Microsoft updates Windows 11 build for its Dev Channel testers

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Microsoft has made available a new test build of Windows 11 for people in the Dev Channel running the newest version of Windows. On July 8, Microsoft delivered a tweaked Build 22000.65, with minor fixes included.

The first officially released test build of Windows 11 was released on June 28. It included some, but not all, of the features, that officials highlighted during the product launch on June 24.

The 22000.65 update released on Thursday includes a search box on the Start Menu, among other changes.

Fixes and tweaks

Users now have the ability for the Taskbar to display multiple monitors (enabled in settings), and updates for several system alert boxes to display changes in settings, low battery, and more. The new test build also allows users to make changes to the ‘Power Mode’ by going to the Power and Battery page in settings.

The build also comes with a fix for remote code exploitation in the Windows Print Spooler Service (also known as ‘PrintNightmare.’)

There are fixes for various taskbar viewing issues (like resolution) to various Settings, Search and Widgets issues, and other problems.

Expanding access

Microsoft has plans to expand Windows 11 to other members of its testing rings to include more than just the Dev Channel. This should happen at some point in the future. Officials have said that Windows 11 should be available in some new PCs this holiday season.

It may be available to those running existing qualifying Windows 10 PCs starting this fall, via a Windows update.

This will continue into early next year. By that time, the operating system will have proliferated many systems, as it continues to roll out and replace Windows 10. If you want to use Windows 11 today, you can join the Windows Insider programme.