Insider Windows 11 Insider Canary build 26212.5000 (24H2) - May 8


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UPDATE 5/15:


 Windows Blogs:

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26212 to the Canary Channel.

Developers, please note that for a short period of time, we will not be releasing an SDK for builds we flight to the Canary Channel.

Changes and Improvements

[Windows Share]

  • Users will be able to now generate QR codes for URLs and cloud file links through the Windows share window to seamlessly share webpages and files across their devices. To try this out in Microsoft Edge, just click the share button in the Edge toolbar and choose “Windows share options”.


    Option to generate a QR code to share a URL through the Windows share window.
    Option to generate a QR code to share a URL through the Windows share window.
  • To prevent accidentally closing the Windows share window, clicking outside the Windows share window will no longer close it. To close the Windows share window, just press the close button at the top right corner.
  • If your Microsoft account uses a Gmail address, you can now send email to yourself from Windows share window and receive it in your Gmail account.

    Example Gmail option to email yourself in the Windows share window highlighted in a red box.
    Example Gmail option to email yourself in the Windows share window highlighted in a red box.

[Copilot in Windows*]

  • Over the last few months, we’ve been trying out different experiences for Copilot in Windows (Preview) with Windows Insiders across the Canary, Dev, and Beta Channels. Some of these experiences include the ability for Copilot in Windows to act like a normal application window and the taskbar icon animating to indicate that Copilot can help when you copy text or images. We have decided to pause the rollouts of these experiences to further refine them based on user feedback. Copilot in Windows will continue to work as expected while we continue to evolve new ideas with Windows Insiders.

Fixes for known issues

[General]

  • We fixed the issue causing advanced startup options to not work. This also fixes the progress wheel from not showing when booting.
  • We believe we fixed the issue causing Features on Demand (FODs) to not install.

[Copilot in Windows*]

  • We are rolling out a fix for the issue causing Copilot to auto-launch unexpectedly for Windows Insiders in the Canary, Dev, and Beta Channels after restarting their PCs. This issue was unrelated to the auto-launching experience we tried out with Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels in early Februarywhich we stopped rolling out in March.

[Taskbar & System Tray]

  • Fixed an issue that caused the taskbar to be partially off the screen on secondary monitors.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Narrator to be silent while rearranging your apps on taskbar.

[File Explorer]

  • Fixed an issue which was causing File Explorer to sporadically crash when using path suggestions in the address bar.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause File Explorer to crash sometimes when going from the search box to the body of File Explorer.

[Windowing]

  • Fixed a couple DWM crashes, which could cause the screen to appear to flash.

[Other]

  • Fixed an issue that was causing some people to repeatedly see a message saying live captions were being missed.
  • Fixed an underlying issue which was causing Visual Studio to fail to debug x64 .NET framework console applications (the app would crash in ntdll.dll upon load).

Known issues

[General]

  • [IMPORTANT NOTE] We are investigating reports that some Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels are stuck on Build 26040 or Build 23620. The investigation is ongoing, however if you are impacted by this and really want to get onto the latest build in the Canary or Dev Channel today – you can download the latest ISO here and do a clean install and opt your device back into flighting in the Canary or Dev Channels.

Reminders for Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel

  • The builds we release to the Canary Channel should not be seen as matched to any specific release of Windows and features and experiences included in these builds may never get released as we try out different concepts and get feedback. Features may change over time, be removed, or replaced and never get released beyond Windows Insiders. Some of these features and experiences could show up in future Windows releases when they’re ready.
  • Many features in the Canary Channel are rolled out using Control Feature Rollout technology, starting with a subset of Insiders and ramping up over time as we monitor feedback to see how they land before pushing them out to everyone in this channel.
  • To get off the Canary Channel, a clean install of Windows 11 will be required. As a reminder – Insiders can’t switch to a channel that is receiving builds with lower build numbers without doing a clean installation of Windows 11 due to technical setup requirements.
  • The desktop watermark shown at the lower right corner of the desktop is normal for these pre-release builds.
  • Check out Flight Hub for a complete look at what build is in which Insider channel.
  • Copilot in Windows* in preview is being rolled out gradually to Windows Insiders in select global markets. The initial markets for the Copilot in Windows preview include North America, United Kingdom and parts of Asia and South America. It is our intention to add additional markets over time.
Thanks,
Amanda & Brandon


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  • Fixed an issue that was causing some people to repeatedly see a message saying live captions were being missed.
This bug when using live captions has been annoying me for months, was introduced in updates a few months ago, and was present in all Insider versions and pukka 23H2 - now to test it and if the bug is fixed, hopefully it will cascade into 24H2 (or even a cumulative update for 23H2).


