Build 25197 for Windows 11, according to the official changes, re-introduces the Taskbar experience designed specifically for tablets and brings new visual updates for the Taskbar System Tray. In addition, there is an updated version of the Settings app with animated icons, and it delivers a slew of fixes and improvements. Although the official ISO file isn’t available, you can still download the latest image for build 25197 using the UUP Dump tool.

Windows 11 build 25197

Here are all the new features and improvements for the latest release of Windows 11 in the Dev Channel:

Taskbar design for tablet

Starting on build 25197, Windows 11 is re-introducing a new Taskbar design for tablets previously unveiled on build 22563. The updated version of the Taskbar will automatically transition to tablet mode when disconnecting or folding the keyboard on a convertible device. (The feature won’t be available on laptops or desktops.) The Taskbar offers two modes: “collapsed” and “expanded.” The “collapsed” state hides all the icons except those essential ones from the system tray, giving you more space and preventing you from accidentally invoking the Taskbar when holding your tablet. In the “expanded” state, the Taskbar is optimized for touch with bigger icons. You can easily switch between the two states by swiping up and down on the bottom of your device. You can always control these experiences on Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar behaviors with the “Automatically hide the taskbar when using your device as a tablet” setting.

Taskbar System Tray 

This update also brings new visual updates to the Taskbar’s System Tray, including a new rounded focus and hover treatment on all icons in the lower right.

Settings app

The Settings app is not getting a lot of changes, but the next time you open the app, you will notice a specific animation based on the icon as you move between each section using the left pane, something that Microsoft describes as “delightful, unexpected moments of joy with purpose.” Although Microsoft is introducing these visuals on build 25197, the feature was previously discovered on build 25188.

Fixes and improvements

In addition, this flight includes various fixes for File Explorer, Taskbar, Settings, and more.


Start menu

File explorer




Task Manager


Other changes

In this release, there are also a bunch of known issues with File Explorer, Settings, Widgets, and more. 

Install build 25197

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 25197, 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 25197 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.