Windows 11 build 22635.2486 (KB5031459) outs in Beta Channel

Microsoft releases yet another preview of Windows 11 in the Beta Channel, and here's what you need to know.

Windows 11 update KB5031459 download
Windows 11 update KB5031459 download
  • Windows 11 23H2 receives build 22635.2486 (KB5031459) in the Beta Channel.
  • The update brings some minor changes to the Start menu and Settings app.
  • It also temporarily disables recent Cast updates.

Windows 11 build 22635.2486 (KB5031459) is rolling out in the Beta Channel of the Windows Insider Program with minor improvements for version 23H2.

This release only focuses on a few changes and fixes. For example, after installing build 22635.2486, the Start menu will now show the “System” label for components that are considered essential for the operation of Windows 11 and appear in the new “System Components” page in the Settings app. In this flight, the Xbox Game Bar will now appear as “Game Bar” in the Start menu and on the “Installed apps” settings page. 

As part of the fixes, the development team now corrected an issue that was causing the Start menu to crash on launch for Czech or Slovak languages.

Finally, the team has also removed the casting improvements previously available from build 22631.2129 due to a bug, but the company will bring it back in a future update.

As a reminder, Microsoft is no longer splitting the Beta Channel into two different builds, and moving forward, participants of the Windows Insider Program will receive the same 22635 build through an enablement package. Also, it is important to note that the company will gradually roll out features through its Control Feature Rollout (CFR) technology, meaning that not everyone will receive all the announced features for a particular build immediately.

Install build 22635.2486

To download and install the Windows 11 build 22635.2486, 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 22635.2486 from the “Windows Update” settings by turning on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle switch and 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.

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