Windows 11 Insider Preview build history

Windows 11 Insider Preview build history tracker

Here's the history of all the Windows 11 Insider Preview builds that Microsoft has made available for devices.

UPDATED 2/27/2024: As part of the Windows 11 development process, the Windows Insider Program allows developers, businesses, and enthusiasts to access early builds of the operating system to test new features and changes and validate software and drivers before they become available. In this guide, you can track the history of every Windows 11 Insider Preview build for computers, including information about their release date, changelog summary, build number, and more.

The Microsoft Windows Insider Program has four readiness levels: Canary, Dev, Beta, and Release Preview Channels. The Canary Channel includes previews for the latest platform changes early in the development cycle. These builds can be unstable and are released with limited to no documentation, and they are only recommended for highly technical users. These previews will usually include changes that the company may be working on for future versions of the operating system.

The Dev Channel is for advanced users since previews may contain some bugs. Typically, these builds are unstable, and you will encounter errors and problems, and you may have to use workarounds to resolve problems. This flight will include the latest changes to the current version of the operating system.

The Beta Channel is for anyone who wants to test upcoming features or validate applications and deployments. The builds in this channel are somewhat stable, but you may still run into issues. Also, features in this channel are expected to ship in the final release of Windows 11.

Finally, the Release Preview Channel offers the final build of the next version of Windows 11 before it is available to everyone, with advanced quality updates and certain key features.

If you have a computer enrolled in any of these channels, you can use this guide to track the history of every released Windows 11 Insider Preview build.

Windows Canary Insider Preview build history

Starting on March 8, 2023, Microsoft is creating another branch known as Canary Channel that will include features and changes for future releases of the operating system.

The latest version available for testers is Windows 11 build 26058.

Release dateBuild numberChannelPlatformNotes
34February 22, 202426063CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Wi-Fi 7 support.
Copilot new actions.
33February 14, 202426058.1000CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Explorer labels for Cup and Copy.
New Pointer Indicator.
New Widgets UI.
Lock Screen Weather.
32February 8, 202426052CanaryPCMajor update.
Fixes.
New Linux Sudo.
New Copilot action menu.
Color Management in Settings.
Bluetooth changes.
Microphone test.
Sound changes.
Windows Protected Print Mode in Settings.
31January 26, 202426040CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Voice Clarity.
New Windows Setup.
New Mobile Devices.
USB4 80Gbps .
Windows LAPS changes.
Copilot right side.
New Explorer compression wizard.
New Task Manager icon.
30January 3, 202426020CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Voice Access languages.
Narrator voice previews.
Taskbar Energy Saver.
Share changes.
Printer pause resume.
WordPad app removed.
People app removed.
Steps Recorder deprecation.
29December 14, 202326016CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Windows Protect Print Mode.
Wi-Fi Diagnose network problems.
28December 7, 202326010CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Copilot undock.
Disable Widgets news.
Quick Settings scrollable.
Edit in Notepad option.
27November 29, 202326002CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Energy Saver.
Wi-Fi refresh list.
Power button settings.
26November 15, 202325997CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
25November 8, 202325992CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
7z and TAR creation support.
Snap Layouts suggestions.
SMB changes.
24November 1, 202325987CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
OOBE install drivers.
File Explorer PNG metadata.
23October 25, 202325982CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Copilot.
SMB encryption.
DNR support.
Dev Drive Block Cloning.
22October 18, 202325977CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Bluetooth hearing aids.
Location access controls.
Barcode to share Wi-Fi password.
21October 5, 202325967CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Settings homepage.
System Components Settings.
Scrollable Quick Settings.
20September 13, 202325951CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
SMB client changes.
SMB server changes.
19September 7, 202325947CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
18August 31, 202325941CanaryPCMinor update.
New dynamic refresh rate toggle.
New Cast troubleshooting options.
Power & Battery settings graph changes.
17August 25, 202325936CanaryPCMinor update.
OOBE changes.
Dynamic Lighting tweaks.
Task Manager new Settings UI.
16August 9, 202325926CanaryPCMinor update.
New bell icon System Tray.
Color filters tunning.
15August 4, 202325921CanaryPCMinor update.
HDR wallpaper support.
Start menu rich preview.
Task View labels.
Networking changes.
14July 27, 202325915CanaryPCMinor update.
Graphics changes.
13July 12, 202325905CanaryPCMinor update.
Rust for Kernel.
ARM32 support removed.
12June 14, 202325393CanaryPCMinor update.
No notes.
11June 7, 202325387CanaryPCMinor update.
No notes.
10June 2, 202325381CanaryPCMinor update.
SMB sign in require.
9May 25, 202325375CanaryPCMinor update.
Microsoft Endpoint DLP for ARM.
8May 22, 202325370CanaryPCMinor update.
vTPM support on ARM.
Network settings changes.
7May 4, 202325357CanaryPCMinor update.
Dev and Canary same post.
Facebook widget.
6April 28, 202325352CanaryPCMinor update.
Widgets picker.
Store Widgets page.
5April 19, 202325346CanaryPCMinor update.
Remote Desktop new UI.
Firewall new dialog.
New Presence sensing settings.
New HDR option.
Expansion of CABC.
4April 7, 202325336CanaryPCMinor update.
Recent tabs up to 20.
3March 30, 202325330CanaryPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Wheel UI update.
2March 23, 202325324CanaryPCMajor update.
Fixes.
New Widgets UI.
New USB4 settings.
Troubleshooter changes.
Windows Hello multi-cameras
Phishing Protection changes.
SHA-3 support.
1March 8, 202325314CanaryPCMajor update.
Fixes.
Explorer context menu shortcuts.
Explorer file recommendations.
Narrator changes.
LSA protection.

