Update Windows 11 - First look

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Microsoft’s Windows 11 preview has been available for a couple of weeks now, but I’m still discovering new animations and details in this new OS that put a smile on my face. While the new Start menu and centered taskbar are the obvious changes in Windows 11 that you’ll notice straight away, it’s the small animations throughout the OS that really make it feel a lot more fresh and alive than ever before.

Microsoft has started detailing some of the design approaches it has used for Windows 11 and its attention to detail for daily micro-interactions. That includes things like a checkbox that has an animated tick to subtly let you know when you interact with it, or a settings cog that spins when you hover over it. Plenty of buttons in Windows 11 pop with faint signs of life or bounce as you move around the OS.

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Windows 11: 9 hidden changes you may have missed
If you've seen all the biggest improvements coming of Windows 11, now's the time to check out those lesser changes.

Microsoft has been touting a lot of big changes coming to Windows 11, including a UI overhaul for the many elements across the experience, including an updated version of the Start menu and taskbar, new features like Widgets, and redesigned Settings and File Explorer apps. However, the most recent previews for testers also reveal a number of other hidden changes.

These changes are hiding in plain sight, and you can find them in File Explorer, Desktop, Settings app, and across the experience. Some are welcome additions, while others feel like a step back.

This Windows 11 guide will highlight nine of the less obvious changes expected to come with the next version.
 

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Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71
Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71 to everyone in the Dev Channel!
 

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It’s a new week, which means it’s time for a Windows 11 Dev channel build. Today’s build – the third update that is rolling out to Windows 11 – bumps up the build number of the OS to 22000.71 and brings with it a bunch of improvements. These include a refreshed right-click context menu that adheres to the Windows 11 design, bringing acrylic blur.

As users would notice, unlike the Windows 10 Dev channel builds, Windows 11 releases are cumulative updates. This is because the OS is almost done in terms of the under-the-hood code is concerned, and it will only be serviced through cumulative updates. The other reason that this is possible with Windows 11 is that the firm has decoupled the underlying bits of the OS from the UI stack, allowing them to update the UI elements via Feature Experience Packs.

In addition to the changes to the context menu design, the build also adds a new Entertainment widget to the widgets pane with a link to the Microsoft Store. However, features such as the ability to install and run Android apps on Windows 11 are yet to be added to these builds. There are, as usual, a bunch of fixes and general improvements that have been made based on user feedback.

Here is the complete list of new features in this build:
 

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Windows 11's Android future is secured: Amazon Appstore will support App Bundles​

When Microsoft announced the upcoming operating system Windows 11, it revealed that users of its operating system would be able to install and use Android applications on the device.

The company was not talking about its Your Phone app and application mirroring technique, but native support for Android apps. Since Google's Play Store was out of the question, Microsoft came to an agreement with Amazon to integrate Amazon AppStore support into Windows 11.
Amazon confirmed this week that its store will support the App Bundle format:

"Amazon Appstore is actively working to support the new format, which will provide benefits such as smaller app size downloads for customers and on-demand downloads for features and assets. These changes benefit customers by helping them download specific aspects of an app in real-time as needed."
Source: https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/17/w...red-amazon-appstore-will-support-app-bundles/
 

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Windows 11’s build 22000.71 brings a plethora of new bugs​

  • With the new Insider preview build for Windows 11 available, users are now focusing on discovering what issues affect it.
  • As with any new software version, we are bound to stumble upon system bugs that limit or simply ruin our experience.
  • Ranging from visual glitches to system issues, build 22000.71 affects different users in different ways.
  • This article contains the majority of bugs that Windows Insiders have flagged on the upcoming operating system's new build.
In case you didn’t already know, Microsoft has released yet another preview build for the upcoming operating system, which Insiders can already test and review.
So, the 22000.71 build for Windows 11 is available for downloading and installing, if you are a Windows Insider, of course.

And, as with any new software, we are bound to run into some nasty bugs, that somehow limit our experience on the new OS.

This article will list the known bugs that plague this build of Windows 11.

Heavier disk usage with Windows 11 22000.71​

Although this Insider preview build hasn’t been available for long, some users have already flagged issues that made them wonder what is wrong with their systems.
For example, one Reddit user that was testing the new Windows 11 version, has observed that his SSD heats up a bit more than usual.
As detailed in the social media platform post, the hard drive seems to be under a bit more stress than on the previous build, as the temperature went higher this time.
Even though we aren’t talking about high-temperature spikes, the difference is still about 5-6 degrees, which may not seem like a lot right away.
But pair this with the room temperature and a not so efficient ventilation system, and it could lead to system overheat, and, shut down.

