You now drag tabs out of File Explorer to open them in a new window

Windows 11 Build 25290 that was yesterday released in the Dev channel, comes with a new hidden feature that enables drag-n-drop of tabs out of the window. It will open in a separate window. Sadly, it still doesn't allow dragging the tabs between open File Explorer windows.

Microsoft Build 2023 developer event may be held from May 23 to 25

Microsoft has yet to announce a date for its annual Build 2023 developer conference, although it has confirmed that the event will take place this year. The event home page is greeting visitors for their interest in Microsoft Build and notes that the company is getting ready to start registration. Simply put, Microsoft is almost ready for the official announcement of the event.

Windows 11 22H2 will now be forcibly installed over version 21H2

Starting today, Microsoft  is starting forced updates of the first version of Windows 11 (21H2) to the current Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2). It is noted that the update will be phased in, and those computers on which Windows 11 21H1 has been installed the longest will be updated first.

Windows 11 Build 25284 (Dev) allows creating ReFS partitions in the setup program

Recently, it was discovered that Window 11 supports intallation on ReFS in Dev Channel builds. As it is a work in progress, the setup program could use an ReFS partition, but could not create one or format an existing one. There is some progress on this in Build 25284.

KB5022360 is now available for stable Windows 11 22H2, build 22621.1194

Microsoft has released its a new optional "Preview" patch KB5022360 for stable Windows 11 version 22H2. The update raises the OS version to build 22621.1194 and comes with several fixes. It resolves issues searchindexer.exe, including image search from the taskbar. Also, it fixes a bug that makes the PC enter sleep mode when a game controller is connected.

Windows 11 Beta build 22623.1245/22621.1245 (KB5022358) fixes Task Manager and RDP

Microsoft has released new Windows 11 version 22H2 builds  22621.1245 and 22623.1245. They are available via the KB5022358 update to Insiders on the Beta channel. They traditionally follow the new feature shipping pattern:

  • Build  22623.1245  - New feature testing available.
  • Build  22621.1245  - New features disabled by default.

Windows 11 will soon allow reinstalling the installed build from Windows Update

With Windows 11 build 25284, the operating system has got a new feature. Dubbed as "Fix problems using Windows Update", it will allow you to reinstall the currently installed build without an installation media. It will perform in-place upgrade using files from Windows Update.