Windows 11 build 22526

Build of Windows 11 2022 Update
OS familyWindows 11 (NT 10.0)
Version number10.0
Build number22526
Build revision1000
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Build labrs_prerelease
Compiled on2021-12-15
Expiration date
Timebomb2022-09-15 (+274 days)
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 22526 is the sixteenth Insider Preview build of Windows 11 2022 Update. It was released to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel on 6 January 2022, one day after its server counterpart.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Shell[edit | edit source]

The ability to show Alt+Tab as windowed instead of full screen has been rolled out to a subset of users.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The sideband speech support for AirPods products has been added.
  • Credential Guard is now enabled by default on Windows 11 Enterprise (E3 and E5 subscriptions) licensed devices that are enterprise-joined.
    • It has been available in build 22518, but disabled by default.
  • More file locations have been indexed to make searching process in Files Explorer more quicker.

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

  • Address an issue where if used search in File Explorer, and then explorer.exe crashed, the next time trying to search in File Explorer it wouldn't work.
  • Fixed the recent searches flyout getting stuck on the screen (appearing transparent except the border).
  • Improved the resolution of app icons displayed in search results when the display scaling was set to greater than 100%.
  • When using Spotlight collection, the current image should migrate on upgrade now if the build was used to upgrading are from build 22523 or higher.
  • Fixed an issue result in the Widgets board potentially not having the correct resolution when hovering over the entry point on a secondary monitor.
  • Addressed an issue where the Widgets board would temporarily be blank, showing only an Add Widgets button (which also opened to a blank dialog).
  • Fixed an issue where remote desktop users would encounter a bugcheck KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED when attempting to shutdown or restart.
  • Microsoft Store should no longer show a message that trying to install the latest Web Media Extension update is returning error code 0x80073CFB.
  • Addressed a DWM crash impacting some users in build 22523.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • Some devices may fail to update drivers and firmware with an error code 0x8007012a.
  • The network icon may sometimes go missing in the taskbar. Restarting explorer.exe should fix this issue.
  • The Search panel may not open after clicking the Search icon on the taskbar. Restarting explorer.exe should fix this issue.
  • Users may fail to sign into certain built-in apps, such as Feedback Hub. Restarting Windows should fix this issue.
  • Right-clicking on the date and time on the taskbar on the primary monitor when multiple monitors are connected may lead explorer.exe to crash.
  • The signal strength indicators may not reflect the correct signal strength when viewing the list of available Wi-Fi networks in the Settings app.
  • The Settings app may crash when going to HDR section under System page.
  • A blank entry may appear under Bluetooth & Devices page in Settings app.
  • Settings may crash when trying to access the Installed Apps, Startup Apps, and Default Apps pages.
  • Changing the taskbar alignment may cause the Widgets button to disappear from taskbar.
  • When having multiple monitors, Widgets content on taskbar may get out of sync between monitors.
  • The information such as temperature may not show on a left-aligned taskbar.
  • Some text authoring commands, e.g., "select that" or "delete that", may not work as expected across Windows applications when using voice access.
  • Recognition of some punctuation marks and symbols, such as the @ sign, are not accurate when using voice access.
  • Users may see a longer period of time before speech is stopped when pressing Ctrl key in continuous reading scenarios.
  • When starting Windows in Safe mode, the desktop may stuck in a crash loop due to an unhandled exception 0xc000027b in explorer.exe.
  • Clicking Bluetooth & devices and Personalization pages may crash the Settings app in Safe mode due to an overrun of a stack-based buffer 0xc0000409.
  • Attempting to open a folder named "advanced" may open up the "Advanced sharing settings" page in the Settings app.[1]

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