- Windows 11 gets build 22000.65 (KB5004745).
- The flight introduces changes to the Start menu, context menus, and Settings app.
- Build 22000.65 also brings a bunch of fixes.
Microsoft is now rolling Windows 11 build 22000.65 (KB5004745) for devices enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This is the second preview available to testers, and it’s a small update that includes some improvements and a bunch of fixes. (See also the hands-on video highlighting the most important changes.)
Build 22000.65, according to the company changes, integrates the search box into the Start menu to make it easier to find apps and files.
The Desktop context menu has been updated to include an option to “Refresh” without the need to access the classic menu. In File Explorer, when you right-click a .ps1 file, you will now see a “Run with PowerShell” option without needing the classic menu.
This flight of Windows 11 also updates several system alert dialog boxes, including the low alert battery or when you change the display settings.
As part of the taskbar improvements, when you right-click the volume icon in the taskbar, you will now find an option to troubleshoot sound problems.
The Snap layouts feature has been optimized for posture on smaller screens using portrait mode. In the redesigned Settings app, the Taskbar settings have been updated to show the taskbar across multiple monitors, and in the Power & battery page, you can now change the “Power mode” options. Finally, Microsoft has been working with popular GIF providers in China, weshineapp.com, and GIF selections for Windows Insiders in China via the emoji panel (Windows key + .).
Windows 11 build 22000.65 also ships with a slew of fixes for the taskbar, Settings, File Explorer, Search, Widget, and more.
Fixes for taskbar:
- Fixed a problem where it wasn’t possible to click the Show Desktop button with your mouse at the very edge of the Taskbar.
- Fixed a problem where the date and time in the Taskbar weren’t reflecting your preferred format.
- Fixed a problem where the preview window might not display the entire window when hovering over Task View on the Taskbar.
- Fixed a problem pressing ESC or clicking the desktop wouldn’t dismiss the window of open app preview thumbnails if you set focus to it after pressing WIN + T.
- Fixed a problem where if you rotate a PC to portrait orientation and back to landscape, it could result in the app icons not displaying in the Taskbar despite there being room.
Fixes for Settings:
- Addressed an issue resulting in Settings failing to launch. If you were impacted in the previous flight, please see here.
- We fixed a noticeable stutter in the animation when closing Quick Settings and Notification Center by clicking on their respective icons in the taskbar.
- Fixed a problem where the Quick Settings and Notification Center windows were missing shadows.
- Addressed an issue where it wasn’t possible to launch Quick Settings by setting keyboard focus to it in the taskbar and pressing the Enter key.
- Fixed a problem where Quick Settings wouldn’t render correctly if you removed all settings except volume.
- Addressed an issue that mitigates Focus Assist enabling unexpectedly.
- Fixed a problem with the animation in the touch keyboard when resizing it in Settings.
- Addressed an issue where Sign-in Options in Settings had an unexpected checkbox under Facial Recognition with no text.
- Fixed a problem where the button to disconnect a work or school account in Account Settings wasn’t working.
- Addressed an issue where Lock screen Settings had a toggle with no text.
- Fixed a problem where the title of the Advanced Options page under Windows Update in Settings could be missing.
- Addressed an issue where the “Windows privacy options” at the bottom of Privacy & Security > Search Permissions in the Settings app wasn’t working.
- Fixed a problem where the Open Navigation button could become overlapped with other text.
- Addressed an issue causing Settings to crash when applying a theme under Contrasts.
- Fixed a problem where parts of Settings were unexpectedly in English for some non-English languages.
Fixes for File Explorer:
- Fixed a problem resulting in pinning and unpinning apps from Start not working, the command bar in File Explorer disappearing, and the snap layouts unexpectedly not appearing until rebooting your PC.
- Fixed a problem that could result in the elements of File Explorer’s title bar being unreadable due to low contrast.
- Fixed a problem where some of the icons in File Explorer’s context menu could be blurry.
- Fixed a problem where the “see more” menu in File Explorer’s command bar wouldn’t dismiss when you clicked on Options.
- Fixed a problem that could result in not being able to create a new folder on the desktop.
Fixes for Search:
- Addressed an issue resulting in Search having grey boxes sometimes instead of app icons.
- Addressed an issue that could result in Search dropping the first keystroke when pressing the Windows key and starting to type.
- Addressed an issue where when hovering your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar, the third recent search would not load and remained blank.
- Addressed an issue where if you searched for Windows Update, it would open Settings but not navigate to the Windows Update settings page.
Fixes for Widgets:
- Fixed a problem where system text scaling was scaling all widgets proportionally and could result in cropped widgets.
- Fixed a problem where when using screen reader/Narrator in widgets it wasn’t properly announcing content sometimes.
- Fixed a problem where resizing the Money widget could result in the bottom half of it not displaying anything.
Windows 11 general fixes:
- Fixed a memory leak that was noticeable when using one of the C# printing samples.
- Address a problem causing an error in safe mode saying 0xc0000005 – Unexpected parameters.
- We fixed two issues that could cause explorer.exe to start crashing in a loop, when the display language was set to Russian or when multiple input methods were enabled.
- Address a problem where if you minimize a full-screen window and later restore it, there was a chance it could result in a bug check with win32kfull.
- Address a problem resulting in some WSL users seeing “The parameter is incorrect” when opening Windows Terminal.
- Address a problem causing blurry windows in ALT + Tab.
- Address a problem resulting in a flicker in the taskbar when Korean IME users used ALT + Tab.
- Address a problem impacting the reliability of displaying the UI when using Windows key + Space to switch input methods.
- Address a problem impacting voice typing reliability.
- Address a problem resulting in the “New snip in X seconds” options in Snip & Sketch not working.
In addition, build 22000.65 also includes the fix for the PrintNightmare vulnerability recently found on many versions of Windows.
These are all the known issues for build 22000.65:
- Start menu: You might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar.
- Taskbar: The experience will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. Also, dragging an app icon to rearrange it will result in the app launching or minimizing.
- Settings: When opening the app a brief green flash may appear. Also, when using Quick Settings to modify Accessibility settings, the interface may not save the selected state.
- File Explorer: The new command bar may not appear when “Open folders in a separate process” is enabled under File Explorer Options > View. The exe service may crash in a loop for Insiders using the Turkish display language when the battery charge is at 100 percent. Also, when right-clicking the desktop or File Explorer, the resulting context menu and submenus may appear partially off-screen.
- Search: In this flight, after clicking the icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the Taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. Also, the Search panel might appear black and not display any content below the search box.
- Widgets board may appear empty. When using the Outlook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar, and To-Do changes may not sync to the widgets in real-time. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or Windows key + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors. In addition, after adding multiple widgets quickly from the widget’s settings, some of the widgets may not be visible on the board.
- Microsoft Store: The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios, and the rating and reviews are not available for some apps.
- Windows Security: Device Security is unexpectedly saying “Standard hardware security not supported” for Insiders with supported hardware. And “Automatic sample submission” is unexpectedly turned off when you restart the computer.
Installing Windows 11 build 22000.65
If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22000.65, you need to enroll your device in the Dev Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section.
Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 22000.65 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 you are an existing Insider, you can upgrade to the first preview of Windows 11 without restrictions. But, if your computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements, you won’t be able to install the final version when the new OS releases.
In the case that your computer meets the minimum requirements, then you will continue to be able to test the preview of Windows 11.