EDIT: Run a video for 10 minutes, and message did not pop up once, so fingers crossed, the bug is fixed at least in Canary. Still a bit of a PITA having to use Canary for live captions until bug fixed rolled out, but at least live captions are usable again it seems.

EDIT 2 - Just run two video c. 90 mins, and message did not pop up once! Bug is clearly fixed.
 
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    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
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    ASUS Vivobook 14
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    I7
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    Yep, Laptop has one.
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    16 GB
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    Integrated Intel Iris XE
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    TPM 2.0
Something is screwed up with this update.

Upon boot, I see all my icons as normal, then about 5 seconds, the screen glitches and most of my icons disappear.

e.g.

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Edit - rebuilding the icon cache using option 2 in tutorial seems to have fixed problem.


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
I tried this recovery option with Build 26212.5000, but it could not find the repair version to reinstall.

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It works now with all the other Builds, but not with Canary. 😵‍💫🤷‍♂️
 

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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
Everytime I make clean install I need to disconnect the internet cable and use the program to continue install Windows without interent because it not let me make local account. Is the problem is with Pro edition or also in Home ? I think I'll do upgrade if it is not have many new features.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-11400F
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce GT-1030
    Keyboard
    Logitech K400
    Mouse
    Logitech M720
    Internet Speed
    600 Mb
    Browser
    Edge
  • Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    Pentium N4200
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 505
    Sound Card
    HD Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Mouse
    M510
    Internet Speed
    100Mb +
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
Everytime I make clean install I need to disconnect the internet cable and use the program to continue install Windows without interent because it not let me make local account. Is the problem is with Pro edition or also in Home ? I think I'll do upgrade if it is not have many new features.
MS is trying to make all new installs use the internet and a MS account. Using a work around is the only to setup a new install with a local account.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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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
It's time for the Start menu to become extensible!✨
Windows 11 β build 26212 quietly introduces support for "Start Menu Companions." They're apps that provide Adaptive Cards which display on a floating island (docked ➡️ or ⬅️) alongside Start
Used Widgets data as a quick demo 😊

You'll be able to configure Companions through the Settings > Personalization > Start. It features a list of installed Companions with on/off toggles as well as a link to the provider's site for customization (similar to Widgets, it's very web centric). Dock side is up to the dev

 

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  • 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
I don't have Adaptive Cards near Start Menu. I don't know how to enable it. I don't see the setting of it.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-11400F
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce GT-1030
    Keyboard
    Logitech K400
    Mouse
    Logitech M720
    Internet Speed
    600 Mb
    Browser
    Edge
  • Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    Pentium N4200
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 505
    Sound Card
    HD Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Mouse
    M510
    Internet Speed
    100Mb +
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
Not seeing this in Canary right now.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
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    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
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    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge , Arc
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
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    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
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    Laptop
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    Dell Latitude E5470
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
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    Dell
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    16 GB
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
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    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
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    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
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    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
I'm not seeing Start Menu Companions on my new desktop. I'm not sure if it's A/B testing or because I use Power Start so I don't have to see Recommended on my Start Menu.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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    PC/Desktop
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    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
After doing a restart I decided to check for updates in the MS Store. There was 16 updates needing to be installed. SAB 3.7.8 still works plus there is a SAB 3.7.9 update. It disables the Classic Taskbar by default. I did have to manually download and rename the file to get it to install.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Everytime I make clean install I need to disconnect the internet cable and use the program to continue install Windows without interent because it not let me make local account. Is the problem is with Pro edition or also in Home ? I think I'll do upgrade if it is not have many new features.
The known procedures to bypass the MS account do not work anymore. If you enter a fake id like no@thankyou.com or a@b.c, it still asks to create a valid MS account. But the same trick still works if you do it after using oobe\bypassnro even if you are connected to the network.
I just tried it earlier today with Build 26212.5000 and it worked.
Leaving the network connected, I did Shift + F10 and entered oobe\bypassnro and let it reboot. When it asked to login, I used a@b.c and entered any password. Got the oops message something went wrong. I pressed next and it then let me enter a local account and proceeded with the clean install.
Once it was up, I disable the encryption on the C: drive that now gets turned on by default on a clean install.
manage-bde -status (to see the encryption state).
manage-bde -off C: (to turn off the encryption that was going on the C: drive).
Up and running with a local account at build 26212.5000. 😉
 

