Insider KB5020040 Windows 11 Insider Beta Build 22621.891 and 22623.891 - Nov. 10


  • Staff
UPDATE 11/28:


Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.891 and Build 22623.891 (KB5020040) to the Beta Channel.
  • Build 22623.891= New features rolling out.
  • Build 22621.891 = New features off by default.

KB5018863 Enablement Package for Windows 11 22H2 build 22623.xxx


REMINDER: Insiders who were previously on Build 22622 will automatically get moved to Build 22623 via an enablement package. The enablement package artificially increments the build number for the update with new features getting rolled out and turned on to make it easier to differentiate from devices with the update with features off by default. This approach is being used for the Beta Channel only and is not indicative of any changes or plans for final feature rollouts.

Insiders who landed in the group with new features turned off by default (Build 22621.xxxx) can check for updates and choose to install the update that will have features rolling out (Build 22623.xxx).

What’s new in Build 22623.891

Task Manager Improvements


We have a set of Task Manager improvements rolling out with this build.


Filter processes: We are bringing process filtering to Task Manager. This is the top feature request from our users to filter/search for processes. You can filter either using the binary name, PID or publisher name. The filter algorithm matches the context keyword with all possible matches and displays them on the current page. The filter is also applied as you switch between pages. You can also use the keyboard shortcut ALT + F to focus on the filter box. This is a helpful feature if you want to single out a process or a group of processes and want to take action or just monitor the performance of the filtered processes.

The new search box at the top of Task Manager allows you to filter Binary name, PID or Publisher name.


Better theme support: We have added the ability to use your preferred theme in Task Manager regardless of the active theme in Windows. You can set it in the setting page in Task Manager.


You can set your preferred theme specifically for Task Manager regardless of your chosen Windows theme.


Task Manager now also supports themes for in-app dialogs. All dialog except for “Run new task” and Properties dialog now support themes and will adhere to either app specific theme or Windows theme.

In-app dialogs such as selecting columns on the Details page will show in the selected theme for Task Manager.


Improved Efficiency mode dialog: We are making it easy for you to apply Efficiency mode and offering the ability to opt-out of the confirmation dialog. You can make changes on the Efficiency mode dialog box by unchecking “Don’t ask me again” or you can enable/disable it the settings for Task Manager.



You can now opt out of seeing future confirmation dialogs when turning on Efficiency mode.


FEEDBACK: Please file feedback in Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Desktop Environment > Task Manager.

Changes and Improvements in Build 22623.891

[Input]

  • We have made improvements to Emoji search for Japanese and Simplified Chinese by handling Kana/Kanji and Pinyin properly in the emoji panel.
Fixes in Build 22623.891

[Taskbar & System Tray]

  • When using the bottom right edge gesture to see Quick Settings, the taskbar should no longer get stuck in the expanded state (instead of dismissing to collapsed state).
  • Fixed an issue causing the do not disturb icon to disappear while in do not disturb mode.
  • The new show hidden icons flyout’s animation should now be consistent with other taskbar flyouts.
  • The show hidden icons flyout background color should now align with your accent color if “Show accent color on Start and taskbar” is enabled in Settings > Personalization > Colors.
  • Fixed multiple explorer.exe crashes impacting taskbar performance.
Fixes for BOTH Build 22621.891 & Build 22623.891
  • New! You can back up applicable settings to your Microsoft account. You can also sync these settings on any Windows device and in Microsoft Office.
  • We fixed an issue that affected File Explorer. It failed to localize folders.
  • We fixed an issue that affected the CopyFile function. It might have sometimes returned error 317: ERROR_MR_MID_NOT_FOUND.
  • We fixed an issue that affected process creation. It failed to create security audits for it and other related audit events.
  • We fixed an issue that affected printing in landscape mode in Microsoft Edge. The print output was incorrect. This issue occurred when you used Microsoft Defender Application Guard.
  • We fixed an issue that affected Microsoft Defender when it was not the primary antivirus. Microsoft Defender failed to turn off passive mode. This issue occurred when you turn off Smart App Control (SAC).
  • We added .wcx to the list of Dangerous Extensions that some app control policies do not allow.
  • We fixed an issue that affected a computer account. Use of non-standard characters can stop the cleanup of the Out of Box Experience (OOBE) accounts.
  • We fixed an issue that affected the Windows Firewall service. It did not start when you turned on the Override block rules option.
  • We fixed an issue that might have affected applications that run on the Windows Lock Down Policy (WLDP). They might have stopped working.
Known issues

