Windows 11 update KB5016701

Windows 11 build 22622.586 (KB5016701) releases in the Beta Channel

Windows 11 22H2 gets another two previews, including build 22621.586 and 22622.586 (KB5016701) in the Beta Channels with these changes.

  • Windows 11 22H2 receives build 22621.586 and 22622.586 (KB5016701).
  • The updates are available in the Beta Channel.
  • This rollout doesn’t bring new features, only fixes and improvements.

As part of the Windows 11 2022 Update, Microsoft is announcing two new previews in the Beta Channel, including Windows 11 build 22622.586 (KB5016701) with new features enabled by default and build 22621.586 (KB5016701) with features turned off by default.

Build 22622.586 and 22621.586 for Windows 11, according to the announcement, only bring fixes and improvements and no significant features.

Windows 11 update KB5016701

These are the fixes that the Windows team is shipping with builds 22622.586 and 22621.586.

Build 22622.586

These changes only apply for build 22622.586:

File Explorer

  • Fixed an issue causing the left-half of the File Explorer title bar to not be draggable via mouse or touch for some Insiders.
  • Selecting multiple folders and then using the context menu option to open them in a new tab will actually do that, rather than opening the first folder in a new tab and all the others in a new window.
  • Fixed an issue causing Home, Documents, Pictures, and potentially other folders to become unexpectedly duplicated in File Explorer’s navigation pane or appear on the desktop.
  • Fixed an explorer.exe crash that could happen when closing a newly opened File Explorer window.
  • Fixed an issue where the search box background in File Explorer might be the opposite color of your current mode (for example, dark in light mode).
  • Fixed an issue where File Explorer would appear to open, close, and re-open before it finished drawing after being launched from certain places (for example, when opening the location of a downloaded file from Microsoft Edge).
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to explorer.exe crashing when File Explorer was closed.
  • The up arrow should no longer be misaligned in File Explorer.
  • Removed the toolbar some people were unexpectedly seeing (with View / Edit / etc.) after the introduction of tabs in File Explorer. As part of this, the “always show menus” option in Folder Options was also removed, which didn’t do anything.
  • Fixed an underlying explorer.exe crash which could happen when File Explorer launch was aborted, for example, if you were attempting to access a network share from the Run dialog, was prompted for credentials, and then clicked cancel instead of entering them.
  • Fixed an issue causing the delete key to unexpectedly not work on files in File Explorer sometimes.
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to not being able to unpin Desktop, Pictures, or Documents folders from Quick access.
  • Fixed an issue when dragging and dropping a folder to pin it to the navigation pane, that the line indicating where it would be inserted didn’t have enough contrast in dark mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the min/max/close button might not be visible in File Explorer when using a contrasting theme.


  • Fixed an issue that could lead to the taskbar overflow flyout unexpectedly appearing on the opposite side of the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the taskbar overflow flyout might appear floating away from the taskbar if you opened it after a display scaling change.
  • Fixed an issue where if you right-clicked an app in the taskbar and selected Close all windows, it wasn’t bringing the app into the foreground anymore if it needed attention before closing (for example, if you hadn’t saved the contents of a Notepad window).
  • Fixed an issue where explorer.exe might crash if you attempted to rearrange app icons on the taskbar while the taskbar overflow was open.
  • Fixed an issue for Insiders with at least two monitors, where if the monitors had different DPI, the taskbar overflow could appear before it was needed or end up overlapping with the date and time on the secondary monitor.


  • Fixed a Settings crash that could happen when uninstalling certain apps.
  • Fixed an issue where the buttons for changing the current view in Settings > Apps > Installed apps might unexpectedly show arrows overlaid on top.

Suggested actions

  • Fixed an issue where when Suggested Actions was enabled, if you copy multiple items in a row to your clipboard history, some of the items might not display after you pressed WIN + V.
  • Your preferred state for the Suggested Actions setting under System > Clipboard should persist upgrade going forward from this build.

Other fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing DWM crashes (leading to black flashes or content stuck on the screen) for Insiders on 22622.575.
  • Fixed an issue causing SQL Server Management Studio to fail to launch for some Insiders.

Build 22622.586 and 22621.586

These changes apply for both builds:

  • Fixed an issue where some Lenovo devices were not receiving updates as expected.
  • Fixed an issue causing domain credentials to not work for some Insiders on the previous Beta Channel flight.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Sync across your devices” option under Settings > System > Clipboard wouldn’t stay enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that affects Microsoft Defender Application Guard (MDAG). It delays or stops MDAG from opening.
  • Fixed an issue that affects URLs generated by JavaScript: URLs. These URLs do not work as expected when you add them to the Favorites menu in IE mode.
  • Fixed an issue that forces the IE mode tabs in a session to reload.
  • Fixed an issue that affects open in IE mode.
  • Fixed an issue that successfully opens a browser window in IE mode to display a PDF file. Later, browsing to another IE mode site within the same window fails. 40411607
  • Fixed an issue that might bypass MSHTML and ActiveX rules for Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC).
  • Fixed an issue that affects the SharedPC account manager. The issue stops it from deleting many accounts during cleanup.
  • Fixed an issue that affects a network’s static IP. The issue causes the configuration of the static IP to be inconsistent. Because of this, NetworkAdapterConfiguration() fails sporadically.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the FindNextFileNameW() It might leak memory.

Microsoft is also pointing out a few known issues with the system and File Explorer.

Install build 22622.586

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22622.586, you need to enroll your device in the Beta Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section.

Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 22622.586 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the Check for Updates button. However, you will need a device that meets the minimum system requirements to receive the update if you are new to the Windows Insider Program. If the device receives build 22621.586, you can check again for updates to download build 22622.586.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].