Windows 11 Dev Insider Preview build history

Starting on May 11, 2022, Microsoft has separated the active development branch, which means that builds in the Dev Channel are no longer tied to any specific version of Windows 11. However, the features and changes are most likely to ship with the next feature update. Some other features may even arrive regularly in cumulative updates.

The latest version available for testers is Windows 11 build 26058.

Release dateBuild numberChannelPlatformNotes
70February 14, 202426058.1100 (KB5036078)DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Explorer labels for Cup and Copy.
New Pointer Indicator.
New Widgets UI.
Lock Screen Weather.
69February 8, 202426052.1100 (KB5035384)DevPCMajor update.
Fixes.
New Linux Sudo.
New Copilot action menu.
Color Management in Settings.
Bluetooth changes.
Microphone test.
Sound changes.
Windows Protected Print Mode in Settings.
68January 25, 202423620DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
67January 19, 202423619DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Mobile devices app.
Upcoming meetings in Start.
66January 11, 202423615DevPCMinor update.
USB 80Gbps.
Copilot settings.
Windows Share changes.
65January 3, 202423612DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Lock Screen new weather UI.
Voice Access changes.
64December 14, 202323606DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Deprecates WSR.
63December 7, 202323601DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Copilot undock.
Disable Widgets news.
Quick Settings Cast changes.
Windows 365 changes.
Nearby Sharing rename PC.
Share WhatsApp support.
Edit in Notepad.
62November 29, 202323595DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Copilot System Tray.
Share changes.
Ink changes.
Settings tweaks.
61November 15, 202323590DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Narrator voice preview.
Share changes.
60November 8, 202323585DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Uninstall more apps.
File Explorer improvements.
59November 1, 202323580DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Copilot in local accounts.
Nearby Sharing speeds.
58October 27, 202323575DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Start added apps group.
57October 18, 202323570DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Copilot on multi-monitor.
56October 4, 202323560DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Copilot with ALT + Tab.
55September 28, 202323555DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
54September 22, 202323550DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Voice Access in OOBE.
WSL Sept. update.
53September 13, 202323545DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Share and Search changes.
53August 31, 202323536DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
52August 25, 202323531DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
51August 18, 202323526DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Start menu updated file previews.
Cast support options.
Narrator changes.
Braille changes.
50August 10, 202323521DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Taskbar never combine changes.
Windows 365 Cloud PC in Task View.
New Task Manager Settings UI.
49August 2, 202323516DevPCMinor update.
Cast changes.
HDR JXP wallpapers.
Presence Sensing Adaptive Dimming.
Voice Access Lock Screen.
Fixes.
48July 27, 202323511DevPCMajor update.
Spotlight changes.
Start menu hover feature.
Camera troubleshooter.
Fixes.
47July 19, 202323506DevPCMajor update.
Fixes.
Windows Copilot.
File Sharing tweaks.
Security improvements.
OOBE changes.
New Outlook app.
46June 29, 202323493DevPCMajor update.
Fixes.
Windows Copilot.
RAR, 7-Zip support.
Settings new Home page.
New volume mixer.
Snap Layouts suggestions.
45June 22, 202323486DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Passkey support.
Dynamic lighting effects.
Time zone changes.
File Explorer legacy settings rollback.
44June 14, 202323481DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
File Explorer settings clean up.
Windows Ink in text fields.
43June 7, 202323475DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
File Explorer new header.
File Explorer new home.
Dynamic lighting settings.
42June 1, 202323471DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
File Explorer tear out tabs.
File Explorer add phone photos.
Lock Screen new UI network.
Narrator in Spanish.
41May 24, 202323466DevPCMajor update.
Dev Drive.
Taskbar labels.
Backup new app.
40May 4, 202323451DevPCMajor update.
Fixes.
File Explorer new Details pane.
Start badge notifications.
Spotlight new icon.
New Widgets picker.
New Facebook widget.
New Narrator in Excel.
39April 19, 202323430DevPCMajor update.
Fixes.
Hide Taskbar clock.
Search open on hover.
New network diagnose option.
38April 7, 202323430DevPCMajor update.
Fixes.
Recent tabs 20 limit.
37March 30, 202323424DevPCMajor update.
Fixes.
Widgets board update.
CABC changes.
Windows Update settings.
Wheel UI update.
36March 22, 202323419DevPCMajor update.
Fixes.
Start menu changes.
System Tray seconds.
Taskbar with Bing.
USB4 settings.
Task Manager live kernel dump.
35March 8, 202323403DevPCMajor update.
Fixes.
Explorer context menu shortcuts.
Explorer file recommendations.
Voice Access changes.
Live Captions changes.
Narrator changes.
Multi-app Kiosk.
Taskbar improvements.
Build change from 25xxx to 23xxx.
34March 2, 202325309DevPCMajor update.
Fixes.
New volume mixer.
Touch keyboard settings.
Auto Color Management.
Start power settings.
New SCOOBE.
New File Explorer WinUI 3
33February 15, 202325300DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Snap layouts changes.
Voice Typing new languages.
Settings app tweaks.
32February 9, 202325295DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Copy code toast notification.
31February 1, 202325290DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Spotify and Phone Link widgets.
Start menu with backup notification.
30January 26, 202325284DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Widgets third-party support.
29January 19, 202325281DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
New Spotlight Desktop UI.
New Graphics settings UI.
28January 12, 202325276DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Task Manager kernel live dump.
Accounts OneDrive usage details.
Program dialog update.
Get Help network troubleshoot addition.
27January 5, 202325272DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Start menu changes.
Print Queue refresh button.
26December 14, 2022 25267DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
New Search box design.
New firewall dialog design.
25November 28, 2022 25252DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
VPN status indicator.
New Search box design.
24November 18, 2022 25247DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Studio Effects.
Energy Recommendations.
OneDrive usage warning.
Suggested Action with copied text.
Task Manager search.
Start with websites suggestions.
23November 2, 2022 25236DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Search tips in Taskbar.
22October 27, 2022 25231DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Update Phone Link.
21October 19, 2022 25227DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Widgets new navigation.
Start menu badging.
Update policy update.
Accessibility settings syncing.
20October 6, 2022 25217DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Widgets 3rd-party support.
Cloud suggestions Chinese.
19September 29, 2022 25211DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Task Manager in Taskbar menu.
Widgets settings page.
18September 21, 2022 25206DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
SMB changes.
Open With.
DRR external monitors.
17September 14, 2022 25201DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Widgets board full-screen.
File Explorer live search results.
16September 8, 2022 25197DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
New Taskbar for tablets.
Updated System Tray.
Animated icons for Settings.
15September 1, 2022 25193DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Xbox info in Settings.
New Braille support.
14August 24, 2022 25188DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Touch Keyboard settings.
Terminal new default.
14August 17, 2022 25182DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
13August 10, 2022 25179DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
12August 3, 2022 25174DevPCMinor update.
Game Pass Widget.
Explorer middle-click.
Fixes.
11July 28, 2022 25169DevPCMinor update.
Multi-app kiosk mode.
New enable Spotlight opton.
Fixes.
10July 22, 2022 25163DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Taskbar Overflow.
9July 13, 2022 25158DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Search UI Taskbar.
8June 29, 2022 25151DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
7June 22, 2022 25145DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Narrator Brielle driver.
Account settings.
Local Admin Password.
App permissions.
6June 15, 2022 25140DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
5June 10, 2022 25136DevPCMinor update.
File Explorer tabs.
File Explorer new navigation pane.
Fixes.
4June 2, 2022 25131DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
3May 25, 2022 25126DevPCMinor update.
Accounts settings changes.
Fixes.
2May 18, 2022 25120DevPCMinor update.
Desktop search widget.
Fixes.
1May 11, 2022 25115DevPCMinor update.
Suggested Actions.
Fixes.

