Windows 11 KB5034855

Windows 11 build 22635.3209 (KB5034855) adds new Android to PC feature

The latest test preview of Windows 11 rolls out one new features and various fixes, and here's what you need to know.

  • Microsoft adds a new option to open photos from your phone into the Snipping Tool directly.
  • Also, the update KB5034855 introduces various fixes for the operating system in the Beta Channel.

On February 16, 2024, Microsoft is rolling the Windows 11 build 22635.3209 as the update KB5034855 in the Beta Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This is a minor update that introduces a new feature and various fixes.

According to the official changes, Windows 11 build 22635.3209 adds the ability to receive notifications when new photos or screenshots are available from your Android phone, and then you can access and edit them directly from the Snipping Tool app.

The feature is available by opening Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Mobile devices and clicking the “Manage devices” button, which will open the new “Manage mobile devices” app to connect your Android phone to your computer to receive the notifications. This feature is also part of the Moment 5 update arriving at the end of February.

In addition, this update rolls out a bunch of fixes regarding eSIM, Azure Virtual Desktop, Microsoft Edge, Remote Desktop Web Authentication, networking, Narrator, and more.

Windows 11 build 22635.3209 fixes

These are the fixes shipping with the February 16 update in the Beta Channel:

  • Addresses CrashOnAuditFail registry issue, allowing administrator and standard to sign in even when the value is set to one (1).
  • Fixes lack of notification when deleting an eSIM.
  • Resolves random restarts of Azure Virtual Desktop VMs due to lsass.exe access violation.
  • Corrects Microsoft Edge interface for Internet Options Data Settings.
  • Improves alignment for stapling or hole punch locations in long-edge fed printers.
  • Fixes “RDR_FILE_SYSTEM (0x27)” to stop errors on devices used as remote desktop session hosts.
  • Ensures troubleshooting through the “Get Help” app doesn’t fail.
  • Fixes random unresponsiveness of the Settings Home page.
  • Enhances Remote Desktop Web Authentication for sovereign cloud endpoint connections.
  • Updates Steps Recorder UI and steps localization to Chinese.
  • Allows Notepad opening for standard users through Command Prompt based on file type association.
  • Enables opening 8 Zip archives by double-clicking in File Explorer.
  • Ensures games installed on a secondary drive remain installed.
  • Fixes Certificate Authority snap-in issue.
  • Prevents system sleep disruption when external devices are connected.
  • Enhances security for device metadata downloads through Windows Metadata and Internet Services (WMIS) over HTTPS.
  • Improves automatic network switch from cellular to Wi-Fi.
  • Enhances speed of Narrator announcements with Natural Voices.
  • Resolves explorer.exe unresponsiveness when restarting or shutting down a PC with a controller accessory attached.

Install latest preview build on your computer

To download and install the Windows 11 build 22635.3209, enroll your device in the Beta Channel through the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section. Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download the build 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.

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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 15 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 21 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].