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Windows 11 22H2 Build 22621.1485 is out in Preview, adds Start menu badges, and more

Microsoft has released a new optional update to users running the stable  Windows 11, version 22H2. The release fits the new schedule, which includes preview patches to be released on every forth week of the month. Build 22621.1485 comes with KB5023778 that you have to install manually in Settings > Windows Update > Optional updates.

Hudson Valley appears to be the Windows 12 codename

Microsoft is currently preparing for the next significant iteration of its operating system, which is anticipated to be named Windows 12. Brad Sams, a journalist known for his coverage of Microsoft, revealed on his podcast that the corporation has intentions to launch Windows 12 in 2024. It will be around three years following the introduction of Windows 11. The codename for the new operating system is Hudson Valley, while Windows 11 is codenamed Sun Valley.

Windows 12 will get a modernized update system, better security, and AI features

Microsoft is reportedly planning significant upgrades to its operating system with the next iteration, dubbed "Windows 12". These upgrades are aimed at modernizing the platform with the inclusion of artificial intelligence, accelerated update cycles, and enhanced security protocols.

Hidden features in Windows 11 Build 25324 and how to enable them

The newest Canary release, Windows 11 Build 25324, that Microsoft has released last night, includes several hidden features. While some of them were announced as a gradual roll-out, like animated widget icons, others are hidden deep in the OS. Here are the features and how to access them.

Beta channel insiders are receiving new USB4 page and time seconds in tray with Build 22624.1470

Microsoft has released new Beta channel builds of Windows 11 version 22H2. Build 22621.1470 comes with new features hidden, and Build 22624.1470 includes them out of the box. Both builds come with KB5023780 to Insiders on the Beta channel.

Windows 11 Build 25324 hits the Canary channel with USB4 settings, Widgets improvements, and more

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Build 25324 to insiders who are on the Canary channel. They will find an updated three-column widget panel, a settings page for USB4 hubs and devices, password insecure copy and paste warnings, and more.

Secret gems in Windows 11 Build 23419 that you can enable

Traditionally for Dev channel builds, Windows 11 Build 23419 comes with a bunch of hidden features and options that reveal what we will have in the OS in the near future. There are an updated File Explorer Home folder, a new button in the taskbar search box, options to manage recommended websites in Start, and more.

Microsoft has fixed a bug in Windows Snipping Tool that makes it save the original image even if you edited it

There is a rather serious vulnerability in the Snipping Tool in Windows 11, which allows you to partially or completely restore data removed from cpatures. A similar issue called "aCropalypse" is present in the screenshot tool on Google Pixel smartphones.

Windows 11 Build 23419 (Dev) adds Kernel Dumps to Task Manager, USB4 Settings page

Microsoft has released a new Dev channel build to insiders, Windows 11 build 23419. Keep in mind that insiders who were previously on the Dev channel are automatically transferred to the new Canary channel. If you force the Dev channel in your Windows Insider settings while you're on build 23403, you won't get build 23419. Here are the changes in today's release.

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