Windows 11 Build 22000.168 (KB5005191) is out with new widget

Windows 11 Build 22000.168

Windows 11 Build 22000.168 (KB5005191) is now rolling out with
support for a new widget, improvements to Microsoft Store’s
library, and more. Alongside these changes, Microsoft has also
patched numerous bugs in the operating system. For example, a
critical bug that broke the functionality of Windows Search has
been fixed.

Today’s cumulative update is titled “2021-08 Cumulative Update
for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5005191)”. This patch
is essentially the same as previous updates and it comes with
minor changes, like improving the Search and addressing minor
issues with the taskbar.

Windows 11 KB5005191 comes with support for a new Windows
Widget called “Microsoft 365” that would surface your
documents, news, Microsoft Teams meeting recordings and more in
the widgets board. At the moment, this feature works for
enterprises only and it requires an AAD account on your PC.

Windows 11 Build 22000.168 new feature

Microsoft 365 widget could make you make productive and help
you access the personalized list with one tap, according to the
company. To try the Microsoft 365 widget, open the widgets pane
and click the “Add Widgets” button.

Windows 11 Build 22000.168 comes with the following features:

  1. Microsoft Teams Chat: Windows 11’s taskbar chat app has
    been updated with support for several languages. The list of
    supported languages includes German, Dutch, Danish, French,
    Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and more.
    KB5005191 update
  2. Microsoft Store now features redesigned Library. The
    company has simplified the navigation and performance of the
    Store Library.
  3. Microsoft has updated Store’s spotlight design to promote
    products in the store. You can now hover over an item to get a
    sneak peek of the promoted app, game or other products.

Going forward, Windows 11 will be serviced with general quality
improvements delivered by Windows Update, and new features
won’t be added to version 21H2. For those in the Dev Channel,
Microsoft will begin testing Windows 11 22H2 (next year’s fall
update) and new features will arrive for Insiders in the coming
months.

New improvements in Windows 11 Build 22000.168 (KB5005191)

Windows 11 Build 22000.168 comes with numerous bug fixes and
improvements. For example, Microsoft has fixed an issue that
results in blank or botched up Windows Search results.

The tech giant also fixed issues resulting in Settings app
crashes when the user type certain keywords in the search box.
Likewise, the Family widget should no longer unexpectedly
crash.

For those who use Chat from Teams, Microsoft has fixed an issue
where videos within the Teams client would freeze when you’re
in a would freeze or display a black image during video calls.

How to install Windows 11 KB5005191

To install Windows 11 KB5005191 (Build
22000.168)
, follow these steps:

  1. Head to Windows Update in Settings.
  2. Simply check for updates.
  3. The update download/install process will begin.
    Windows 11 KB5005191
  4. Once down, click on the “Restart now” button to complete
    the installation.

This patch is available to testers in the Dev or Beta channel
of the Windows Insider Program. As always, if you have a
7th-gen or older processor and your device is not eligible for
the upgrade, keep using Windows 10 or
make changes to the Registry to bypass the requirements.

Known issues in Build 22000.168

Windows 11 Build 22000.168 comes with these known issues:

  • Some devices with Snapdragon processors will crash
    with  WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.
  • Windows Search box will not work for some users. If you’re
    unable to access search, launch Win+R and close it. This will
    resolve issues with the Search or Start menu.
  • Microsoft is aware of Bluetooth connectivity issues.
  • Widgets board may appear empty or displayed in the wrong
    size on external monitors.
  • Windows Sandbox will crash when the language input switcher
    does not launch.
  • Within Sandbox, some services like the IME context menu may
    not work.

If you have other issues in Build 22000.168, you can always
downgrade to Windows 10 or restore the previous cumulative
update. To simply remove the update, head to Control Panel >
Programs > Programs & Features > View installed updates,
and select the patch that you want to remove.

What’s next for testers

Windows 11 version 21H2 is now finished, and Build 22000 is
believed to be the RTM (release to manufacturing – the base
build that vendors can preinstall).

According to sources,
Windows 11 will be released in late October and a wider
rollout will begin in early 2022. The upcoming builds will
include bug fixes and it’s not yet clear when Android apps
support will be added.

In a week or two, Windows Insiders in Dev Channel will be
shifted over to the development branch of the next version of
Windows 11 codenamed “22H2” which is due to release in the fall
of 2022.

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