Windows 11 Insider Build 22000.194 is available for beta channel


Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.194 for Insiders in the Beta Channel and Commercial PCs in the Release Preview Channel. Today’s release follows another release released last night to Dev Channel Insiders who are currently testing the functionality of the active RS_PRERELEASE development branch.

Release Notes for Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.194

App updates

We’re starting to roll out updates for several apps included in Windows 11 to Windows Insiders in the beta channel. Today’s rollout includes the following app updates: Capture Tool, Calculator, and Clock with Debug Sessions! Check the Store for updates, try these apps, and let us know what you think!

Windows 11 Build 22000.194: Fixes

  • Addressed an issue where if you toggle a contrast theme on and off, it would cause artifacts in title bars, in some cases making the minimize / maximize / close buttons difficult to see and use.
  • Fixed a crash with some connected devices that could result in the inability to use Bluetooth.
  • Addressed an issue that caused subtitles not to appear as expected in some apps, especially Japanese subtitles.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some PCs to be checked for bugs during Modern Sleep.
  • Mitigated an issue when typing with some third-party IMEs in the search box in Settings that could cause the candidate’s window to display elsewhere on the screen (not attached to the search box) and / or characters inserted into the search box not showing.
  • We fixed an issue that caused PowerShell to create an infinite number of child directories. This issue occurs when you are using PowerShell Move-element command to move a directory to one of its children. As a result, the volume fills up and the system stops responding.
  • This release includes a change that aligns the application of Windows 11 system requirements on virtual machines (VMs) to be the same as for physical PCs. Virtual machines created previously running Insider Preview builds might not update to the latest preview builds. In Hyper-V, virtual machines must be created as a Generation 2 virtual machine. For more details on the system requirements for Windows 11, see this blog post here.

Windows 11 Insider Build 22000.194: Known issues


  • We are looking at reports from Insiders in the beta channel where after upgrading to Windows 11 they don’t see the new taskbar and the Start menu isn’t working. To work around this issue if you are affected, try going to Windows Update> Update History, uninstalling the latest cumulative update for Windows, and reinstalling it by checking for updates.
  • We are working on a fix for an issue that causes some Surface Pro X to be checked for bugs with a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.


  • In some cases, you may not be able to enter text when using search from start or taskbar. If you have the problem, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box and then close it.
  • System and Windows terminal are missing when right clicking on Start button (WIN + X).


  • The taskbar will sometimes blink when changing the input method.


  • After clicking the Search icon on the taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this happens, restart the “Windows Explorer” process and open the search panel again.
  • The search panel may appear in black and display no content below the search box.


  • The widget table may appear empty. To work around the problem, you can log out and then log back in.
  • Widgets may appear in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can first launch the widgets via a touch shortcut or WIN + W on your PC screen and then launch them on your secondary monitors.

[Microsoft Store]

  • We continue to work to improve the relevance of searches in the Store.

[Windows Sandbox]

  • In Windows Sandbox, the language input switcher does not launch after clicking the switcher icon on the taskbar. To work around this issue, users can switch input language using one of the following hardware keyboard shortcuts: Alt + Shift, Ctrl + Shift, or Win + Space (the third option is only available if Sandbox is full screen) .
  • In Windows Sandbox, the IME context menu does not launch after clicking the IME icon in the taskbar. To work around the issue, users can access IME context menu features with one of the following methods:
    • Access the IME settings via Settings> Time and language> Language and region> (for example, Japanese) three dots> Language options> (for example, Microsoft IME) three dots> Keyboard options.
      • Optionally, you can also activate the IME toolbar, another user interface, to quickly invoke specific IME functions. Continuing from above, navigate to Keyboard Options> Appearance> Use IME Toolbar.
    • Using the unique set of hardware keyboard shortcuts associated with each language supported by IME. (See: Japanese IME Shortcuts, Traditional Chinese IME Shortcuts).

Microsoft aims to deliver Windows 11 to the public starting October 5. However, the process is expected to take over a year. For more details on today’s Insider Preview Build, head over to the official blog.

Windows 10 cumulative updates are available for older versions of the operating system

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