Windows 10 build 21343.1000

Not to be confused with an internal Windows 11 shell build, which bears a similar branch name and an identical build number.
Build of Cobalt
OS familyWindows 11 (NT 10.0)
Version number10.0
Build number21343
Build revision1000
Architecturex86, x64, ARM64
Build labrs_prerelease
Compiled on2021-03-20
Expiration date
Timebomb2021-10-31 (+225 days)
Home (China, N, Single Language)
Pro (China, N, Single Language)
Pro Education (N)
Pro (N) for Workstations
Education (N)
Enterprise (N, (N) Evaluation, G (N))
Enterprise multi-session
IoT Enterprise
Product key
Use a Windows 10 Retail serial
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Windows 10 build 21343.1000 is the twelfth Insider Preview build of Cobalt, the 21H2 development semester of Windows as a service. This build was released on 24 March 2021 to all Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Iconography improvements[edit | edit source]

Many icons in imageres.dll and shell32.dll have been updated to follow the Fluent Design system. As a result, those used in user folders, drives, ribbon items, and other areas in File Explorer, including Run, have been refreshed. Some Control Panel applets have also seen their icons revamped, including the app's default shell icon.

Taskbar[edit | edit source]

This build moves the code of the taskbar to a separate Taskbar.dll file instead of merging to explorer.exe that would later be used to implement the new XAML taskbar that would later appear in Windows 11 build 21343. At this point of development, explorer.exe still contains the code for the taskbar.[1]

Other changes[edit | edit source]

  • A new runtime that is designed and optimized for container scenarios has been introduced, which allows faster launch times for Windows Sandbox and Microsoft Defender Application Guard (MDAG).
  • The Windows Administrative Tools folder in the Start menu has been renamed to "Windows Tools".
  • The News and interests flyout is now available in the Chinese market.
  • The new IME candidate window design introduced in build 21313 is now available for the Simplified Chinese IME.
  • The "Get help" link in the touch keyboard's settings has been renamed to "Learn more".
  • Network-related surfaces across Windows now use the updated icons introduced in build 21327.
  • File Explorer has been updated when renaming files to support using Ctrl+/ to move the text cursor between words in the file name, as well as Ctrl+Delete and Ctrl+⟵ Backspace to delete words at a time.
  • The issue where on some high-refresh rate monitors, games will be limited to 60 Hz while users with variable-refresh-rate monitors may experience tearing issues, has been fixed in this build.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The update process to this build has a chance of hanging for extended periods of time.
  • When Taskbar.dll's taskbar is used instead of explorer.exe's taskbar, the search box will have a broken UI.
  • The option to discard changes in custom caption styles is not working in this build.
  • Upgrading to this build will cause Quick Access in File Explorer to reset itself to default configuration. To keep pinned files and folders, backup all files in %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations before upgrading and restore those to the aforementioned path after upgrading.
  • Some games will not work in this build or cannot synchronize saved data when a game is played on a different device or will not save data when a new game is installed.
  • In some display scalings, certain system folders with redesigned custom icons might just use the default one.
  • Search may crash on launch.

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