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Windows 11 Insider preview build 22449

Windows 11 Insider preview build 22449 has been released to the Insiders in the Dev Channel. If you are using a Windows 11 supported device, you can upgrade to this build. From this MiniTool Post, you can know more information about this new Windows 11 build and how to get it on a supported computer.

Windows 11 Build 22449 Rolls Out to the Dev Channel

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider preview build 22449 to the Dev Channel. Attentive users will find that this build number is higher than the previous Windows 11 preview builds you have received. This means that Microsoft has taken improvement back to the active branch where the builds are not stable as the builds in the Beta Channel.

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The first build of the new branch is Windows 11 Insider preview build 22449.1000, which is only released to the Insiders with supported devices in the Dev Channel. From now on, the builds in the Dev Channel don’t match the Windows 11 experience that will be released to the public on October 5, 2021.

Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel will continue to receive the stable Windows 11 preview builds. The latest build is Windows 11 Insider preview build 22000.176. Windows Insiders with unsupported devices can also get this cumulative update of Windows 11.

Note: Windows 11 Insider preview build 22449 and build 22000.176 have corrupted taskbar, Start, File Explorer, etc. You can find solutions from this article: [Sept 2th Bug] Windows 11 Taskbar and Start Missing and Looping.

Now, let’s have a look at what’s new and fixes in this new Windows 11 build 22449.

New, Changes, Improvements, and Fixes in Windows 11 Build 22000.176

What’s New in Windows 11 Build 22449?

Microsoft introduces SMB compression to Windows 11 Insider preview build 22449. With this feature, the administrator, user, or application can compress files when they transfer them over the network.

Changes and Improvements

  • Windows 11 Insider preview build 22449 has a progressive ring animation loading screen now.
  • The Notifications interface has an acrylic background.
  • The Windows startup sound will not play after an unattended update.
  • And more….

Fixes

Microsoft fixed some taskbar, input, File Explorer, Settings, etc. issues. You can learn more here: Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22449.

Unsupported PCs Will Be Unable to Test Windows 11 Insider Builds

How to Get Windows 11 Build 22449?

Well then, how to get the latest Windows 11 build in the Dev Channel? Here is a universal guide:

Step 1: Make sure you have a supported computer

You need to make sure your computer meets the basic system and hardware requirements for Windows 11.

Step 2: Join the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program

You need to participate in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. If you are in the Beta Channel, you need to switch to the Beta Channel. We emphasize again: your device should be a Windows 11 supported device. Otherwise, the computer will get the Windows 11 cumulative updates.

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Step 3: Upgrade your device to Windows 11 Insider preview build 22449.

In Windows 10

You need to go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates to see whether there is an available Windows 11 build 22449 update. If yes, the update process will automatically start.

In Windows 11

You need to go to Start > Settings > Windows Update to check whether the latest Windows 11 Insider preview build 22449 upgrading is in process. If you have blocked the automatic update, you need to click Resume updates to stop the pause and download & install Windows 11 build 22449.

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Bottom Line

This is the information about Windows 11 Insider preview build 22448. If you want to experience this new branch, you can use the method mentioned in this post to get it.

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