KB5017390: Check out all the changes brought to Windows 11

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  • Yes, Beta Channel Insiders got their hands on some new software to play with.
  • Microsoft has just released Beta builds 22621.598 and 22622.598 (KB5017390).
  • Check out everything that is happening with your favorite version of Windows 11.
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After we received builds 22621.590 and 22622.590 (KB5017846) for the Windows 11 Beta Channel last week, Microsoft thought the time had come for some new software.

Back then, developers managed to fix the issue causing Control Panel to not launch from the Start menu, Search, or if pinned to the taskbar in the previous flight.

So, as you expected, the Redmond-based tech company is fighting two brand new builds to the above-mentioned Channel.

However, before we get into it, be sure to also check Windows 11 Dev build 25193, just to make sure you are all caught up with what happens to the most recent OS.

What can we expect from builds 22621.598 and 22622.598?

As we’re pretty sure everyone got accustomed to, a few weeks back, Microsoft began flighting two separate Windows 11 Preview builds for Insiders on the Beta channel for a staggered release.

Fast forward to the present day, the Redmond tech giant has released an update with builds 22621.598 and Build 22622.598 (KB5017390).

These two builds have a lot in common, just like there are clear differences between them, so we are just going to sit down, breathe deep, and check out the changelog together.

Changes and Improvements in Build 22622.598

[Settings]

  • For the time being, you will no longer be able to uninstall apps with inter-dependencies (e.g., Steam and gaming apps running on Steam) or repair Win32 apps under Settings > Apps > Installed apps. You will still be able to modify and uninstall Win32 apps without inter-dependencies.

Fixes in Build 22622.598

[File Explorer]

  • Fixed an issue leading to a small set of Insiders with “launch folder windows in a separate process” not being able to launch File Explorer in the last two flights due to an explorer.exe crash.
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn’t interact with the top part of File Explorer (with the address bar) when File Explorer was full screen (F11).
  • Fixed an issue where command bar items like copy, paste, and empty recycle bin may unexpectedly not be enabled when they should be.

Fixes for BOTH Build 22621.598 & Build 22622.598

  • We fixed an issue that creates a duplicate print queue. Because of this, the original print queue stops working.
  • We fixed an issue that affects Roaming User Profiles. After you sign in or sign out, some of your settings are not restored.

Known issues

[General]

  • Clicking the network icon on the Lock screen does not work and will crash the Lock screen and may require you to reboot to login. After logging in, you can switch between wireless networks as needed.

What can I do if KB5017390 fails to install?

  1. Press WinI to access Settings.
  2. Select the System category and click on Troubleshoot.w11 troubleshoot
  3. Press the Other troubleshooters button.other troubleshooters windows 11
  4. Press the Run button next to Windows Update.windows update troubleshooter

Be sure to report any other issues you might come across, in order for Microsoft to address and improve the overall OS experience for us all.

There you have it, folks! Everything you can expect if you are a Windows Insider. Leave a comment below if you found any issues since installing this build.

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