Today, Microsoft is releasing this week’s Windows 11 Insider Preview build to the Dev Channel. The big new feature in Windows 11 Insider Preview build 25126 is an improved subscription management page in Settings.
In fact, the specific improvement made has nothing to do with subscriptions. It’s quite the opposite, in fact. Microsoft adds Office perpetual licenses linked to your Microsoft account to this page. This means that if you have products like Office 2019 or Office 2021, you will see them there. You will also see a “View Details” button which will allow you to install the product.
That’s actually about all. Apart from that, Windows 11 build 25126 has a range of fixes.
Windows 11 patches build 21256
- We fixed the issue where some insiders were experiencing a bugcheck with the DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error in pci.sys causing a rollback when trying to install the latest builds in the dev channel.
- We have worked to mitigate the issue that caused the Program Compatibility Assistant service to use a surprisingly high amount of CPU for some Insiders after upgrading to the latest Insider Preview builds in the channel of development.
- If the touch keyboard is docked, it should no longer quit unexpectedly when trying to change the name of a folder in Start.
- Fixed a high impact explorer.exe crash that could occur when using search.
- The preview image under Personalization > Lock Screen should no longer be inverted when using an Arabic or Hebrew display language.
- If explorer.exe crashed, it should no longer crash Task Manager.
- Fixed an issue where context menus were not following the same mode (light or dark) as the Task Manager itself for some Insiders.
- Fixed a typo in the “Minimize on use” tooltip.
- If you hid the graphs on the side of the Performance page, the color of the circles used instead should now match the graph in the summary view.
- Fixed an issue where the Unresponsive status for some apps was not reflected on the Processes page.
- Removed the Lock option from the Start menu as it was not working.
- Fixed an issue where using “Open all active printers” from the printer icon in the system tray would unexpectedly open File Explorer when there was no no active queues.
NOTE: Some fixes noted here in the Insider Preview builds of the Dev Channel may end up in servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11.
It’s always worth noting that the dev channel is for testing new features and these builds are not tied to a specific version of Windows 11. It is recommended that you do not run these builds on your main computer and There are genuine features available that you want to test out, before jeopardizing your PC’s stability.
The beta channel is always a bit safer, as it tends to be more stable, with previews of actual feature updates. Right now, the beta channel is actually very close to offering an RTM build of Windows 11 version 22H2, if the existing build isn’t the one that was approved. We should hear more about it soon, and then it will be updated with cumulative updates until this fall.
If you’re on the Dev channel, you can get today’s release through Windows Update. If not, you can sign up by going to the Windows Insider Program tab in Settings.