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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.120 arrives for the Dev and Beta channels with bug fixes aplenty

Windows 11 is now on its fourth Insider Preview Build. (Image source: Microsoft)
Windows 11 is now on its fourth Insider Preview Build. (Image source: Microsoft)
Microsoft has started rolling out its fourth Windows 11 Insider Preview Build, and the first for the Dev and Beta channels simultaneously. Build 22000.120 is light on new features, but it addresses countless bugs from Build 22000.100.

Microsoft has released another Windows 11 Insider Preview Build, the first that has arrived simultaneously for the Dev and Beta channels. For reference, Microsoft released Insider Preview Build 22000.100 to both channels, albeit a week apart.

Insider Preview Build 22000.120 contains a few minor changes compared to Build 22000.100 and a heap of fixes. A new family widget is, arguably, the greatest change that Microsoft has made with its latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build. As the image below implies, Microsoft has included this widget for parents to monitor their whereabouts and screen time. The other changes introduced as of 22000.120 are more minor, in our opinion. The latest build revises the size of File Explorer's context menu, for example, and updates the 'new' button in its command bar.

Thankfully, Build 22000.120 addresses numerous bugs in Settings, including a crash that would occur when clicking Windows Hello under Sign-in Settings. Windows Hello works again too, which was not the case in Build 22000.100 across multiple devices. You can view the full set of bug fixes in Microsoft's latest Windows Insider Blog post.

Overall, Build 22000.120 feels more polished and snappy than its predecessors did. However, the latest Insider Preview Build contains multiple known issues, such as the start menu and taskbar not working for Beta Channel users. Uninstalling the latest cumulative update and reinstalling it by checking for updates should resolve this issue, but it serves as a reminder that Windows 11 remains rough around the edges. Microsoft outlines all known issues with Build 22000.120 in its latest Windows Insider Blog post too.

The new family widget is the only real new feature in Windows 11 22000.120. (Image source: Microsoft)
The new family widget is the only real new feature in Windows 11 22000.120. (Image source: Microsoft)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-08- 8 (Update: 2021-08-10)