Microsoft releases two Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds 25115 and 22621

Microsoft is committed to bringing a better user experience with Windows 11. Windows Insiders who are on the Dev and Beta channels in Windows 11 have got new Insider Preview builds. The builds are different from those on the Dev and Beta channels. These updates come right away for those who recently installed the 22H2 Insider Preview for Windows 11. Windows Insiders on the Dev channel are now receiving a new Preview Build with the number 25115 whereas, Windows Insiders on the Beta Channel are receiving the Preview Build 22621.

A few builds earlier, Microsoft gave Windows Isnderes a chance to switch between Dev and Beta channels. Now, with the new updates rolled out to each channel, users now have had 10 days to switch channels. Once these days are over, you will no longer be able to switch channels so, if you wish to be on a build that is a bit stable, the Beta channel is for you. However, if you want to experience and try new features, the Dev Channel is where you should be at.

Let’s take a look at what changes, as well as fixes, have been brought over by the Windows 11 Insider Preview 25115 build.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25115 – What’s New

Suggested Actions

Windows Insiders can try out a new feature in this build for making everyday tasks quicker in Windows 11 through inline suggested actions. When you copy a date, time, or phone number, Windows will suggest actions relevant to you such as creating calendar events or making phone calls with your favorite apps.

  • On copying a phone number, Windows will pop up an inline light dismissible UI that suggests ways to call the phone number using Teams or other installed apps that offer click-to-dial call functions.
  • On copying a date and/or time, Windows will pop up an inline light dismissible UI that suggests creating the event using supported calendar apps. Upon user selection of preference, the app is launched with its corresponding calendar event creation page with an auto-filled date and/or time.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25115 – Changes and Improvements

  • General
    • We updated the icons in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) on this build.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25115 – Fixes

  • General
    • Updated the underlying speech platform to improve voice activity detection for voice access, live captions, and voice typing, as well as address some issues with how punctuation is recognized.
  • Taskbar
    • Fixed an issue related to loading the system tray icons in Settings > Personalization > Taskbar which could cause Settings to crash when opening that page recently. This issue may have also led to some explorer.exe crashes for impacted Insiders.
  • File Explorer
    • Fixed an issue leading to Insiders seeing error 0x800703E6 when copying files from Google Drive.
    • We made another change to help improve the performance of loading Home.
    • Fixed an issue where if you had ever opened the context menu, doing CTRL + ALT + DEL and canceling would lead to explorer.exe crashing.
    • Fixed a sporadic explorer.exe crash when closing File Explorer windows.
  • Settings
    • Fixed an issue where if Settings is suspended, it could lock up explorer.exe in certain cases.
    • Improved how Narrator reads out remaining space available in System > Storage.
  • Task Manager
    • Fixed some issues related to access key use in Task Manager, including that you weren’t able to directly press ALT + without first releasing the ALT key, and that displaying the access keys wouldn’t work after having used and dismissed them.
    • If the CPU reaches 100%, the CPU column header should no longer unexpectedly become unreadable in dark mode.
  • Windows Security.
    • Fixed an issue which could result in Smart App Control unexpectedly blocking correctly signed applications.
  • Other
    • Addressed an issue which was leading to Memory Integrity unexpectedly getting turned off in some cases after rebooting.
    • Fixed an issue causing the Update Stack Package to show install error 0xc4800010.

Now, let’s take a look at what are the changes that we get to see in the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621 – Changes and Improvements

  • General
    • REMINDER: The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build. This doesn’t mean we’re done, and the watermark will return to Insiders in a future build.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621 – Fixes

  • General
    • Updated the underlying speech platform to improve voice activity detection for voice access, live captions, and voice typing, as well as address some issues with how punctuation is recognized.
  • File Explorer
    • Fixed an issue leading to Insiders seeing error 0x800703E6 when copying files from Google Drive.
    • Fixed an issue where if you had ever opened the context menu, doing CTRL + ALT + DEL and canceling would lead to explorer.exe crashing.
  • Taskbar
    • Fixed an issue related to loading the system tray icons in Settings > Personalization > Taskbar which could cause Settings to crash when opening that page recently. This issue may have also led to some explorer.exe crashes for impacted Insiders.
  • Windows Security
    • Fixed an issue which could result in Smart App Control unexpectedly blocking correctly signed applications.

If you are someone that is on either Windows Insider channels, now is the time to download and install this update on your Windows 11 PC. Also, if you plan to switch from Dev Channel to Beta Channel without having to clean install, you have exactly 10 days to shift. Crossing the 10 days mark, you will have to perform a clean installation if you wish to switch from the Dev Channel to the Beta Channel. To get these updates on your PC, all you need to do is launch the Settings app and click on Windows Update that you see at the top right corner. Click on the Check for Updates button to let your system download and install the updates.

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