Windows 11 build 22478.1000

Build of Nickel
OS family
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Timebomb2022-09-15 (+342 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 22478.1000 is the seventh 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 14 October 2021.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • The Segoe UI Emoji font has been updated to feature a new Fluent design, alongside with added support for Emoji version 13.1.
  • The updated Korean IME, which was reintroduced for the fourth time in build 22454, is now available to all users enrolled into the Dev Channel.
  • Windows Hello now supports logins via an external monitor with an attached camera.
  • The mouse wheel can now be used to adjust the volume level if the cursor is hovered over the taskbar volume icon.
  • Under-the-hood optimizations to the Windows Search Indexer platform as part of an effort in reducing disk space usage.
  • Updated the prompt text to "Do you want to pin this to Start?" when pinning items from a UWP app to Start.
  • An alternative date and time flyout (without the date) on the taskbar has been added but disabled by default.
    • It can be enabled by running the following command with ViveTool from an elevated Command Prompt window: vivetool addconfig 35599125 2

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • The adding new language dialog under Language & region page has received a small Fluent design update.
  • Updated the Quick Settings page for managing audio endpoints from "Volume" to "Sound output".

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

  • Keyboard focus will no longer get lost when pressing Esc after opening the user profile flyout in Start.
  • Addressed an issue that was causing Notification Center to get stuck in a state in recent Nickel builds where it would stop launching.
  • After bringing up an app's jump list from the Taskbar, right-clicking on the app name should now show the correct icon for Pin to Start (a pin icon).
  • Left and right-clicking the taskbar at the same time should no longer crash explorer.exe.
  • Fixed an issue where the command bar was doing unnecessary calculations when navigating to folders, causing an unexpected decrease in performance.
    • This is also believed to be the root cause of performance issues when using drag to select files, as well as using the arrow keys to navigate in certain folders.
  • The "Show hidden items" option should no longer get out of sync when multiple File Explorer windows are open.
  • Addressed an issue that Widgets board may appear empty.
  • Addressed an issue that Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors.
  • The recent searches flyout when hovering over the search icon in the Taskbar should no longer immediately dismiss on invocation if an admin window is in focus.
  • Setting focus to the search box in File Explorer shouldn't make the touch keyboard invoke and immediately dismiss now when using a tablet with the Taskbar set to auto-hide.
  • Mitigated a memory leak that could occur in ctfmon, causing unexpected resource usage over time.
  • Addressed an issue for a small number of users that was causing textInputHost.exe crashes when setting focus on any text field.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing Settings to crash when radio buttons were updated.
  • Improved performance of loading the themes displayed in Personalization Settings.
  • If a non-admin user changes their display language in Language Settings, the system will no longer show the clickable sign-out button there as it was popping a UAC dialog and causing confusion.
  • Address an issue where "Media streaming options" in the Network and Sharing Center would unexpectedly revert to default settings after an upgrade.
  • Improved Quick Settings launch reliability.
    • This change should also help address the issue causing the window to not fully render (just a thin rectangle).
  • Addressed an issue where the media controls area in Quick Settings wasn't bringing the app displayed to the foreground in certain cases when clicking it.
  • Fixed an issue where the colors for items in Quick Settings could get stuck and not reflect the proper color for that state, particularly when using a contrast theme.
  • Opening the page for managing audio endpoints in Quick Settings should no longer cause a brief cut in audio playback when multiple devices are listed.
  • Mitigated an issue related to using Alt+Tab very quickly that could make explorer.exe crash.
  • Holding down Alt and pressing F4 after pressing Alt+Tab will no longer crash explorer.exe.
  • Fixed a casing issue that was causing files to be unexpectedly removed in certain cases, which could lead the display language changing until users added the desired display language back in Settings.
  • Addressed an issue that was causing some users to see a bugcheck with error KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_ERROR.
  • Mitigated an issue that was causing the SysMain service to use an unexpected amount of power in recent Nickel builds.
  • The missing display order in BCD settings should no longer cause an upgrade failure.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing captions to draw at the wrong offset in certain apps.
  • Mitigated an issue that was causing crashes related to audiosrv.dll.

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 menu[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.
  • An issue is causing tooltips to appear in an unexpected location after hovering over the taskbar corner.

Search[edit | edit source]

  • After clicking the Search icon on the taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart explorer.exe, and open the search panel again.
  • The Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.

Quick Settings[edit | edit source]

  • The volume and brightness sliders may not display properly in Quick Settings.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]