Windows 11 build 22468

Build of Nickel
OS family
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Timebomb2022-09-15 (+356 days)
Works in
Home (N, Single Language, China)
SE (N)
Pro (N, Single Language, China)
Pro Education (N)
Pro for Workstations (N)
Education (N)
Enterprise (Evaluation, G, GN, N, N Evaluation)
IoT Enterprise
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Windows 11 build 22468 is the fifth Insider Preview build of Nickel, the 22H2 development semester of Windows as a service. It was released to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel on 29 September 2021.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Timebomb[edit | edit source]

The timebomb was extended from 31 October 2021 to 15 September 2022.

Taskbar[edit | edit source]

Mitigated a rare explorer.exe initialization hang related to loading the network icon.

Input[edit | edit source]

  • Addressed an underlying font issue that was making the right hand of the shruggie kaomoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ not display in the correct position, as well as apostrophes in certain cases.

Search[edit | edit source]

  • Improved reliability of showing the flyout when hovering over the Search icon in the Taskbar.
  • When navigating to the Search icon in the Taskbar using the keyboard, navigating away will now dismiss the recent searches flyout.
  • The options when right-clicking recent files displayed when searching for certain apps like Word should work now when selecting them.

File Explorer[edit | edit source]

  • When right-clicking files in OneDrive locations in File Explorer, the context menu will no longer unexpectedly dismiss when hovering over entries that open sub-menus, like "Open with."
  • Double clicking a network folder to open it will no longer unexpectedly try to pin it to Quick Access instead of opening it.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • Users can now see stats about a VPN connection in the VPN settings.
  • Added an option for turning off showing recent searches when hovering over the Search icon in the Taskbar.
  • User's preferred microphone input format setting (as configured in Sound Settings) should persist upgrade now.
  • Addressed an issue where certain drives were unexpectedly not displaying in Defragment and Optimize Drives.

Other[edit | edit source]

  • Resolved the issue preventing MDM enrolled PCs from successfully updating to the previous build. These devices are now unblocked from updating to the latest build.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause unexpected flickering in certain apps such as Microsoft Edge when using multiple monitors with different refresh rates.
  • Mitigated a display related issue that was causing some Insiders to experience an increase in bug checks in recent flights.
  • Addressed an issue where the Windows Update icon in the Taskbar might display but suddenly disappear when hovering over it.
  • Addressed a rare issue with certain devices after sleep where Wi-Fi would get stuck in an off state and trying to toggle it back on wouldn't work.
  • Mitigated an issue for certain devices that could cause the system to freeze in some scenarios.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Users updating from builds or earlier, to newer Nickel builds using the latest Nickel .ISO, may receive the following warning message:
The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue installing, enable flight signing.

Press "Enable" button to enable flight signing, reboot the PC, and retry the update.

  • Some users may experience their screen and sleep timeouts being reduced.

Start[edit | edit source]

In some cases, users might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. To work around the issue, press ⊞ Win+R to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.

Taskbar[edit | edit source]

  • The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.
  • Notification Center may get in a state where it doesn't launch in recent Nickel builds. Restarting explorer.exe may fix this issue.

Search[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Widgets[edit | edit source]

  • The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, sign out and then sign back in again.
  • Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. To work around the issue, launch the widgets via touch or ⊞ Win+W shortcut on the primary monitor, and then launch on secondary monitors.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]