Build 25281 for Windows 11, according to the official changes, introduces visual changes for the Windows Spotlight feature on the desktop with a new interface to show more details about the background and description. In addition, the company is trying a new way to switch between different images with previews, full-screen experience, and minimized experience.  Also, the Graphics settings page has been redesigned to match the design language across the application. Furthermore, the “Optimization for windowed games” option is now located on the main page. Finally, this flight removes the paired Bluetooth device from Settings > Bluetooth and Devices, it will no longer show up a prompt to confirm before removing it.

Windows 11 build 25281 changes

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

Windows Spotlight for desktop

On build 25281, Windows introduced a new Spotlight interface for the desktop to show more details about the wallpaper and richer information. In addition, Microsoft is testing a new way to switch between different images with previews, full-screen experience, and minimized experience.

Graphics settings

The Graphics settings page is also getting visual changes to match the design across the Settings app. However, the functionality won’t change from the previous version change, as everything will be kept the same. However, the “Optimization for windowed games” option can now be found on the main page, instead of on a different page.

Fixes and improvements

This flight also ships with a bunch of fixes and improvements for Taskbar, Input, Settings, File Explorer, and more.



File Explorer


Other fixes

This release also has known issues with the Taskbar, Task Manager, Search, and more.

Install build 25281

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 25281, enroll your device in the Dev Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Windows Update” section. Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 25281 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.