Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.160 To Dev and Beta Channels Windows Insiders

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Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.160 to Windows Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channels. Microsoft has recommended Windows Insiders switch to the Beta Channel for more stabilized builds of Windows 11. If you are on the Beta Channel, then you need not have to do any work. However, if you are in the Dev channel, you should consider migrating to Beta Channel as suggested by Microsoft.

Microsoft has released the ISOs for Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.132 to the Windows Insider Preview Downloads page. The ISOs can be used to perform either clean installation or on-place upgrade. If you use the ISOs to install Windows 11, you will go through the new Windows 11 setup experience or out-of-box experience.

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Microsoft has developed the installation process is such a way to build excitement for Windows 11 right from the booting stage initially. The update has added the ability to name your PC during the setup experience. The Get Started app will enable users to quickly run setup on a new PC after the completion of the new setup experience.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.160 has added a new Clock app for Windows 11 with Focus Sessions. The time required to finish the update, which you would have views in the Power menu will now display only on PCs with SSDs. You will view the estimates if you are using a PC or laptop with a standard hard disk. The product team will add this feature to Ps with standard hard disks after fixing bugs.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.160 has resolved an issue where the location in use icon was displaying in the Taskbar even though the usage was blocked by your preferences. If you upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or while installing WIndows 11 update, some features could be deprecated or removed.

Microsoft has revealed that they are investigating an issue where only the “Stop getting preview builds” option is visible while navigating to Settings | Windows Update | Windows Insider Program. If the Taskbar and the Start menu are not working after upgrading to Windows 11 in the Beta Channel, then the problem is under investigation. Microsoft is working to resolve an issue that is causing some Surface Pro X devices to bug check with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at

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