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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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Microsoft releases Windows 11 to 22621.607 update, adds new fixes to processors and internal system

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After testing out the beta versions, Microsft has released a stable Windows 11 update as a 22621.607 (KB5017389) version. Surprisingly, this new update carries a huge bundle of fixes and improvements in comparison to the beta builds.

On diving into the depths, we found that the company has mainly modified the internal system. Further, it has repaired the defects where the processors used to create hindrance and affects the smooth functioning of the overall core mechanism.

Apart from the improvements, the company has implemented widget content to the taskbar. Consequently, on opening the widget board, a banner containing more information related to notifications appears on the screen.

The manufacturers have also updated the start date for daylight saving time in Chile. Initially, the beginning was from September 04, 2022. However, now it is September 11, 2022.

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And the list won’t end here. To grab a detailed view of this list, check the below-given changelog section.

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Windows 11 22621.607 Update – New Fixes and Additions

New Additions

  • Added more dynamic Widget content to the taskbar with notification badging. When you open the Widgets board, a banner appears at the top of the board. It provides more information about what triggered the notification badge.
  • Updated the start date for daylight saving time in Chile. It will start on September 11, 2022, instead of on September 4, 2022.

Fixes and Improvements:

  • Fixed an issue that affects some apps that were not signed by the Microsoft Store. Users must reinstall them after upgrading the OS.
  • Fixed issues that cause updates to the Microsoft Store to fail.
  • Fixed an issue that stops users from signing in to various Microsoft Office 365 apps. This affects Outlook, Word, Teams, and so on.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the Windows Search service. It causes the indexing progress for the service to be slow.
  • Fixed an issue that affects some processors. This issue occurs when turning on Hyper-V and kernel Direct Memory Access (DMA) protections.
  • Fixed an issue that affects a network’s static IP. The issue causes the configuration of the static IP to be inconsistent. Because of this, NetworkAdapterConfiguration() fails sporadically.
  • Fixed an issue that affects Task Manager. It stops working when switching between light and dark mode or changing the accent color.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the font of three Chinese characters. When formatting these characters as bold, the width size is wrong.
  • Fixed an issue that affects graphics drivers that use d3d9on12.dll.
  • Reduced the power that the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol uses on some devices when they are in Sleep mode.
  • Fixed an issue that affects URLs generated by JavaScript: URLs. These URLs do not work as expected when adding them to the Favorites menu in IE mode.
  • Fixed an issue that forces the IE mode tabs in a session to reload.
  • Fixed an issue that affects window.open in IE mode.
  • Fixed an issue that successfully opens a browser window in IE mode to display a PDF file. Later, browsing to another IE mode site within the same window fails.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the Microsoft Japanese input method editor (IME). Text reconversion fails when using some third-party virtual desktops.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause an application to stop responding. This might occur when the input queue overflows.
  • Fixed an issue that affects XML Paper Specification (XPS) viewers. This might stop users from opening XPS files in some non-English languages. These include some Japanese and Chinese character encodings. This issue affects XPS and Open XPS (OXPS) files.
  • Fixed an issue that creates a duplicate print queue. Because of this, the original print queue stops working.
  • Fixed an issue that might bypass MSHTML and ActiveX rules for Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC).
  • Fixed an issue that affects the Miracast UI. Sometimes it closes too soon when you cast to devices that use the DeviceObjectType: Aep.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the SharedPC account manager. The issue stops it from deleting many accounts during cleanup.
  • Fixed an issue that causes LogonUI.exe to stop working. Because of this, you cannot dismiss the lock screen to view the credentials screen.
  • Fixed an issue that affects Dual SIM calling. If you select no SIM on your phone and initiate a call on your device, Dual SIM functionality does not work.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the FindNextFileNameW() It might leak memory.
  • Fixed an issue that affects robocopy. Robocopy fails to set a file to the right modified time when using the /IS
  • Fixed an issue that affects cldflt.sys. A stop error occurs when it is used with Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Fixed an issue that affects Roaming User Profiles. After signing in or signing out, some of the settings are not restored.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the LanmanWorkstation service. It leaks memory when mounting a network drive.

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Windows 11 Insider 25206 update improves SMB servers service security

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Window 11 insider update 25206

Windows 11 are now significantly improved over the past year, to the point where updates feel like their arriving monthly now. Here we come up with the new update for Windows 11 Insider Preview 25206 build, which offers a vast changelog including new features, fixes, graphics, and more.

This new version of Windows 11 includes SMB authentication rate limiter behavior and a set of fixes to improve the overall experience for Windows Insiders. Alongside you can search from file explorer Home will show recent file activity for the cloud files in the details view.

Let’s explore the changelog for this new 25206 update of Windows 11 Insider to improve the overall experience for the Windows Insiders:

What’s New

The SMB authentication rate limiter in Insider Preview builds has added an additional protection mechanism to the SMB server service: it implements a delay between each failed NTLM authentication. This means if an attacker previously sent 300 brute force attempts per second from a client for 5 minutes (90,000 passwords), the same number of attempts would now take at least 50 hours.

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The goal here is to make a Windows client an unattractive target either when in a workgroup or for its local accounts when joined to a domain. Even though the SMB server runs by default in all versions of Windows, it’s not accessible by default unless you intentionally open the firewall or create a customer SMB share that opens the firewall.

