Windows 11 build 22543

Build of Nickel
OS family
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Timebomb2022-09-15 (+236 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 22543 is the nineteenth 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 27 January 2022.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Narrator[edit | edit source]

  • The natural voices feature has been added, along with two available voices, "Jenny" and "Aria".
    • The feature is currently only available in the English (United States) language.
  • Several keyboard commands have been added and updated.
Keystroke combinations Description
Narrator key+Alt+- Move to the previous voice in Narrator's voice settings combo box.
Narrator key+Alt++ Move to the next voice in Narrator's voice settings combo box.
Narrator key+Alt+[ Move to the previous punctuation reading mode.
Narrator key+Alt+] Move to the next punctuation reading mode.

Features[edit | edit source]

The updated input switcher, initially introduced in build 22518, has been rolled out to all users.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • The Disks & Volume and Storage Spaces subpages under System page has been updated.
    • A new "Storage pool" subpage has been added under Storage Spaces page for managing storage pools.
  • The setting for turning off the startup sound will persist across upgrades.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • The media controls on the lock screen has been updated in order to match the design shown for the media controls in Quick Settings.
    • The option is only available to a subset of users, but can be enabled by running the following command with ViveTool from an elevated Command Prompt window: vivetool addconfig 35674037 2
  • When resizing the snapped window layout, the other snapped windows will go out-of-focus overlaid with the relevant app icon on top of the acrylic background.
  • The WinUI 3 ring-shaped progress spinner, which introduced in Windows 10 build 19587, is now used by default on the update screen.
  • The charging animation of battery icon on the taskbar has been updated.
  • The Focus Assist icon in the Settings app and Notification Center, has been changed from Windows11-10.0.22543.1000-Icon1.svg to Windows11-10.0.22543.1000-Icon2.svg/Windows11-10.0.22543.1000-Icon3.svg.
    • This change to Notification Center is disabled by default, but can be enabled by running the following command with ViveTool from an elevated Command Prompt window: vivetool addconfig 36183526 2
  • The legacy context menu has been updated with lower corner radius.
  • A confirmation flyout has been added when pressing ⊞ Win+Alt+K to mute a Microsoft Teams call.
  • A level indicator has been added to the flyout for the hardware indicators for volume.
  • The underline indicating the active desktop in Task View will follow customized accent color instead of being blue.
  • A new option "Select default microphone" has been added to voice typing's settings menu.
    • The option is disabled by default, but can be enabled by running the following command with ViveTool from an elevated Command Prompt window: vivetool addconfig 37041514 2

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

A new PowerShell module and several commands have been added to provision language and language related features.

Command(s) Description
Install-Language Install a language on the device.
Get-InstalledLanguage Get a list of the installed languages on the device.
Set-SystemPreferredUILanguage Set a language as the system preferred UI language.
Get-SystemPreferredUILanguage Get the value of the current system preferred language.
Uninstall-Language Uninstall a language on the device.

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that was causing Task Manager to crash when attempting to access the Performance tab.
  • Fixed an issue where certain characters (like characters with umlauts) weren't allowed when naming the device in OOBE.
  • Addressed an issue which was leading to OneNote crashing in recent builds when trying to open pages with inserted PDFs.
  • Mitigated an issue that was leading to unresponsive UI after enabling HDR.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue which was leading to the cursor unexpectedly disappearing in certain apps.
  • Fixed a crash in Quick Settings when opening the input switcher from there.
  • Fixed issues where tabbing through Quick Settings may no longer set focus to an invisible element.
  • Fixed an issue that was sometimes causing the media controls above Quick Settings to be off-screen.
  • Mitigated a WER issue which was leading to DWM crashes in recent builds.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • Mitigated an issue leading to Settings getting stuck in a suspended state and couldn't be launched.
  • Fixed the icon in the notification that shows if users have chosen to postpone finishing setting up the device.
  • Addressed an issue which was leading to the candidate window customization being unexpectedly missing from Text Input subpages for Chinese Simplified IME users sometimes.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • Information such as temperature may not show on a left-aligned taskbar.
  • The Narrator voice may not be automatically switched after downloading Microsoft Aria (Natural) from the voice selection combo box.
    • Restarting Narrator may solve this issue.
  • The new Focus Assist icon is oddly used in the Sleep Mode option.
  • The IME candidate window may not show up on a UAC prompt.
  • When doing a clean installation for Pro SKU, the OOBE may loop back to country selection page after setting username and password. It can be bypassed by the following methods:
    • Press Ctrl+⇧Shift+F3 to reboot Windows into Sysprep audit mode.
    • Use an answer file on top of an Windows installation image to perform an unattended setup.
  • Clicking on the "More Keyboard settings" link in the input switcher may lead explorer.exe to crash.
  • Quick Settings and date/time clock on the taskbar may be missing in Safe mode.
  • Clicking Bluetooth & devices and Personalization pages may crash the Settings app in Safe mode due to an overrun of a stack-based buffer.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]