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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26120.1252 (KB5038603) is now available for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel, bringing new features and enhancements. The feature allows users to pin programs from the Start menu to the taskbar and drag-and-drop files across them using their mouse. The lock screen now displays finance, traffic, and sports content, as well as better card design and font optimization. The Widgets button on the taskbar has been updated, and a broader selection of animated icons has been added.

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3930 (KB5040550) is now available to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel and includes new features and enhancements. The beta channel will include shared content in File Explorer Home, allowing users to easily access files shared with them. This capability is available to both Microsoft accounts and commercial clients with Microsoft Entra ID accounts. Users can also access a greater range of file types in the homepage's Recent, Favorites, and Shared sections.

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Both Windows 11 Builds 22621.3951 and 22631.3951 (KB5040527) are being released to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Channel on Windows 11 22H2. These updates include several features and improvements, including notification for Windows Share in China, File Explorer, the Start menu, File Explorer reliability improvement, and fixes for issues such as memory leaks, unexpected wide desktop icon spacing, and unexpected results when starting a search.

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26252 is now available to Windows Insiders via the Canary Channel.

In addition to introducing a new energy recommendation for turning off HDR, the build also improves the card design with acrylic blur, card size, spacing, and font optimizations. Users can now pin apps to the taskbar through the Start menu, and the evaluation copy expiry date is now visible under Settings > System > About.

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Robert C. Maehl has released a new version of WhyNotWin11, a program for testing Windows 11 compatibility. The new update updates the processor list, corrects Intel processor WMIC values, improves graphics layout, adds an exception for RDP display adapters, decreases FileWrite calls, adds skip check functionality, and improves Windows 11 feature update compatibility.

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Microsoft has released the KB5039304 (OS Build 26100.1000) Preview for Windows 11 24H2. This update resolves non-security vulnerabilities in Windows operating systems, including quality enhancements. It resolves issues with Windows Defender Application Control, DWM.exe, Country and Operator Settings Asset profiles, Unified Write Filter, and the Input Method Editor candidate list. The update includes updated mobile operator profiles, fixes access denied exceptions in WMI API calls, and corrects the Input Method Editor candidate list.

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26244 is available for Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel, featuring some general improvements and fixes.

The update introduces a new Windows Backup feature that allows users to backup their sound settings, as well as a new Game Pass recommendation card on the Settings homepage. The update now redirects connections to the Fonts Control Panel page to the Fonts settings page (Settings > Personalization > Fonts). Additionally, the issue that caused some insiders to see a Pcasvc.dll error box pop-up with the statement "Missing entry: PcaWallpaperAppDetect" after upgrading from Windows 11 version 22H2/23H2 to a 26xxx build has been resolved.

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3858 (KB5039327) has been made available to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel, including several upgrades and fixes. The update makes enhancements to File Explorer, Windows Share, and the Run dialog.

It addresses accessibility issues such as file name clipping and keyboard focus issues, as well as screen reader-related concerns. The app icon that flashes in the taskbar has been changed for improved visibility. OneDrive may now be utilized as a RemoteApp under Azure Virtual Desktop. The Virtual Filtering Platform (VFP) on Windows nodes has been enhanced with additional support for packet drop collection. Other upgrades address issues with Group Policy, deadlocks, Storage Spaces Direct, and Remote Direct Memory Access.

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Microsoft has released the KB5039302 (OS Builds 22621.3810 and 22631.3810) Preview for both Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2. The Windows update includes various new features, such as a Game Pass suggestion card on the Settings home page, a default display of the desktop button on the taskbar, compatibility for 7-Zip and Tape Archive files, and Emoji 15.1.

The update also lets users copy files from the Windows Share window and adds a new account manager to the Start menu. The update also addresses difficulties with the Snipping Tool, touch keyboard, and USB devices. The typical rollout may not be available to all customers due to the gradual implementation.

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26241 is now available to Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel. The update contains general enhancements and updates, such as drag-and-drop capabilities in the File Explorer Address Bar, an updated program icon, and a thin border around File Explorer. Additionally, an issue that caused crashes when returning home has been resolved. The update also improves the logic for disabling notifications for certain applications.

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Microsoft has released both Windows 11 Builds 22621.3807 and 22631.3807 (KB5039302) to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Channel. A pinned Copilot experience, a Game Pass suggestion card on the Settings home page, a default display desktop button, support for Emoji 15.1, and better functionality in File Explorer are some of the enhancements included in the update.

