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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.



Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26244 (Canary Channel)

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26244 to the Canary Channel.

Changes and Improvements

[General]

  • This update includes a small set of general improvements and fixes that improve the overall experience for Insiders running this build on their PCs.

[Windows Backup]

  • If you have both Personalization and Other Windows settings toggled on under Settings > Accounts > Windows backup, many of your sound settings (including chosen sound scheme) will be backed up which can be restored via the Windows Backup app.

[Settings]

  • To ensure you don’t lose access to your Microsoft account, we’re beginning to roll out a new banner with a “Add now” button under Settings > Account for adding a recovery email address if you haven’t added one for your Microsoft account yet. This will only show if you are signed in with a Microsoft account.
  • We are introducing a new Game Pass recommendation card on the Settings homepage. The Game Pass recommendation card on Settings Homepage will be shown to you if you actively play games on your PC. As a reminder – the Settings homepage will be shown only on the Home and Pro editions of Windows 11 and if you’re signed into Windows with your Microsoft account.
  • We’re beginning to roll out a change that redirects links for the Fonts Control Panel page to the Fonts settings page at Settings > Personalization > Fonts. Insiders who see this change can still access the Fonts Control Panel UI by navigating to the system fonts folder in File Explorer and a link to the system fonts folder is also provided on the Font settings page.

Fixes

[Other]

  • Fixed the underlying issue causing some Insiders to see a Pcasvc.dll error dialog pop-up with the message “Missing entry: PcaWallpaperAppDetect” after upgrading from Windows 11, version 22H2/23H2 to a 26xxx build.


Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26244 (Canary Channel)