Windows 11 build 22000.168

Build of Windows 11
OS family
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Works in
Home (N, Single Language, China)
SE (N)
Pro (N, Single Language, China Only)
Pro Education (N)
Pro for Workstations (N)
Education (N)
Enterprise (Evaluation, G, N)
IoT Enterprise

Windows 11 build 22000.168 is the eighth Insider Preview build of Windows 11, which was released to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel and the Beta Channel on 27 August 2021. It is the last build of the original Windows 11 release to be offered to users in the Dev Channel as the channel switched to the Nickel branch with the next flight.

New features and changes


  • A new Microsoft 365 widget has been added.
  • Multiple language support for Chat with Microsoft Teams has been added.


  • Addressed an underlying issue in the last couple builds for pen enabled devices that was resulting in Search getting into a state where it wasn't possible to launch apps from the results.
  • Fixed an issue where typing certain phrases into the search box in Settings app were crashing Settings app.
  • When using the Family widget, the message saying 'connect a device to see screen time activity' should no longer show unexpectedly despite there being available activity to display.
  • Fixed the issue where sometimes videos would freeze or display a black image during video calls in Chat from Microsoft Teams.
  • Fixed the issue where if switched between calls in Chat from Microsoft Teams, the previous call is not automatically put on hold, so audio and video streams continue with both calls.

Bugs and quirks


  • The Widgets board may appear empty. This can be fixed by logging out and back in.
  • Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors.
  • The options to open System and Windows Terminal may be missing from the Win+X menu.


The taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.


  • After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. This can be fixed by restarting Explorer and opening the search panel again.
  • The search panel may appear as black and not display any content below the search box.
  • Text may be unable to be inputted when using Search from Start or the taskbar. This can be fixed by pressing Win+R to open the Run dialog box and then closing it.


Some Surface Pro X devices with this build may bugcheck with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.


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