Microsoft released Windows 11 Build 22000.120 (KB5005188) to the Windows Insiders on the Dev and Beta Channel. This upgrade will be available as Windows 11 Insider Preview 10.0.22000.120 (co_release) to the Windows 10 users and Cumulative Update for Windows 11 (22000.120) (KB5005188) to the existing users.
Checkout the latest Update of Windows 11 Build 22000.132:
You can join Windows Insider Program with any Dev or Beta channel to receive this update. Dev Channel will keep receiving new updates with issues, whereas Beta Channel will get more stable updates. Users can even shift to the Beta Channel from the Dev Channel on Windows 11. Go to Settings > Windows Update > Windows Insider Program > Change your Insider settings to the Beta or stay on the Dev Channel.
Download Windows 11 (22000.120) (KB5005188)
For Windows 10 Users:
Join Windows Insider Program with Dev or Beta Channel. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program, and Get Started with Microsoft Account. Then Check for updates to download Windows 11 Insider Preview 22000.120 (co_release) and Restart to finish its installation. Windows 11 size will be around 3.5 GB and will take half an hour to upgrade from Windows 10. No need to Activate Windows 11 after the upgrade, it’s absolutely free for legit Windows 10 users. Even separately download Windows 11 22000.120 ISO and clean install it on PC.
For Windows 11 Users:
Launch Settings and tap on the last Windows Update option in the left side menu. It will automatically start downloading Cumulative Update for Windows 11 (10.0.22000.120) (KB5005188). Restart to install it in five minutes.
Let’s check out its features and changes.
Windows 11 22000.120 – Features and Changes
Microsoft has improved the functionality of various Windows 11 basic components such as File Explorer, Taskbar, Task View, and Snap Assist. Let’s look at them one by one.
A new Microsoft Store Build 22107.14019.9.0 will be pushed to the Windows Insiders on the Dev Chanel. It has got a few new features for browsing through apps and games. Featured apps and games perform slide shows on the Store Homepage. Games download and details page got a new design with more information and images. Rating and review dialog also got new updates with Stars, Review, and Optional App Experience box.
File Explorer context menu appears in a compact form by reducing spaces and nesting nonessential options. Its command bar’s New option consists of Creating New Folder, File, Text Document, and Shortcut in one single list. Existing issues are already fixed by the team. Explorer.exe crashes were brought down to zero due to the new acrylic context menu. All the text options and scroll bar are fixed and rendered in proper color when switching between dark and light modes.
Notification counts badge will appear on Chat and other icons in the Taskbar. A close button will work with all the preview windows from the Taskbar. Individually change the background of Active Virtual Desktop from the Task view. Recent opened windows can be altered using Alt + Tab Task view shortcut, recent windows preview sizes in the task view and snap assist options are changed to suit the Windows 11 design. Its easier to find the active desktop by clicking on an Identify button under the Display Settings.
After adding a new Entertainment widget in the Build 22000.100, Microsoft added one more Microsoft Account Widget. This widget appears with the name, photo, last location, and the time spend on screen. Further, all the family members’ details are available in the more slide. Also, see your family group’s latest activity.
Facial recognition of Windows Hello now works properly under Sign-in Settings. Earlier network profiles used to appear with another name for the Ethernet Connection, reset the network profile after updating to fix this issue. The VPN proxy settings and IP Address settings are properly set up on Windows 11. The progress bars in Settings are changed to match the accent colors. Personalization Settings got a new custom theme option for all the users.
Start Menu and Search
Start Menu and its Search got a performance boost for opening apps. Recommended and search files open with their appropriate default apps. Start and Search both work individually and are also integrated to give their best. Recent searches are now immediately updated on the hover.
We will conclude the list of the new features of Windows 11 22000.120 KB5005188 Build. Do comment your personal views in the comment section.