Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 22000.194 to Insiders on the beta channel

Microsoft has just released a new build of Windows 11 to Insiders on the beta channel on the Windows Insider Preview Program. The update brings several fixes and fixes to the upcoming version of Windows along with improvements to some of the apps.

According to the official change-log Windows 11 build 22000.194 brings the following new features and improvements:

  • Addressed an issue where if you enable then disable a contrast theme, it would lead to artifacts in title bars, in some cases making the minimize/maximize/close buttons hard to see and use.
  • Fixed a crash with certain connected devices that could result in not being able to use Bluetooth.
  • Mitigated an issue that was resulting in subtitles not appearing when expected in certain apps, particularly Japanese language subtitles.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing certain PCs to bugcheck during modern standby.
  • Mitigated an issue when typing with certain 3rd party IMEs into the search box in Settings that could result in the candidate window being rendered elsewhere on-screen (not attached to the search box) and/or characters inserted into the search box not displaying.
  • We fixed an issue that causes PowerShell to create an infinite number of child directories. This issue occurs when you use the PowerShell Move-Item command to move a directory to one of its children. As a result, the volume fills up and the system stops responding.
  • This build includes a change that aligns the enforcement of the Windows 11 system requirements on Virtual Machines (VMs) to be the same as it is for physical PCs. Previously created VMs running Insider Preview builds may not update to the latest preview builds. In Hyper-V, VMs need to be created as a Generation 2 VM. For more details on the Windows 11 system requirements – see this blog post here.

The final version of Windows 11 is expected to arrive to the public on October 5, 2021. Customers will also have the option to purchase new hardware starting on this date, if their existing device is not compatible with Windows 11.

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