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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26085 to Windows Insiders in the Canary and development channels.

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26085 (Canary and Dev Channels)

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26085 to the Canary and Dev Channels.

Changes and Improvements


  • The new pointer indicator accessibility setting for low vision Windows users introduced with  Build 26052 has been temporarily disabled with Build 26085. We plan to re-enable this feature in a future flight after fixing some bugs. Thanks to Insiders for all the feedback on this!


  • Windows Insiders who have Bluetooth LE Audio capable assistive hearing devices can now set up and manage their devices via Settings > Accessibility > Hearing aids. This new accessibility settings page allows users to check their PC’s compatibility for Bluetooth LE Audio and pair/manage a set of hearing devices for a more streamlined configuration. Please note that this page is a work-in-progress, and the contents of this page may change over time. (Note this change was first introduced in  Build 26080.)

Fixes for known issues


  • Fixed the underlying issue believed to be the cause of shutdown and hibernation not working in the previous flight.

[File Explorer]

  • Fixed an issue where the context menu in File Explorer was missing an acrylic background.
  • Fixed an issue where when opening the context menu in File Explorer, the icons might appear out of place and overlapping text.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing File explorer to leak GDI objects and heap memory for every folder navigation, leading to stability and rendering issues over time.
  • Fixed a memory leak when interacting with archive folders in File Explorer.
  • Fixed an issue causing thumbnails in File Explorer to sometimes unexpectedly be black in the previous flight.


  • Fixed an issue believed to be the cause of the setting to enable sudo (under System > For Developers) not working for some Insiders.
  • Fixed an issue where if you ran the command “sudo pwsh”, it wasn’t working properly in recent builds.

[Windows Security]

  • Fixed a high hitting Windows Security app crash in the previous flight, which is believed to potentially be the cause of Insiders reporting that the Windows Security app icon in the system tray was sometimes missing in that flight.


  • With this build, the recent issues with the mouse cursor disappearing, and other recent issues related to the mouse cursor behaving abnormally should be fixed.


  • Fixed an underlying issue which was causing Settings to freeze sometimes so you couldn’t interact with any of the pages.
  • Fixed an issue where the list of Bluetooth devices under Bluetooth & Devices wasn’t being read out by screen readers in recent builds.

[Windows Update]

  • Fixed the issue causing Insiders in the Dev Channel to see error 0x80070002 when trying to install cumulative updates.
  • Fixed an issue where using “Update and Shutdown” wasn’t shutting down your PC upon completion.


  • Fixed an issue that was causing some Insiders to see bugchecks with CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION recently.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing Voice Access to crash on launch for some Insiders in recent builds.
  • Fixed an issue where after renaming your printer, it might not work  with print support app association.

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26085 (Canary and Dev Channels)