Windows 11 Build 22000.176 (KB5006050) is out with improvements

Windows 11 Build 22000.176

Windows 11 Build 22000.176 (KB5006050) has been released to
testers in the Beta Channel of the Windows Insider program.
This cumulative update is also available for unsupported
hardware in the Dev Channel, and it comes with various bug
fixes and improvements. No new features are included in the

The patch is titled “2021-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 11
for x64-based Systems (KB5006050)” and it is essentially the
same release as previous updates with a strong focus on bug
fixes and improvements. For example, Microsoft has patched an
issue that resulted in Bluetooth LE connectivity issues.

Windows 11 KB5006050 has also fixed an issue that was causing
Bluetooth reliability issues and Blue Screen of Death errors.
We’re also getting a fix for unexpected errors when trying to
take pictures with certain USB cameras. In addition to these
bug fixes, Microsoft has also included improvements for the
taskbar in this patch.

New improvements in Windows 11 Build 22000.176 (KB5006050)

Windows 11 Build 22000.176 comes with the following

  • You can manage Microsoft Teams chat in Arabic and Hebrew
  • Microsoft has fixed issues with the outgoing calls via
  • Microsoft has fixed a bug that broke the install button in
    the Microsoft Store.
  • Microsoft has also fixed an issue where the ratings and
    reviews section was not available

How to install Windows 11 KB5006050

To install Windows 11 KB5006050 (Build
, follow these steps:

  1. Open Windows Settings.
  2. Head to the Windows Update page.
  3. Click on “Check for updates”.
    KB5006050 update
  4. The download will complete in a few minutes.

Once complete, click on the “Restart now” button to finish the

As we mentioned at the outset, today’s cumulative update is
available to anyone with a device in the Windows Insider
program. If you’re unable to join the beta testing program or
the preview build is not visible, you can either keep using
Windows 10 or
create new registry entries to bypass the restrictions.

Cumulative update for unsupported hardware

Windows 11’s new hardware requirements have caused a lot of
confusion and frustration, and Microsoft has also decided to
leave the testers behind. In theory, Microsoft is also blocking
Windows 11 on high-end hardware which should be able to run the
new operating system fine.

Microsoft has started removing unsupported devices from the Dev
Channel of the Insider program, but this change will not
affect the cumulative updates. In a Twitter thread, Microsoft
officials clarified that
unsupported PCs are eligible for cumulative updates like
today’s build 22000.176.

However, there’s a chance the company would stop this practice
in the near future and users will be asked to downgrade to
Windows 10 or buy a new device.

Known issues in Build 22000.176

Windows 11 Build 22000.176 comes with these known issues:

  • Microsoft is investigating reports of an issue that crashes
    Surface Pro X devices with Blue Screen error.
  • Windows Start Menu is still plagued with an issue that
    could prevent testers from entering text. If you’re unable to
    access the search, open Windows Run and then close it. This
    will restore the broken Windows Search functionality.
  • Windows System and Windows Terminal shortcuts may be
    missing when you right-click on the Start button.
  • Taskbar could start flicking when you switch between input
  • The Search may not open on some PCs with a black screen. To
    fix this, you can restart the “Windows Explorer” process.
  • Windows widgets may not work or appear in the wrong size.
  • Microsoft is aware of quality issues with Store results and
    is working on improvements for search engines in the Store.
  • Translations could be missing for a small subset of
    languages running the preview builds.

As always, you can downgrade to Windows 10 or uninstall Build
22000.176 if you encounter undocumented bugs. To remove the
cumulative update, open Control Panel or Windows Update
settings, and view updates history.

Select the patch that you want to remove and click on

Start Menu and Taskbar issues in Build 22000.176

Testers in the Windows Insider program are reporting issues
with Explorer.exe (unresponsive Start Menu, Taskbar, and other
areas of the OS). To fix this issue, use these steps:

  1. Open Task Manager using CTRL-ALT-DEL shortcut.
  2. Expand Task Manager by tapping on More details.
  3. Go to File.
  4. Choose “Run new task”
  5. Type “cmd” in the “Open” field to open Command Prompt.
  6. Paste the following line of registry code:
    reg delete
    HKCUSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionIrisService /f
    && shutdown -r -t 0
  7. Hit enter and your PC will reboot.

Windows 11 is in the final stage of testing

Windows 11 version 21H2 is
set to release on October 5 and it won’t include support
for Android apps. For those unaware, Build 22000 is the RTM
(release to manufacturing) build and it will ship on new and
existing hardware. New cumulative updates will be released in
the coming months with quality fixes.

Windows 10’s flagship feature, which allows Android apps from
the Amazon App Store, will become available for testers in the
Dev Channel soon, but those with unsupported hardware won’t
have access to the Android virtualization technology.

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