Insider KB5028251 Windows 11 Insider Beta 22621.2115 and 22631.2115 - July 26


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UPDATE 8/02:


 Windows Blogs:

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2115 and Build 22631.2115 (KB5028251) to the Beta Channel.
  • Build 22631.2115 = New features rolling out.
  • Build 22621.2115 = New features off by default.

KB5027397 Enablement Package for Windows 11 Beta build 22621.xxx (22H2) to build 22631.xxx (23H2)


REMINDER: Insiders who were previously on Build 22624 will automatically get moved to Build 22631 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 22631.xxxx).

August 2023 Bug Bash Coming Soon: Starting on August 2nd, we’ll be having our next bug bash! The bug bash will span the latest features available in preview builds across the Canary, Dev, and Beta Channels. Stay tuned for more details in next week’s flight blog posts.


Changes and Improvements in Build 22631.2115

[Narrator]

  • Narrator users who interact with Traditional Chinese characters are now able to do this with confidence while using Narrator and the IME candidate window in Windows. This was accomplished by creating a Traditional Chinese dictionary for detail reading. Narrator now consumes the dictionary to disambiguate each Traditional Chinese word. Users should be aware that Narrator detailed reading is only supported for the Taiwan language pack. The Hong-Kong language pack is not supported with Narrator.

Fixes for BOTH Build 22621.2115 & Build 22631.2115

  • New! This update affects the Handwriting Software Input Panel (SIP), the Handwriting Engine, and the Handwriting Embedded Inking Control. They now support GB18030-2022 conformance level 2. Because of this, they meet the level 3 requirements.
  • This update affects text edit controls in XAML. You cannot edit the controls again after they become read only. This occurs when you use the new Microsoft Input Method Editor for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
  • This update affects the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist, DriverSiPolicy.p7b. It adds drivers that are at risk for Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) attacks.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects certain CPUs. There is inconsistent reporting of the L2 cache.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects certain wireless wide area network (WWAN) devices. After every restart, a dialog reappears. It asks you to switch to embedded SIM (eSIM) even when you choose “No.”
  • This update affects user mode printer drivers. They unload unexpectedly. This occurs when you print from multiple print queues to the same printer driver.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects hybrid joined devices. You cannot sign in to them if they are not connected to the internet. This occurs when you use a Windows Hello for Business PIN or biometric credentials. This issue applies to a cloud trust deployment.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC). The issue copies unsigned WDAC policies to the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) disk partition. This partition is reserved for signed policies.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects The “Disabled: Script Enforcement” option might create audit events you do not need.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects a printing job. An unexpected Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) mode switch can cause the print job to abruptly stop. This occurs when there is an independent hardware vendor (IHV) driver.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects certain display and audio devices. They are missing after your system resumes from sleep.
  • This update enhances hinting for some of the letters of the Verdana Pro font family.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the MPSSV service. The issues causes your system to restart repeatedly. The stop error code is 0xEF.
  • This update makes brightness settings more accurate.
  • This update affects Windows Autopilot profiles. The process to download the Windows Autopilot policy is more resilient. This helps when a network connection might not be fully initialized. This update increases the retry attempts when you try to download the Windows Autopilot profile.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects I/O over Server Message Block (SMB). It might fail when you use the LZ77+Huffman compression algorithm.
  • This update makes Narrator announce the “Change product key” label.
  • This update affects the Windows Push Notification Services (WNS). It makes the connection between the client and the WNS server more reliable.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) repository. This causes an installation error. The issue occurs when a device does not shut down properly.
  • This update addresses an issue in the Windows Notification Platform. The issue affects how much power your device uses.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Defender Firewall Profile. It fails to automatically switch from a LAN that is trusted to a public network.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Widgets. They unpin from the taskbar when you do not expect it.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects virtual private networks (VPN). There might be excessive Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) requests to the network gateway. This occurs when the VPN is on a wireless mesh network. Because of this, network performance is poor.
  • This update addresses a deadlock in Internet Protocol Security (IPsec). When you configure servers with IPsec rules, they stop responding. This issue affects virtual and physical servers.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Event Forwarding Subscriptions. When you add an Event Channel to the subscription, it forwards events you do not need.
  • This update makes Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles up to date.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the fastfat file system driver. It stops responding because of a race condition.

