Fixes & improvements

Windows 11 build 25182 rolls out in the Dev Channel

Windows 11 gets a new update in the Dev Channel with some fixes and improvements but no new features.

Windows 11 build 25182
  • Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 25182 on the Dev Channel.
  • The update delivers fixes and a small scope of improvements. 
  • This rollout also brings updates for the Camera and Microsoft Store apps.

Microsoft is now rolling out the Windows 11 build 25182 for devices enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This update doesn’t introduce new features, but it delivers several fixes and improvements.

Build 25182 for Windows 11, according to the announcement, fixes storage issues with Windows Update and low FPS on gaming. This flight also includes various fixes for the Taskbar, Start Menu, File Explorer, and more.

Although the official ISO file isn’t available, you can still download the latest image for build 25182 using the UUP Dump tool.

Windows 11 build 25182 changes

As part of the fixes and changes, this flight includes various fixes for File Explorer, Taskbar, and Settings.

File Explorer

  • Fixed an issue causing the left-half of the File Explorer title bar to not be draggable via mouse or touch for some Insiders.
  • Fixed an issue causing Home, Documents, Pictures, and potentially other folders to become unexpectedly duplicated in File Explorer’s navigation pane or appear on the desktop.
  • Selecting multiple folders and then using the context menu option to open them in a new tab will now actually do that, rather than opening the first folder in a new tab and all the others in a new window.
  • Updated the logic for Narrator so that if you navigate to a OneDrive folder using the navigation pane in File Explorer, Narrator will now explicitly say it’s a OneDrive folder, and not just something like “YourName – Personal”.

Taskbar 

  • Fixed an issue which could lead to the taskbar overflow flyout unexpectedly appearing on the opposite side of the screen. 
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the animation on the taskbar that plays when a user switches from using a device in tablet posture to desktop while in overflow to incorrectly show when logging in.
  • Fixed an explorer.exe crash which could happen when determining if the taskbar overflow should display. This could happen when switching out of a full screen game.

Start

  • Fixed a Start menu crash that could prevent apps from launching from Start.

Other fixes 

  • Fixed the issue that was causing devices with low disk space to receive download error 0x80070001 in Windows Update trying to install the latest Dev Channel build.
  • Fixed an issue leading to some Insiders experiencing a decrease in FPS when playing certain games in recent flights due to the wrong graphics card being used.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause the camera light on a laptop to get stuck on after logging into your PC.
  • Fixed an issue believed to be the root cause of some Insiders seeing bugchecks when opening and copying files from network locations.

In this release, there are also a bunch of known issues with File Explorer, Widgets, printing, and more.

Furthermore, Microsoft also pushes updates for Camera and Microsoft Store apps. The update for the Camera app understands the state of the privacy shutter on supported hardware. For example, If the shutter is blocking the view or the laptop lid is closed, the Camera app will notify you and offer guidance.

The update for the Microsoft Store app brings the ability to view screenshots in search results to help improve your browsing experience, and it’s now possible to install games directly from the Store.

Install build 25182

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 25182, 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 25182 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.

Update August 22, 2022: Microsoft is now rolling out build 25182.1010 as update KB5017600. However, the update does not include anything new, this is only another test for the update mechanism service.