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August 2022 Windows subsystem Android update has new compatibility, improvements and fixes

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Microsoft has dispatched an August 2022 software update for Windows subsystem update for Android on Windows 11. Although the update is rolling via all channels but it could only be accessed in the U.S.

The August 2022 Windows subsystem update for Android comes with build version 2206.40000.15.0 and it has several improvements, fixes, and optimizations as well as compatibility additions for gaming.

Insider Preview:

Before we move on to the changelog and details, we also want to mention that this update is rolling alongside the August 2022 insider preview builds of 22621.450 and Build 22622.450. These builds are mentioned with numerous improvements for system features and fix various bugs from the last few updates.

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Changelog:

Let’s head on towards this rollout.

The August 2022 Android Windows subsystem update brings you a new suite of shims to toggle in the Windows subsystem for the Android Settings app to enable a better user experience across different apps.

Compatibility improvements:

  • Compatibility for games with joysticks (mapped to WASD)
  • Compatibility for gamepad in games
  • Compatibility for aiming in games with arrow keys
  • Compatibility for sliding in games with arrow keys

Other improvements:

  • Scrolling improvements
  • Networking improvements
  • Android minimum window size defaulted to 220dp
  • Improved dialog when unsupported VPN is detected
  • New toggle to view/save diagnostic data in the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app
    Security updates
  • General reliability fixes, including improvements to diagnostic sizes
  • Graphics improvements

Latest Issues:

This software also addresses some of the known issues found in the last software builds and explains as the following.

“Some VPNs may not work with Advanced Networking. If you use a VPN and find Android apps do not have network connectivity, please disable Advanced Networking in the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app” wrote Microsoft.

(source – Micorsoft)

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Windows 11 Insider 25174 update rolling out

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Microsoft Windows 11 recently got a new Insider update, presenting a number of new features and improvements discovered in its previous version. The new Windows 11 Insider preview can be known through the 25174 build version.

Although the Windows 11 Insider 25174 update brings a new game pass widget in the Dev channel, it also brings fixes for the encounter bugs and a good set of fixes to maintain its fluency for the users.

In addition, this update prevents your PC and large screen from latency, lagging, and more that encrypt your experience. Below you can check the complete changes and fixes mentioned in the official changelog:

Windows 11 Insider Preview build 25174 changelog update:

New Feature:

  • The new Game Pass Widget:
    • Microsoft announced something new for gaming and our widgets experience. This widget is a window to the extensive PC Game Pass library  – it will show the latest additions, games leaving soon, and others from highlighted categories and then take you to the Xbox app where you can install them, see reviews, and go all in. The widgets board is shown by clicking the left corner of your taskbar or by pressing Win + W. To pin the Game Pass widget, select the ‘+’ button in the top right corner of the widgets board.

Changes and Improvements

  • [File Explorer]
    • Middle-clicking a folder in the navigation pane of File Explorer will now open it in a new tab, like clicking a folder in the body of File Explorer already does. Please note that this requires tabbed File Explorer, which hasn’t been rolled out to everyone in the Dev Channel yet.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause explorer.exe to crash when opening new File Explorer windows
    • Fixed an issue where launching File Explorer in certain ways when using dark mode (for example, from the command line) was showing the body of File Explorer unexpectedly in light mode.
    • Fixed an issue where the left/right arrows in File Explorer were in light mode when you were using dark mode, causing them to not have enough contrast to show when they were enabled.
    • Fixed an issue where the dividers in the navigation pane were overlapping/drawing too close to text sometimes.
    • Fixed an issue where if you drag and drop a folder into the navigation pane were sometimes unexpectedly putting the folder at the bottom of the list rather than where you’d dropped it.
    • Fixed an issue causing UI issues in File Explorer when using F11 to put
    • File Explorer in full-screen mode.
  • [Taskbar]
    • Fixed an issue leading to various system tray elements being unexpectedly missing for some Insiders on the previous build.
  • [Settings]
    • Fixed a crash on some PCs were experiencing when going to System > Storage > Disks & Volumes.
  • [Other]
    • Fixed an issue that was leading to mouse and keyboard input not working correctly in certain games in the last 2 flights.
    • Fixed an issue believed to be leading to SQL Server Management Studio failing to launch for some Insiders. Fixed an issue where Memory Integrity in Windows Security might show a warning saying it couldn’t be enabled due to incompatible drivers, but the incompatible driver’s list would be blank.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing some apps to unexpectedly not launch in the last few flights when core isolation was enabled in Windows Security.