Upgrades to Windows Share copying, new emojis, and OneDrive as a RemoteApp in Azure Virtual Desktop are all part of this update. In addition to fixing problems with GPUs, Group Policy, and Storage Spaces Direct, this version also fixes audio distortions in the Snipping Tool and fixes deadlocks in Azure Virtual Desktop sessions. It also updates the profiles for Country and Operator Settings.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26236 to Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel. The update improves the overall experience for Insiders using the new Microsoft account manager on the Start menu. It also fixes an issue causing the taskbar to not appear for some Insiders and resolves an issue with the preferred audio volume for Microsoft Edge.

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26120.770 (KB5039314) has been released to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel, with general enhancements and fixes. Additionally, the Snipping Tool update adds automatic save for screen recordings, similar to screenshots, which may be disabled in the Snipping Tool settings.

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3720 (KB5039312) is now available for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel. New features include the ability to dictate text hands-free using voice access, automatic restart for voice access, and a new voice access command in Windows Search.

In addition, users can share local files directly from the taskbar search results, and Windows Share now allows users in China to enable nearby sharing by turning on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There are also fixes for issues in File Explorer, such as unexpected focus settings in screen readers, issues with CTRL + F not starting a search, and keyboard focus being lost when using Shift + Tab.

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Microsoft has pushed Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26231 to Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel. The new build includes Voice Access, which allows Narrator users to dictate text hands-free and issue instructions.

Auto Restart for Voice Access allows users to reactivate voice access whenever an issue arises, removing the need for other assistive technologies. The new Windows Search command allows users to copy files from the Windows sharing pane. Windows Share users can now copy files directly from the Windows Share panel. Settings users can now change the visuals for the "Rename your PC" and "Change date and time" dialogs. File Explorer now supports non-English languages, and Task Manager has been upgraded to increase DDR speed, reliability, and accessibility. Improvements include enhanced keyboard focus, tab navigation, text scaling, and quicker Task Manager resizing.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26120.751 to Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel.

The update contains general enhancements and fixes for Insiders running the build on their computers. The Copilot experience on Windows is developing to be pinned to the taskbar, allowing users to resize, move, and snap windows. The WIN + C keyboard shortcut will be removed for new devices that include a Copilot key, but the WIN + number position for Copilot pinned to the taskbar is now available. A new Linked Devices tab will be added to Settings > Accounts to manage PCs and Xbox consoles signed in with a Microsoft account.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26227 to Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel.

Microsoft is improving the Copilot experience on Windows by allowing users to pin the window to the taskbar and resize, move, and snap it. The WIN + C keyboard shortcut will be removed for new devices that include a Copilot key, however WIN + will remain available for existing devices. Emoji 15.1 now supports new emojis and directionality changes, and a new Linked devices page will be added under Settings > Accounts to manage PCs and Xbox consoles logged in with your Microsoft account. This update will only be available for the Home and Pro editions of Windows 11.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 KB5037853 (OS Builds 22621.3672 and 22631.3672) Preview for both Windows 11 22H2 and Windows 11 23H2.

This version includes various changes to Windows, such as a feature that prevents the Windows share window from being accidentally closed, the ability to drag files across breadcrumbs in the File Explorer address bar, and the addition of a page named Linked devices in Settings > Accounts. It also adds a new account manager to the Start menu, which allows users to change their account settings. The Windows share window allows users to create quick response (QR) codes for webpage URLs and cloud files, and Windows will back up numerous sound settings if they click the Personalization and Other Windows settings checkboxes.

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Microsoft has released the Windows 10 KB5037849 (OS Build 19045.4474) preview for Windows 10 22H2. This update addresses issues with hidden window displays, the share button on USB controllers, and Game Bar compatibility. It also includes fixes for Microsoft Entra ID accounts, servers, WPF apps, IPP-over-USB printers, TWAIN drivers, Country and Operator Settings Asset profiles, and Unified Write Filter (UWF) Windows Management Instrumentation API calls.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3646 to Windows Insiders in the beta channel. The update includes fixes for PC Manager in China, addressing issues with File Explorer, TWAIN drivers, File Explorer, smart card icon display, folder context menu, Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI), and more.

