According to the official changelogs, Windows 11 build 22616 brings the internet and Microsoft account requirements for the Pro edition while setting an installation for the first time. If you choose to set up a device for Work or School, there is no change, and it will work the same way as before. Microsoft is reverting some changes for the system tray available in previous builds. For example, the “Show hidden icons” flyout will now function the same way it did with the original release of Windows 11, including the ability to rearrange icons in the flyout. Also, this flight introduces several fixes for the Taskbar, input, Widgets, Settings, Task Manager, and more. Since build 22616 is an almost finalized version of Windows 11 22H2, Microsoft is now recommending Insiders switch their devices from the Dev to the Beta Channel to prevent installing builds for the next version of Windows. If you want to switch channels without reinstallation, open Settings > Windows Update > Windows Insider Program, select the “Choose your Insider builds” setting and choose the “Beta Channel” option.

Windows 11 build 22616 fixes

There are the fixes that Microsoft is addressing in the latest preview of Windows 11 22H2:






Task Manager

Windows Sandbox

Other fixes

In addition to the fixes, the company also highlights only two known issues with the Live Captions feature.

Install Windows 11 build 22616

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22616, you need to enroll your device in the Beta Channel or 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 22616 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. 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.