- With the new Insider preview build for Windows 11 available, users are now focusing on discovering what issues affect it.
- As with any new software version, we are bound to stumble upon system bugs that limit or simply ruin our experience.
- Ranging from visual glitches to system issues, build 22000.71 affects different users in different ways.
- This article contains the majority of bugs that Windows Insiders have flagged on the upcoming operating system's new build.
In case you didn’t already know, Microsoft has released yet another preview build for the upcoming operating system, which Insiders can already test and review.
So, the 22000.71 build for Windows 11 is available for downloading and installing, if you are a Windows Insider, of course.
And, as with any new software, we are bound to run into some nasty bugs, that somehow limit our experience on the new OS.
This article will list the known bugs that plague this build of Windows 11.
Windows 11 is still a test build, so no drivers are available yet
Al across the internet, Windows Insiders are pointing out that certain peripherals or other hardware elements aren’t working properly anymore.
The most important aspect to keep in mind when dealing with the new operating system is that most companies that provide the services and components we need are not producing drivers yet.
Neither is Microsoft, for the above-mentioned products and it will be a while until these drivers will become available. Until then, all we can do is contribute to the testing phase of Windows 11, and report the problems we come across.
Heavier disk usage with Windows 11 22000.71
Although this Insider preview build hasn’t been available for long, some users have already flagged issues that made them wonder what is wrong with their systems.
For example, one Reddit user that was testing the new Windows 11 version, has observed that his SSD heats up a bit more than usual.
As detailed in the social media platform post, the hard drive seems to be under a bit more stress than on the previous build, as the temperature went higher this time.
Even though we aren’t talking about high-temperature spikes, the difference is still about 5-6 degrees, which may not seem like a lot right away.
But pair this with the room temperature and a not so efficient ventilation system, and it could lead to system overheat, and, shut down.
File explorer shows incorect disk space information
Similar reports have been spotted across social media platforms immediately after the launch of the first Insider build for Windows 11.
Reddit user Nightroll2344 warns his fellow Insiders that, after installing the latest build of Microsft’s future operating system, they might run into a surprise when using File Explorer.
Disk space values are incorrectly shown by the system, causing confusion among users.
Laptop hotkes are no longer functional
After installing this build, Windows 11 Insiders are also pointing out that their laptop hotkeys have been stripped of their functionality.
This can prove to be a real nuisance for those of us who have grown accustomed to using hotkeys for every action, instead of clicking.
Windows 11 OS freezing on boot
New reports are coming in about the problems that some users encounter while dealing with Microsoft’s new OS.
This time, someone states that after using the operating system for a few hours, it crashed via a GSoD and refused to cooperate anymore.
I enrolled my computer into the Windows Insider Program and wasn’t able to install and Windows 11 preview builds at that time. However, after a week or two, it prompted me to install the lastest Windows feature update. After restart, it installed Windows 11. It was functioning perfectly at first. However, I wouldn’t be posting here if I didn’t have an issue with it.
I was using it as normal for a few hours, and go to use the restroom and return to my computer with a rather unpleasant suprise. I wasn’t too scared since it was just a green screen of death (with a stop code of Memory Management) and it would just restart, but as it restarted the computer, it freezes on the boot screen with the Dell logo unable to load Windows. It can POST, but isn’t able to boot at all.
This is not the first time that Windows 11 users mention their systems failing with errors such as green, blue, or black screens.
Don’t panic, though, as it is important to keep in mind that these software versions of the operating system are still previews designed for public testing, so errors are quite common and expected.
Search icon is barely visible
Another report that has to do with bugs and glitches that plague the 22000.71 build is coming from Reddit as well. This time it’s about a visual glitch on the new Windows 11.
Apparently, according to the Insider that flagged this problem, the Search icon is almost invisible, making it hard for users to spot it.
This, however, does not take away from the tool’s functionality, as the report mentions that it still works fine, it’s just barely visible. Know that simply restarting your system will not fix this issue.
Rest assured that the tech company responsible for the OS will surely fix any visual bugs before they actually release a full, working version to the public.
If you are experiencing the same issue, know that Windows 11 has two search bars you can use, since the previous build was released.
Windows 11 update makes system slow and unresponsive
We’ve talked about the new Windows 11 build taking a higher toll on hardware, and also displaying some visual glitches.
Now let’s look deeper into how this new OS build actually affects some devices, by running slow and chaotic.
This Reddit user is left speechless when he is simply stuck while in the Settings menu, and only a system restart can, apparently, solve this issue. But, after performing the restart and trying again, the problem persists.
No transparency effect on Windows 11
One of the first things that everyone who installed Windows 11 will surely notice is the visual overhaul that Microsoft designed for the new OS.
But, as we mentioned before, there are certain bugs that affect different users in different ways. And this new preview build is not an exception to this unwritten rule.
One user that tried using Windows 11 on a Virtual Machine (VM), observed that his operating system lacks the transparency effect that kind of made the upcoming OS famous, visually.
I’ve got the dev build of Windows 11 on a VM right now. I just recently activated it, and usually one of the visual features you get with activating Windows is the inclusion of the aero “blurred” transparency effect in windows, taskbar etc. But I haven’t been able to get that working. I have available all the personalization options as a fully activated version, and even the toggle for transparency is active. But yet the effect is still not present. This is a big visual aspect of the new operating system and being a very visually “picky” person it bugs that I’m not able to use this. I’ve restarted, reset, tried messing with regedit, and other options but still no success. I come here as a last resort so any help would truly be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
However, this problem could be caused by the fact that the VM needs the graphic drivers in order to deliver a full visual experience. We will monitor this case, to see if others are affected in a similar way.
Build 22000.71 affects Ambiend Light Sensors adjustment
Out of all the bugs that have been reported for the new Windows 11 build, this has got to be one that annoys them the most.
