According to the announcement, Windows 11 build 22000.120 introduces a new Family widget, brings badge notification for Chat, and adds tweaks to the taskbar, Desktops, Settings, and File Explorer. Also, there are a bunch of fixes for many of the system components.

Windows 10 build 22000.120 changes

As part of the build 2200.120, this Windows 11 preview adds a new Family widget for Microsoft accounts that allows you to view recent activity from members of your family group in the Widgets interface (Windows key + W keyboard shortcut). In the taskbar experience, the Chat icon now supports badge notifications. When hovering over an app, the preview will show an improved close button. And when using “ALT + Tab,” “Task view,” and snap assist, the preview makes better use of the space. When changing backgrounds for “Desktops,” even if Settings is already open, if you use the “Choose Background” option through the Task view experience will now force Settings to move to the Desktop you are on. The Settings app’s “Identify” button on the Display page is now located under the area to arrange the monitors. File Explorer is also getting a few tweaks, including a more compact context menu when using the experience with the mouse. You will now find a “New” button in the command bar that allows you to more easily view and select the items you have to create, like Folder, Shortcut, Text Document, and more.

Windows 11 build 22000.120 fixes

These are all the fixes rolling out the update KB5005188 for devices in the Dev Channel: Fixes for taskbar: Fixes for Settings: Fixes for File Explorer: Fixes for Start menu: Fixes for Search: Fixes for windows: Fixes for Windows Security: Fixes for Input: General fixes:

Known issues found in build 22000.120

These are all the known issues for update KB5005188:

Start: You might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. System and Windows Terminal are missing when right-clicking on the Start button (Windows key + X). Taskbar: The experience will sometimes flicker when switching input methods. Search: After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the Taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. And the Search panel might appear black and not display any content below the search box. Widgets: The widgets board may appear empty. Launching links from the widgets board may not invoke apps to the foreground. Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. For the new Family widget, some users may see a ‘connect a device to see screen time activity’ message even with screen time settings enable, and the location information may not be available for some users on iOS. Windows Sandbox: The taskbar will crash continuously in Windows Sandbox. Localization: There is an issue where some Insiders may be missing translations from their user experience for a small subset of languages running the latest Insider Preview builds. 

Installing Windows 11 build 22000.120

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22000.120 (KB5005188), you need to enroll your device in the Dev Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section. Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 22000.120 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the Check for Updates button. However, you will need a device that meets the minimum system requirements to receive the update if you are new to the Windows Insider Program. If you are an existing Insider, you can upgrade to the first preview of Windows 11 without restrictions. But, if your computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements, you won’t be able to install the final version when the new OS releases. In the case that your computer meets the minimum requirements, then you will continue to be able to test the preview of Windows 11. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.