Windows 11 23H2 Insider Preview build history

Windows 11 23H2 is the second feature update of the operating system. 

Version 23H2 is considered a new version that the company will make available through an enablement package. The update is small but includes various visual improvements across the desktop and system components, such as the Settings app. It also introduces a new version of File Explorer with modern programming code and a new Gallery page. The latest version available for testers is Windows 11 build 22635.3212.

Release dateBuild numberChannelPlatformNotes
26February 27, 202422635.3212 (KB5034220)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Widgets badge notifications.
25February 1, 202422635.3139 (KB5034220)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
24January 25, 202422635.3130 (KB5034218)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Snap Layouts suggestions.
23January 19, 202422635.3066 (KB5034209)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
USB4 80Gbps.
22January 11, 202422635.3061 (KB5034215)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Lock Screen weather widget.
21January 4, 202422635.2921 (KB5034212)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
20December 14, 202322635.2915 (KB5033456)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Voice Access Shortcuts.
Cast changes.
Nearby Sharing changes.
Notepad characters.
Windows 365 Boot.
Windows 365 Switch.
19December 11, 202322635.2850 (KB5033453)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Share with WhatsApp.
Microsoft Store update.
18December 4, 202322635.2841 (KB5032286)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Widgets hide news.
Optional features in System.
Nearby Sharing auto turn on wirelesss.
17November 28, 202322635.2776 (KB5032292)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Account notifications.
Share changes.
Ink changes.
16November 16, 202322635.2787 (KB5032288)Release PreviewPCMinor update.
Fixes.
DMA EA changes.
15November 16, 202322635.2771 (KB5032283 )BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Narrator voice previews.
File share changes.
14October 26, 202322631.2506 (KB5031455)Release PreviewPCMinor update.
Fixes.
System label in Start menu.
13October 26, 202322635.2552 (KB5031448)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
System Components.
Dynamic Lighting OEM settings.
12October 13, 202322635.2483 (KB5031451)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
EU consent.
11October 10, 202322635.2419 (KB5031463)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Windows Ink.
New Copilot button.
Only one build, CFR rollout.
10September 26, 202322621Release PreviewPCMinor update.
Fixes.
9September 22, 202322621.2361(KB5030310)BetaPCMajor update.
Fixes.
Add 23H2 features.
Copilot.
Redesigned File Explorer.
New Windows Backup app.
8September 13, 202322621.2338 and 22631.2338 (KB5030305)BetaPCMajor update.
Fixes.
New Focus widget.
New disable Phone Link option.
Uninstall option for more apps.
7September 6, 202322621.2271 and 22631.2271 (KB5030316)BetaPCMajor update.
Fixes.
6August 24, 202322621.2262 and 22631.2262 (KB5029339)BetaPCMajor update.
Fixes.
New Home for Settings.
New Backup and Restore app.
Cast changes.
File Explorer changes.
5August 18, 202322621.2199 and 22631.2199 (KB5029352)BetaPCMajor update.
Fixes.
File Explorer more archival support.
Start menu updated file previews.
Taskbar labels.
Narrator changes.
4August 10, 202322621.2191 and 22631.2191 (KB5029336)BetaPCMajor update.
Fixes.
HDR wallpapers.
New Narrator voices.
Windows 365 Switch.
Spotlight changes.
File Explorer new Share option.
3August 2, 202322621.2129 and 22631.2129 (KB5028251)BetaPCMajor update.
Windows Copilot.
Dev Drive.
Start menu hover.
New Notifications icon.
Cast changes.
Presence Sensing Adaptive Dimming.
Task Manager settings UI.
Time zone changes.
Windows Hello for Business passwordless.
2July 26, 202322621.2115 and 22631.2115 (KB5028251)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes and improvements.
1July 21, 202322621.2050 and 22631.2050 (KB5028256)BetaPCMajor update.
Change version for 23H2.
File Explorer Home, Address bar, Details.
New Dynamic Lighting.
New Volume Mixer.
Windows Ink changes.
Spotlight changes.
Passkeys support.
New natural voices for Narrator.

Here are all the new features and enhancements Microsoft has been working on for version 23H2.

Windows 11 22H2 Insider Preview build history

Windows 11 22H2 is the first feature update of the operating system. 

Version 22H2 is considered a major refresh focused on making the experience more consistent by updating and adding new visual elements that match the design language introduced with the first release of Windows 11. In addition, this release includes several new features. The latest version available for testers is Windows 11 build 22631.2787.

