Windows 11 build 25267 (rs_prerelease)

Build of Zinc
OS familyWindows 11 (NT 10.0)
Version number10.0
Build number25267
Build revision1000
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Build labrs_prerelease
Compiled on2022-12-09
Expiration date
Timebomb2023-09-15 (+280 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 25267 is the fifth Insider Preview and the fourth available client build of Zinc, the 23H2 development semester of Windows as a service. It was released to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel on 14 December 2022, along with its server counterpart.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • The corner radius of the search box on the taskbar and the Start menu (when typing) has been changed with a larger one. The old design is still used in Start menu when not typing.
  • The Windows Firewall Security Alert dialog has been updated to match the design aesthetics of Windows 11.

Settings[edit | edit source]

The error code under Windows Update > Update history can now be selectable.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The screen reader has been updated to exclude the words "system state" when setting focus to each of the Quick Settings icons on the taskbar.
  • When moving the focus set to an app icon on the taskbar by pressing Alt+⇧ Shift+ or , Narrator will say that it has been moved.
  • The inbox version of Windows Subsystem for Linux has been removed.
  • Starting with this build, users of the Pro SKU can no longer connect to a remote share by using guest credentials by default.

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Cast to Device feature to not work properly in certain cases.
  • Fixed an issue where restartable copies of a file with alternate data streams were hanging frequently.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Bluetooth section of Quick Settings to crash sometimes.
  • Fixed a high hitting explorer.exe crash.
  • Fixed an issue where using "Browse for Folder" from an app in File Explorer would only show Desktop and no other folders.
  • The following issues will only apply if the search box on the taskbar is enabled:
    • Fixed the issue that was causing the search box which appeared to be floating on the desktop when changing the primary monitor or plugging in an external display.
    • Fixed the issue that was causing the text in the search box to be clipped on the bottom when using increased text scaling.

Input[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where clicking the notification received the first time users press Alt+⇧ Shift would unexpectedly open a Command Prompt window.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the first candidate item to be invisible or clipped sometimes in the Simplified Chinese IME candidate window.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • A black screen may appear when resuming from sleep or hibernate on certain ARM64 devices.
  • Using Windows Hello to sign in with facial recognition may not work on certain ARM64 devices.
  • The Live Captions feature may not work in certain cases.
  • The system may take longer than expected to upgrade to this build in certain cases.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • Various UI elements in apps may disappear and reappear repeatedly.
  • On some locales, the default font used in several UI elements (such as the date and time on the taskbar) may change to regular Segoe UI instead of Segoe UI Variable.
  • The taskbar may sometimes be cropped in half when using the tablet-optimized taskbar.
  • The following issues will only apply if the search box on the taskbar is enabled:
    • The search box may not render correctly and display visual artifacts.
    • Several layout issues with the text in the search box may appear on right-to-left locales.
    • Some Japanese IME candidate items may be clipped inside the search box.

Task Manager[edit | edit source]

  • Filtering by publisher name may not match correctly on the Processes page.
  • Some services may not show in the Services page after filtering is applied.
  • If a new process is starting while a filter is set, then that process may appear for a split second in the filtered list.
  • Some dialogs may not render in the correct theme when applied from the Settings page.
  • The data content area of the Processes page may flash once when theme changes are applied in the Settings page.
  • The Task Manager may not display light and dark content correctly with unreadable text when the "Choose your mode" option under Personalization > Colors in the Settings app is set to Custom.
  • The Startup apps page may not list any apps in certain cases.

Widgets[edit | edit source]

  • On right-to-left locales, the content may animate out of view before the Widgets board resizes when clicking to expanded view of the Widgets board.
  • Pressing the Expand/Collapse button on the top right side of the widgets board may cause it to get stuck and then crash.
  • The widgets board may get stuck open in an invisible state for users in certain regions, causing clicks on the left side of the screen to not work.
    • Pressing ⊞ Win+D may resolve this issue.

Safe mode[edit | edit source]

  • Enabling the search box/icon on the taskbar may cause explorer.exe to hang or crash.
  • 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]