Microsoft Throws Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2271 and 22631.2271 To Beta Channel

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2271

Microsoft has announced the launch of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2271 and 22631.2271 to the Beta Channel Windows Insiders. While new features are rolling out in Build 22631.2271, the new features are deactivated by default in Build 22621.2271. Microsoft has disabled Windows Ink improvements introduced with Build 22631.2050, which enabled linking directly onto edit fields. The product team is working on the resolve bugs that impact the usability of the experience.

Microsoft has resolved an issue where the progress wheel in the tab would get stuck. This will show File Explorer was loading a folder when the loading had already finished. The flight has resolved an issue where File Explorer would crash upon opening two instances rapidly. The update resolved an issue that could make explorer.exe to crash while navigating away from Home. If you open Gallery after adding new images that will crash but this issue is now fixed. Microsoft also added several bug fixes to enhance File Explorer launch performance.

This includes fixing a leak that could impact performance over time. If the File Explorer sorting changes wouldn’t persist in fo9lders after navigating away and back, then the issue has been resolved. The issue pertaining to File Explorer icons has been resolved.

Microsoft has resolved an issue that causes the Windows Copilot icon in the Taskbar to flip backward for RTL languages. The flight has resolved a high-hitting tabtlp.exe crash that could have impacted the ability to type in the last coupled flights. If explorer.exe crashed upon switching search on the icon in Taskbar Settings, then the issue has been resolved. If you are unable to paste a folder path to mount into the dialog while creating a new Dev Drive.

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The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2271 has resolved an issue that could cause Task Manager to crash when making use of the End Task option on the Details page recent builds. The issue resolved a sporadic explorer.exe crash related to the HDR wallpaper usage. The issue pertaining to capturing window mode screenshots has been resolved.

Microsoft also rolled out the Microsoft Store update for Windows Insiders running version 22308.1401.x.x and higher. You can explore and subscribe to PC Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate via a new dedicated page. You can learn about Game Pass benefits such as exclusive games, deals, free perks, EA Play, and much more with the new experience. You can easily discover, jump in, and play your next favorite game such as Day One games, new games on Game Pass, Bethesda games, and much more.

You should note that the Beta Channel is the place to preview experiences that are closer to what will be made available to general customers. There is a possibility that some features could show up in the Beta Channel before entering Dev and Canary Channels. Windows Insiders who were previously on Build 22624 will automatically get moved to Build 22631 via an enablement package. It automatically increments the build number for the update with new features that get rolled out. This approach is being used for the Beta Channel only and is not indicative of any changes or plans for final feature rollouts.

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