Microsoft today is releasing Windows 11 preview build 22000.160 to Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channels. In addition, the company is rolling out a new Clock app.
Microsoft today is releasing Windows 11 preview build 22000.160 to Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channels. This release follows build 22000.132. In addition, the company is rolling out a new Clock app to Insiders in the Dev Channel. Also worth noting is the company is making ISOs available to Insiders to do clean installs and create VMs.
Windows 11 Preview Build 22000.160
Microsoft has been updating some of its built-in apps recently like the Snipping Tool, Calculator, and Mail & Calendar. And today the company is starting to roll out a new version of the Clock App. The new app has new visuals that blend well with the Windows 11 polish as well as new features.
In addition to the new Clock app, today’s build contains the following changes and improvements:
- The new Clock app for Windows 11 with Focus Sessions has begun rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. See this blog post for all the details!
- We have been testing the ability to see estimates for how long a restart for updates would take in places like the power menu under Start, in restart notifications, on the Windows Update Settings page and inside the Windows Update icon that shows up at the lower right of Taskbar. We are making a small adjustment for this feature so that it only shows on PCs with SSDs. If your PC has a standard HDD, you will no longer see estimates. We hope to bring estimates back to PCs with HDDs once we iron out a few more bugs.
And here is the list of fixes in this release:
- We fixed an issue where the “location in use” icon was showing in the Taskbar sometimes even though the usage was blocked by your preferences.
Windows 11 Insider Builds
Remember that Windows 11 is still in the beta or preview stage. 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.
This is the reason it’s only being offered to members of the Windows Insider Program. When the final build is ready for the public, it will be preinstalled on new PCs. Then it will be available for users with eligible PCs in the first part of 2022.
If you want to check it out and start testing it now, read our article on how to download and install Windows 11.
And more on this build’s full list of changes, known issues, and workarounds, make sure to read Microsoft’s full blog post.