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
The known procedures to bypass the MS account do not work anymore. If you enter a fake id like no@thankyou.com or a@b.c, it still asks to create a valid MS account. But the same trick still works if you do it after using oobe\bypassnro even if you are connected to the network.
I just tried it earlier today with Build 26212.5000 and it worked.
Leaving the network connected, I did Shift + F10 and entered oobe\bypassnro and let it reboot. When it asked to login, I used a@b.c and entered any password. Got the oops message something went wrong. I pressed next and it then let me enter a local account and proceeded with the clean install.
Once it was up, I disable the encryption on the C: drive that now gets turned on by default on a clean install.
manage-bde -status (to see the encryption state).
manage-bde -off C: (to turn off the encryption that was going on the C: drive).
Up and running with a local account at build 26212.5000. 😉
For Enterprise --if you choose join a domain as logon method then you can install a local account.

I don't like though with these later insider releases enabling decryption by default -- I'm not that paranoid -- and often these things just are a nuisance if stuff goes wrong. If I travel with a laptop then I only use one that's really only worthy of a one way trip to the tip -- no self respecting thief would even think of looking at it. If I've stuff that might be of value to other people then I don't store it on the machine but have it offline or in the cloud.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
No Start Menu Companions to turn off but the emojis come through....

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home & 🐥.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER Nitro AN16-41
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 7735HS Processor 3.2Ghz
    Motherboard
    RB Sierra_PEH (FP7)
    Memory
    32 GB DDR5 4800MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB GDDR6
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" QHD+ 165Hz 16:10 IPS Technology
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1200
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 2TB
    PSU
    330 Watts
    Mouse
    Lenovo Bluetooth.
    Internet Speed
    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER NITRO
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    32 GB DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB NVMe M.2
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Lenovo Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
On this machine, the watermark on this build is hardly visible depending on the color of the Background picture.
On another machine the text of the watermark is white on dark and much more visible.
Why the difference? Can it be changed?


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Same build on another machine, the text of the watermark is white. 🤷‍♂️
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Edit:
Found a way to change it by playing with Contrast Themes.
No idea why they were different since I always leave the windows defaults. 🤷‍♂️
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To me it looks like really a choice of font, really, text color .. as you wrote, on dark backgrounds, hard to see, read ..
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11Pro x64 24H2 Dev, Win11Pro x64 Beta, Win10 x64 22H2, Win7 x64 Home Premium
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7 9700K @ 3.60GHz Coffee Lake 14nm Tech
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z370 HD3-CF (U3E1)
    Memory
    64.0GB (32x2) Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1334MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 8GB 5700XT, 3DP, 1HDMI ports
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (2x) VX3276-FHD on AMD Radeon RX5700 XT GME, DP, DVI, HDMI ports
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080, Work Resolution 1920x1032 pixels
    Hard Drives
    WD Green 2tb M.2, Sandisk Ultra 2TB SATAIII, Targent 4TB SATAIII SSD, Sandisk Ultra 2TB SATAIII (24H2 DEV drive), Crucial 1TB SATAIII SSD, WD 6TB SATAIII Backup HD. 17TB ttl
    PSU
    RaidMax 850w
    Case
    Full Height Mesh Gamer 12bay case
    Cooling
    Thermaltake UX100 RGB Cooler, several 92, 120,140mm RGB fans
    Keyboard
    Fiddio RGB Gamer board
    Mouse
    Kensington Ergo Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Cox, 10gb 67mb/s
    Browser
    Chrome 64-bit
    Antivirus
    What could happen? ;) MS Defender
    Other Info
    Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 802.11a|b|g|n WiFi BT Adapter
  • Operating System
    Win11 Pro 24H2 Dev, Win11 Pro, 23H2, Win10 x64 22H2, Win7 x64 Home Premium
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i5-9400k, @ 2.9ghz, Coffee Lake, 14nm Tech
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z370 HD3 Extreme, AMI Bios (2018)
    Memory
    32GB (16gbx2) Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1334MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon 8gb RX5700 XT, DVI port
    Sound Card
    NVidia HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G206HQL 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900, VGA, HDMI, DVI ports
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk 2tb M.2, Seagate 4GB SATAIII HD, Sandisk 1tb SATAIII SSD, WD6TB Backup 13TB ttl
    PSU
    Thermaltake 650w
    Case
    HP Pavillion case, dented, not pretty, much like me
    Cooling
    Thermaltake UX100 RGB Cooler, several 92, 120, 140mm rgb case fans
    Mouse
    Belkin mouse
    Keyboard
    HP oem
    Internet Speed
    Cox 10gbs
    Browser
    Chrome 64bit
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
    Other Info
    Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 @160mhz 802.11a|b|g|n WiFi BT Adapter
To me it looks like really a choice of font, really, text color .. as you wrote, on dark backgrounds, hard to see, read ..
The color for the text should be automatic like the rest of the text on the desktop. The watermark was the only one black. 😵‍💫🤷‍♂️
 

