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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25227 Announcement (Dev Channel)

Good evening friends! Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 11 25227 for Windows Insider program members using the Dev channel.

Complete build number: 10.0.25227.1000.rs_prerelease.221014-1353.

Innovations

Improved update management

Microsoft is committed to providing a consistent and predictable time to restart Windows to install updates. As part of this strategy, the following changes have been made to Update Stack Orchestrator:

  • Calculation deadline for feature and quality updates is now based on the time the client first detected the update. Previously, the deadline was calculated based on the release date of a quality update, or based on the pending restart date for feature updates.
  • Group Policy “Set deadlines for automatic updates and restarts” split into two separate options to align with existing Configuration Service Provider (CSP) policies. The settings in Group Policy are the same for both feature updates and hotfixes. Both Group Policies support the “Do not automatically restart before the grace period expires” option. Other new options:
    • Define deadlines for automatic updates and restarts for quality updates.
    • Define deadlines for automatic updates and restarts for feature updates.

  • To mitigate the impact of the change, the default values ​​for feature updates have been changed to the following:

Microsoft Store update

All Windows Insider Program members using Microsoft Store version 22209 will see the following change:

  • Pop-up trailers for games and movies. A new interactive experience has been added to preview trailers for your favorite games and movies.

Changes and improvements

  • Start menu:
    • Microsoft is testing a small change to the Start menu. Some Insiders will see a new icon next to their profile picture that signals the need to take certain actions.
  • Widgets:
    • To improve the widget panel, Microsoft is experimenting with panel header placement and introducing new icons. Engineers want to create consistent, simple and clear icons that communicate actions and functions through visual effects.
  • Input:
    • The change to disable clipboard history (WIN + V) in password fields is now available to all Insiders on the Dev channel. This change first appeared in assembly 25206.
    • We’ve made a change that will once again allow you to send voice snippets to Microsoft even if you’re using local speech recognition.
  • Voice input:
    • Microsoft is rolling out a new feature that lets you sync voice input, automatic punctuation, and voice input launcher settings across all devices that are signed in with the same Microsoft account. You can enable this feature in Settings -> Accounts -> Windows Backup -> Remember my settings -> Accessibility. This feature currently only works with Microsoft accounts. AAD support will come later.
  • Options:
    • A new dialog has been added that will warn users of possible data loss if they decide to change the disk partition style under System -> Memory -> Disks and Volumes -> Disk Properties.
    • Updated Ethernet and Wi-Fi property pages to show gateway information in network details.

Fixes

  • General:
    • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders being unable to update to the latest Dev Channel builds due to error code 0xC1900101. As a reminder, this is a standard rollback code, so if you keep seeing this error when trying to upgrade to this build, you may be experiencing a different issue. In this case, you should leave a review in the Feedback Hub.
  • Taskbar optimized for tablets:
    Note. These fixes will only appear if your device has a tablet-optimized taskbar enabled. This feature is currently not available to all Insiders in the Dev channel.

    • We fixed an issue resulting in explorer.exe crashing when switching between apps using the tablet-optimized taskbar.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in the Start menu not following your finger when using a swipe from the bottom of the screen to open it.
    • Improved touch gestures and their animation when using the touch keyboard.
    • You can now swipe up in the taskbar area to expand the tablet-optimized taskbar.
  • System tray updates:
    Note. These fixes will only appear if your device has a tablet-optimized taskbar enabled. This feature is currently not available to all Insiders in the Dev channel.

    • We fixed an issue resulting in explorer.exe crashing when dragging icons on the taskbar.
    • We fixed an issue for users with the “Automatically hide the taskbar” option enabled, where right-clicking application icons in the system tray would cause the taskbar to unexpectedly collapse.
    • The “Show Hidden Icons” panel in the system tray should no longer block context menus opened after it.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in failure to open the Quick Actions panel from the system tray the first time.
    • We fixed an issue that caused system tray icons to not update in real time.
  • Conductor:
    • If you try to scroll the navigation bar down with the mouse wheel and then scroll back, now the bar will not hang in the bottom position.
    • We fixed an issue that could cause some applications to hang when opening the Open File or Save File dialog boxes.
    • We’ve made another fix for an issue that could cause users to see separator lines overlaying entries in the navigation bar.
  • Start menu:
    • We fixed an issue where dragging content into an open folder in the Start menu could cause the menu to crash.
  • Search:
    • We’ve made a fix to address an issue where Search might not respond to clicks on the search icon in the taskbar.
    • Images from search results should no longer open unexpectedly in the print window.
  • Input:
    • We fixed an issue that resulted in the ability to interact with some games using the mouse to disappear after a while.
    • We fixed an issue that caused the multiplication sign (×, U+00D7) to display incorrectly in the Yu Gothic font family when using a high resolution screen.
  • Options:
    • Icons for UWP apps under Apps -> Startup should now be at normal sizes.
  • Task Manager:
    • You can now drag the Task Manager window using the bottom of the application’s title bar.
  • Other:
    • We fixed several issues that caused some apps to crash, including OneNote. Microsoft continues to study feedback on this topic.
    • Changes have been made to fix an issue that could result in slow performance when using performance monitoring tools that use Microsoft-Windows-DxgKrnl ETW. This issue also affected the performance of Windows Mixed Reality.
    • We fixed an issue where recording devices with “Listen to this device” enabled might not show up in the volume mixer when they were playing audio.
    • If you reset your computer, the screen displayed during the reset will now have a black background, similar to the update installation screens.
    • If you’re experiencing issues with Gaming Services when you try to play certain games, check for the Gaming Servicing update in the Microsoft Store. After installing it, the issue should be resolved.
    • We fixed an issue resulting in an unexpected GSOD with “MULTIPROCESSOR_CONFIGURATION_NOT_SUPPORTED” error on some devices.
    • We fixed an issue from the previous flight that prevented Miracast from establishing a connection.

Note. Some of the fixes listed above may be included in cumulative updates for release versions of Windows 11.

Known Issues

  • General:
    • We are investigating reports that audio playback has stopped working for some Insiders after upgrading to previous builds.
    • We are investigating reports that recent Insider builds have seen an increase in crashes in some apps and games.
    • We are investigating reports of some UI elements sometimes disappearing and reappearing in apps in the last few builds.
  • Taskbar optimized for tablets:
    • The taskbar may flicker when switching between desktop mode and tablet mode.
    • When opening the Quick Actions menu with a gesture in the lower right corner of the screen, the taskbar may not collapse and remain in the expanded state.
  • Input:
    • We are investigating reports that the text cursor turns white when hovering over text fields with a white background, making it difficult to distinguish.
  • Widgets:
    • In right-to-left languages ​​(such as Arabic), the content of the widget bar animates out of view when switching to the full-screen version of the widget bar.

I wish you a successful update!

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