Windows 11 build 22572.1

Build of Nickel
OS family
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Timebomb2022-09-15 (+195 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

Windows 11 build 22572.1 is the twenty-third 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 9 March 2022.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Applications[edit | edit source]

  • The Microsoft Family Safety app, previously available on Android and iOS devices, has been included as an inbox app on the Home SKU.
  • Windows Media Player has been renamed to "Windows Media Player Legacy".
  • The Clipchamp app, a web-based video editor which was acquired by Microsoft in September 2021, has been included as an inbox app.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • The Search on the taskbar has been updated to show highlights such as daily content, Microsoft Rewards offers, and trending queries.
    • This feature can be toggled with "Show search highlights" option in Searching permissions subpage under Privacy & security page in the Settings app.
    • This feature is only available to a subset of users around the time that build 22579 was released.
  • The Print Queue Action Center app, initially introduced in build 22557 and renamed to "Print Queue", is now functional and served as a replacement for the legacy print queue experience.
    • As part of this change, the print preview dialog has also been redesigned.
    • The legacy print queue dialog is still used in some scenarios.
  • The icons of Quick Assist and Windows Sandbox have been updated to align with the Fluent design.
  • The ability to open the "Show more options" context menu by holding ⇧ Shift while right-clicking in File Explorer or the desktop has been added.
  • The new Do Not Disturb icon on the Notification Center (Windows11-10.0.22543.1000-Icon2.svg/Windows11-10.0.22543.1000-Icon3.svg), initially introduced in build 22543, has been rolled out to all users.
  • The "Pin to Quick Access" option will be shown in the command bar when selecting a file in the Recent Files section in File Explorer's Quick Access.
  • The context menu invocation performance in File Explorer has been improved.
  • The full screen gripper for edge gestures has been updated with Acrylic material.
  • The visibility of content in Task Manager when a contrast mode is enabled has been improved.
  • The tabbed browsing feature has been added to the File Explorer.
    • This feature bears a resemblance to the Sets feature, which initially introduced in Windows 10 build 17618 but has been disabled since build 17704.
    • This feature is disabled by default, but can be enabled by running the following command with ViveTool from an elevated Command Prompt window: vivetool addconfig 34370472 2
    • Several keyboard shortcuts are available:
Keystroke combinations Description
Ctrl+T Open a new tab.
Ctrl+W Close the current tab.
Ctrl+Number Switch between tabs (up to nine).
Ctrl+Tab ↹ Switch to the next tab.
Ctrl+⇧ Shift+Tab ↹ Switch to the previous tab.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • The Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) is now available as an optional feature and can be uninstalled or reinstalled via Optional Features subpage under the Apps page.
  • The redesigned Activity history subpage under Privacy & security page, initially introduced in build 22563, has been rolled out to all users.
  • The touch keyboard icon option in Taskbar subpage under Personalization page has been updated to a dropdown menu.
  • Uninstalling an update via Uninstall Updates subpage under Windows Update > Update History page will now show a confirmation dialog.
  • The performance when switching between the different available views in the Installed apps page has been improved.

Narrator[edit | edit source]

  • Narrator in scan mode will read error messages in the Error List correctly in Visual Studio.
  • Narrator will read out errors while setting up a PIN during the out-of-box experience.
  • The pitch range for Narrator natural voices has been adjusted to provide more levels of control.
  • Narrator natural voices have been available for all English languages.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • Refinements have been made to help improve detection of the pinch to zoom gesture on touchpads.
  • The system requirement warning message above the watermark, first appeared in build 22557, has been changed to "System requirements not met. Go to Settings to learn more".

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where the network add screen would be skipped on the first attempt during the out-of-box experience on the Enterprise SKU.
  • Addressed an issue which was causing some users to encounter a CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED bugcheck in build 22567 while attempting to do various things including logging in, opening outlook, and accessing network shares in File Explorer.
  • Mitigated an underlying issue that was leading to audio stutters and touchpad issues in the previous builds.
  • Addressed an explorer.exe crash in recent builds when attempting to use Windows Mixed Reality.
  • Fixed an issue with scroll bars not rendering appropriately on some Win32 applications.
  • Fixed another issue where users weren't hearing the startup sound.
  • Fixed an issue where images would be backwards when using a lock screen slideshow with an Arabic or Hebrew display language.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed the issue that was causing explorer.exe to crash when right-clicking on the Start button or pressing ⊞ Win+X.
  • Mitigated an explorer.exe hang that could happen in the last few builds related to the visual indicator in the taskbar when sharing a window in Microsoft Teams.
  • Fixed the issue where adjusting the sensitivity so quickly sliding the mouse across the widgets icon on the path to an open flyout or menu would make it dismiss.
  • Addressed a memory leak in Shell Experience Host when repeatedly opening and closing the Notification Center.
  • Addressed a scenario where the Notification Center might not light dismiss if it was opened on top of certain apps.
  • Fixed an underlying issue when the display scaling was greater than 100% which was causing drag and drop in the taskbar to unexpectedly show that it wasn't available.
  • Improved how the "Pinned" header name is rendered in the Arabic display language.
  • Fixed the issue where the Filter option in Quick Access wouldn't work for images.
  • Fixed an underlying issue causing the title bar in File Explorer when colored to not visually occupy the full area it was supposed if users maximized the File Explorer window.
  • Fixed an issue where if users had a folder selected in the navigation pane and right clicked another folder, options like Open in Windows Terminal would unexpectedly open the first folder.
  • Addressed a high hitting search crash.
  • Fixed the issue that was causing an acrylic area to get stuck on the screen when pressing ⊞ Win+D while interacting with snap layouts at the top of the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where if users used snap assist to snap a window that had been minimized, it may not fill the entire available space.
  • Fixed a few animation stutters when using three fingers on screen gestures.
  • Addressed an explorer.exe crash that could happen if users attempted to use three fingers on screen gestures while no windows were visible on screen.
  • Addressed an underlying issue which could impact the animations and performance when invoking Task view.
  • Mitigated an underlying issue which was causing users to unexpectedly see an X when attempting to rearrange desktops in Task view in certain scenarios.
  • Tweaked the logic to help further reduce the number of sounds heard when connecting and disconnecting monitors and docks.
  • Mitigated a recent issue where windows for minimized apps weren't launching on the expected monitor upon undocking and redocking.
  • Fixed the issue where he title bar would peek out onto secondary monitors when maximizing certain apps.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing certain windows to show an unexpected white rectangle poking out from underneath, spanning the top of the window.

