Windows 11 Insider Preview 25131 brings updated Microsoft Store and fixes

Microsoft has released a new insider preview of Windows 11. The new build is labeled with the 25131 version number and available to users who opted for the dev channel. The new update goes live with an updated Microsoft Store with Arm64 support and improvements. Apart from an updated store, the new preview build comes with many fixes. Read along to know more details about Windows 11 Insider Preview 25131 update.

The latest upgrade is seeding with Windows 11 Insider Preview 25131.1000 (rs_prerelease) build number, as it is an incremental upgrade, it may need a small amount of data. The update is already available for users who have opted dev channel in Windows Insider.

Speaking of the changes, then the upgrade is rolling with the updated Microsoft Store (version number 22205.1401.3.0), the new store brings native Arm64 support for the app, which simply means you’ll see better performance on ARM devices, along with improved app updates, improved Android apps support, faster navigation, improved viewing options UX for movies and TV shows, and other enhancements.

Apart from that, the upgrade comes with a flurry of fixes, you can check the complete changelog here.

  • General
    • Fixed an issue causing some Insider PCs with certain AMD processors to bugcheck and roll back when attempting to upgrade to last week’s flight. This issue is also believed to be the cause of some Insiders experiencing a bugcheck after enabling SVM in the bios on their PCs in the last build.
    • Fixed an issue which was causing some Insiders with secondary accounts on their PC to not be able to upgrade to the latest builds.
  • File Explorer
    • The new folder icon used in the command bar should be consistent with the one used in the context menu now.
    • Fixed an issue which could lead to File Explorer hanging when browsing folders with lots of .mkv files.
    • Fixed an issue which was causing searching from Home to not return any results sometimes from the Open or Save dialog (when doing it from File Explorer returned results).
  • Search
    • Searching for something like %appdata% should now show a proper folder icon and not just a blank square.
    • When selecting “Open file location” for a search result, it should now select the file in the folder again now, and not just open the folder.
  • Settings
    • Searching for “default” will now return the default apps Settings page as the first result, and not require you to click “show all results” in order to see it.
    • Fixed an issue where the “Listen to this device” audio option would stop working after a reboot until being unchecked and rechecked.
    • Narrator will now read out the position of the radio buttons in the Settings > Accessibility > Color filters page to make it easier to navigate.
  • Other
    • Hovering over “Do you like what you see?” when using Windows Spotlight on the lock screen should no longer display a shadow which extends to the bottom of the screen.
    • Fixed an issue which was leading to certain frame rate monitoring applications impacting game performance.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause rounded corners to unexpectedly become pixelated at certain scale factors.

As mentioned earlier, if you’ve joined the dev channel on Insider Preview Program and running on Windows 11, then you’ll receive the dev preview build. You can simply head over to Settings > Windows Update > click on Check for Updates. You can simply download the update on your PC.

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By Haneet Singh

He enjoys troubleshooting with iOS & Android devices. He loves to keep in touch with the latest technology! He loves to do experiments on new Operating Systems.

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