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Windows 11 Build 25174 released, this is new and improved

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Windows 11 Build 25174 is now rolling out to testers in the Dev Channel. Build 25174 is not a huge release, but there are several notable improvements and bug fixes. It’s also worth noting that this preview update is not release-bound and most changes can come through smaller monthly updates into the production channel.

Like any other preview release, today’s release is also listed as “Windows 11 Insider Preview 25174.1000 (rs_prerelease)” if you are in the Dev channel. As mentioned above, Windows 11 Build 25174 is not a major feature release, but it fixes issues with File Explorer and Taskbar.

In addition to a long list of bug fixes, Microsoft is also adding a new widget to the Windows 11 widgets board. This new widget is called “Game Pass” (a service that provides subscription-based access to hundreds of high-quality PC games) and it’s a window to the PC Game Pass library.

Windows 11 Insider Preview 25174.1000

The Game Pass lets you browse the new game additions, titles leaving the library, and others from highlighted categories. Microsoft is still working on Game Pass widgets and some “exciting” features will be added in the future.

Use these steps to get started with the Game Pass widget:

  • Open the Game Pass widget.
  • Click the + button next to the user profile or + next to the Game Pass.
  • You now have access to all the features of the Game Pass widget.

Windows 11 Build 25174 improvements and fixes

Microsoft says it has fixed an issue where Explorer could crash when you tried to open more than one copy of explorer.exe. Fixed another bug where clicking a folder in the navigation pane could open the folder in a new tab instead of the current tab.

Microsoft also fixed issues with File Explorer’s dark mode where some areas would be displayed in light mode. Fixed a bug where the left/right arrows did not have enough contrast to show if they were enabled.

Windows 11 Build 25174 improvements:

  • Fixed a bug causing UI issues in File Explorer in full screen mode.
  • Fixed a bug that caused taskbar icons to appear unexpectedly.
  • Fixed a bug causing the Settings app to crash when users visit System > Storage > Disks & Volumes.
  • Fixed a bug where Memory Integrity in Windows Security could display a compatibility driver warning.

How do I install Windows 11 Build 25174

Until install Windows 11 Build 25174Follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for Windows Insiders Program.
  2. Open the Settings page.
  3. Switch to the V Channel.
    Windows 11 Build 25174 Update
  4. Click on “Check for updates” and select “Download and install”.
  5. Click on “Restart now”.

The next major Windows update is expected in 2024

In 2015, Microsoft officials claimed that a new version of Windows would never be released. Windows 10 would come with feature updates every year, with Microsoft statements suggesting that the company was completely dropping the idea of ​​standalone versions of Windows.

However, Microsoft has finally announced Windows 11, essentially confirming that Windows 12 is on its way and that the company is moving away from the “One Windows version” approach.

Now that Windows 10 is no longer the last version of Windows, Microsoft is considering a new release schedule where the company will release new Windows versions in the future.

As a result, the Windows 11 2023 update (codenamed version 23H2) has been canceled and Microsoft now plans to release Windows 12 sometime in 2024. This also means that improvements on the way with today’s preview update will be delivered via smaller monthly updates later this year.

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