Known issues

  • [General]
    • Some games that use Easy Anti-Cheat may crash or cause your PC to bug check.
      [NEW] Company looking into reports that audio stopped working for some Insiders after upgrading to the last flight.
    • [NEW]Company working on a fix for an issue leading to some Insiders experiencing a decrease in FPS when playing certain games on recent flights due to the wrong graphics card being used.
    • [NEW] Company investigating reports of a few different apps having started crashing in recent builds.
  • [File Explorer]
    • The left-half of the File Explorer title bar may not be draggable via mouse or touch.
    • The up arrow is misaligned in the File Explorer tabs. This will be fixed in a future update.
    • [NEW] Company working on a fix for an issue causing Home, Documents, Pictures, and potentially other folders
    • to become unexpectedly duplicated in File Explorer’s navigation pane or appear on the desktop.
    • [NEW] Company working on a fix for an issue where the search box background in File Explorer might be the opposite color of your current mode.
    • [NEW] Company working on a fix for an issue causing the delete key to unexpectedly not work on files in File
    • Explorer. If you encounter this, you should still be able to use the context menu to delete it.
  • [Widgets]
    • The notification badge number may appear misaligned on the taskbar.
      In some cases, the notification banner for some badging will not appear on the widgets board.
    • The Company working on the fix for an issue causing Widgets preferences (temperature units and pinned widgets) to unexpectedly get reset to default.
  • [Printing]
    • [NEW] Company working on a fix for an issue causing hangs and crashes when trying to print from certain apps
    • (like Excel) in the last flight.
    • [NEW] Company investigating reports in recent Dev Channel flight lines aren’t included when printing tables from certain apps.

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Windows 11 Insider Preview 22621.450 and 22622.450 brings improvements and fixes

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Microsoft is shipping a new insider update for Windows 11 with build version 22621.450 and Build 22622.450 (KB5016700). This update is massive and brings a number of new features, fixes as well as system improvements for a better user experience for Windows 11 devices.

According to the information, Windows 11 build 22622.450 is labeled for new features, and build 22621.450 is labeled by default for all users. Therefore, if you haven’t enabled the default build, you can check for updates and choose to install the latest insider features via Build 22622.

Below you can check all of the latest fixes and improvements from 22621.450 and Build 22622.450.

First comes the improvements:

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New:

  • Enhanced Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • Compressed a file regardless of its size if you have configured Server Message Block (SMB) Compression.
  • Improved storage replication that occurs over low bandwidth or congested wide area networks (WAN).

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Then the fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that causes Windows to display tablet mode features for some devices that do not have touchscreens.
  • Fixed an issue that causes some application windows to have blank sections in the Task View preview.
  • Fixed an issue that occurs for some of you when you copy files from network drives. The error code is 0x80070026.
  • Fixed a token leak issue in the LsapGetClientInfoEx
  • Fixed an issue that, in certain cases, causes sihost.exe to use a high amount of the CPU.
  • Fixed an issue that causes Microsoft Edge to stop responding when you use IE mode. This issue also prevents you from interacting with a dialog.

Known Issues:

Here are some of the general issues found in the recent beta builds.

  • There is an issue in the recent Beta Channel updates that is causing the Photos app to crash, and a fix will be rolling out soon via a Photos app update via the Store.
  • It’s under investigation reports that SQL Server Management Studio is failing to launch for some Insiders.
  • [NEW] It’s being looked into reports that audio stopped working for some Insiders after upgrading to Build 22622.440.

File Explorer issues:

  • The left-half of the File Explorer title bar may not be draggable via mouse or touch.
  • The up arrow is misaligned in the File Explorer tabs. This will be fixed in a future update

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(source – Microsoft)

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