New Windows 11 build for the Beta channel fixes more issues

New Windows 11 build for the Beta channel fixes more issues

We’ve been expecting this for a couple of weeks, but today, Microsoft finally separated Windows Insiders in the Dev channel from those in the Beta channel. The Dev channel is now testing next year’s update for Windows 11 with build 22449, but the Beta channel is also getting a new update that’s part of the upcoming release on October 5. Windows 11 build 22000.176 is now heading to Windows Insiders in the Beta channel, and it only includes some bug fixes.

The biggest news with this build is that it’s now available for commercial users in the Release Preview channel. If your computer belongs to an organization and you’re enrolled in this channel, you’ll be given the option to upgrade to Windows 11, or test Windows 10 version 21H2 instead. You don’t have to upgrade to Windows 11 anytime soon.

As mentioned above, there’s nothing new in this build. Microsoft says you can show or hide taskbar icons like Chat, Search, or Widgets by going right-clicking the taskbar, but that’s not new. It’s possible that Microsoft just wanted to bring attention to this feature.

However, this build does include some fixes for known issues, including one where making a call with Microsoft Teams (Preview) wouldn’t produce a ringtone. You can see the full list of fixes below:

Bug fixes in Windows 11 build 22000.176

[General]

  • We fixed an issue with paired Bluetooth LE devices that was causing an increase in Bluetooth reliability issues and bugchecks after resume from hibernate or when Bluetooth was turned off.
  • We mitigated an issue that was resulting some users hitting in an unexpected error when trying to take pictures with certain USB cameras.
  • When setting up Windows Hello in OOBE, we’ve added a new link to learn more about Windows Hello.

[Chat from Microsoft Teams]

  • Arabic and Hebrew languages will now allow changing Teams Settings.
  • We fixed the issue where if you were making an outgoing call, there was no ring tone, but the user interface would show that the call is getting connected.

[Microsoft Store]

The following issues were fixed in the most recent Store updates:

  • We fixed the issue where the install button might not be functional in limited scenarios.
  • We also fixed an issue where rating and reviews were not available for some apps.

Meanwhile, the list of known issues is still quite long, and it’s starting to look like some of these issues may slip through to the final release on October 5. Here’s what you still need to look out for:

Known issues in Windows 11 build 22000.176

[General]

  • We’re investigating reports from Insiders in the Beta Channel where after upgrading to Windows 11, they are not seeing the new Taskbar and the Start menu doesn’t work. To workaround this if you are impacted, please try going to Windows Update > Update history, uninstalling the latest cumulative update for Windows, and the reinstall it by checking for updates.
  • We’re working on a fix for an issue that is causing some Surface Pro X devices to bug check with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.

[Start]

  • In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
  • System and Windows Terminal is missing when right-clicking on the Start button (WIN + X).

[Taskbar]

  • The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.

[Search]

  • After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
  • Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.

[Widgets]

  • The widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again.
  • Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors.

[Microsoft Store]

  • We continue to work to improve search relevance in the Store.

[Windows Sandbox]

  • Within Windows Sandbox, the language input switcher does not launch after clicking the switcher icon on the Taskbar. As a workaround, users can switch their input language via any of the following hardware keyboard shortcuts: Alt + Shift, Ctrl + Shift, or Win + Space (the third option is available only if Sandbox is full-screened).
  • Within Windows Sandbox, the IME context menu does not launch after clicking the IME icon in the Taskbar. As workarounds, users can access the functionalities of the IME context menu with either of following methods:
    • Accessing the IME settings via Settings > Time & language >  Language & region > <each IME language> (e.g. Japanese) three dots > Language options > <each IME> (e.g. Microsoft IME) three dots > Keyboard options.
      • Optionally, you may also enable the IME toolbar, an alternative UI to quickly invoke specific IME functions. Continuing from above, navigate to Keyboard options > Appearance > Use IME toolbar.
    • Using the unique set of hardware keyboard shortcuts associated with each IME-supported language. (See: Japanese IME ShortcutsTraditional Chinese IME Shortcuts).

[Localization]

  • There is an issue where some Insiders may be some missing translations from their user experience for a small subset of languages running the latest Insider Preview builds. To confirm if you have been impacted, please visit this Answers forum post and follow the steps for remediation.

We still have yet to see some of the features Microsoft has announced for Windows 11. We know now that Android apps won’t be available at launch, but the new Paint app teased by Panos Panay a couple of weeks ago is also nowhere to be found for now. We still have a few weeks to go, so hopefully this will be added soon along with fixes for these known issues.

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João Carrasqueira
João Carrasqueira

Writer at XDA Computing. I've been covering the world of technology since 2018, but I've loved the field for a lot longer. And I have a weird affinity for Nintendo videogames, which I'm always happy to talk about.