Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 build for Windows Insiders on the beta and dev channel. Build 22616 has fixes for the “Show hidden icon” bug from the last build and the removal of the task bar changes introduced a few weeks ago. With this build Windows Insiders on Windows 11 Pro edition now require a Microsoft (MSA) account and internet connectivity during the initial device setup (OOBE) when setting up for personal use. If you use Work or School account, it still works the same way.

At the moment both the beta and dev channels are receiving the same builds, but that window will be closing soon.

Here are the fixes and known issues with build 22616:



We fixed an issue where performance and reliability of explorer.exe could degrade over time, eventually resulting in a bugcheck, in the recent Insider Preview builds.


We fixed the issue causing the “Show hidden icons” flyout in the system tray to disappear completely for some Insiders, even though it shows as “on” under Settings > Personalization > Taskbar and “Other system tray icons”.


Fixed an issue which was leading to some apps crashing when pressing the half-width/full-width key while using the Japanese IME.


Fixed an issue where if you tried to open the widgets board using a gesture from the side of the screen, you would see the widgets board open and then immediately close.

Fixed an issue where users were unable to use the swipe functionality to reliably invoke Widgets.


Fixed an issue that could cause Quick Settings to crash when projecting to certain wireless devices.


Addressed an issue where using the 3-finger on-screen touch gesture for minimizing could cause animations to stop working across the system.

Fixed an issue impacting DWM reliability in recent flights.

Fixed an issue which was causing some apps like Settings to open blank if they were re-opened an upgrade or reboot.

[Task Manager]

We fixed an issue that was causing the process list to fluctuate between Apps & Background groups when clicking on Efficiency mode from the command bar

[Windows Sandbox]

Fixed an underlying issue which could cause some text in Windows Sandbox to appear as black boxes in certain cases.


Fixed an issue leading to Windows Update notifications showing they were sent from “Windows.SystemToast.WindowsUpdate.MoNotification” instead of “Windows Update”.

Known issues

[Live captions]

Certain apps in full screen (e.g., video players) prevent live captions from being visible.

Certain apps positioned near the top of the screen and closed before live captions is run will re-launch behind the live captions window positioned at top. Use the system menu (ALT + Spacebar) while the app has focus to move the app’s window further down.


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