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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 20211

Microsoft today is releasing Windows 10 build 20211 to Insiders in the Dev Channel. Here’s a look at what to expect.

Microsoft this week is releasing Windows 10 build 20211 to Insiders in the Dev Channel. This release follows up last week’s build 20206. Today’s build contains few new front-facing features, but it does include a list of fixes. Here’s a look at what you can expect.

Windows 10 Insider Build 20211

A new search box is being added to the default apps page in Settings. “After making some updates to help improve performance, this change to enable searching the lists of file types, protocols, and apps when setting a default is now rolling out to all Insiders in the Dev Channel,” writes Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc.

Here’s the list of what’s fixed in today’s build:

  • Fixed an issue where certain 32-bit applications running on a 64-bit OS do not get properly promoted to the discrete GPU for hybrid configurations.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Start menu tiles continuing to display an “app update in progress” progress bar after an app had already finished updating.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in some of the app icons in Start appearing unexpectedly tiny.
  • We fixed an issue on ARM64 devices resulting in Start crashing on launch the next time it was opened after launching certain apps from Start and then closing them.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the lock screen hanging.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in ShellExperienceHost.exe hanging.
  • We fixed an issue where hero images weren’t showing up in notifications (for example, when taking a screenshot using WIN + Shift + S).
  • We fixed an issue from the last few flights that could result in Windows update getting stuck while downloading the update.
  • [ADDED] You will no longer get asked to reinstall a .NET update after each flight.

Keep in mind that Insider builds are meant for coders, IT admins, and Windows 10 enthusiasts who want to test new features and submit feedback to Microsoft.

These builds are not meant for inexperienced users. They are also not meant to run on your primary production machine. Insider builds contain many known stability issues that can cause your system to become unstable or even crash.

For more on this build’s full list of changes, known issues, and workarounds make sure to read Microsoft’s full blog post.

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