Release dateBuild numberChannelPlatformNotes
83November 16, 202322621.2787(KB5032288)Release PreviewPCMajor update.
Fixes.
Copilot multi-monitor support.
Copilot in Alt + Tab.
Spotlight default settings.
82October 13, 202322621.2500(KB5031455)Release PreviewPCMajor update.
Fixes.
Digital handwriting.
System Components page.
81September 6, 202322621.2271 and 22631.2271 (KB5030316)BetaPCMajor update.
Fixes.
80August 24, 202322621.2262 and 22631.2262 (KB5029339)BetaPCMajor update.
Fixes.
New Home for Settings.
New Backup and Restore app.
Cast changes.
File Explorer changes.
79August 18, 202322621.2199 and 22631.2199 (KB5029352)BetaPCMajor update.
Fixes.
File Explorer more archival support.
Start menu updated file previews.
Taskbar labels.
Narrator changes.
78August 10, 202322621.2191 and 22631.2191 (KB5029336)BetaPCMajor update.
Fixes.
HDR wallpapers.
New Narrator voices.
Windows 365 Switch.
Spotlight changes.
File Explorer new Share option.
77August 2, 202322621.2129 and 22631.2129 (KB5028251)BetaPCMajor update.
Windows Copilot.
Dev Drive.
Start menu hover.
New Notifications icon.
Cast changes.
Presence Sensing Adaptive Dimming.
Task Manager settings UI.
Time zone changes.
Windows Hello for Business passwordless.
76July 26, 202322621.2115 and 22631.2115 (KB5028251)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes and improvements.
75July 21, 202322621.2050 and 22631.2050 (KB5028256)BetaPCMajor update.
Change version for 23H2.
File Explorer Home, Address bar, Details.
New Dynamic Lighting.
New Volume Mixer.
Windows Ink changes.
Spotlight changes.
Passkeys support.
New natural voices for Narrator.
74July 13, 202322621.2048 and 22631.2048 (KB5028247)BetaPCMajor update.
Change version for 23H2.
Add Gallery to File Explorer.
For Developers on System.
73June 29, 202322621.1972 and 22631.1972 (KB5027311)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
File Explorer WinUI 3.
72June 22, 202322621.1906 and 22631.1906 (KB5027311)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Lock screen UI update.
Firewall UI update.
Uninstall process update.
Netsh bridging commands.
71June 15, 202322621.1900 and 22631.1900 (KB5027301)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Disable toast for apps option.
Passpoint wireless networks support.
70June 8, 202322621.1835 and 22631.1835 (KB5027305)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Natural voice Chinese and Spanish
69June 1, 202322631.1830 and 22621.1830 (KB5026443)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
68May 25, 202322631.1825 and 22621.1825 (KB5026440)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
67May 9, 202322631.1755 and 22621.1755 (KB5026438)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
66May 4, 202322621.1690 and 22624.1690 (KB5026447)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
New Facebook widget.
65April 27, 202322621.1680 and 22624.1680 (KB5025303)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Improvements.
Widgets icon animation.
Widgets 3 columns.
64April 20, 202322621.1616 and 22624.1616 (KB5025308)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Improvements.
63April 13, 202322621.1610 and 22624.1610 (KB5025299)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Presence Sensing settings.
New feature preview option.
62April 7, 202322621.1546 and 22624.1546 (KB5025310)BetaPCMinor update.
Recent tabs 20 limit.
Bug fixes.
Snipping Tool by default Print key.
61March 31, 202322621.1537 and 22624.1537 (KB5022910)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
XAML context menu.
Task Manager Live Kernel Dumps.
CABC support.
60March 23, 202322621.1470 and 22624.1470 (KB5023780)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
New USB4 settings.
VPN icon status.
Copy 2FA from notification.
Seconds in clock.
59March 16, 202322621.1465 and 22624.1465 (KB5023775)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Voice Access changes.
Live Captions changes.
Chinese IME changes.
VPN icon status.
58March 2, 202322621.1391 and 22624.1391 (KB5023011)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Voice Access changes.
57February 17, 202322621.1325 and 22623.1325 (KB5022914)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
New widgets.
Feature update policy.
56February 9, 202322621.1255 and 22623.1255 (KB5022918)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Taskbar and Task Manager fixes.
55February 2, 202322621.1250 and 22623.1250 (KB5023008)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Taskbar Search policy.
54January 26, 202322621.1245 and 22623.1245 (KB5022358)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Snipping Tool screen recording.
53January 20, 202322621.1180 and 22623.1180 (KB5022363)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Accounts UI changes.
Widgets UI changes.
52January 5, 202322621.1095 and 22623.1095 (KB5022364)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Start Search rounded corners.
51December 15, 202222621.1037 and 22623.1037 (KB5021304)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Search UI update.
Voice Access changes.
50December 6, 202222621.1028 and 22623.1028 (KB5021866)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
49November 28, 202222621.1020 and 22623.1020 (KB5020035)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Braille displays support.
OneDrive usage warning.
Spotlight in Themes settings.
48November 14, 202222621.891 and 22623.891 (KB5020040)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Task Manager search.
Task Manager theming.
47November 7, 202222621.885 and 22623.885 (KB5020054)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
NPU features.
Energy recommendations.
Widgets full-screen.
46October 27, 202222621.875 and 22623.875 (KB5018486)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Task Manager in Taskbar.
45October 20, 202222621.870 and 22623.870 (KB5018499)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Task Manager in Taskbar.
Braille drivers update.
45October 13, 202222621.746 and 22623.746 (KB5018490)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
System tray changes.
44September 29, 202222621.703 and 22623.703 (KB5017385)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Taskbar for tablets.
System Tray changes.
File Explorer Home cloud search.
43September 21, 202222621.601 and 22622.601 (KB5017384)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Some improvements.
42September 12, 202222621.598 and 22622.598 (KB5017390)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Some improvements.
41September 1, 202222621.590 and 22622.590 (KB5017846)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Some improvements.
40August 24, 202222621.586 and 22622.586 (KB5016701)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Some improvements.
39August 23, 202222621.457 (KB5016695)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Some improvements.
38August 10, 202222622.575 and 22621.575 (KB5016694)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Some improvements.
37August 2, 202222622.450 and 22621.450 (KB5016700)BetaPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Some improvements.
36July 28, 202222621.317 (KB5015885)Release PreviewPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
35July 28, 202222622.440 and 22621.440 (KB5015890)BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Taskbar Overflow.
Open With UI update.
Dynamic Widgets.

34July 20, 202222622.436 and 22621.436BetaPCMinor update.
File sharing update.
Terminal default.
Fixes.
33July 5, 202222622.290 and 22621.290 (KB5014959)BetaPCMinor update.
Suggested Actions.
Accounts info.
32June 30, 202222621.165 (KB5014958)Release PreviewPCMinor update.
Networking changes.
Bug fixes.
31June 13, 202222621.160 (KB5014770)BetaPCMinor update.
File Explorer tabs.
File Explorer new navigation.
30June 7, 202222621Release PreviewPCMinor update.
29May 11, 202222621BetaPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Channel split.
28May 5, 202222616Dev
Beta
PCMinor update.
Fixes.
Small changes.
27April 29, 202222610Dev
Beta
PCMinor update.
New Group Policies.
Accent colors for Task Manager.
Fixes.
Changes.
Improvements.
26April 13, 202222598Dev
Beta
PCMinor update.
Fixes.
Improvements.
Task Manager shortcuts.
25April 6, 202222593Dev
Beta
PCMinor update.
Fixes.
Explorer with Home.
Taskbar tweaks.
Snap layouts tweaks.
24March 23, 202222581Dev
Beta
PCMinor update.
Fixes.
Version 22H2 reference.
Dev and Beta equal.

