KB5037869 brings general improvements & fixes for Windows Insiders (Dev Channel)

The update came out on May 17, 2024

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KB5037869 brings general improvements & fixes for Windows Insiders (Dev Channel)

Recently, Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26120.670 (KB5037869) to the Dev Channel. This small update, which includes a few improvements in File Explorer, addresses issues like Windows updates not completing.

Here is the list of changes and improvements mentioned in the release notes:

Changes and Improvements gradually being rolled out to the Dev Channel with toggle on


  • This update includes a small set of general improvements and fixes that improve the overall experience for Insiders running this build on their PCs.

Fixes for everyone in the Dev Channel


  • Fixed an issue where the Network Locations header was missing in the This PC section of File Explorer.
  • This update affects next secure record 3 (NSEC3) validation in a recursive resolver. Its limit is now 1,000 computations. One computation is equal to the validation of one label with one iteration. DNS Server Administrators can change the default number of computations. To do this, use the registry setting below.
    • Name: \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DNS\Parameters\
    • Type: DWORD
    • Default: 1000
    • Max: 9600
    • Min: 1
  • This update addresses an issue that might affect domain controllers (DC). NTLM authentication traffic might increase.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the installation of a Windows update. It fails to complete. This occurs when you have to restart your device more than once.
  • This update addresses an issue that might affect Virtual Secure Mode (VSM) scenarios. They might fail. These scenarios include VPN, Windows Hello, Credential Guard, and Key Guard.

The Redmond tech giant also mentioned that after this update, users may find that the Windows + W shortcut may not work correctly when opening the Widgets board.

If you are still not a Windows Insider, you can follow this detailed guide to join the program and enjoy the latest updates before they are released to the public.

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