Windows 11 build 22533

Build of Nickel
OS family
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Timebomb2022-09-15 (+251 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 22533 is the seventeenth 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 12 January 2022.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • The flyout design for the hardware indicators for brightness, volume, camera privacy, camera on/off and airplane mode has been updated to align with the design principles of Windows 11.
  • The ability to pin, search or toggle voice access on the taskbar or Start menu has been added.
  • The "Apps & Features" item in ⊞ Win+X context menu has been renamed to "Installed apps".
  • A tooltip showing the full window name will appear when hovering the mouse over a truncated window title in Alt+Tab or Task View.
  • The reliability of the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar has been improved.
  • The experience for accessibility tools (such as Magnifier and Narrator) with the updated input switcher has been improved.
  • The Windows Firewall icon within Control Panel has been updated to align with the Fluent design.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • The new "Text input" page in Settings app and 13 touch keyboard themes for customizing other input methods, initially introduced in build 22504, have been rolled out to all users.
  • The rollout of the updated entry point for Widgets, initially introduced in build 22518, has been reset.
    • As a result, the entry point may be reverted to the original view when updating to this build.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Starting from this build, the Clock app can be uninstalled by users.

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where some devices may fail to update drivers and firmware with an error code 0x8007012a.
  • Addressed an issue causing users to be unable to sign into certain built-in apps, such as Feedback Hub.
  • Fixed the text in the exploit protection description in the Windows Security app so it just refers to Windows and not Windows 10.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in not being able to import photos from certain cameras and mobile phones into the Photos app.
  • Launching Windows Sandbox, closing it, and then launch it again, should no longer lead to having two Windows Sandbox icons in the taskbar (one of which is non-functional).
  • Addressed an issue where 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.
  • Addressed an issue where holding Ctrl and hovering the mouse over the Task View icon in the taskbar may lead explorer.exe to crash.
  • Mitigated an underlying issue related to the use of mica in Settings which was impacting overall reliability of the Settings app in recent Nickel builds.
  • Fixed an issue impacting some users which was resulting in Settings crashing when trying to access the Installed Apps, Startup Apps, and Default Apps pages.
  • Mitigated an issue that was making the Wheel page in Settings app crash when adding an action for an app.
  • The crackle sound when playing audio and repeatedly clicking the volume slider in Quick Settings to change the volume has been removed.
  • Improved how the text color and buttons look with theming applied on candidate window, emoji panel and clipboard.
    • Before this, some buttons/text was hard to see with certain custom background colors.
  • Addressed an issue where the voice typing launcher may unexpectedly reappear when clicking the microphone icon to invoke voice typing.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • In some cases, several texts and strings across the Settings app may be mixed up and disorganized.

Widgets[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Safe mode[edit | edit source]

  • 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 due to an overrun of a stack-based buffer.

General[edit | edit source]

  • Attempting to open a folder named "advanced" may open the "Advanced sharing settings" page in Settings app.[1]
  • Pressing multimedia keys (such as the volume and brightness keys) on the keyboard may crash explorer.exe.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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