Microsoft’s new software seems to also affect the way that the operating system adjusts the brightness to the ambient light and conditions.
According to Wu998, after installing the new OS build, the Ambient Light Sensor did not auto-adjust the system’s brightness as expected.
What he also reports is that, sometimes, the system’s brightness control had no response or an extremely slow one.
Although this is not a system-threatening glitch, we all expect it to work, as for many, adjusting the brightness manually can be a nuisance, so most of us rely on the automatic change.
CPU overclock works differently on Windows 11
While trying to boost performance, a Windows 11 user found out the hard way that things are a bit different now.
In his Microsoft Answers post, he shared his issue with the rest of the Windows 11 Insiders that are actively testing the new build.
I have 8700k cpu which was overclocked to 5.0Ghz so the cpu multiplier is 50. The moment I upgraded to Windows 11 Preview I noticed my cpu frequency dropped to 4.7Ghz. So I went back to my BIOS and changed multiplier to 47 just to check if frequency stay at 4.7Ghz. However, to my surprise it went down to 4.4Ghz.That means Windows 11 always lower your cpu frequency by 300Ghz which is a lot. Also I noticed that multiplier is down to 44 in Windows. I can go and change cpu multiplier to 53 however this is insane. I am looking for any suggestion or solutions to this problem.
It was later discovered that the problem was actually the negative offset. Other, more tech-savvy users have specified that this is not a Windows 11 system-related problem.
As Microsoft does not build CPUs, there is no such thing as CPU multipliers, and there never were, as far as the Windows OS collection is concerned.
Neither Intel nor AMD support overclocking. There’s no rule forbidding it, but if you want to perform an unsupported activity on an unfinished, experimental operating system, you need to anticipate that the experience will be challenging.
Text misalignment visual glitch
Circling back to the visual glitch topic, the range of these bugs is far wider than initially expected by us all. And although this one is somewhat barely noticeable, the trained eye of a seasoned Insider will surely spot it.
While browsing through the Settings menu, a Windows 11 user discovered that the text is slightly misaligned. He was quick to post this issue on Reddit, so others can also be aware of this.
Not such a big issue, and surely one that will certainly not make it to the final build of Windows 11, prior to release.
Windows Settings not saving and not opening correcly
After recently installing the Windows 11 Insider preview build, one user is concerned that he can no longer reverse changes that he made back in Windows 10, and got transferred to the new OS.
Disabling the Settings app from running in the background seems to be affecting this Redding user even on the preview Windows 11 builds, as he said so on social media:
I recently upgraded to Windows 11 through the insider program, but whenever I attempt to open any shortcut into the settings, it opens at the default home settings menu, causing me to have to press the shortcut twice.
The closest I can think of what’s happening is I’ve disabled settings from running in the background during the time I had Windows 10 and that same setting has saved over to Windows 11, but I’m unable to find a way to turn it back on and I’m hoping there’s a simple fix or someway to re-enable it as a background app from the registry.
Fixing the Microsoft Store actually breaks the Microsoft Store
The upcoming OS, which will start rolling out officially at the end of this year, according to Microsoft, has more bugs than users were expecting to deal with.
Here’s a bug that influences the Store app in a way that wasn’t exactly expected, according to Reddit.
Hey, so I wanted to download Minecraft from Microsoft store on Windows 11 but it didn’t show like any price or any download button, so i decided to use the fix option in applications and functions. After that i waited for around an hour and it still has that yellow progress bar. I tried resetting my pc but that did nothing, what do i do?
After performing the actions described in the post, this Windows 11 user’s Store icon appeared as inactive in the system’s menu, therefore no longer accessible.
Steam is preventing system from shutting down
We’ve all been in the situation where we want to restart or shut down our system but there are still some processes in the background, and Windows prompts you before taking any further action,
The options were simple: wait for the applications to end their processes or shut down anyway. However, on Windows 11 the situation seems to be a bit different, as some users are describing.
Apparently, after pressing the Shut Down button on the Insider preview build, the Steam app is actually preventing the system to power off, while still lingering for minutes.
Gaming is still not fully supported on Windows 11
We’ve all seen the different behavior patterns that the new OS displays when we try to play video games on it. Some games work just as before, or even better, while others simply won’t run or break during the experience.
Reddit user Mysterow alerted his fellow Insiders that gaming still has major issues on the future operating system.
Many of the other Windows 11 users that reacted to the post are warning him that the system on which he installed the preview build is already outdated. Pair that with gaming and it seems like the perfect recipe for disaster.
Touch not working properly on Onenote UWP
Allegedly, the new operating system preview build is also affecting the way you can interact with certain apps via touch sensors.
Reports of Windows 11 breaking every tool we used to utilize on the previous OS are coming in daily and it seems that Microsoft is struggling to keep up with this enormous volume of bug fixing.
This user has flagged an issue that involves touch, while trying to do his work, on the Microsoft One Note app.
Hi all – I dont know if its just me but I’m having problems with touch on the UWP app in windows11 (22000.71) build.
Basically I cant use my fingers to select text. I can double touch on a word to select it but I cant expand the selection to select more that one word or sentance at t time.
I also cant move images around by touch.
Has anyone else come across this?
Playing videos causes screen to continuously flicker
Some Windows 11 Insiders encounter issues when trying to play online videos via their designated browser. On the Microsoft Answers page, one user says that his screen keeps flickering non-stop when he is watching videos.
The situation seems to persist even after changing the browser used for playback. According to the user that flagged this issue, nothing changes whether he is using Chrome or Edge.
Similar reports can be found across the internet, involving weird system behavior after the installation of the Insider preview builds for Microsoft’s new OS.
Have you encountered any system bugs while trying out the new Windows 11 build? If so, share your experience with us in the comments section below.