Windows 11 build 25936

Windows 11 build 25936 outs in Canary Channel

Microsoft pushes a small update of Windows 11 through the Canary Channel (again).

  • Windows 11 build 25936 arrives for testers in the Canary Channel.
  • This flight introduces support changes for the OOBE experience, Dynamic Lighting, and Task Manager.

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 11 build 25936 for computers enrolled in the Canary Channel of the Windows Insider Program with some additional changes and improvements.

Build 25936 for Windows 11, according to the official changes, only introduces experimental changes for the out-of-box experience (OOBE) and some additional changes and improvements for the Task Manager and Dynamic Lighting.

As part of the OOBE improvements, the company is updating the experience after completing the initial setup. For example, if you choose “Development Intent” in the “Let’s Customize Your Experience” page during the out-of-box experience, Dev Home will be automatically launched on the computer after logging in.

In the case that you choose “Development Intent,” the Get Started app will be automatically launched after logging in and reaching the desktop for the first time after setup. 

Or if you choose to “Restore,” the Get Started app will automatically start after you log into your device for the second time after completing the out-of-box experience. The Get Started app will show you a personalized flow to learn key apps and settings, notify you that the system has been restored on your device, and show you how to access your restored apps on the Start menu or Taskbar.

In the Dynamic Lighting settings, you can now choose a custom color to light up your devices with.

The Task Manager is receiving an update for the settings page that matches the design principles of Windows 11, similar to the design available in the Settings app. Additionally, the company notes that some of the dialogs in Task Manager have also been updated.

Task Manager settings new UI
Task Manager settings new UI / Image: Microsoft

Finally, the “end task” feature no longer requires “Developer Mode” to be enabled first before it can be used.

Installing builds

To download and install the Windows 11 build 25936, you must enroll your device in the Canary 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 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 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].