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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052 to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev channels.

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052 (Canary and Dev Channels)

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052 to the Canary and Dev Channels. Starting today, Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel are being moved from receiving 23000 series builds to receiving 26000 series builds.

Insiders in the Dev Channel will gain a set of new features such as  energy saver scrollable quick settings QR codes for Wi-Fi sharing support for creating 7-zip and TAR archives in addition to ZIP in File Explorer Windows protected print mode voice clarity, along with  recent Server Message Block (SMB) protocol changes and  improvements to Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS), and improvements across Settings and improvements for Bluetooth and Graphics as well. Note that apps such as Tips and WordPad will be removed after upgrading to this build.

The Canary and Dev Channels receiving the same builds is only temporary. During the times in which the Canary and Dev Channels are on the same builds (e.g. Build 26052), the window is open for Insiders in the Canary Channel to switch to the Dev Channel. At some point in the future, the Canary Channel will jump to higher build numbers and the window will be closed.

If you are a gamer, please take note that some popular games may not work correctly or crash when launched on these builds. Over time, we expect this experience to improve as bugs get fixed.

NOTE: As part of this move, rollouts for some features in the Dev Channel may get reset which means in a small number of cases features might disappear. As we ramp up feature rollouts, these features should return over time. Some features may begin rolling out to the Canary Channel first before the Dev Channel even if the two channels have the same build.

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052 (Canary and Dev Channels)