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
Oh, - just - the watermark? hmmm, idr if there are Watermark attribs in Regi .. hmm, apparently not ..
 

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11Pro x64 24H2 Dev, Win11Pro x64 Beta, Win10 x64 22H2, Win7 x64 Home Premium
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7 9700K @ 3.60GHz Coffee Lake 14nm Tech
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z370 HD3-CF (U3E1)
    Memory
    64.0GB (32x2) Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1334MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 8GB 5700XT, 3DP, 1HDMI ports
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (2x) VX3276-FHD on AMD Radeon RX5700 XT GME, DP, DVI, HDMI ports
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080, Work Resolution 1920x1032 pixels
    Hard Drives
    WD Green 2tb M.2, Sandisk Ultra 2TB SATAIII, Targent 4TB SATAIII SSD, Sandisk Ultra 2TB SATAIII (24H2 DEV drive), Crucial 1TB SATAIII SSD, WD 6TB SATAIII Backup HD. 17TB ttl
    PSU
    RaidMax 850w
    Case
    Full Height Mesh Gamer 12bay case
    Cooling
    Thermaltake UX100 RGB Cooler, several 92, 120,140mm RGB fans
    Keyboard
    Fiddio RGB Gamer board
    Mouse
    Kensington Ergo Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Cox, 10gb 67mb/s
    Browser
    Chrome 64-bit
    Antivirus
    What could happen? ;) MS Defender
    Other Info
    Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 802.11a|b|g|n WiFi BT Adapter
  • Operating System
    Win11 Pro 24H2 Dev, Win11 Pro, 23H2, Win10 x64 22H2, Win7 x64 Home Premium
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i5-9400k, @ 2.9ghz, Coffee Lake, 14nm Tech
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z370 HD3 Extreme, AMI Bios (2018)
    Memory
    32GB (16gbx2) Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1334MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon 8gb RX5700 XT, DVI port
    Sound Card
    NVidia HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G206HQL 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900, VGA, HDMI, DVI ports
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk 2tb M.2, Seagate 4GB SATAIII HD, Sandisk 1tb SATAIII SSD, WD6TB Backup 13TB ttl
    PSU
    Thermaltake 650w
    Case
    HP Pavillion case, dented, not pretty, much like me
    Cooling
    Thermaltake UX100 RGB Cooler, several 92, 120, 140mm rgb case fans
    Mouse
    Belkin mouse
    Keyboard
    HP oem
    Internet Speed
    Cox 10gbs
    Browser
    Chrome 64bit
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
    Other Info
    Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 @160mhz 802.11a|b|g|n WiFi BT Adapter
Installation completed on two computers. Will see what's new!
I have it on two as well - Home on laptop, and Pro on the Optiplex.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    H-P
    CPU
    Pentium-G
    Memory
    8 GB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    i7
    Motherboard
    Optiplex 9020 SFF
    Memory
    32 GB
It's time for the Start menu to become extensible!✨
Windows 11 β build 26212 quietly introduces support for "Start Menu Companions." They're apps that provide Adaptive Cards which display on a floating island (docked ➡️ or ⬅️) alongside Start
Used Widgets data as a quick demo 😊

You'll be able to configure Companions through the Settings > Personalization > Start. It features a list of installed Companions with on/off toggles as well as a link to the provider's site for customization (similar to Widgets, it's very web centric). Dock side is up to the dev

