Windows 11 build 22621.1

Build of Nickel
OS family
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
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 22621.1 is the thirtieth Insider Preview build of Nickel, the 22H2 development semester of Windows as a service. It was released to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel on 11 May 2022 (along with Copper build 25115), and then to the Release Preview Channel on 7 June 2022.

Two days prior to this build being released, the build number was mentioned in an issue posted to the GitHub repository of Windows Terminal.[1]

In a Tech Community blog post posted on 24 May 2022, this build has been confirmed as the RTM build of Windows 11, version 22H2, which will be released in fall 2022.[2]

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

The underlying speech platform has been updated to improve voice activity detection for voice access, live captions, and voice typing, as well as address some issues with how punctuation is recognized.

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue leading to users encountering the 0x800703e6 error when copying files from Google Drive.
  • Fixed an issue where if users had ever opened the context menu, doing Ctrl+Alt+Del and cancelling would lead to explorer.exe crashing.
  • Fixed an issue related to loading the system tray icons under the Taskbar page in the Settings app which could cause it to crash when opening that page recently.

Windows Security[edit | edit source]

Fixed an issue which could result in Smart App Control unexpectedly blocking correctly signed applications.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

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.

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.
  • Clicking Bluetooth & devices and Personalization pages may crash the Settings app due to an overrun of a stack-based buffer 0xc0000409.

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