Microsoft Releases New Windows 11 Build to Beta and Release Preview Channels

Posted on October 15, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 11 with 15 Comments

Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 22000.282 to Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels. And you won’t be surprised, given the poor quality of the release version of Windows 11, that it includes a lot of fixes.

And not a lot in the way of explanation. Sorry, let me rephrase that. There is no explanation. Instead, the Insider team announced the release of the build and then described the 50+ fixes that it contains, one-by-one.


Are any of these fixes notable? You bet. Among them are a fix for an L3 caching issue that impacts the performance of PCs with AMD Ryzen processors that made the news last week. There are fixes for the Start menu, PowerShell, Internet Explorer (??), File Explorer, and a lot more.

Since Microsoft hasn’t changed how the Beta and Release Preview channels works, these fixes should be making their way to normal, non-Insider users in the next few weeks or month, I guess.

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Comments (15)

15 responses to “Microsoft Releases New Windows 11 Build to Beta and Release Preview Channels”

  1. blue77star

    I guess at the same time someone released explorer patch which restores Windows 10 taskbar in Windows 11 among other things. It is crazy to think what a UI failure Windows 11 is when people are desperately trying to fix it by bringing back Windows 10/7 elements to it.

  2. Aaron44126

    It's packaged as a cumulative update, so these fixes would be slated to be released to general users on November 9 (at the latest).

  3. navarac

    Just a disgracefully long list of fixes to an "RTM" version of Windows. Bring back the QA Dept. Glad to avoid this disaster.

  4. harris0n

    Oh my, the consternation over software bugs and fixes Paul. All software has bugs. All 'released' software has bugs. Microsoft chose to disclose them. Bravo Microsoft. I don't get my shorts in a wad over this kind of stuff. It helps having developed software in a professional capacity for 20+ years.

  5. james_makumbi

    So, is it windows 10 or windows 11?

    Why does he mention windows 10 in the first paragraph?

    Must be a typo ?

    Also, now beta and pre-release are receiving the same version? Does this mean that the fixes are general across those two channels? Why then aren't they in the dev channel?

    Should we take it that the dev channel is testing mostly bug fixes (50+) instead of new features?

  6. Cdorf

    They have been testing the C week releases in RP for Windows 10 so my guess is that is what we are testing for 11

  7. Scott Shingleton

    If you read through the list of issues I find it more concerning the sheer number and how much Windows is just a big bloated mess of a house of cards ready to tumble.

    • mattbg

      And if this is how supported CPUs are treated, imagine if you are unsupported.

      My general theory is that it's much easier these days to attract decent graphic designers to work on Windows OS than it is to attract top-notch OS developers. It's not as prestigious as it was in 1995.

  8. ghostrider

    Windows 10 was a complete mess at launch, and it doesn't look like Win11 is much better. Considering 90% of Win11 is built from the Win10 codebase, there's no excuse really. MS really treat their 'customers' terribly these days. Win11 is a 'marketing' release only (nothing that couldn't have been added to Win10, and in fact was scheduled to be), and exists purely to appease Microsoft's channel partners and to try and brush under the carpet some of Win10's glaring problems.

    • blue77star

      I agree. It is unacceptable that Windows 11 is such mess knowing that it is basically Windows 10 on steroids.

  9. owenm

    I have one legacy application that requires Internet Explorer and it's not working at all in the Edge IE mode on Windows 11. I'm going to install this update to see if this helps. Maybe that is what they're referring to?

    • chriscarstens

      Isn’t the eventual solution to update the dinosaur dependent application or find an alternative? I cannot run any of my favorite TRS-Dos programs on Windows 11 either. How long can people depend on a backward hack? Just asking

  10. starkover

    Actually I had 11 on a Dell XPS desktop where my main issues were poor graphics performance and a non functional search (regardless of how you tried) This release fixed both issues, and I am issue free now.

  11. Matthias Götzke

    Can one join Beta and leave again without reinstalling ?

  12. epguy40

    Windows 11 22000.282 KB5006746 cumulative update available TH 10/21: