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Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Build 22000.176 for Beta Channel

Microsoft today is releasing a new build to Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels. Here’s a look at what to expect.

Microsoft today is releasing Windows 11 build 22000.176 to Insiders in the Beta Channels. This release follows build 22000.168 from last week which was rolled out to Insiders in both Dev and Beta Channels. The company is also making build 22000.176 available to commercial PCs in the Release Preview Channel. Here’s a look at what you can expect in this most recent build.

Note: Insiders in the Dev Channel will receive a different release in the form of Build 22449. If you only want to receive Beta builds (which are more stable) change the Insider channel you’re on.

Windows 11 Build 22000.176

Changes and improvements include improvements to new experiences like Widgets, Search and Task View.

  • People want to get closer to the things they love, faster. This is why commonly used experiences like Search, Task View, Widgets and Chat are pinned to the Taskbar in Windows 11. To manage which of these icons are pinned to the Taskbar in one place, simply right-click on the Taskbar and select “Taskbar settings” to open the Taskbar Settings page and choose which system icon to hide. If you hid any of these system icons previously and want to unhide them – you can do this via the Taskbar Settings page.

And this is the list of fixes included in today’s release:

[General]

  • We fixed an issue with paired Bluetooth LE devices that was causing an increase in Bluetooth reliability issues and bugchecks after resume from hibernate or when Bluetooth was turned off.
  • We mitigated an issue that was resulting some users hitting in an unexpected error when trying to take pictures with certain USB cameras.
  • When setting up Windows Hello in OOBE, we’ve added a new link to learn more about Windows Hello.

[Chat from Microsoft Teams]

  • Arabic and Hebrew languages will now allow changing Teams Settings.
  • We fixed the issue where if you were making an outgoing call, there was no ring tone, but the user interface would show that the call is getting connected.

[Microsoft Store]

The following issues were fixed in the most recent Store updates:

  • We fixed the issue where the install button might not be functional in limited scenarios.
  • We also fixed an issue where rating and reviews were not available for some apps.

Microsoft is also rolling out an update for the Store app:

We are rolling out an update for Store (version 22108.1401.11.0) to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel that includes the following improvements:

  • A complete visual overhaul of the Library UI, with simpler navigation and better performance to boot.
  • We updated our Spotlight design for promoted products in the Microsoft Store app. Hover over an option to get a sneak peak of what’s inside.

Things to Keep in Mind with 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. Or take a look at how to do a clean installation of 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.

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  1. Michael

    Hello Brian,

    It looks like you know everything about Windows 11. Right now I have Windows 10 and very happy with them. I am using my deck top to speak with my friends through emails, Skype and WhatsApp. I also like to work with Photoshop, play some simple games and to read news.
    Do I need windows 11? What will I get from them in my case?
    Although I got my PC from the the private Technician Company recently, it does not have the module which is required for installation of Windows 11. Should I go to them and ask to install it , because Windows 11 is inevitability?
    Regards,
    Michael

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