Windows 11 Pro build 21996 setup
Windows 11 is now available to everyone. It’s been a journey building Windows 11. Thank you Windows Insiders for your energy and enthusiasm that helped create a new Windows experience that brings you closer to what you love, empowering productivity and inspiring creativity.
The first thing that stood out to us in Windows 11 was the new Start Menu. Although controversial, this is one of the most interesting changes. The design ushered in a new era of Windows for Microsoft.
Instead of skewing to the left as it has been since Windows 95 (with the exception of Windows 8), Microsoft is now pushing the Start Menu to the center, although you can still move it to the left if you want. And, now it floats in the middle of the screen!
That alone is a big change, but the design is different too. Instead of having Live Tiles and a long list of apps, Windows 11’s Start Menu shows you your “pinned” apps and most recent files. It makes the things you want to use easy with minimal distraction.
The biggest change to the operating system is on the bottom edge of the desktop, when the icons are placed in the center position, as well as a completely new Start Menu that seems to be inspired by Windows 10X, a project Microsoft has died earlier this year. According to the leak, if you don’t want to, you can still return the Start Menu to its old location like the current Windows 10.
The ISO installation file shows that this is still an incomplete build, there are many other features that have not been docked or have been docked but have not been used.
An interesting feature is that Widgets have been brought back by Microsoft to Windows 11. They are designed in a slide-out format, where users will be able to quickly see breaking news, weather and other content.
However, on the leaked version, most of them do not work properly.
At first glance, Windows 11 (at least through this build) is not too different from Windows 10. Both operating systems share the same platform and design orientation, the jump from Windows 10 to Windows 11 will not be a radical overhaul like from Windows XP to Windows 7 or from Windows 7 to 10. More details about Windows 11, of course, we will have to wait until Microsoft officially announces the operating system. this.
Windows 11 is expected to be announced at the event on June 24. As usual, Insider users will get to experience this operating system first, while general users will have to wait until the end of the year.
Before this leak, Microsoft announced that it would stop supporting Windows 10 in 2025, 10 years since this operating system officially appeared. Therefore, there is plenty of time for you to consider whether to upgrade to Windows 11.
Even the Taskbar is centered so apps appear in the center of the screen, where your eyes naturally look. And that icon is then paired with a new search icon, showing a floating search bar, instead of a centered box like in current versions of Windows.
Again, this helps put the things that matter most to you front and center – just like MacOS or Chrome OS – and it’s pretty neat.
2. New animated motion
Remember the “aero” in Windows Vista and Windows 7? Windows has a glass-like effect behind them, and you can see a fancy image when you stack your apps and programs. This is also present in Windows 10, but Microsoft has softened it up a bit to make it more subtle. Well, that’s back in Windows 11 and it’s never been so pretty.
Now, there are a lot of different animations in Windows 11. Moving Windows around your screen to multitask will show a glassy blur in front of your wallpaper.
And tapping the top of the window with your finger brings up the new window border, helping you understand where it’s going.
But that’s not all. Open and close apps, maximize and minimize windows – all with new animations. Applications now minimize when they move to the Taskbar.
They also have an effect as they unfold from the inside if you click the zoom in button. It’s a new feeling compared to the old Windows.
3. A New Way to Multitask with Windows
One of the most common things people use in Windows are split-screen applications. In Windows 11, Microsoft seems to have added a “groups” feature. If you hover over the maximize button, you’ll see six ways you can pair your active windows with all other open windows. You can then click a button and create a group and Windows 11 will remember that combination.
This is pretty cool. This feature is actually part of Fancy Zones, part of Power Toys. The software is made by Microsoft and allows you to tile windows in a custom layout.
Looks like Microsoft has finally included that software in Windows without any additional downloads. And it’s really intuitive to use with no learning curve.
What’s New in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.160
We fixed an issue where the “location in use” icon was showing in the Taskbar sometimes even though the usage was blocked by your preferences.
[REMINDER] When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed. See details here.
We’re investigating an issue where on some devices, when going to Settings > Windows Update > Windows Insider Program, only the “Stop getting preview builds” option is visible. This prevents Insiders from selecting a channel. We have posted a workaround on Answers.
[BETA CHANNEL] We’re investigating reports from Insiders in the Beta Channel where after upgrading to Windows 11, they are not seeing the new Taskbar and the Start menu doesn’t work. To workaround this if you are impacted, please try going to Windows Update > Update history, uninstalling the latest cumulative update for Windows, and the reinstall it by checking for updates.
We’re working on a fix for an issue that is causing some Surface Pro X devices to bug check with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.
In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
System and Windows Terminal is missing when right-clicking on the Start button (WIN + X).
The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.
After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.
On pen enabled devices, apps may not launch from the Search panel. If you experience this issue, please log out and back in to resolve the issue.
Certain searches using the search box in Settings may crash Settings.
We’re investigating reports from Insiders with paired Bluetooth LE devices that are experiencing an increase in Bluetooth reliability issues and bugchecks after resume from hibernate or when Bluetooth is turned off.
The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again.
Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors.
[Family widget] Some users may see a ‘connect a device to see screen time activity’ message even with screen time settings enable.
[Family widget] Location information may not be available for some users on iOS.
We are working to improve search relevance in the Store including resolving an issue where in some cases the ordering of search results is inaccurate.
The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios.
Rating and reviews are not available for some apps.
Within Windows Sandbox, the language input switcher does not launch after clicking the switcher icon on the Taskbar.
As a workaround, users can switch their input language via any of the following hardware keyboard shortcuts:
Alt + Shift, Ctrl + Shift, or Win + Space (the third option is available only if Sandbox is full-screened).
Within Windows Sandbox, the IME context menu does not launch after clicking the IME icon in the Taskbar. As workarounds, users can access the functionalities of the IME context menu with either of following methods:
Accessing the IME settings via Settings > Time & language > Language & region > (e.g. Japanese) three dots > Language options > (e.g. Microsoft IME) three dots > Keyboard options.
Optionally, you may also enable the IME toolbar, an alternative UI to quickly invoke specific IME functions. Continuing from above, navigate to Keyboard options > Appearance > Use IME toolbar.
Using the unique set of hardware keyboard shortcuts associated with each IME-supported language. (See: Japanese IME Shortcuts, Traditional Chinese IME Shortcuts).
There is an issue where some Insiders may be some missing translations from their user experience for a small subset of languages running the latest Insider Preview builds. To confirm if you have been impacted, please visit this Answers forum post .And follow the steps for remediation.
Chat from Microsoft Teams
Experience is localized for English (US) only. Additional languages and locales forthcoming.
When you make an outgoing call, while you do not hear a ring tone. The user interface shows that the call if you is getting connected.
In a video call, sometimes people videos freeze or display a black image. There is a workaround to this issue, which is to pin the video that freezes and unpin it to fix the problem.
When switching between calls, the previous call is not automatically put on hold
So audio and video streams continue on both calls. Be sure to complete.
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