Windows 11 build 22624.1616 (KB5025308) rolls out in Beta Channel

Windows 11 receives a new preview build in the Beta Channel with various improvements and fixes.

Windows 11 KB5025308
Windows 11 KB5025308
  • Windows 11 22H2 receives builds 22621.1616 and 22624.1616 (KB5025308) in the Beta Channel.
  • This update rolls out with various fixes and improvements for Live Captions, input, and accessibility.

Microsoft rolls out Windows 11 build 22624.1616 (KB5025308) with new features enabled by default and the preview build 22621.1616 (KB5025308) with features turned off by default for computers enrolled in the Beta Channel.

Build 22624.1616 and 22621.1616 for Windows 11, and according to the official changes, it only brings some fixes and improvements for Live Captions, input, and accessibility.

Changes and fixes for build 22624.1616

Starting with build 22624.1616, Windows 11 expands the language of Live Captions to Danish, English (Ireland), French (Canada), Korean, and Portuguese (Portugal).

As part of the fixes, in the Windows Update settings, turning on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle switch will now download and install the enablement package to switch to build 22624 from 22621.

This release also fixes an underlying issue that was causing a noticeable increase in explorer.exe crashes in the last flight for some Insiders.

For “input,” build 22624.1616 fixes an issue where the touch keyboard didn’t correctly recognize a hardware keyboard was available in some cases. In addition, this rollout updates the “TextInput/EnableTouchKeyboardAutoInvokeInDesktopMode” MDM policy to allow “2” as a valid value to enforce showing the touch keyboard on tapping an edit control even when the hardware keyboard is attached.

For “Live Captions,” the update fixes an issue that was causing live captions to crash on the first launch due to an issue impacting registry data retrieval. Addresses a problem causing live captions’ Add a language menu icon and label to overlap, and new features have been added to the enhanced speech recognition language files to improve performance and provide out-of-language filtering.

Finally, as part of the “accessibility” changes, this release fixes an issue that was leaving the voice access’s window empty after opening, an issue where voice access was crashing when using the command to go to the start of a document, an issue where if you turn off the profanity filter in voice access, it wouldn’t work, and a problem where Narrator’s “CTRL + Narrator + Home” and “Ctrl + Narrator + End” commands to move to the beginning and end of text weren’t working correctly in Microsoft Edge.

Also, Windows 11 build 22624.1616 ships with several issues regarding the Taskbar, File Explorer, and Live Captions.

Install build 22624.1616

To download and install the Windows 11 build 22624.1616, 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 22624.1616 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 22621.1616, you can turn on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle switch to switch to build 22624.1616.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, 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+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.