Microsoft has now released a new Windows update to the Windows 11 Dev channel. Insider Preview Build 25182 has been published for the Insiders, which makes updates to the Camera app and the Microsoft Store app, of which the details have been shared below.
Additionally, this build also brings a lot of other fixes and improvements to the operating system. That said, Microsoft has now set the expiration date of Build 25182 to September 15th, 2023. Users that install this build can avoid getting expiration notices, which is why it is recommended that you install it if you are subscribed to the Dev channel.
Let us now continue to discuss the improvements in this build as well as the known issues.
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New in Windows 11 Build 25182
Improvements to the Camera App
Microsoft has made a few changes to the Camera application, updating its version to 2022.2207.29.0. The most significant update is the native support for Arm64 devices. Moreover, the app can now understand the different states of the privacy shutter on supported hardware.
If a supported camera is blocked by a shutter, or if the laptop’s lid is closed, the Camera app will prompt you accordingly and offer guidance.
Updates to Microsoft Store App
The Microsoft Store application has also been updated to build 22207.1401.x. This update includes a few new features to enhance the user experience.
Users will now be able to see a screenshot inside the search results which will allow them to get a gist of what they are browsing, without having to actually open the app page first. Moreover, users can now install games directly from the Store app, and the apps will not change, giving the user a better experience.
Other Improvements and Fixes
Other changes and fixes have also been made with this flight:
- The issue that was causing devices with low disk space to receive download error 0x80070001 in Windows Update trying to install the latest Dev Channel build has been rectified.
- An issue leading to some Insiders experiencing a decrease in FPS when playing certain games in recent flights has been fixed.
- An issue that could lead to the taskbar overflow flyout unexpectedly appearing on the opposite side of the screen has been fixed.
- An issue that was causing the animation on the taskbar that plays when a user switches from using a device in tablet posture to desktop while in overflow to incorrectly show when logging in has been addressed.
- An explorer.exe crash that could happen when determining if the taskbar overflow should display has been fixed.
- A Start menu crash that could prevent apps from launching has been fixed.
- [File Explorer]
- An issue causing the left-half of the File Explorer title bar to not be draggable via mouse or touch for some Insiders has been rectified.
- 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, has been addressed.
- Selecting multiple folders and then using the context menu option to open them in a new tab will now actually do that, rather than opening the first folder in a new tab and all the others in a new window.
- The logic for Narrator has been updated so that if you navigate to a OneDrive folder using the navigation pane in File Explorer, Narrator will now explicitly say it’s a OneDrive folder.
- An issue that could cause the camera light on a laptop to get stuck after logging into your PC has been addressed.
- An issue believed to be the root cause of some Insiders seeing bugchecks when opening and copying files from network locations has been fixed.
With these new features, improvements, and fixes, there is also a known issue with this flight.
- Some games that use Easy Anti-Cheat may crash or cause your PC to bugcheck.
- There are reports that the audio stopped working for some Insiders after upgrading to the last flight.
- There are reports of a few different apps having started crashing in recent builds.
- Some Insiders are experiencing repeated explorer.exe crashes after attempting to access certain folders on your system on Builds 25179 and later.
- [File Explorer]
- The up arrow is misaligned in the File Explorer tabs.
- There is an issue where the search box background in File Explorer might be the opposite color of your current mode.
- There’s an issue causing the delete key to unexpectedly not work on files in File Explorer.
- There’s an issue where the taskbar isn’t able to display if File Explorer is maximized and you have the taskbar set to auto-hide.
- 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.
- There’s an issue in recent Dev Channel flights causing lines to not be included when printing tables from certain apps.
After taking into account the new features as well as the issues, you can choose if you want to upgrade to this build right now using the given guide below.
How to Install Windows 11 Build 25182
To install this update, you need to be running Windows 11 and subscribed to the Dev channel. If you have enabled Windows updates, you will automatically get a “New features are ready to install” prompt.
If not, follow these steps to install the update:
Navigate to the Settings app and then click Windows Update on the left.
Here, click Check for updates on the right side of the window.
You will then see either of the following update available under Updates available to download:
Windows 11 Insider Preview 25182.1000 (rs_prerelease)
Click Download and install in front of it.
Once the update downloads and installs, click Restart Now to finalize the installation.
Once the computer restarts, you can verify that the OS has been updated to the build specified by typing in winver in the Run Command box.
Rollback/Remove Windows 11 Insider Preview Update
If you do not wish to keep the installed preview update for some reason, you can always roll back to the previous build of the OS. However, this can only be performed within the next 10 days after installing the new update.
To roll back after 10 days, you will need to apply this trick.
Cleanup After Installing Windows Updates
If you want to save space after installing Windows updates, you can run the following commands one after the other in Command Prompt with administrative privileges:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
Windows 11 Insider Preview updates history
|Windows 11 Build 25211||New Widget Settings and Widget Picker, New Outlook for Windows experience, Task Manager in taskbar context menu|
|Windows 11 Build 25206||SMB authentication rate limiter and dynamic refresh rate|
|Windows 11 Build 25201||Expandable widgets board and sign-in option in Game Pass widget|
|Windows 11 Build 25197||Tablet-optimized taskbar restored, animated icons introduced in the Settings app, system tray icons updated|
|Windows 11 Build 25193||New Braille support for Narrator and Xbox subscription management from the Settings app|
|Windows 11 Build 25188||Intelligent touch keyboard when physical keyboard detached|
|Windows 11 Build 25169||Added App lockdown feature|
|Windows 11 Build 25126||Improved account settings page|
|Windows 11 Build 25120||Added search widget on Desktop/|
|Windows 11 Build 25115||Added suggested actions feature|
|Windows 11 Build 22616||Improved Xbox controller bar|
|Windows 11 Build 22598||Improved Windows Media Player, Windows Spotlight default background|
|Windows 11 Build 22593||Homepage to Windows Explorer|
|Windows 11 Build 22579||Allows naming start menu folders|
|Windows 11 Build 22572||Introducing Microsoft Family and Clipchamp|
|Windows 11 Build 22567||Smart App Control, Focuses On Renewable Energy|
|Windows 11 Build 22557||Folders of pinned apps, DnD, Focus, Live captions, quick access to Android apps, pin files to Quick Access, and more.|
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- Download Windows 11 Build 25201 ISO With Expanded Widgets View
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