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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.160 rolls out for the Dev and Beta channels as Microsoft publishes Windows 11 ISOs

Windows 11 ISOs are now available to download for consumers, enterprise and in China. (Image source: Microsoft)
Windows 11 ISOs are now available to download for consumers, enterprise and in China. (Image source: Microsoft)
Microsoft has published another Windows 11 Preview Build, albeit one with hardly any changes compared to its predecessor. Nonetheless, this week marks the publication of Windows 11 ISOs for consumers, enterprise and those in China.

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.160 to the Dev and Beta channels. Currently, only the Release Preview channel remains on Windows 10, presumably until Microsoft readies a release candidate. While we thought that Build 22000.132 made hardly any changes to Windows 11, Build 22000.160 makes even fewer.

According to the latest Windows Insider Blog post, Microsoft has fixed an issue where Windows 11 would show the 'location in use' icon even if its usage was blocked. Separately, the new Clock app with Focus Sessions is available with integrations for Microsoft To Do and Spotify.

As it stands, the updated app is only rolling out to the Dev Channel. Incidentally, PCs with HDDs will no longer show how long a restart for updates will take. This feature should return eventually, but it is inaccurate on SSDs too, in our experience.

As usual, the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build contains plenty of known issues. You can read through all these in the latest Windows Insider Blog post. Microsoft notes that now would be the time to switch from the Dev channel to Beta channel if you would prefer more stabilised Windows 11 builds going forward.

Arguably, the biggest change this week is the release of Windows 11 ISOs. Microsoft has pushed last week's Insider Preview, Build 22000.132, for reference. The ISO includes the new Windows 11 setup experience, also called the out of box experience (OOBE). You can download the ISO from the Windows Insider Preview Downloads page.

The new Clock app contains integrations with Spotify and Microsoft To Do. (Image source: Microsoft)
The new Clock app contains integrations with Spotify and Microsoft To Do. (Image source: Microsoft)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-08-20 (Update: 2021-08-20)