[General]

  • We’re looking into reports that audio stopped working for some Insiders in recent Beta Channel builds.
[Taskbar & System Tray]
  • 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.
[Task Manager]
  • [NEW] Filtering by publisher name does not match correctly on the Processes page.
  • [NEW] Some services may not show in the Services page after filtering is applied.
  • [NEW] If a new process is starting while a filter is set, then that process may appear for a split second in the filtered list.
  • [NEW] The delete key and tooltip are not working on the filter input box.
  • [NEW] Some dialogs may not render in the correct theme when applied from Task Manager Settings page.
  • [NEW] The data content area of the Processes page may flash once when theme changes are applied in the Task Manager Settings page.
  • [NEW] There’s an issue we’re investigating where Task Manager isn’t displaying light and dark content correctly, leading to unreadable text. This happens when you have your mode in Settings > Personalization > Colors set to Custom – as a workaround for the time being, please switch it to Light or Dark.
About the Beta Channel

The Beta Channel will be the place we preview experiences that are closer to what we will ship to our general customers. Because the Dev and Beta Channels represent parallel development paths from our engineers, there may be cases where features and experiences show up in the Beta Channel first. However, this does not mean every feature we try out in the Beta Channel will ship. We encourage Insiders to read this blog post that outlines the ways we’ll try things out with Insiders in both the Dev and Beta Channels.

Important Insider Links
Thanks,
Amanda & Brandon


Source:

Check Windows Updates


UUP Dump:

64-bit ISO download:


ARM64 ISO download:

 

Attachments

  • Windows_11_BETA.png
    Windows_11_BETA.png
    871 bytes · Views: 1
Last edited:

Bree

Well-known member
Guru
VIP
Local time
1:29 PM
Posts
7,534
Location
S/E England, UK
OS
Windows 11 Home

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

HRPuffnstuff

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
8:29 AM
Posts
229
Location
Jacksonville, FL
OS
Windows 11 Pro
After a couple more hours of checking I suddenly lost my wireless network on the laptop which clued me in that things were happening. It was then that I discovered that my systray had returned to normal but I had to reboot two more times to get my wireless network back.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
    Memory
    32gb G.Skill Trident Z Neo 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Speedster MERC319 RX 6900 XT Black
    Sound Card
    EVGA Nu Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 38GN950-B, Benq EX3415R nano IPS monitors
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1600, 3440X1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro, Samsung 850 Pro, Crucial MX500, WD Black SN700, WD Black 8tb HD
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova G2 1300w
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Cooling
    EVGA AIO 360, Antec Prism 120mm ARGB Fans x 8, 230mm BitFenix Specter Pro
    Keyboard
    Razer Huntsman Elite V1
    Mouse
    Corsair Dark Core Pro SE on an Asus ROG Balteus Qi pad
    Internet Speed
    350Mbps cable primary, 6Mbps secondary vdsl
    Browser
    Chrome primary, FF-Edge-IE secondary
    Antivirus
    Norton 360 Premium
    Other Info
    I sit on a Secret Lab Titan XL 2020 chair.😍
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    2021 HP Omen
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
    Motherboard
    factory
    Memory
    16gb ddr 3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 3060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    onboard B&O
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 144hz IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Hynix 512gb nvme ssd, WD Black SN850 2TB nvme ssd
    PSU
    factory
    Case
    factory
    Cooling
    factory
    Mouse
    touchpad and Logitech wireless mouse
    Keyboard
    4 zone rgb
    Internet Speed
    WiFi 6, 1gb ethernet
    Browser
    Chrome primary, FF-IE and Edge secondary
    Antivirus
    Norton 360 Premium

