Windows 11 build 25324.1000

Build of Zinc
OS familyWindows 11 (NT 10.0)
Version number10.0
Build number25324
Build revision1000
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Build labrs_prerelease
Compiled on2023-03-17
Expiration date
Timebomb2023-09-15 (+182 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 25324.1000 is the fifteenth Insider Preview and the fourteenth available client build of Zinc, the 23H2 development semester of Windows as a service. It was released to Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel on 23 March 2023, along with its server counterpart.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Widgets[edit | edit source]

  • The Widgets board has been revamped with a larger canvas and dedicated sections for widgets and feed content. This change is only available to a subset of users, but can be toggled on manually by enabling the 43028164 velocity ID.
  • The Widgets entry point on the taskbar has been animated, which triggers when hovering or clicking on it or when a new Widget announcement is displayed. Only a few weather and finance icons are supported.
  • The ability to show the Widgets entry point next to the system tray when the taskbar is left-aligned has been added. This features is disabled by default, but can be toggled on manually by enabling the 43214488 velocity ID.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • A new Bing Chat button and highlight has been implemented to the search box on the taskbar. This change is only available to a subset of users who sign in with a Microsoft account and get access to the new Bing preview. It can be toggled on manually by enabling the 43349158 and 43572857 velocity IDs.
  • The ability to show website recommendations from browsing history in Start menu has been added (toggleable via Personalization > Start in the Settings app). This feature is disabled by default, but can be toggled on manually by enabling the 42905461 velocity ID.
  • The visuals of the new Spotlight UI, previously re-introduced in build 25281, have been refined. This change can be toggled on manually by enabling the 39880030, 40268500 (with the variant parameter set to 0, 1 or 3 for multiple visuals), 40522394 and 41744267 velocity IDs.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • The new dedicated page for viewing USB 4 domains under Bluetooth & devices > USB, initially implemented in build 25314, has been rolled out.
  • The option to select user preferred camera has been added under Accounts > Sign-in Options when multiple cameras compatible with Windows Hello are connected.
  • The support of creating and attaching virtual hard disks has been added under System > Storage > Disks & volumes. This feature is disabled by default, but can be toggled on manually by enabling the 42401084 velocity ID.
  • The support of creating ReFS developer volumes (also known as Dev Drive) has been added under Privacy & security > For developers and System > Storage > Disks & volumes. This feature is disabled by default, but can be toggled on manually by enabling the 40347509, 41878171 and 42866187 velocity IDs.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • A warning dialog on unsafe password copy and paste will display if the warning options for Windows Security under App & browser control > Reputation-based protection > Phishing protection is enabled. This feature is only available to a subset of users.
  • Support for the SHA-3 family of hash functions, SHA-3 HMAC algorithms, and SHA-3 derived algorithms have been added.
  • The performance of the calculating phase when sending a large number of files at once in File Explorer to the Recycle bin has been improved.
  • The support of characters defined in GB18030-2022 has been implemented to several Simplified Chinese fonts and the Microsoft Pinyin IME.
  • The ReFS file system has been updated to 3.10.

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

Fixed an issue that was preventing laptop users from adjusting screen brightness.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • The system may take longer than expected to upgrade to this build in certain cases.
  • The "Getting ready for you" screens may appear for Azure Active Directory joined users when signing into Windows after upgrading to this build.
  • The screen may appear black for several minutes when upgrading to this build.
  • Windows Sandbox may fail to launch in certain cases.
  • Users may fail to shut down Windows when certain USB controllers are connected.

File Explorer[edit | edit source]

  • The access keys in the XAML context menu may appear inconsistently if no button is pressed. Pressing a button will cause them to reappear.
  • The following issues will only apply if the file recommendations feature is enabled:
    • Clicking on the Share command may bring up the Windows share sheet (non-OneDrive).
    • Clicking on the "Open File Location" command may pop an error dialog.
    • Clicking on the "Remove from list" command may result in no actions.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • When adding a language via the Language & Region page, the installation progress may become hidden, and users may not see install completion for enhanced speech recognition.
  • The Language & Region page may not offer the necessary speech recognition language support for live captions for up to an hour after first login.

Live captions[edit | edit source]

  • The enhanced speech recognition support may not be installed correctly through the Language & Region page in the Settings app on ARM64 devices.
  • Captioning performance may be degraded in non-English languages and missing out-of-language filtering in non-English (United States) languages.

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.

Updates[edit | edit source]

  • 25324.1011.rs_prerelease_flt.230317-1529 (KB5025849)
    • Released to the Canary Channel on 24 March 2023 (AMD64 and ARM64)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]