The Start menu IS extensible - Stardock does it just fine with Start11.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    H-P
    CPU
    Pentium-G
    Memory
    8 GB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    i7
    Motherboard
    Optiplex 9020 SFF
    Memory
    32 GB
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Insider Canary Ver 24H2( OS Build :26241.5000
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Build Aswin😂😂👍
    CPU
    i9-9900 8C/16T Coffee Lake
    Motherboard
    MSI-B360 Gaming Pro Carbon-ATX(update bios 2D2(2021) to 2D0 (2022)
    Memory
    (2 x 8 GB) 16 GB DDR-4 @3000 Mhz Patriot Viper
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidea GTX-1060 6 GB Galax : hdmi 2.0b and Dp.14
    Sound Card
    Speaker(Realtek audio)(standby) and Lg Speaker build in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitors LG TV 43 inch 43NANO75TPA,(4K,60 Hz,WCG,HLG,HDR10+): Hdmi 2.0b x3
    Screen Resolution
    Desktop mode 4096 x 2160/60 Hz Active Signal Mode 4096 x 2160/60 Hz,HDR Enable: Destop Mode 4096x2160/60Hz Active Signal Mode 4096 x2160/60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1.M2.Nvme SSD Gen 3 x4,1 TB KYO Utimate K350 (OS) with heat sink 2.M2.Nvme SSD gen 3 x 4-512 GB KYO ULTIMATE K350 with heat Sink 3. SSD SATA 500 GB WD 4.SSD SATA120 GB Kingston....5. HDD 1TB Seagate
    PSU
    650 w + 80 bronze Gamemax
    Case
    Aigo DarkFlash phantom ATX(with 8 RGB Fans(4 Front+ 2 Rear (exhaust)+ 2 bottom side) DR 12) Tempered glass -Full Tower.
    Cooling
    AIO gamemax(CPU liquid cooler) L240 RGB-Top side(exhaust)
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    Cable LAN CAT 6 E(25 meters) ,TP-link switch adapter 5 ports 1000/1000 Mbps Download 184 Mbps Upload 98 Mbps, Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN controller
    Browser
    edge stable
    Antivirus
    MS defender A/V
    Other Info
    This PC on second floor, GPON ONT (optic network terminal ISP term) on ist floor
    2021
    add 2 fans 120 mm in bottom side😊👍.oct
    2022
    Replace TP link switch adapter 100/100 to 1000/1000 may
    2023 jan
    detected 1 Ram 3200 Mhz Hyper X kingston problem -> replace both with patriot DDR4 3000 Mhz from ex i7-9700😁
    2023 jan
    update bios 2D2(2021) --->> 2D0 (2022)
    2023 March
    Change storage : SSD SATA ------>>>>M2.NVme SSD (OS)
    2023 April
    Change storage for OS Nvme 512GB ---->>> 1TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro Canary Ver 24H2 OS build :26241.5000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Nitro AN515-54
    CPU
    Intel core i5-9300H CPU@2.4 GHz 4C/8T Coffee Lake
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer CFL , Model Octavia_CFS , Bios Version V1.33( 11/17/2020)
    Memory
    DDR4 16 GB 2 x 8 GB, 2666 Mhz Sk Hynix- Jedec 11 : CL : 20-19-19-43-61/1.2 V
    Graphics card(s)
    1. Intel graphic UHD 630 2. Nvidea Geforce GTX 1650 , 4 GB
    Sound Card
    1.Realtek Version 6.0.8929.1 2. NVIDIA Version 4.39.0.0 ( Virtual Audio Device ( Wave Extensible) (WDM)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1.M2.Nvme SSD gen 3 x 4-512 GB(OS) XPG SX8200 Pro with Heatsink 2. M2. SATA 240 GB 3. HDD 1 TB
    PSU
    Acer
    Case
    Acer
    Cooling
    Double Cooling Fans
    Mouse
    Optical mouse(FO)
    Keyboard
    1.Acer 2.Votre(wired)
    Internet Speed
    1. Cable Lan Cat 6E (25 meters) 2. Intel Wireless-AC 9560 160 Mhz 3. Realtek Gaming GBe Family cont (RJ45). TP-link switch adapter 1000/1000 Mbps Download : 187 Mbps Upload : 87 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge Stable
    Antivirus
    MS A/V
    Other Info
    This Laptop on second Floor , GPON ONT(optic network terminal ISP term ) on 1st Floor
    2022
    1. Upgraded from Windows 11 Home to Pro------May
    2. Replace TP link switch adapter 100/100 to 1000/1000→→→May
    2023
    3.Repale Storage(OS) from SATA to NVME---->> Feb
    4. ugrade ram 12 GB to 16 GB------>>>>April
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