fg2001gf11F

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
5:29 AM
Posts
384
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Safe mode isn't broken, only explorer.exe when running in safe mode. If you really need to use safe mode, then the only one that works normally is F6 (Safe Mode with Command Prompt) as that doesn't run explorer. From the command prompt you can run almost anything you need - except of course explorer. So if you need an explorer-like gui, then run Notepad and use its File Open dialog like an 'explorer'.
It is probably one of the features they enabled with 22623.891 that is causing the problems in explorer.exe.
If I uninstall the enablement packs kb5018863 and kb5015669 and go back to 22621.891 the problem that is screwing explorer.exe in Safe Mode disappears and everything works fine. It keeps working fine also at 22622.891, the problem comes back solid as soon as I reinstall the enablement pack to 22623.891. Tried on 2 different machines.
Another symptom of the bug is when MS Edge opens, if network is available, keeps adding a new tab to it every time the screen flashes, it seems to be going into a loop that never ends until I restart the system. 🤣🤣🤷‍♂️
So much for trusting what MS is doing! 🤐
They also replied to one of the FBH reports that they are not able to reproduce the bug. 🤷‍♂️
I get the same problem also after a clean install of 22623.891. 😎
Maybe you could add a comment on that one.

1669344570299.png

1669407334416.png
 
Last edited:

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Yoga 920
    CPU
    Intel I7-8550U
    Motherboard
    n/a
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics UHD 620
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio (SST)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k Touch screen
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe

fg2001gf11F

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
5:29 AM
Posts
384
OS
Windows 11 Pro
I isolated the cause of the Task.View .dll exception code 0xc0000005 which in turn causes the explorer.exe crash.
As I suspected it is caused by one of the silly features that they enabled with Beta to change the behavior of the system tray icons.
There are 2 feature IDs that they enable in Beta to change the behavior of the system tray.
[26008830] (STTest)
[38764045] (NotificationAreaIconRearrange)
The 2 features work together, but the second one only works if the 1st one is enabled.
If STTest is disabled, the rearrange of the icon works fine in the old way the same that it did before all these Tablet experiments. 😜🤐
Anyway, if I disable STTest there is no more issues with explorer.exe and Task.view.dll crashing in Safe Mode.
You can see in the screenshot below Safe Mode working fine with 22623.891 after disabling STTest.
1669414226405.png

1669414113930.png

With 22621.819 public build the same STTest is disabled by default
1669414567973.png

In 22621.898 R.P. it is enabled by default, but it has no effect because there is a different version of Taskbar.View.dll, and the system tray icon rearranges fine still using the original way, without the added silly pin icon. 🤣🤣🤣

Build 22621.898:
1669415501313.png


Build 22623.891:
1669415606403.png
 
Last edited:

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Yoga 920
    CPU
    Intel I7-8550U
    Motherboard
    n/a
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics UHD 620
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio (SST)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k Touch screen
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe

Brink

Administrator
Staff member
MVP
Thread Starter
Local time
7:29 AM
Posts
6,697
OS
Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

kiwisteve

Stitcher Upper
Local time
11:59 PM
Posts
85
Location
Peterborough South Australia
OS
Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Beta Build 22623.1028 Feature Pack 22638
Installed ok.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Beta Build 22623.1028 Feature Pack 22638
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus MiniPC PN51-E1
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
    Motherboard
    Asus PN51-E1 - Bios Version 0503
    Memory
    Crucial 64GB DDR4 SDRAM PC4-25600
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon Vega Graphics 1.80 GHz - Adrenalin Edition 22.8.2
    Sound Card
    AMD G27QC A through Foss Audio Class D Amp
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gigabyte 27" 165 hertz
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB PCIE NVME
    PSU
    65 Watt
    Case
    Asus Mini
    Cooling
    Air
    Keyboard
    Logitech K810
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    Telstra Modem Wifi - NBN 50/18
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    This replaced my Linux Notebook. I've used Windows since 3.1, tried various Linux distros but Windows wins for me.

Latest Support Threads

Top Bottom