Daring Windows Insiders can get their first official taste of 11.
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Windows 11 is here, sort of. The new operating system out of Redmond will be officially released later this year for some, and in early 2022 for those looking to upgrade from Windows 10. However, Windows Insiders can download and use an early, pre-release build of Windows 11 right now. Microsoft rolled out Windows 11 to those Insiders in the Dev Channel.

The current build of Windows 11 available to Insiders includes a good deal of the features that were revealed by Microsoft just this past week. These new features obviously include the new user interface, new widgets, new Settings section, the new Windows Store, and more. Hell, there's even a new Insider release for Office that users can try out alongside their new Windows 11 build.

It's not all smooth sailing for today's Windows 11 release though. There are a number of known issues in the current release (Build 22000.51). For instance, those with multiple monitors will find out that the taskbar will not display properly on anything but your primary monitor. This will be returning in a later build. There are also some issues with the Settings, the Start menu, searching, Widgets, and more. All of these known issues can be found below.

  • When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed. See details here.
  • Taskbar:
    • Taskbar will not be shown across multiple monitors but will return in an upcoming build.
    • The preview window may not display the entire window when hovering over Task View on the taskbar.
  • Settings:
    • When upgrading a device with multiple user accounts to Windows 11, Settings will fail to launch.
    • A small set of Settings legacy pages as well as fit and finish bugs will be addressed in future releases.
    • The ‘Power mode’ setting does not show up on the Power & battery page.
    • When launching the Settings app, a brief green flash may appear.
    • When using Quick Settings to modify Accessibility settings, the settings UI may not save the selected state.
  • Start:
    • In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the taskbar. If you experience the issue, press Win + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
    • We’re working on fixing an issue that’s preventing unpinning apps from Start, making the command bar in File Explorer disappear, or hiding snap. To work around these, restart your PC.
  • Search:
    • App icons in the Search panel may do not load, and instead appear as gray squares.
    • When hovering your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar, the third recent search does not load and remains blank.
    • After clicking the Search icon taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
    • When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. To work around the issue, restart your device.
    • Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.
  • Widgets:
    • System text scaling will scale all widgets proportionally and may result in cropped widgets.
    • Launching links from the widgets board may not invoke apps to the foreground.
    • When using screen reader/Narrator in widgets may not properly announce content
    • Widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again.
    • When using the Outlook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar, and To Do changes may not sync to the widgets in real time.
    • Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual device monitor first and then launch on your secondary monitors.
    • After adding multiple widgets quickly from the widgets settings, some of the widgets may not be visible on the board.
  • Store:
    • The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios.
    • Rating and reviews are not available for some apps.
Now, it's super important to note here that, you should only opt into Windows Insider builds if you know the risks. Keep in mind too that the Dev Channel for Insider releases is usually on the most bleeding edge of releases and are far more prone to having bugs and issues when compared to other Channel releases.

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