Tablet-optimized taskbar[edit | edit source]

The following fixes will only show if the tablet-optimized taskbar is enabled on the device.

  • The touch gestures will be restored on all device types for resolving the issue that broke several of the new touch gestures announced as part of build 22557 on non-tablet devices.
  • The reliability of taskbar auto-collapsing after launching an app has been improved.
  • Fixed several bugs related to the taskbar state change when disconnecting or reconnecting the keyboard.
  • Addressed positioning issues with the hidden icons button and flyout when using the Arabic or Hebrew display language.

Input[edit | edit source]

  • Mitigated an issue where clicking hyperlinks in RichTextBlocks wasn't working when performed with touch or pen.
  • Addressed an issue where custom mouse pointers may revert to the default Windows one after rebooting.
  • Fixed an issue where voice typing might display "there is a connection issue" when that wasn't the cause of the error.
  • Addressed an issue where voice typing may not launch after unlocking the device.
  • Fixed a touch keyboard crash that could happen on the login screen when there were multiple accounts on the device.
  • Mitigated an issue impacting pen sensitivity in recent builds.
  • Fixed a rendering issue causing the screen to have small freezes in recent builds when trying to ink in certain apps.
  • Addressed an issue leading to IME toolbar options being unresponsive in some cases for the Chinese Simplified IMEs.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue causing a hang when trying to access Taskbar behaviors section under Taskbar page.
  • Addressed an issue where font previews under Fonts page may not be visible when a contrast mode was enabled.

Narrator[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue preventing Narrator from reading in the Run dialog correctly in scan mode.
  • Addressed an underlying issue which was leading to the pitch not changing when adjust Narrator's speed in the 0 to 5 and 15 to 20 ranges in Narrator settings.

Task Manager[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where critical system processes were unexpectedly displaying as background processes.
  • Addressed an issue that was causing random rows in the processes list to be unexpectedly written in black text when using dark mode.
  • Fixed an issue where right-clicking the Task Manager icon in the system tray may show a blank box.
  • Fixed an issue where pressing Esc would unexpectedly close Task Manager.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Users may encounter a 0x8007007f bugcheck when trying to upgrade directly from Windows 10 to build 22563 or higher.

  • To bypass this issue, join the Beta Channel to install the offered Windows 11 build, and then switch to the Dev Channel to receive the aforementioned builds.

Tablet-optimized taskbar[edit | edit source]

The following issues will only be encountered if the tablet-optimized taskbar is enabled on the device.

  • The taskbar may not always automatically collapse after launching an app or tapping outside of the expanded taskbar on 2-in-1 devices.
  • Users may see overlapping components, such as Widgets overlapping with the taskbar as some areas of the OS are not yet tracking the height of the expanded taskbar on 2-in-1 devices.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • The Clock app may not update Windows Focus state when configuring focus sessions within the app.
  • Opening suggested results shown while entering search terms in File Explorer's search box may not work.
  • Users may encounter issues regarding icon sizing, visual bugs, and text clipping in the flyout showing OneDrive storage.
  • Pressing Ctrl+T in File Explorer may cause the command bar to stack on top of each other if the tabbed browsing feature is not enabled.

Widgets[edit | edit source]

  • When pinning from the Feed, the pinned widget may be placed at the top instead of below other pinned widgets.
    • This issue will be auto-corrected within 30 minutes.
    • Alternatively, signing out of Widgets board and immediately signing back in may solve this issue.
  • After rearranging widgets in the Widgets board, some users may experience problems with widgets in the pinned section rendering incorrectly.
    • Signing out of Widgets board and immediately signing back in may solve this issue.

Narrator[edit | edit source]

Narrator natural voices may sound garbled and may not read out text accurately when doing quick navigation, typing or pitch changes.

  • Switching back to the older voices may solve this issue.

Live captions[edit | edit source]

  • Certain apps in full screen (e.g., video players) may prevent live captions from being visible.
  • Certain apps positioned near the top of the screen and closed before live captions is run may re-launch behind the live captions window positioned at top.
  • The very top of maximized apps (e.g., title bar window management buttons) may not be reached with touch while live captions is positioned at the top.

Task Manager[edit | edit source]

Some tooltips may not accurately display the preferred visual setting when Task Manager is configured for dark mode.

Safe mode[edit | edit source]

  • Quick Settings and date/time clock on the taskbar may be missing due to the Capability Access Manager Service service not running. Trying to start this service manually won’t work since it can’t run in safe mode.
  • Clicking Bluetooth & devices and Personalization pages may crash the Settings app due to an overrun of a stack-based buffer 0xc0000409.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]