Microsoft has started rolling out a new build, Build 22621.1926, to Windows 11 Insiders in the Release Preview Channel for Windows 11 22H2. The update brings several improvements and enhancements to the previous build. We have listed the improvements and features added to this build. Additionally, if you want to manually upgrade your Windows, we have bundled the ISO and a how-to guide.

What’s New in Windows 11 Build 22H2 (22621.1926)?

  • The Simplified Chinese font and Microsoft Pinyin Input Method Editor supporting GB18030-200 have been significantly improved in recent weeks. Users can also enter and display characters from Conformance Level 1 or 2 using the additional Microsoft Yahei, Simsun, and Dengxian. The update supports Unicode Extensions E and F in the Simsun Ext-B font. However, it does require Level 3 requirements.
  • The update also expands its notification badge for Microsoft accounts on the Start Menu and adds extra security steps to keep you from being locked out of your account. This is quite a handy feature, as it gives you quick access to important account-related notifications and helps users keep all their data backed up and manage subscriptions.
  • File Explorer has also received major improvements in recent months, as it now makes sharing local files easier with Microsoft Outlook contacts and offers to quickly email the file to you. On top of that, it also loads your contacts better from Outlook. However, this feature is not available for files stored in OneDrive because it has separate functionality for sharing OneDrive files.
  • Apart from this, the update adds many new features and improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. If you want to learn more about this feature, you can check here.
  • There are also improvements to authentication across the Microsoft Cloud, as this feature satisfies conditional access checks if needed.
  • Coming to Live Caption, the update adds Live Caption for the following languages: Users can manage Live Caption with the shortcut keys Win + Ctrl + L on the keyboard, and they can also use the Quick Settings accessibility flyout menu. Users need to download speech recognition support from Settings > Time & Language. If you want to learn more about live captioning, check here for a better understanding of audio.
    • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
    • French (France, Canada).
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal)
    • Spanish
    • Danish
    • English (Ireland, other English dialects).
    • Korean
  • Apart from this, this build also redesigned the in-app voice access. You can find all the app voice access commands by heading over to Help > View all commands or using the voice command “What can I say?” To learn more about using voice control, check out this article.
  • On top of that, voice access support has also been added, but it is only available for English dialects now.
    • English (United Kingdom).
    • English (India)
    • English (New Zealand)
    • English (Canada)
    • English (Australia)
    • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
    • French (France, Canada).
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal)
    • Spanish
    • Danish
    • English (Ireland, other English dialects).
    • Korean
  • Another thing that has been added to this build is the new text selection and editing voice access commands.
  • VPN status icon on the taskbar: If you have connected to a recognised VPN profile, the VPN icon will appear overlaid in your system accent colour over active network connections.
  • A second clock was also added. To enable the second clock on Windows, head over to Windows Settings > Personalisation> Taskbar. There you will find the Taskbar behaviours, or you can also get access to this by right-clicking on the taskbar; from there, you can directly jump to the taskbar settings.
  • Adds an access key shortcut to File Explorer. This gives easy and quick access to File Explorer. To try this out, open File Explorer and press the menu key on your keyboard.
  • Updated Multi-app kiosk mode. This lockdown feature is useful for administrators, as you can specify the apps that can run on a device. Other apps will not run, block certain features, limit access to settings except for certain pages such as Wi-Fi and screen brightness, show only the apps allowed on the Start menu, and block certain toast and pop-up windows. Admins can enable this using PowerShell and the MWI Bridge. To learn more about it, check here, and to create JSON,
  • Updated Live Kernel Memory Dump Collection from Taskbar Using LKD is useful as it gives a lot of data to troubleshoot while the OS continues to work. This helps reduce downtime when investigating an unresponsive programme or high-impact failure. To learn more, check out the Task Manager Live Memory Dump.
  • The update also replaces the settings for showing the touch keyboard when no keyboard is attached. Head to Settings > Time & Language > Typing > Touch Keyboard to check. You have multiple options: Never, When no keyboard is attached, and Always.
  • Updated the CABC. This feature will dim or brighten areas of the display based on content, but it is not available on all laptops or 2-in-1 devices. Users need to enable this feature, and to check, head over to Settings > System > Display > Brightness & Control.
  • There is also an update related to USB4 hubs and devices, which you can find by heading over to Windows Settings > Bluetooth & Devices > USB > USB4 Hubs and Devices. This gives you information about the system’s USB4 capabilities and the attached peripherals that support USB4.
  • Presence Sensing can be accessed by going to Windows Settings > Privacy & Security > Presence Sensing. This works with compatible presence sensors, and you can choose apps that can access those sensors. However, Microsoft doesn’t collect that data or metadata. The device’s hardware processes your information locally to maximise privacy.
  • This update also improves the performance of search within Settings.
  • The default Print Screen now opens the Snipping Tool by default. However, users can disable this by heading to Settings > Accessibility > Keyboard.
  • The update now introduces a limit of 20 most recent tabs in Settings > Multitasking. This affects the number of tabs on the Multitasking screen when you tap Alt + Tabs.
  • Improved Cloud Suggestions and integrated search suggestions, making it easier for users to type popular words in Simplified Chinese using the input method editor.
  • Improved performance when you use a mouse with a high gaming report rate. You can learn more about high-report rate mice here.
  • The update affects the virtual memory range. This is added to the kernel-generated minidump after a stop error. You can learn more about this here.
  • The update also affects reliability by improving it after updating the OS. Even the Microsoft iTunes push notification mostly stops devices with less than 3.5GB of RAM from getting them.
  • Address an issue that affects certain apps and the Narrator, as it stops working when trying to scan barcodes. Also, the scheduled monthly task might not run on time if a net occurrence occurs during daylight saving time. Additionally, the update addresses an issue that affects certain applications that use the IDBObjectStore and don’t work in Microsoft Edge or IE Mode. Also, the issue that affects all registry settings under the Policies path is resolved. It also resolved the issue that affects the Desktop Windows Manager to improve its reliability. Some apps are also affected by video flickering.
  • Now users can open an elevated Windows Terminal, but this only works if they use an admin account that has yet to be signed in.
  • Apart from this, users can read about some minor patches and other things on the Windows Insider Blog.

