Windows 11 build 25295

Build of Zinc
OS familyWindows 11 (NT 10.0)
Version number10.0
Build number25295
Build revision1000
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Build labrs_prerelease
Compiled on2023-02-03
Expiration date
Timebomb2023-09-15 (+224 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 25295 is the eleventh Insider Preview and the tenth 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 9 February 2023, along with its server counterpart.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • The visual changes to the Start menu and the taskbar (including the search box), initially implemented in build 25252, have been rolled out to all users.
  • The new copy button for quickly copying two-factor authentication codes in notification toasts has been added.
  • The ability to display seconds in the system clock on the taskbar, initially introduced in build 25247, has been disabled.
  • When copying an address, the Suggested actions will show up a pop-up offering to get directions in Microsoft Edge. This features is disabled by default, but can be toggled on manually by enabling the 41058795 velocity ID.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • A new Lighting page for device lighting has been added under Personalization. This feature is disabled by default, but can be toggled on manually by enabling the 35262205 and 41355275 velocity IDs.
  • The ability to configure the behavior of Suggested actions under System > Clipboard has been added. This feature is disabled by default, but can be toggled on manually by enabling the 42623125 velocity ID.
  • The Windows Activation troubleshooter dialog has been redesigned in order to align with the design aesthetics of Windows 11. This feature is disabled by default, but can be toggled on manually by enabling the 36390579 and 42739793 velocity IDs.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

The default Windows Spotlight wallpaper has been changed from Bloom to a royalty-free stock image featuring a southern tamandua.[1]

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that was causing repeated bugchecks after upgrading to recent Zinc builds.
  • Made another fix for an issue that was causing the screen to freeze when using certain apps while playing games.
  • Fixed an underlying crash that was impacting the ability for apps using Windows.Graphics.Capture API to take screen captures.
  • Fixed an underlying issue that was causing crashes in certain apps when trying to print to PDFs.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where the add and close tab buttons weren't working in File Explorer if File Explorer was maximized on right-to left locales.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing certain apps to move very slowly when dragging it across the screen.
  • Fixed a DWM crash that was causing the screen to flash black.
  • Fixed an issue where snapped windows might not remember their positions when disconnecting and reconnecting the monitor.

Input[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue which could lead to app windows becoming unresponsive after using multi-finger on screen touch gestures.
  • Fixed an underlying issue which was causing the mouse to appear like pointer trails was enabled when sharing the screen.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Windows Update > Update history page to be blank after installing build 25290.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Add a Device dialog to show big border unexpectedly.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Some USB devices may not work after upgrading to this build.
  • Using Windows Hello to sign in with facial recognition may not work on certain ARM64 devices.
  • The system may take longer than expected to upgrade to this build in certain cases.
  • Some apps that use GetKnownFolder APIs (such as Notepad and Terminal) may crash when IME is enabled.
  • The "Getting ready for you" screens may appear for Azure Active Directory joined users when signing into Windows after upgrading to this build.
  • Users may experience issues authenticating to enterprise websites that require windows integrated authentication in certain cases.
  • The Administrative Templates error Resource '$(LetAppsAccessHumanPresence_Name)' referenced in attribute displayName could not be found. may appear when opening Group Policy Editor.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • The taskbar may sometimes be cropped in half when using the tablet-optimized taskbar.
  • The App icons on the taskbar may appear on the wrong monitor when using multiple monitors.
  • 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 following issues will only apply if the new Spotlight UI is enabled:
    • Clicking on a secondary monitor may not dismiss the full screen experience.
    • Spotlight wallpaper may not show the correct resolution on multiple / mixed resolution monitors.

Settings[edit | edit source]

Switching the Search entry point on the taskbar from the search box to the search icon via Personalization > Taskbar may fail in certain cases.

Widgets[edit | edit source]

  • Third-party widgets may occasionally disappear from the Widgets board.
  • Third-party widgets may occasionally get unpinned when the Microsoft account is used to sign-in multiple Windows 11 devices.
  • The undo button on the widget pinned/unpinned toast notification may not work sometimes.
  • The link for "Find more widgets" in the widgets picker may be broken.

Preinstallation environment[edit | edit source]

Users may experience graphical glitches in WinPE and WinRE.

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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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