Windows 11 build 25330

Build of Zinc
OS familyWindows 11 (NT 10.0)
Version number10.0
Build number25330
Build revision1000
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Build labrs_prerelease
Compiled on2023-03-25
Expiration date
Timebomb2023-09-15 (+174 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 25330 is the sixteenth Insider Preview and the fifteenth 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 30 March 2023, along with build 23424.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

File Explorer[edit | edit source]

The redesigned, XAML-based Home page in Windows App SDK-based File Explorer, initially implemented in build 23419, has been added. This feature is disabled by default, but can be toggled on manually by enabling the 38664959, 40729001 and 41076133 velocity IDs.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • A new option has been added under System > Multitasking to show 20 most recent tabs from apps when snapping or pressing Alt+Tab ↹.
  • The Bluetooth & devices > Wheel page has been updated to align with the design aesthetics of Windows 11.
  • Windows Sandbox will follow the setting if users have changed the primary mouse button under Bluetooth & devices > Mouse.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The ability to open Snipping Tool by pressing PrtScn has been added (toggleable via Accessibility > Keyboard in the Settings app.)
  • The Remote Desktop Connection setup window (mstsc.exe) has been updated to follows the text scaling settings under Accessibility > Text Size in the Settings app.
  • The BitLocker encryption progress dialog can now be minimized.
  • The Camera app can now be uninstalled manually.
  • The desktop icon for Windows Spotlight has been updated.
  • The systeminfo command has been updated to display the machine's virtualization-based security specification.

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.
  • Clicking on the Share command may bring up the Windows share sheet (non-OneDrive) when the file recommendations feature is enabled.

Taskbar[edit | edit source]

Users may see the daily rotating search highlight for some time before getting the new Bing button back to the search box on the taskbar.

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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]