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Download Windows 11 Insider Preview 22000.2121 (ni_release)

If you prefer clean installation or manual upgrading, then you can download the ISO Package, and installation guide mentioned down below.

Windows 11 Build 22H2 (22621.1926)

— Windows 11 Release Preview Channel

Windows 11 22621.1926.230616-1746.NI_RELEASE_SVC_PROD3_CLIENTMULTI_X64FRE_EN-US.ISO

This is an AMD64 based on the x64 architecture, which is the most-preferred architecture for Windows 11 PCs.

Download ISO from Microsoft Insider Preview Download Page

Here is the guide if you prefer to download the ISO file from the official Microsoft Site.

  • Open the Microsoft Insider Preview page, and scroll down to Select Edition.
  • Choose Build from the drop-down menu.
  • Then select the language and then click on continue.
  • After that, click on 64-bit; that’s it.

How to install Windows 11? 

Here are some pre-requirements to check before installing Windows 11 on your PC.

How to Create a Bootable Windows Insider Preview-Windows 11 Drive

  • After downloading the Windows 11 ISO, navigate to the download folder.
  • Once connected to a PC, conduct a FAT32 format on your Pendrive (DOS 11 Bootable Pendrive)
  • Pick Extract from the right-click menu on the Windows 11 ISO file, and then select the USB Flash Drive.
  • Once the extraction process is complete, you may perform a Windows upgrade.
  • It’s completed!

How to Install Windows 11 on your Computer

  • After shutting down your computer, perform a boot-up.
  • After turning on the computer, press the Boot key (HP laptop: Esc, Asus: F12; check the internet for the boot key as it appears at the beginning of the PC boot up) to start it (HP laptop: Esc, Asus: F12; check the internet for the boot key as it appears at the beginning of the PC boot up).
  • After selecting your USB Flash Drive, follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Please click Next if you do not have the product key.
  • Select Custom, select Drive 0 (Or the C drive partition) as the partition type and then click Format/Next to install Windows 11 according to your choices.
  • It eventually restarted. Now you can remove the USB drive.
  • Following that, Windows 11 will begin to boot on your computer. Now all that remains is for you to create an account.
  • That is all!