Windows 11 Builds 22621.601 & 22622.601 (KB5017384) Fixes Lock Screen Crash

Windows 11 Builds 22622.601 and 22621.601 have been rolled out to the Beta channel for Insiders, which fixes some previously known issues, but one still remains.

Windows 11 Insider Update

Microsoft has released KB5017384 on the Insider Beta channel for Windows 11. Depending upon which group you landed in, installing this update will either upgrade your operating system’s build to 22622.601 or 22621.601.

This update does not include any new features and only a handful of improvements. However, it still addresses some known issues that have been carried forward from the previous builds.

Let us now take a look into what this update offers.

New in Build 22622.601 and 22621.601 Both

The following fixes apply to both the builds in the Beta channel:

  • An issue where clicking the network icon on the Lock screen would not work and would crash the Lock screen is now fixed.
  • The start date for daylight saving time in Chile has been updated. It will now start on September 11, 2022, instead of on September 4, 2022.
  • The power that the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol consumes on some devices when they are in Sleep mode has been reduced.
  • An issue that affects Dual SIM calling has been addressed. If you select no SIM on your phone and initiate a call on your device, Dual SIM functionality will not work.

With these new improvements and fixes, there is also a known issue with these updates.

Known Issues

Microsoft has also disclosed a known issue with this flight. This problem has been carried forward from the previous flights.

There are reports that the audio has completely stopped working for some Insiders on the Beta channel since the last few flights. Although this issue has now prolonged for some time, Microsoft is still unable to fix it.

How to Install Windows 11 Build 22622.601/ 22621.601

To install this update, you need to be running Windows 11 and subscribed to the Beta 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 either update:

  1. Navigate to the Settings app and then click Windows Update on the left.

  2. Here, click Check for updates on the right side of the window.

    check for updates Windows 11
    Check for pending updates
  3. Depending on which group you are a part of, you will see either of the following updates downloading automatically:

    Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Insider Preview (10.0.22622.601) (KB5017384)
    
    Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Insider Preview (10.0.22621.601) (KB5017384)
    

    Note: At this point, if Build 22621 is downloading, you can click Download and install under Build 22622 to install the update where the features are enabled by default.

    When the update has been successfully downloaded, It will then install too. When it completes, click Restart Now.

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    Restart PC

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.

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Update successfully installed

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
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DISM cleanup

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