Windows 11 build 22622.575 (KB5016694) releases in the Beta Channel

Microsoft outs another two previews for Windows 11 22H2, including builds 22622.575 and 22621.575.

Windows 11 build 22622.575
Windows 11 build 22622.575
  • Windows 11 22H2 gets two new updates, including builds 22622.575 and 22621.575.
  • The update is described as update KB5016694.
  • The update only includes fixes and improvements, no new features.

As part of the version 22H2, Microsoft is announcing two new previews in the Beta and Release Preview Channels, including Windows 11 build 22622.575 (KB5016694) with new features enabled by default and build 22621.575 (KB5016694) with features turned off by default. However, both previews include the same fixes and improvements.

Build 22622.575 and 22621.575 for Windows 11, according to the announcement, only brings middle-click action to open folders in a new tab from the navigation pane in File Explorer. In addition, both previews roll out with a bunch of fixes and improvements.

Windows 11 update KB5016694

These are the fixes that the Windows team is shipping with builds 22622.575 and 22621.575.

Build 22622.575

These changes only apply for build 22622.575:

File explorer

  • Fixed an issue where launching File Explorer in certain ways when using dark mode (for example, from the command line) was showing the body of File Explorer unexpectedly in light mode.
  • Fixed an issue where launching File Explorer in certain ways when using dark mode (for example, from the command line) was showing the body of File Explorer unexpectedly in light mode.
  • Fixed an issue causing UI issues in File Explorer when using F11 to put File Explorer in full-screen mode.
  • Fixed an issue where if you drag and drop a folder into the navigation pane was sometimes unexpectedly putting the folder at the bottom of the list rather than where you’d dropped it.
  • Fixed an issue where the dividers in the navigation pane were overlapping/drawing too close to text sometimes.
  • Fixed an issue where the context menu when right-clicking on a tab wasn’t being translated.


  • Fixed an issue where the taskbar overflow flyout wasn’t showing up on the correct monitor.

Open With

  • Fixed an issue where Narrator wasn’t reading out the “New” text next to the app name in the Open With dialog.

Suggested Actions

  • Improved date/time recognition for existing supported markets (U.S., Canada, and Mexico).

Build 22622.575 and 22621.575

These changes apply for both builds:

  • An app update for the issue causing Photos to crash on launch for Insiders in the Beta Channel is currently rolling out via a Microsoft Store app update.
  • Fixed an issue that causes the App-V client service to leak memory when you delete App-V registry nodes.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents you from opening a URL if the URL’s length is more than 2084 characters. This update supports a URL of up to 8192 characters.

Microsoft is also pointing out a few known issues with File Explorer, Taskbar, and crashes with SQL Server Management Studio.

Install Windows 11 build 22622.575

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22622.575, you need to 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 22622.575 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 22621.575, you can check again for updates to download build 22622.575.

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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 14 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 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+ 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].