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Windows 11, version 24H2 (Build 26100.712), Microsoft's yearly Windows 11 feature update for this year, is now available in the Release Preview Channel for customers to test before it is released to the general public later this calendar year. Some of the new features in the most recent edition include support for high dynamic range (HDR) backdrops, an energy saver, Sudo for Windows, Rust in the Windows kernel, Wi-Fi 7, and voice clarity.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26120.670 to Windows Insiders in the development channel. The Dev Channel has received upgrades and improvements to improve the overall experience for Insiders using this release on their PCs. The update resolves a problem with the Network Locations header in File Explorer, raises the limit for NSEC3 validation in a recursive resolver, and addresses issues with domain controllers, Windows update installation, and Virtual Secure Mode scenarios such as VPN, Windows Hello, Credential Guard, and Key Guard.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3640 to Windows Insiders in the beta channel. File Explorer has been improved in the Beta Channel, with support for 7-zip and TAR archives, as well as a new compression wizard and Emoji 15.1. The new emojis are: head shaking, phoenix, lime, brown mushroom, and broken chain. Additionally, Unicode has restored family combinations to symbol-like shapes, although Windows has maintained the previous design. The Beta Channel also includes improvements for Common File Dialog accessibility issues, an underlying ctfmon.exe catastrophe, and a tab-showing issue in Alt + Tab.

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Microsoft released Windows 11 Builds 22621.3668 and 22631.3668 to Windows Insiders via the Release Preview Channel. The update adds several new features and improvements to Windows 10, including the addition of PC Manager to devices in China, a feature that prevents accidental closing of the Windows share window, the ability to drag files between breadcrumbs in the File Explorer address bar, direct sharing to specific Microsoft Teams channels and group chats, a page called Linked devices in Settings > Accounts, the rollout of the new account manager on the Start menu,

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26217 to Windows Insiders via the Canary channel. The update contains general enhancements and fixes for Insiders running this version on PCs, as well as patches for known issues such as the camera's Disable button and the keyboard shortcut for color filters with missing text.

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Microsoft has rolled out Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26120.470 to Windows Insiders in the development channel. The update provides a number of changes and updates to improve the overall experience for Insiders using this release on their PCs. It adds a new Game Pass recommendation card to the Settings homepage, which will appear only on the Home and Pro editions of Windows 11 and when you check in with your Microsoft account. The update also addresses issues that were causing certain Insiders to receive an install error 0x8007371B while attempting to install Build 26120.461 on the Dev Channel.

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Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3575 to Windows Insiders in the beta channel. The changelog includes enhancements to Windows Share, General, Taskbar & System Tray, and File Explorer. Windows Share now supports file copying, General corrected a persistent sign-in dialog issue in Europe, Taskbar auto-hide resolved a search box issue, and File Explorer resolved an unexpected address bar dropdown.

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Microsoft has rolled out Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26212 to Windows Insiders via the Canary Channel. This release includes new functionality for Windows Share and Copilot in Windows. Users may now generate QR codes for URLs and cloud file links from the Windows share pane, enabling for easy sharing of webpages and files. To close the window, users can utilize the close button. Gmail addresses can also be transmitted via the Windows share window to the user's Gmail account. These updates are based on user feedback and will continue to evolve.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26120.461 to Windows Insiders in the development channel. The development channel has seen upgrades and fixes for insiders who are using the build on their PCs. The update offers general improvements and updates for Copilot in Windows, which Windows Insiders tested on the Canary, Dev, and Beta Channels. The rollout of these experiences has been paused to allow for user feedback. In addition, a fix has been issued for an issue that caused Copilot to open unexpectedly for Windows Insiders after restarting their PCs.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3570 to Windows Insiders in the beta channel. The Beta Channel is gradually releasing updates to File Explorer, such as the ability to duplicate a tab by right-clicking on it. These enhancements include memory leak fixes, difficulties with File Explorer stability, and address bar dropdowns that appear unexpectedly. Task Manager has also been modified to increase DDR speed, performance, accessibility, and resizing capabilities. These enhancements aim to improve the user experience and enable more seamless process terminations. Users can obtain these updates by toggling on the channel.

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3566 (KB5037002) has been issued to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel, bringing enhancements and fixes. The update introduces a new "show desktop" button, which can be controlled by right-clicking the taskbar and selecting "Taskbar settings." The File Explorer Address Bar has been upgraded to support drag-and-dropping files. The update also addresses issues with the taskbar and lock screen widgets, resulting in more stable and high-quality icons. It also tackles problems with universal printers, Arm64.msi files, hypervisor-protected code integrity, and port exhaustion troubleshooting.

