Windows 11 latest dev build (22458) comes with improvements

Microsoft just released a new insider preview build of Windows 11 in developer channel. This week’s, Windows 11 developer build dons a slew of improvements and fixes. Microsoft also adds link to sign in option in start menu for Windows 11 prerelease 22548. Read along to know more about the Windows 11 latest dev channel update.

With the latest prerelease Windows 11 users can access the new Tips app with over 114 new tips. Talking about the fixes, then the underlying issue in Start menu, search now starts showing folders with # naming, and addressed Settings crash issue. Apart from these issues, Settings app also get a couple improvements. The PowerShell 7.0+ gets Appx commandlets support.

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Microsoft also mentions that, some of these fixes may make their way to the stable build which is scheduled for October 5th. The update is already available for downloading through the dev channel, make sure to check the changes, fixes, and known issues before upgrading your PC, as you can’t move back to the previous build. Yes, you have to clean install Windows 11 if you want to roll back the last version.

Here are the changes coming with Windows 11 prerelease build 22458.

Windows 11 Prerelease 22458.1000 – What’s New

Changes and Improvements

  • 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.)


  • Start
    • Fixed an underlying issue that was impacting Start reliability.
  • Search
    • Folders with # in folder name can now be added to indexing.
  • Settings
    • 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).
  • Windowing
    • 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.
  • Other
    • 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).

NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the active development branch may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11 after general availability on October 5th.

Windows 11 prerelease build 22458 – Known Issues

  • General
    • We’re working on a fix for an issue that is causing some Surface Pro X’s to bug check with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.
    • We’re working on a fix for an issue that is causing some devices to bug check with DRIVER_PNP_WATCHDOG error when attempting to update to a recent build.
  • Start
    • In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
    • System is missing when right-clicking on the Start button (WIN + X).
  • Taskbar
    • IMPORTANT: Icons on the Taskbar are shifted to the side when in the default center alignment, resulting in them getting cut off by the “show hidden icons” button when too many apps are open.
    • The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.
  • Search
    • After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
    • Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.
  • File Explorer
    • If you right click files in OneDrive locations in File Explorer, the context menu will unexpectedly dismiss when you hover over entries that open sub-menus, such as “Open with.”
  • Widgets
    • The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again.
    • Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors.
  • Windows Sandbox
    • We’re investigating an issue in which Windows Sandbox may not launch for some Insiders after upgrading to this build.
  • Microsoft Store
    • We continue to work to improve search relevance in the Store.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) & Hyper-V
    • We’re investigating reports of both WSL2 and Hyper-V not working on this build on ARM64 PCs such as the Surface Pro X.

If you’ve opted for the developer channel in Insider Preview Program and running on Windows 11, then you’ll receive the prerelease build. You can simply head over to Settings > Windows Update > click on Check for Updates. You can simply download the update on your PC.

We will keep you posted regarding Windows 11 news. And so, if you have a keen interest in Windows 11 stay connected to YTECHB.

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