What you need to know
- Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels can now grab Windows 11 Preview Build 22000.194.
- The new build contains a plethora of fixes for existing issues.
- It also includes Windows 11's new Calculator, Snipping Tool, and Clock apps.
If you're a Windows Insider in the Beta or Release Preview Channel, it's time to pick up Windows 11 Preview Build 22000.194. It's now available and comes packed with the latest refreshes of apps as well as an assortment of fixes for issues.
When it comes to apps, Preview Build 22000.194 marks the rollout of a ton of big ones: The Calculator, Snipping Tool, and Clock apps are all making their way to non-Dev Channel Insiders now. And don't forget that the Clock app isn't just for telling time. It includes the highly touted Focus Sessions feature, designed to keep you on task and serenaded by your favorite jams.
As for fixes, here's what Preview Build 22000.194 is packing:
- Addressed an issue where if you enable then disable a contrast theme, it would lead to artifacts in title bars, in some cases making the minimize/maximize/close buttons hard to see and use.
- Fixed a crash with certain connected devices that could result in not being able to use Bluetooth.
- Mitigated an issue that was resulting in subtitles not appearing when expected in certain apps, particularly Japanese language subtitles.
- Fixed an issue that was causing certain PCs to bugcheck during modern standby.
- Mitigated an issue when typing with certain 3rd party IMEs into the search box in Settings that could result in the candidate window being rendered elsewhere on-screen (not attached to the search box) and/or characters inserted into the search box not displaying.
- We fixed an issue that causes PowerShell to create an infinite number of child directories. This issue occurs when you use the PowerShell Move-Item command to move a directory to one of its children. As a result, the volume fills up and the system stops responding.
- This build includes a change that aligns the enforcement of the Windows 11 system requirements on Virtual Machines (VMs) to be the same as it is for physical PCs. Previously created VMs running Insider Preview builds may not update to the latest preview builds. In Hyper-V, VMs need to be created as a Generation 2 VM. For more details on the Windows 11 system requirements – see this blog post here.
For a full rundown of what's in the new build, check out Microsoft's blog post on the release.