Windows Insiders, it’s time to download! Microsoft just pushed out Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25126 to the Dev Channel. The release is a small one, and it brings new account settings page improvements. Here’s the scoop on what’s new and changed.
First up, the changes and new stuff. You might remember in October when Microsoft introduced subscription management in Settings > Accounts in Windows 11, This new build makes it easier to view your subscriptions for Office 2021 or Office 2019 there, too. That’ll be done via a “view details” button. Do note, though, that the feature is a slow rollout, so not everyone might end up seeing it.
Next, are the fixes. It’s a “good set of fixes” according to Microsoft. The most notable is one that might have caused some Windows Insiders to experience rollbacks trying to update to the latest Dev Channel builds. Check out the full changelog below, but do note that some of these fixes might also carry over to the serve updates for the stable released version of Windows 11.
- We fixed the issue causing some Insiders to experience a bugcheck with error DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in pci.sys causing a rollback trying to install the latest builds in the Dev Channel.
- We did work to mitigate the issue causing the Program Compatibility Assistant Service to use an unexpectedly large amount of CPU for some Insiders after upgrading to the latest Insider Preview builds in the Dev Channel.
- If the touch keyboard is docked it should no longer unexpectedly dismiss when trying to edit the name of a folder in Start.
- Fixed a high hitting explorer.exe crash that could happen when using Search.
- The preview image under Personalization > Lock Screen should no longer be backwards when using an Arabic or Hebrew display language.
- If explorer.exe has hung, that should no longer hang Task Manager.
- Fixed an issue where the context menus weren’t following the same mode (light or dark) as Task Manager itself for some Insiders.
- Fixed a typo in the “Minimize on use” tooltip.
- If you’ve hidden the graphs on the side of the Performance page, the color of the circles used instead should now match the graph in the summary view.
- Addressed an issue where the Not Responding status for certain apps wasn’t being reflected on the Processes page.
- Removed the Lock option in Start menu as it didn’t work.
- Fixed an issue where using “Open All Active Printers” from the printer icon in the system tray would unexpectedly open File Explorer when there were no active queues.
Known issues include two things this week. There’s a new one where some games that use Easy Anti-Cheat may crash or cause your PC to bugcheck. The other two include one where Certain apps in full screen (e.g., video players) prevent live captions from being visible. Finally, there’s the issue where Certain apps positioned near the top of the screen and closed before live captions is run will re-launch behind the live captions window positioned at top.
Happy downloading, Windows Insiders. And remember, your feedback helps make Windows great.