23March 18, 202222579DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Start menu rename folder.
Run new task option.
Emoji tweaks.
New touch gestures.

22March 10, 202222572DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
New Print Queue
File Explorer tweaks.
Tabs in File Explorer (hidden).
Microsoft Family app.
Chipclamp app.
21March 2, 202222567DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
New "Open With" UI.
New touch animations.
Windows Update lower carbon emissions.
Account changes.
Smart App Control.
OOBE link Android phone.
20February 24, 202222563DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Taskbar for tablets.
Widgets tweaks.
Snap assists Edge tabs.
19February 16, 202222557DevPCMajor update.
Start menu folders.
Do not disturb.
Live Captions.
Taskbar drag & drop.
Explorer Quick Access tweaks.
Explorer OneDrive integration.
Explorer folder preview.
Snap layouts drag & drop.
Power improvements.
New Task Manager.
Settings changes.
Graphics improvements.
Input changes.
Voice access improvements.
Legacy title bars UI update with Mica.
New touch gestures.
Wireless security deprecation.
18January 27, 202222543DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Lock screen new media controls.
Snap layouts UI tweak.
Mute confirmation.
Storage settings pages UI update.
Narrator natural voices.
17January 19, 202222538DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
ALT + TAB, Snap assist, Task View UI tweak.
Lock screen with new touch keyboard.
HTTPS boot for Hyper-V Gen 2.
16January 12, 202222533DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
New volume UI.
New hardware indicators UI.
Taskbar tweaks.
Uninstall Clock option.
15January 6, 202222526DevPCMinor update.
Wideband speech support.
Windowed Task View.
Faster indexer.
14December 15, 2021 22523DevPCMinor update.
Settings uninstall updates.
Explorer tweaks.
13December 8, 2021 22518DevPCMinor update.
Spotlight desktop.
Voice Access.
Widget weather icon.
New input switcher UI.
Explorer context menu update.
12December 1, 2021 22509DevPCMinor update.
Start Recommended settings.
Taskbar clock in all screens.
Settings app changes.
11November 17, 2021 22504DevPCMinor update.
Input themes.
Emojis skin tones.
Settings changes.
10November 11, 2021 22499DevPCMinor update.
Taskbar share window.
9November 3, 2021 22494DevPCMinor update.
Taskbar mic mute button.
Snap groups in Task View.
New setting URI.
8October 27, 2021 22489DevPCMinor update.
Settings visual changes.
DDR for encrypted DNS.
File Explorer changes.
8October 20, 2021 22483DevPCMinor update.
Refresh option for Start menu.
7October 14, 2021 22478DevPCMinor update.
New emojis.
Scroll volume control.
Windows Hello Face changes.
Update Stack Package.
6October 4, 2021 22471DevPCMinor update.
5September 29, 2021 22468DevPCMinor update.
Search option.
VPN improvements.
4September 23, 2021 22463DevPCMinor update.
Ctrl + Shift + C shortcut.
3September 14, 2021 22458DevPCMinor update.
Power menu option.
2September 9, 2021 22454DevPCMinor update.
Context menu tweaks.
1September 2, 2021 22449DevPCMinor update.
New boot animation.
SMB compression.
Settings and Notifications tweaks.

Here are all the new features and enhancements Microsoft has been working on for version 22H2.

Windows 11 21H2 Insider Preview build history

Windows 11 is a new operating system based on Windows 10, which is expected to arrive in the fall of 2021. Some of the features and changes planned for this new version are already available through the Dev Channel.

Below, you will find the history of the Windows Insider Preview builds released in the Dev Channel. The table also includes the history of the builds that the company released before the new OS was announced since those changes are also expected to ship in the final version of Windows 11. The latest version available for testers is Windows 11 build 22000.346.

