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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.754 Announcement (Release Preview Channel)

Good evening friends! Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 11 version 22H2 22621.754 (KB5018496) for Windows Insiders using the Release Preview channel.

Complete build number: 10.0.22621.754.ni_release_svc_prod3.221013-1946.

Changes and fixes

  • New! Added a new biometric consent form for users who have enabled face or fingerprint sign-in in Windows Hello. You can now allow the system to continue storing biometric data or delete it using the Settings app if biometric authentication has not been used for more than 365 days. These options will also be available after you upgrade to Windows 11 if you haven’t seen the new Hello Learn More Privacy text yet.
  • New! Made improvements to the Microsoft account in Settings. For example, you can now manage your OneDrive subscription and get information about the status of your cloud storage.
  • New! Improved visual appearance of “Search” on the taskbar to improve usability. Now the changes are available only to some insiders. In the coming months, they will become available to more users. It’s worth noting that there may be different visual changes to “Search” on some devices as Microsoft collects feedback on each of the options.
  • New! Improved backup when using a Microsoft account. Also, some visual changes will be available on some devices. Now the changes are available only to some insiders. In the coming months, they will become available to more users.
  • New! An item for launching the “Task Manager” has been added to the context menu of the taskbar. This feature will roll out to users in the coming weeks.
  • Enabled Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) ms-appinstaller to work with DesktopAppInstaller.
  • At the end of October 2022, there will be no daylight saving time in Jordan.
  • We fixed an issue that affected Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) authentication hardening. The authentication level is automatically raised for all non-anonymous activation requests from DCOM clients to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_PKT_INTEGRITY. This happens if the authentication level is below Packet Integrity.
  • We fixed an issue affecting the Windows Search service. This issue caused indexing to be slower than usual.
  • We fixed an issue affecting the caching of credentials for Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) security and authentication keys. On hybrid domain joined devices, the system removed these cached credentials.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause some types of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections to fail. Failures can occur during the handshake process.
    Developer Note: Connections that are affected are likely to receive one or more writes followed by a partial write less than 5 bytes within the same input buffer. If the connection fails, then a SEC_E_ILLEGAL_MESSAGE error is returned to the application.
  • We fixed an issue that affected the Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) Application Proxy Connector. Because of this issue, it was not possible to obtain a Kerberos ticket on behalf of the user. Error message: “The specified handle is invalid (0x80090301)”.
  • Fixed an issue affecting certificate matching. If lsass.exe crashed, then schannel.dll could also stop working.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in pop-up and tab titles not displaying correctly in IE mode in Microsoft Edge.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in IE mode webpages failing to open in Microsoft Edge. This happened when Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) was enabled and the Network Isolation policy was configured.
  • We fixed an issue that affected window titles when using third-party tools to customize them. Because of this issue, the window title bars were not displayed. This update brings back the display of title bars; however, Microsoft does not guarantee that all text settings will work as before.
  • We fixed an issue that could cause artifacts in the form of vertical and horizontal lines to appear on the screen.
  • We fixed an issue affecting Microsoft and third-party input method editors (IMEs). They stopped working after closing the IME window. This only happens if the IME is using Windows Text Services Framework (TSF) 1.0.
  • We fixed an issue where audio might not sync properly when recording gameplay using the Xbox Game Bar.
  • Updated DriverSiPolicy.p7b to blacklist vulnerable Windows kernel drivers. The file now includes drivers that are vulnerable to Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) attacks.
  • Extended original equipment manufacturer (OEM) control over hypervisor-protected code (HVCI) integrity for target hardware configurations.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in stability issues with File Explorer when viewing folders in OneDrive.
  • Fixed an issue with the BS_PUSHLIKE button style that made them hard to recognize on a dark background.
  • We fixed an issue where the credentials UI was not displayed in IE mode.
  • Fixed an issue affecting Server Manager. The tool could reset the wrong drive if multiple drives had the same UniqueId.
  • We fixed an issue that affected the CopyFile function. It returns ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE instead of ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND if it was called with an invalid source file.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the Start menu to stop working when using keyboard shortcuts to move pinned items to the bottom of a folder list.

I wish you a successful update!

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