Windows 11 KB5025299

Windows 11 build 22624.1610 (KB5025299) rolls out in Beta Channel

Windows 11 gets a new preview build in the Beta Channel with an option to test features still in development and new presence sensing settings.

  • Windows 11 22H2 receives builds 22621.1610 and 22624.1610 (KB5025299) in the Beta Channel.
  • This update rolls out with various changes and improvements for the Settings app.
  • It also includes various fixes and changes for the operating system.

Microsoft rolls out Windows 11 build 22624.1610 (KB5025299) with new features enabled by default and the preview build 22621.1610 (KB5025299) with features turned off by default for computers enrolled in the Beta Channel.

Build 22624.1610 and 22621.1610 for Windows 11, and according to the official changes, the update introduces new presence sensor privacy settings, adds the option to allow devices in the Beta Channel to preview upcoming features, and various fixes.

Changes and fixes for build 22624.1610

Starting with build 22624.1610, Windows 11 has an updated version of the Settings app that introduces new presence sensor privacy settings and APIs on Settings > Privacy & security > Presence sensing. However, the settings page is only available on devices with compatible presence sensors. If this is the case, you can now manage your privacy and block/allow certain apps from accessing these sensors. Microsoft will not collect images or metadata, and all processing is done locally on the device’s hardware to maximize privacy.

Presence Sensing
Presence Sensing

As part of the fixes, this flight addresses an underlying issue that was causing a noticeable increase in explorer.exe crashes.

Finally, Windows 11 build 22624.1610 ships with some known issues regarding the Taskbar, File Explorer, and Live Captions.

On build 22624.1610 and 22621.1610, this rollout allows users to turn on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle switch in the “Windows Update” settings that allows devices in the Beta Channel download and install upcoming features that the development team is working on.

Windows Update enablement package option
Windows Update enablement package option (Source: Microsoft)

It’s important to note that Insiders in the Beta Channel who are on Build 22621 and toggle this on will get updated to build 22624 through an enablement package. On the other hand, Insiders in the Beta Channel are already on Windows 11 build 22624, and toggle the option will see a “Windows configuration update” offered that is designed to help Microsoft make sure this new toggle is connected to the system backend services correctly. 

On Windows 11 build 22624.1610 and 22621.1610, as part of the fixes, this update addresses a compatibility issue. The issue occurs because of unsupported use of the registry.

Install build 22624.1610

To download and install the Windows 11 build 22624.1610, 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 22624.1610 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 22621.1610, you can check again for updates to download build 22624.1610.

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