Release dateBuild numberChannelPlatformNotes
92November 12, 202122000.346Release Preview
Beta
PCMinor release.
2D Emojis.
Lots of fixes.
91October 15, 202122000.282Release Preview
Beta
PCMinor release.
AMD fixe.
Non-ASCII Registry fix.
Start fix.
Missing Taskbar fix.
90September 16, 202122000.194BetaPCMinor release.
Fixes.
Snipping Tool.
Calculator.
Clock.
89September 9, 202122000.184BetaPCMinor release.
Fixes.
88September 2, 202122000.176BetaPCMinor release.
Fixes.
Minor improvements.
87August 27, 202122000.168Dev
Beta
PCMinor release.
Fixes.
Minor improvements.
86August 19, 202122000.160Dev
Beta
PCMinor release.
Windows Update alert tweak.
New Clock app.
85August 12, 202122000.120Dev
Beta
PCMinor release.
New Snipping Tool.
New Calculator.
New Mail & Calendar.
Fixes
84August 5, 202122000.120Dev
Beta
PCMinor release.
File Explorer tweaks.
Taskbar improvements.
Fixes.
83July 22, 202122000.100Dev
Beta
PCMinor release.
Taskbar tweaks.
82July 15, 202122000.71Dev
Beta
PCMinor release.
Context menu transparency.
File Explorer with New folder button.
Fixes.
81July 8, 202122000.65DevPCMinor release.
Search on Start.
Context menu changes.
Fixes.
80June 28, 202122000.51DevPCMajor release.
New Start menu.
New taskbar.
New Action Center.
New Settings.
New File Explorer.
Widgets.
Snap layouts and groups.
Desktops.
Touch improvements.
New OOBE.
WiFi 6E support.
79June 10, 202121390.1010DevPCTest update.
KB5004092.
78June 7, 202121390.1000DevPCTest update.
KB5004071.
77May 26, 202121390DevPCMinor release.
Task Manager new icon.
Windows Terminal default emulator option.
76May 21, 202121387DevPCMinor release.
Removes Internet Explorer 11.
Disable Eco Mode.
75May 18, 202121382.1000DevPCTest update.
KB5003837.
74May 14, 202121382DevPCMinor release.
HDR support for color-managed apps.
Devie Manager tweaks.
File Explorer new folder icon.
Touch keyboard new font and icons.
73May 6, 202121376DevPCMinor release.
Segoe UI Variable font.
Emoji panel tweaks.
Drag and drop changes.
Connect app new icon.
72April 29, 202121370DevPCMinor release.
Bluetooth AAC support.
Bluetooth UI changes.
Touch keyboard improvements.
File Explorer improvements.
71April 21, 202121364DevPCMajor release.
Linux GUI apps support.
Task Manager Eco mode.
Task Manager Edge process classification.
70April 14, 202121359DevPCMinor release.
Start menu power settings restart apps option.
Ease of Access renamed to Accessibility.
69April 7, 202121354DevPCMinor release.
Camera settings.
Display CABC settings.
Start menu tweaks.
Device usage.
CO_RELEASE branch switch.
68March 24, 202121343DevPCMajor release.
File Explorer new icons.
Containers update.
67March 19, 202121337.1010DevPCMajor release.
KB5001618
66March 17, 202121337DevPCMajor release.
Virtual Desktops features.
File Explorer tweaks.
Auto HDR.
Settings apps changes.
Notepad Store app.
App changes.
65March 9, 202121332DevPCMinor update.
Clean install changes.
News and interests tweaks.
Removes Math Input Panel.
Fixes.
64March 8, 202121327.1010DevPCMinor update.
KB5001277
63March 3, 202121327DevPCMajor update.
New system icons.
Updated News and interests.
Fixes.
62February 25, 202121322DevPCMinor update.
3D Objects no longer in File Explorer.
Fixes and improvements.
61February 19, 202121318DevPCMinor update.
Clipboard new paste option.
Bluetooth notification tweak.
Improved app support on ARM64.
60February 12, 202121313DevPCMinor update.
Microsoft Edge legacy deletion.
IME improvements.
Narrator new icon.
Dev for version number.
59February 1, 202121301.1010DevPCMinor update.
KB5000626
58January 27, 202121301DevPCMinor update.
Touch keyboard changes.
Small improvements.
57January 21, 202121296DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Clipboard history update.
56January 15, 202121292.1010DevPCMinor update.
KB4601937
55January 13, 202121292DevPCMinor update.
Fixes.
Improvements.
54January 6, 202121286DevPCMajor update.
Taskbar news and interests.
Storage Spaces in Settings.
Time zones changes.
53December 15, 202020279DevPCTest rollout.
