List Of Known Issues In First Windows 11 Insider Preview Build

Know the issues you're going to face if you install!


The moment all Windows Insiders were waiting for has finally arrived. Microsoft has released the first Insider Preview build of Windows 11 on their Dev Channel. The Insider build 22000.51 features an actual redesign that Microsoft showcased at their event — except for Android apps and came with some issues.

But, as everyone knows, with every Windows build, some sets of bugs come along. Microsoft mentioned this list of known issues for the same build in a recent blog post.

Windows 11 build 22000.51 Known Issues

The list is as follows:

  • Some features may be removed when upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or installing an update to Windows 11.
  • Taskbar:
    • The taskbar will not be shown across multiple monitors but will return in an upcoming build.
    • The preview window may not display the entire window when hovering over Task View on the taskbar.
  • Settings:
    • When upgrading a device with multiple user accounts to Windows 11, settings will fail to launch. Here’s the Fix.
    • The future releases will address a small set of setting legacy pages, fit and finish bugs.
    • The ‘power mode’ setting does not show up on the power & battery page.
    • When launching the settings app, a brief green flash may appear.
    • When using quick settings to modify accessibility settings, the settings UI may not save the selected state.
  • Start:
    • You might be unable to enter text when searching from the start or the taskbar in some cases. If you experience the issue, press Win + R on the keyboard to launch the run dialog box, then close it.
    • Microsoft is fixing an issue preventing unpinning apps from the start, making the command bar in file explorer disappear, or hiding snap. To work around these, restart your PC.
  • Search:
    • App icons in the Search panel may do not load and instead appear as gray squares.
    • When hovering your mouse over the search icon on the taskbar, the third recent search does not load and remains blank.
    • After clicking the search icon taskbar, the search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
    • When you hover your mouse over the search icon on the taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. To work around the issue, restart your device.
    • The search panel might appear black and not display any content below the search box.
  • Widgets:
    • System text scaling will scale all widgets proportionally and may result in cropped widgets.
    • Launching links from the widgets board may not invoke apps to the foreground.
    • When using screen reader/narrator in widgets may not properly announce content.
    • Widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again.
    • When using the outlook client with a Microsoft Account, Calendar, and To-Do, changes may not sync to the widgets in real-time.
    • Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual device monitor first and then launch on your secondary monitors.
    • Some widgets may not be visible on the board after adding multiple widgets quickly from the widget settings.
  • Store:
    • The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios.
    • Rating and reviews are not available for some apps.
  • TPM 2.0 Error: The error prevents users from installing Windows 11 on their systems. Here’s a fix.

Apart from these issues, users reported that the build is stable and smooth. We hope these issues will get resolved in the next Insider Preview build.

Did you opt for Windows Insider? Let us know in the comments below.

Also, make sure to check our detailed coverage on Windows 11.

Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth Dudeja

An engineering student with a keen interest in most aspects of technology. Likes to write about Microsoft, Apple, Laptops, Gaming, etc.
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