully open in IE mode to display a PDF, but then navigate to another site in IE mode in the same window would fail.
  • We fixed an issue that could bypass MSHTML and ActiveX rules for Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC).
  • Fixed an issue affecting the SharedPC Account Manager. Due to this issue, it did not delete many accounts during the cleanup.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the static IP address configuration to become inconsistent. As a result of this, a failure occurred intermittently when executing the function NetworkAdapterConfiguration().
  • Fixed an issue affecting the function FindNextFileNameW(). It could lead to a memory leak.

Known Issues

  • General:
    • We are investigating reports that audio playback has stopped working for some Insiders.
    • [Fixed] A small number of Insiders are experiencing a recurring explorer.exe crash when trying to access certain folders. In particular, those users who have the Xbox Dev Kit installed will notice the problem. Engineers are working to fix the problem.
  • Windows Explorer
    • 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.

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