Starting in Build 25206, it is on by default and set to 2000ms (2 seconds). Any bad usernames or passwords sent to SMB will now cause a 2-second delay by default in all editions of Windows Insiders. When first released to Windows Insiders, this protection mechanism was off by default. This behavior change was not made to Windows Server Insiders, it still defaults to 0.

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Changes and Improvements

[General]

  • The updated “Open with” dialog box is now available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

[Graphics]

  • Windows Insiders can now save power by using Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) on external displays! To enable this setting, you must have a 120+Hz monitor with VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support, as well as a WDDM 3.1 driver installed. To select a dynamic refresh rate, go to Settings > System > Display > Advanced display and make your selection under Refresh rate.

[File Explorer]

  • Search from File Explorer Home will show recent file activity for cloud files in Details View.

[Input]

  • Microsoft beginning to roll out a change to support the use of clipboard history (WIN + V) on password fields. Microsoft is beginning to roll this out, so the experience isn’t available to all Insiders just yet.

Fixes

[General]

  • OneDrive setup should no longer unexpectedly ask for permission to set up every time your PC reboots.
    Fixed a high-hitting explorer.exe crash which was impacting some Insiders.

[Settings]

  • Fixed a Settings crash which could happen when searching and selecting certain Narrator-related settings.

[Search]

  • Fixed a high-hitting search crash that was impacting some Insiders in the last few flights.

[Other]

  • The Windows Sandbox window should now resize correctly if you snap it to the side of the screen.
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to a memory leak in Windows Error Reporting after certain crashes.
  • If the focus is on the desktop, then pressing ALT + F4 and Enter should now shut down your PC, rather than having to move the keyboard focus first (as was needed in the last few flights).
  • The computer icon is now showing again in the Shutdown Windows dialog.

Known issues

[General]

  • [NEW] Microsoft are investigating an issue where a “date, time, and time zone settings are incorrect” message is improperly displayed and prevents the installation from proceeding further.
  • [NEW] Using the “Reset this PC” option to reset your PC will break UWP apps post-reset. If you need to reset your device on Builds 25201 or higher, please back up your files manually and use the latest ISO available from aka. ms/WIPISO to complete a clean install.
  • Microsoft looking into reports that audio stopped working for some Insiders after upgrading to the latest flights.
  • Microsoft investigating reports of a few different apps having started crashing in recent builds.

[File Explorer]

  • Microsoft working on the fix for an issue where command bar items like a copy, paste, and empty recycle bin may unexpectedly not be enabled when they should be.

[Settings]

  • Microsoft investigating some issues where uninstalling certain apps using Settings > Apps > Installed apps isn’t working correctly.

[Tablet-optimized taskbar]

  • The taskbar sometimes flashes when transitioning between desktop posture and tablet posture.
  • The taskbar takes longer than expected to transition to the touch-optimized version when switching between desktop posture and tablet posture.
  • Using the left or right edge gestures can result in the Widgets or Notification Center (respectively) overlapping with or looking truncated by the taskbar.
  • When using the bottom right edge gesture to see Quick Settings, the taskbar sometimes stays stuck in the expanded state, instead of dismissing to the collapsed state.
  • When there are no running windows on the desktop, the taskbar can sometimes collapse, when it should be expanded.

[Widgets]

  • In right-to-left display languages like Arabic, content animates out of view before the widgets board resizes when clicking to an expanded view of the widgets board.
    The notification badge number may appear misaligned on the taskbar.

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Windows 11 Insider 22621.601 and 22622.601 update brings new fixes and improvements

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Windows 11 Insider 22621.601 update

Microsoft is sending two new builds for Windows 11 Insider in the form of 22621.601 and 22622.601 to its beta update channels. Consequently, these updates carry some new fixes and improvements regarding the network and some other related fields.

Before we jump on what fixes the update keeps in our hands, let’s discuss some major parts of this update. Usually, the company kicks off its update in one single package. But, at this moment, there are two builds – 22621.601 and 22622.601.

It might seem interesting, but there is a twist that hides in this concept. While the second build holds the fixes and improvements in real-time, the first one remains inactive in terms of the changelog.

  • Build 22621.601 – New features off by default
  • Build 22622.601 – New Features rolling out

Hence, if in case you land on the 22621.601 build that has new features turned off by default then do not worry. As you still have the chance to check for updates and install the one that has new features, fixes, and improvements.

As mentioned, the company is pushing off the Windows 11 Insider 22621.601 update and the other build to its beta segment. Thus it will only avail to a limited number of users for testing and reviewing the firmware. After suitable results, the company releases a stable update to its general consumers.

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Windows 11 Insider 22621.601 update

Fixes for both 22621.601 and 22622.601 builds

  • Fixed the issue where clicking the network icon on the Lock screen would not work and would crash the Lock screen.
  • Updated the start date for daylight saving time in Chile. It will start on September 11, 2022, instead of on September 4, 2022.
  • Reduced the power that the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol uses on some devices when they are in Sleep mode.
  • Fixed an issue that affects Dual SIM calling. If you select no SIM on your phone and initiate a call on your device, Dual SIM functionality does not work.

Known Issues

[General]

  • The Audio stopped working for some Insiders in recent Beta builds.

Yes, there is an issue that the company is working on. Let’s see what the next build brings in its pockets for the Windows 11 Insiders.

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