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Microsoft released KB5036980 (OS Builds 22621.3527 and 22631.3527) preview for both Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2. The Microsoft Store's Recommended section now features handpicked software from a small group. The most popular apps may appear in the Recommended section in the following weeks. Widget icons on the taskbar have been updated with a broader selection of animated icons. Lock screen widgets are now more dependable and high-quality, with additional visuals and customization options. The touch keyboard now shows the Japanese 106 layout.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26200 to Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel.

The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop has been returned.  Enhancements are being made to the Widgets button located on the taskbar, which will result in icons that are more distinct and a more extensive collection of animated icons. When it comes to the Widgets board, developers now have the ability to send notifications to the taskbar button using their own custom dashboards.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3500 to Windows Insiders in the beta channel.

The new account manager that is located on the Start menu offers a concise summary of the advantages of having an account as well as simple account administration. Users are able to send emails from the Windows Share window to their Gmail account through the capability of Windows Share. Regarding the addition of a recovery email address, a new banner that includes a "Add now" button is currently being implemented. Additionally, a suggestion card for Game Pass will be being added to the homepage of the Settings menu.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3495 to Windows Insiders in the beta channel.

The new version includes recommendations for discovering great apps from the Microsoft Store. These recommendations can be found under the Recommended section of the Start menu. These recommendations are only available to Windows Insiders who are participating in the Beta Channel in the United States. Additionally, modifications are being made to the Windows Spotlight experience on the desktop in order to make it simpler for users to interact with the feature currently being implemented.

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Microsoft has released both Windows 11 Builds 22621.3520 and 22631.3520 to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Channel on Windows 11 22H2 and Windows 11 23H2.

This update addresses a number of issues and improvements that have been made to the Windows 11 operating system. A new mobile device management policy known as "AllowScreenRecorder" is introduced, and it supports Arm64.msi files by utilizing a Group Policy Object (GPO). Additionally, it enhances the icons that are displayed on the taskbar associated with widgets. The update also addresses memory leaks and issues with the Resilient File System (ReFS), which ensures that the system will perform in a manner that is both smoother and more efficient. 

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26100 to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev channels. This build of Windows 11 fixes and improves a number of issues that were previously present.

The watermark that was placed in the lower right-hand corner of the desktop during the build process has been removed, but it will be reinstated in subsequent Insider Preview builds. The process of preparing for Windows 11, which will be the annual feature update, includes this step as part of the preparation process. Some of the issues that have been fixed include the inability to shutdown and hibernate in the most recent builds, the occurrence of error 0x80240067 when attempting to download app updates, and a DWM crash that affected some Insiders in the most recent flights. Additionally, the update addresses problems with voice access, the use of Windows Ink to write in Copilot, and the situation in which Copilot is docked and resized to a large width.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26090 to Windows Insiders in both the Canary and development channels. In Windows 11 Build 26090, several enhancements have been made to the Windows Insiders experience. One of these enhancements is the addition of a new navigation bar on the left side of the screen. This bar gives users the ability to switch between a dashboard that is solely dedicated to widgets and other integrated dashboards such as Discover. The newly introduced navigation pane gives users the ability to switch to the My Widgets dashboard, which offers them a complete experience that is exclusive to widgets from their preferred applications and services.

Additionally, beginning with Build 26085 and higher, modifications to the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol are implemented for QUIC, signing, and encryption. Through the use of PowerShell or Group Policy, administrators now have the ability to disable the SMB over QUIC client. It is now possible to write successful SMB over QUIC client connection events to the event log. This includes the QUIC transport. In addition, administrators have the ability to enable auditing of the SMB server and client in order to support authentication and encryption for SMB.

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The preview version of KB5035942 (OS Builds 22621.3374 and 22631.3374) has been made available by Microsoft for both Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2. There are a number of enhancements that have been included in the most recent version of Windows. These enhancements include the capability to request assistance ten times when logging in with a local account, the addition of additional content to the lock screen, the resolution of issues with the Settings app, and the management of USB audio and taskbar settings. The availability of voice access has been expanded to include the languages French, German, and Spanish. Additionally, users are now able to utilize all voice access features on multiple displays.