Microsoft this week is releasing a new build — version 22458 in Insiders in the Dev Channel. Here’s a look at what’s included in this latest release.
Microsoft this week released Windows 11 preview build 22458 to Insiders in the Dev channel. This release follows build 22454. There are no major new features to note, but there is plenty of under the hood fixes and improvements. Here’s a look at what to expect.
Windows 11 Preview Build 22458
One of the changes and improvements is that a sign-in options link has been added to the Start menu.
- We added a link to the sign-in options under the power menu on Start. (Note: this change first appeared in Build 22454 last week but we’re documenting it here this week as it was missed.)
- [ADDED 9/16] This build includes a change that aligns the enforcement of the Windows 11 system requirements on Virtual Machines (VMs) to be the same as it is for physical PCs. Previously created VMs running Insider Preview builds may not update to the latest preview builds. In Hyper-V, VMs need to be created as a Generation 2 VM. For more details on the Windows 11 system requirements – see this blog post here.
And this is the list of fixes to various aspects of this build:
- Fixed an underlying issue that was impacting Start reliability.
- Folders with # in folder name can now be added to indexing.
- Addressed an issue that was causing Settings to crash sometimes when trying to open the Display page.
- Clicking “More about refresh rate” in Advanced Display Settings now opens the support page it’s supposed to.
- Fixed an issue where the Location page in Settings wasn’t showing warning text explaining why the location services setting was greyed out if it was greyed out.
- Changes made to preferences under Manage App Execution Alias in Settings should now be preserved.
- Fixed a couple typos in the output of dll (Issue #206).
- Mitigated an issue that could make certain games unexpectedly crash when using ALT + Enter (i.e., switch between full screen and windowed) during with Auto HDR enabled.
- Addressed an issue that was causing text truncation in the Encrypting File System window in certain cases.
- Fixed a rare scenario that could result in an uninstalled in-box app unexpectedly reappearing after reboot.
- Appx commandlets should now work with PowerShell 7.0+ printui.dll (Issue #13138).
Reminder About Insider Builds
Keep in mind 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. Especially the new builds from the Dev Channel.
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.
And more on this build’s full list of changes, known issues, and workarounds, make sure to read Microsoft’s full blog post.