Known issues

[General]

  • [NEW] We’re investigating reports that explorer.exe is crashing on the login screen (with an error pop up) when attempting to enter safe mode.

[File Explorer]

  • [NEW] We’re working on the fix for an issue causing File Explorer to crash when going to Home. If you encounter this when opening File Explorer, you may need to use Search or the Run dialog to open File Explorer directly to a specific folder (for example, C:).
  • [NEW] In some cases, the context menu background in File Explorer may appear transparent.
  • [NEW] In some cases, the icons on your desktop may all go blank. If this happens, using the refresh option in the desktop context menu should resolve it.

[Taskbar]

  • We’re investigating reports that the safely remove hardware icon isn’t appearing when expected in the system tray.
  • [NEW] As a reminder, while the settings for never combined mode for the taskbarare showing up under Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar behaviors in this build, they currently do not enable the experience. This will be fixed in a future Beta Channel flight soon.

[Input]

  • [NEW] We’re investigating reports that typing with the Japanese and Chinese IMEs is not working correctly after the last flight.

[Narrator]

  • You may see some of the strings are NOT localized to the selected language. This will be fixed in a future flight.

About the Beta Channel

The Beta Channel is 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.

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Thanks,
Amanda & Brandon


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I don't because even in my case, it offered something that wasn't released to the public yet and newer.
Here it goes again with this beta Build 22631.2215 W.U. wants to install again this old driver after I just installed 31.0.101.4577. 🤷‍♂️

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This was just installed. 🤣
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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
22.240.0.2 has been out for nearly a month already. Official site is always slow, Driver Support Assistant only shows what's on official site.
Looks like Wi-Fi and B.T. 22.240.0. are now showing up on the official Intel site. and DSA. 😎

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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
My intel driver assistant updated to that one a little while ago.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 13900k, Intel UHD 770 integrated
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG Z790 ACE
    Memory
    32gb G.Skill Trident Z5 6600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    EVGA Nu Audio, Razer Kraken V3 Pro, Realtek Onboard
    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
    Thermaltake Level 20 XT
    Cooling
    ARCTIC Liquid Freezer III 420 ARGB in push/pull, Antec Prism X 120mm ARGB Fans x 15
    Keyboard
    Razer Huntsman Elite V1
    Mouse
    Corsair Dark Core Pro SE on an Asus ROG Balteus Qi pad
    Internet Speed
    450Mbps 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 with ARCTIC MX-6
    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
 

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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
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    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,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Just got this issue with a desktop icon turning white occurring on this Beta build.
I only had this problem on Canary and Dev up to now, but it looks like it is happening also with Beta 22631.2115. 😜
I this case it was the Recycle Bin after I emptied it.

I had to hit refresh to get it back. 😉
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Here is another one that just turned white. 🤣
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and now it is back.
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Same. Now I've updated to the latest Beta version and I'll see if it still occurs. It would also happen when I would download a file (rar, exe, zip, etc). The icons would go blank and would return to normal after a desktop refresh. 🤷‍♂️
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (Beta Build 22635.3430)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware
Same. Now I've updated to the latest Beta version and I'll see if it still occurs. It would also happen when I would download a file (rar, exe, zip, etc). The icons would go blank and would return to normal after a desktop refresh. 🤷‍♂️
Ofcourse it will as it's even listed as a known issue in the latest Beta version:

Known issues
[File Explorer]
In some cases, the context menu background in File Explorer may appear transparent.
In some cases, the icons on your desktop may all go blank. If this happens, using the refresh option in the desktop context menu should resolve it.

I've seen both of these in both the version of this thread and the latest Beta version...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows
Ofcourse it will as it's even listed as a known issue in the latest Beta version:

Known issues
[File Explorer]
In some cases, the context menu background in File Explorer may appear transparent.
In some cases, the icons on your desktop may all go blank. If this happens, using the refresh option in the desktop context menu should resolve it.

I've seen both of these in both the version of this thread and the latest Beta version...

Yeah, I skipped the release notes this time. Anyhow, hope it gets resolved asap.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (Beta Build 22635.3430)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware

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