52December 10, 202021277 (Optional)DevPCMinor update.
Previous feature return.
51December 10, 202020277DevPCMinor update.
Improvements.
50December 3, 202020270DevPCMinor update.
Improvements.
49November 18, 202020262DevPCMinor update.
Quality fixes.
48November 11, 202020257DevPCMinor update.
Quality fixes.
47November 4, 202020251DevPCMinor update.
Quality fixes.
46October 29, 202020246DevPCMinor update.
WSL2 quick install.
45October 23, 202020241.1005DevPCMinor update.
KB4589464
44October 21, 202020241DevPCMinor update.
App splash screen.
Defrag update.
43October 16, 202020236.1005DevPCMinor update.
KB4587587
42October 14, 202020236DevPCMinor update.
Refresh rate.
Recent searches.
41October 12, 202020231.1005DevPCMinor update.
KB4586238
40October 7, 202020231DevPCMajor update.
Customize your device OOBE.
39September 30, 202020226DevPCMajor update.
Drive health feature.
38September 23, 202020221DevPCMinor update.
Meet Now.
37September 16, 202020215DevPCMinor update.
Search dark theme.
36September 10, 202020211DevPCMinor update.
Linux filesystem access.
Default apps search.
35August 26, 202020206DevPCMajor update.
New Emoji Picker.
Voice Typing.
Touch keyboard tweaks.
34August 26, 202020201DevPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
33August 21, 202020197DevPCMinor update.
Disk Management in Settings.
Edge Alt + Tab changes.
32August 12, 202020190DevPCMinor update.
Graphics settings.
Welcome experience.
31August 5, 202020185DevPCMinor update.
DNS settings.
DoH option.
30July 29, 202020180DevPCMinor update.
Smaller folder icon in Start.
Fixes.
29July 22, 202020175DevPCMinor update.
PowerShell reset app.
Snip & Sketch app icon.
Sticky Notes app icon.
28July 15, 202020170DevPCMinor update.
Sound settings.
Settings app icon.
27July 1, 202020161DevPCMinor update.
Start menu new design.
Personalized taskbar.
Settings changes.
Notifications changes.
Edge in Alt+Tab.
26June 24, 202020152DevPCMinor update.
25June 17, 202020150DevPCMinor update.
WSL changes.
Settings tweaks.
Windows Security improvements.
24June 10, 202019645Fast ringPCMinor update.
Nested Virtualization for AMD.
Remove Linux kernel from local image.
23June 3, 202019640Fast ringPCMinor update.
22May 27, 202019635Fast ringPCMinor update.
21May 21, 202019631Fast ringPCMinor update.
20May 13, 202019628Fast ringPCMinor update.
DNS over HTTPS.
19May 6, 202019624Fast ringPCMinor update.
VPN change.
Bluetooth text fix.
18April 29, 202019619Fast ringPCMinor update.
17April 27, 202019613.1005Fast ringPCMinor update.
KB4558320.
16April 22, 202019613Fast ringPCMinor update.
Fixes.
15April 17, 202019608.1006Fast ringPCMinor update.
KB4557426
14April 15, 202019608Fast ringPCMinor update.
Default apps search.
13April 8, 202019603Fast ringPCMinor update.
File Explorer WSL option.
Storage cleanup recommendations.
12March 25, 202019592Fast ringPCMinor update.
Tablet mode.
Search improvements.
11March 18, 202019587Fast ringPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
10March 12, 202019582Fast ringPCMinor update.
About settings.
Time & Date settings.
Eye Control update.
Bug fixes.
9March 5, 202019577Fast ringPCMinor update.
Diagnostic settings.
Windows Security icon.
Bug fixes.
8February 20, 202019569Fast ringPCMinor update.
New colorful icons.
Bug fixes.
7February 12, 202019564Fast ringPCMinor update.
Graphic settings.
Bug fixes.
6February 5, 202019559Fast ringPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Hyper-V for ARM64.
5January 30, 202019555Fast ringPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
4January 23, 202019551Fast ringPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Optional updates experiment.
3January 16, 202019546Fast ringPCMinor update.
Bug fixes.
Calculator graphic preview.
Index diagnostics app release.
2January 8, 202019541Fast ringPCMinor update.
Task Manager Details tab update.
Taskbar new location icon.
1December 16, 2019 19536Fast ringPCMinor update.
Optional features download.
Family group setup.