Search icon is barely visible​

Another report that has to do with bugs and glitches that plague the 22000.71 build is coming from Reddit as well. This time it’s about a visual glitch on the new Windows 11.
Apparently, according to the Insider that flagged this problem, the Search icon is almost invisible, making it hard for users to spot it.
This, however, does not take away from the tool’s functionality, as the report mentions that it still works fine, it’s just barely visible. Know that simply restarting your system will not fix this issue.
Rest assured that the tech company responsible for the OS will surely fix any visual bugs before they actually release a full, working version to the public.
If you are experiencing the same issue, know that Windows 11 has two search bars you can use, since the previous build was released.

Windows 11 update makes system slow and unresponsive​


We’ve talked about the new Windows 11 build taking a higher toll on hardware, and also displaying some visual glitches.
Now let’s look deeper into how this new OS build actually affects some devices, by running slow and chaotic.
This Reddit user is left speechless when he is simply stuck while in the Settings menu, and only a system restart can, apparently, solve this issue. But, after performing the restart and trying again, the problem persists.
Many more issues are in the full article linked below
 

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Windows 11’s build 22000.71 brings a plethora of new bugs​



Many more issues are in the full article linked below
Not surprised. It's a dev build and they are probably focusing on making things work, then optimize it later.
 

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Last month, Microsoft finally unveiled the much-anticipated Windows 11 update. The new update comes with an updated UI, performance, and productivity improvements. Microsoft has also released the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 which includes Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 among other things, but the latter can be bypassed for now.

Windows 11 will look familiar to those who followed Windows 10X development closely before its untimely demise. When Microsoft ditched Windows 10X, the Redmond giant said that it plans to bring elements of Windows 10X to Windows 10. While we have already taken a look at the first Windows 11 Insider Build, this article will provide a deeper insight into top Windows 11 features.

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Is anyone having a problem typing into the Search or Start Menu while in Safe Mode? A few times there has been a message box warning about a "stack buffer overflow" but this has not been repeatable on here. I had to use the "Run" box (Windows key + R) to type "msconfig" to get out of Safe Mode. This came about when removing the NVIDIA driver with DDU in Safe Mode.

Naturally, the one time I prepared to take a screenshot of the error message, it refused to pop up. :rolleyes: Feedback Hub has a few similar issues related to Safe Mode but no kind of real progress so far.

Edit: Found a copy of the error on the net.

stack buffer.PNG
 

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DirectStorage won't be a Windows 11 exclusive after all​

Microsoft revealed new gaming features for its Xbox consoles back in September 2020. DirectX 12 Ultimate would be coming to the system as well as the new DirectStorage API. The API, designed to "vastly reduce load times" of games, would also come to Windows PCs.

In June 2020, Microsoft revealed that DirectStorage will be a Windows 11 exclusive. Windows 11 is Microsoft's next version of Windows, which the company plans to make available later this year (a leak suggests in October 2021).
Now, one month later, Microsoft appears to have had a change of heart. On its DirectX developer blog, Microsoft confirms that DirectStorage will also be supported by its Windows 10 operating system.
Microsoft is committed to ensuring that when game developers adopt a new API, they can reach as many gamers as possible. As such, games built against the DirectStorage SDK will be compatible with Windows 10, version 1909 and up; the same as the DirectX 12 Agility SDK.
DirectStorage will be supported by Windows 10 version 1909 and later. Microsoft notes that Windows 11 was designed with DirectStorage in mind, and that some optimizations are only available for devices running Windows 11.
Storage stack optimizations: On Windows 11, this consists of an upgraded OS storage stack that unlocks the full potential of DirectStorage, and on Windows 10, games will still benefit from the more efficient use of the legacy OS storage stack.
 

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First Preview of Chat from Microsoft Teams begins rolling out to Windows Insiders
Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re beginning to roll out new Windows 11 consumer experiences to bring you closer to the people you love, your friends and family, using Microsoft Teams. This includes a sleek new Chat flyout right off the taskbar as well as an overall Teams desktop experience architected for optimized performance and the Windows 11 design language. You can remain connected to the people you care about with chats and video calls from the convenience of your Windows 11 PC, while they can participate from any device with Microsoft Teams: desktop, mobile, or even just a web browser.

We’re excited to share more information about the experience you’ll see in Windows 11, our staged rollout plan to Windows Insiders and what you’ll be able to try out now. In this first stage, you’ll be able to sign in, add contacts, and connect via individual and group chats. Over the coming weeks, we will enable audio and video calling, meetings, screen sharing and other capabilities. At the end of this blog post we’ll share some tips for Windows Insiders on getting started in this first stage. Note: We are beginning to roll Chat from Microsoft Teams to only a subset of Insiders at first, and over time will increase to more Insiders. Insiders will also need to reboot to see it enabled.
 
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