Windows 11, here are all the news of the latest Insider Preview build

Windows 11, here are all the news of the latest Insider Preview build

Windows 11

Microsoft recently released a new Insider Preview build of Windows 11 that brings the operating system to version 22000.65 (the previous was 22000.51). Most of the changes are about fixing fairly minor bugs, but some important security patches have also been implemented, including the one for the PrintNightmare vulnerability.

Credit: Microsoft In an official blog post in announcing the availability of the new build, Microsoft talked about the nine most important changes, which include:

The search box appears at the top of the Start menu. The taskbar is displayed on secondary monitors. The Refresh option appears in the Jump List when you right-click on the desktop. Prime was present in the "Show more options" list. New look for some dialogs such as "low battery" or "display change". New snap layouts for screens in portrait mode. Added an option to solve audio problems when you right-click on the volume icon. Added settings to choose power mode in the "Power and Battery Settings" menu. By right-clicking on the .ps1 files, the "Run with PowerShell" option is available. New GIFs in the emoji panel in China. The search box in the Start menu seems pretty useful, but according to some tests, at the moment it seems to be just a placeholder that cannot be entered. Once you click on it and start typing, Windows simply takes you to the Search menu. There are, however, known issues related to the search bar in the Start menu and in the taskbar, so it is possible that these may be fixed with future updates before the official launch.

The same problem occurs when you hover over the search icon on the taskbar. In that case a small search box appears in the flyover and, by clicking on it, you are transported to the search menu. We'll see if this behavior persists in future updates.

Adding the Refresh option, which simply updates the desktop, to the jump list is a big step forward. However, it could be really useful to bring all the options back to the Jump List, without forcing the user to click on "Show more options" to see them all.

In addition to these changes, Microsoft has reported a number of bugs , such as:

Patch for the PrintNightmare vulnerability. Taskbar icons were not showing after rotating the screen. The date and time did not follow the format settings. File Explorer Title Bar Contrast Issues Search did not consider the first letter when you pressed the Windows key and started typing Blurry windows with ALT + Tab To update your existing Windows 11 installation, all you have to do is go to Settings> Windows Update and select "Check for updates". The download will take a few minutes.

On Amazon you will find the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X on offer at a very affordable price, also compatible with Windows 11.

Why you should be wary of the Windows 11 10-day rollback countdown

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The latest version of Windows, Windows 11, is on its way, possibly rolling out as early as October. For PC users who feel like living on the edge, there's already a free dev beta available to download.

But if you find yourself missing Windows 10 once you've made the leap, there's an easy way out -- as long as you act quickly. You'll be able to revert your system back to Windows 10 within a 10-day window (no pun intended) after downloading and installing Windows 11. All the information stored on your computer will automatically repopulate on Windows 10, so you won't have to worry about any files or (most) apps disappearing. 

Here's how you do it: Start menu > Settings > Windows Update > Advanced Options > Recovery > Previous version of Windows. 

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As the Windows 11 experience is still in a fairly rough state (the current version you can try out is a dev channel beta, after all), we're already spotted several tutorials online for downgrading from Windows 11 to Windows 10. Note that the 10-day window also applies to the current beta version of Windows 11. In response to our query, a Microsoft rep told us: 'The 10-day rule applies to the current beta. We will have more to share about final release at a later date.' 

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For the official Windows 11 release, once 10 days have passed, you can still go back to Windows 10, but it'll be a little trickier: You'll need to back up your data and perform what Microsoft calls a 'clean install' of Windows 10 on your PC. Or, if you're smart, you will have backed up your system before installing Windows 11 in the first place and can restore from that. 

Should you choose, you can stick with Windows 10 for four more years until Microsoft stops supporting it in October 2025. If the 10-day countdown sounds new, that's because Windows 10 initially launched with a 30-day window for easy rollbacks.