Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22526

Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22526 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. This is a minor release and contains mostly fixes.

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The full build tag is 10.0.22526.1000 (rs_prerelease.211215-1332). The official annoucement lists the following changes.

What's new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22526 (Dev Channel)

  • Microsoft is experimenting with showing ALT + TAB as windowed instead of full screen for some Insiders.
  • Added support for wideband speech when using Apple AirPods products (AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max), improving audio quality for voice calls.
  • Credential Guard is now enabled by default on Windows 11 Enterprise (E3 and E5) licensed PCs that are enterprise-joined.
  • Finally, Windows 11 is indexing more file locations to make search Files Explorer even faster. The list of locations is under testing.

Besides the changes mentioned above, there are a number of reliability improvements and bugfixes made to File Explorer, Search, Spotlight collection, Widgets, and a few more. For instance, today's build addresses a DWM crash impacting some Insiders on the previous flight.

Traditionally for a pre-release build, there are known issues that may or may not affect your device. Check out the list here.

If you have configured your PC to receive builds from the Dev channel, you should receive the update automatically. Otherwise, you can directly install it from scratch using the UUP Dump service.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

3 thoughts on “Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22526”

  1. Nadie quiere a Windows 11, es un fracaso total mas bien publica cosas de Windows 10, al menos no falla ya tanto y tiene las opciones que todos usan, no como el 11, tras de requisitos absurdos para su instalacion le quitan funciones tan basicas que todos necesitamos.
    Nobody wants Windows 11, it is a total failure rather it publishes Windows 10 things, at least it does not fail so much and it has the options that everyone uses, not like 11, after absurd requirements for its installation they take away such basic functions that we all need.

  2. I agree with you completely. What sort of half-witted corporation attempts to resurrect a failed operating system (Windows 8) ? – The problem is this. It’s not what the consumer wants, it’s what they want. Shares in Microsoft anyone ? – I think they should stick to farming !!!

  3. One drive has NEVER worked for me. It gave me photos i never downloaded. Im now stuck with win. 11 and its terrible! im throwing my p c in a ditch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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