Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25174 brings new Game Pass widget to dev channel

After releasing the Windows Subsystem for Android and Windows 11 insider preview build yesterday. Today, Microsoft seeds a new insider preview build to the developer channel. The latest upgrade is labeled with the 25174 build number, rolling out with a new Game Pass widget, and more.

Microsoft plants the new insider preview build to the dev channel with Windows 11 Insider Preview 25174.1000 (rs_prerelease) version number. The incremental update goes live with a new Game Pass widget, although, it is the only new change that comes out with this build, if you love playing games on Game Pass often, then it is a pretty useful widget for you. Obviously, the new widget is available to the dev channel yet, it will be released to the beta and release preview channels later. Here’s how you can add the new widget.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25174 update
  • Open the widgets board using Win + W shortcut.
  • Click on the + icon next to your user profile.
  • Click on the + icon besides the Game Pass
  • Close the Widget settings window.

The new software addresses a bunch of issues on Windows 11, including the Explorer crashing issue on opening a new Window, dark mode not showing the issue, fixes the UI issues on full-screen mode, crash issue while opening Disks & Volumes in settings, missing elements in the taskbar, and many more.

Windows Insider Preview 25174 Update – Fixes

  • File Explorer
    • Fixed an issue which could cause explorer.exe to crash when opening new File Explorer windows.
    • Fixed an issue where launching File Explorer in certain ways when using dark mode (for example, from the command line) was showing the body of File Explorer unexpectedly in light mode.
    • Fixed an issue where the left/right arrows in File Explorer were in light mode when you were using dark mode, causing them to not have enough contrast to show when they were enabled.
    • Fixed an issue where the dividers in the navigation pane were overlapping / drawing too close to text sometimes.
    • Fixed an issue where if you drag and drop a folder into the navigation pane was sometimes unexpectedly putting the folder at the bottom of the list rather than where you’d dropped it.
    • Fixed an issue causing UI issues in File Explorer when using F11 to put File Explorer in full screen mode.
  • Taskbar
    • Fixed an issue leading to various system tray elements being unexpectedly missing for some Insiders on the previous build.
  • Settings
    • Fixed a crash on some PCs were experiencing when going to System > Storage > Disks & Volumes.
  • Other
    • Fixed an issue which was leading to mouse and keyboard input not working correctly in certain games in the last 2 flights.
    • Fixed an issue believed to be leading to SQL Server Management Studio failing to launch for some Insiders.
    • Fixed an issue where Memory Integrity in Windows Security might show a warning saying it couldn’t be enabled due to incompatible drivers, but the incompatible drivers list would be blank.
    • Fixed an issue which was causing some apps to unexpectedly not launch in the last few flights when core isolation was enabled in Windows Security.

Windows Insider Preview 25174 Update – Known Issues

  • General
    • Some games that use Easy Anti-Cheat may crash or cause your PC to bugcheck.
    • [NEW] We’re looking into reports that audio stopped working for some Insiders after upgrading to the last flight.
    • [NEW] We’re working on a fix for an issue leading to some Insiders experiencing a decrease in FPS when playing certain games in recent flights due to the wrong graphics card being used.
    • [NEW] We’re investigating reports of a few different apps having started crashing in recent builds.
  • File Explorer
    • The left-half of the File Explorer title bar may not be draggable via mouse or touch.
    • The up arrow is misaligned in File Explorer tabs. This will be fixed in a future update.
    • [NEW] We’re working on a fix for an issue causing Home, Documents, Pictures and potentially other folders to become unexpectedly duplicated in File Explorer’s navigation pane or appear on the desktop.
    • [NEW] We’re working on a fix for an issue where the search box background in File Explorer might be the opposite color of your current mode.
    • [NEW] We’re working on a fix for an issue causing the delete key to unexpectedly not work on files in File Explorer. If you encounter this, you should still be able to use the context menu to delete.
  • Widgets
    • Notification badge number may appear misaligned on the taskbar.
    • In some cases, the notification banner for some badging will not appear in the widgets board.
    • We’re working on the fix for an issue causing Widgets preferences (temperature units and pinned widgets) to unexpectedly get reset to default.
  • Printing
    • [NEW] We’re working on a fix for an issue causing hangs and crashes when trying to print from certain apps (like Excel) in the last flight.
    • [NEW] We’re investigating reports in recent Dev Channel flights lines aren’t included when printing tables from certain apps.

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. And from there you can simply install the update on your PC.

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