Join Windows Insider Program

On Windows 11, using the Settings app, you can join your device into any of the three testing channels to get early access to new features and enhancements.

To join the Windows Insider Program, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Update & Security.

  3. Click on Windows Insider Program.

  4. Click the Get started button.

    Join Windows Insider Program button

  5. Click the Link an account button.

    Link an account option

  6. Sign in with your Microsoft account.

  7. Click the Continue button.

  8. Under the “Pick your Insider settings” section, select the previews you want to test, including:

    • Dev Channel — Includes new features as soon as they’re ready, but builds are not stable.
    • Beta Channel — Includes new features and enhancements expected for the next version of Windows 11. The previews are more stable, but you may still run into issues.
    • Release Preview Channel — Includes the final version of Windows 11, minus some quality updates.
  9. Click the Confirm button.

    Select Insider channel

  10. Click the Confirm button to agree to the terms and conditions.

  11. Click the Restart button.

  12. Open Settings after the reboot.

  13. Click on Update & Security.

  14. Click on Windows Update.

  15. Click the “Check for updates” button.

    Windows 10 Insider Preview build download

  16. Click the Restart button.

Once you complete the steps, the latest preview build of Windows 11 available in your selected channel will download and install on your computer.

Change Windows Insider Program channel

You can always switch between channels to test different builds, but you can’t roll back to the current version of Windows 11 without reinstallation.

To change Insider channels, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Windows Update.

  3. Click on Windows Insider Program.

    Windows Insider Program

  4. Click the “Choose your Insider settings” option.

  5. Select a different Insider channel of Windows 11 – for example, Canary Channel, Dev Channel, Beta Channel, or Release Preview Channel.

    Change Insider Channel

  6. Restart your device.

  7. Open Settings after the reboot.

  8. Click on Windows Update.

  9. Click the “Check for updates” button.

  10. Click the Restart button.

  11. After completing the steps, the new build from the selected active channel will download and install on the device.

  12. Stop Windows Insider Program builds

Although you can’t roll back to the current release of Windows 11 (unless you perform a clean installation), you can use an option to opt out of the program, which will continue to download Insider builds. However, once the final version is released, the device will gracefully be removed from the program.

Stop Windows Insider Preview builds

To stop getting Insider builds of Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Windows Update.

  3. Click on Windows Insider Program.

    Windows Insider Program

  4. Click the “Stop getting preview builds” option.

  5. Turn off the toggle switch for the setting.

    Stop Windows 11 Insider builds

    Quick note: At this time, Microsoft is not currently offering a way to opt out of the program gracefully. If you want to roll back to a previous version, you must perform a clean install of Windows 10.

Once you complete the steps, the device will no longer receive Insider builds once the final version is installed.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, 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 About.me.