Windows 11 Build 22000.184 (KB5005642) is all about bug fixes

Windows 11 Build 22000.184 (KB5005642) is now rolling out to
testers in the Beta Channel of the program.

The next generation of Windows is expected to launch on October
5 and Microsoft has been trying to improve the overall
experience by addressing the remaining bugs with cumulative
updates.

Microsoft has now published “2021-09 Cumulative Update for
Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5005642)” for testers in
the Beta Channel. This cumulative update is also available for
unsupported hardware in the Dev Channel, and it comes with two
bug fixes only.

Windows 11 KB5005642 is part of the company’s plan to refine
and hone the operating system update before it’s released to
the general computing public on October 5. As we’ve already
seen, Windows 11 is a massive update with a redesigned Start
Menu and a new notification center.

These regular bug fixes indicate that the update is progressing
on track and it’s probably going to be ready for primary
devices in the first half of October 2021.

New improvements in Windows 11 Build 22000.184 (KB5005642)

Windows 11 Build 22000.184 comes with the following bug fixes:

  • Microsoft has fixed an issue where the new learn more
    section OOBE screen could not be transparent into non-English
    languages.
  • Windows Update has addressed a bug where languages
    translation may not work across the UI in Windows 11.

With the previous update, Microsoft fixed issues with Bluetooth
connectivity and Blue Screen of Death errors. Unfortunately,
today’s cumulative update consists of two bug fixes.

At this point, it’s also clear that Windows 11 will ship with
all taskbar limitations that we highlighted in our previous
articles. For example, Windows 11 can no longer display seconds
on the taskbar, and Calendar flyout from the taskbar no longer
supports events integration.

Windows 11 has several other limitations too and there’s no
shortage of complaints on Feedback Hub. Microsoft has also
disabled basic functionalities like the ability to drag and
drop files icons onto the taskbar to open them in pinned app
icons.

Windows 11 will begin rolling out in a few weeks and things are
unlikely to change until the next big codenamed “22H2” which is
scheduled for October 2022.

How to install Windows 11 KB5005642

To install Windows 11 KB5006050 (Build
22000.184)
, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Head to the update page as you would normally.
  3. Click on “Check for updates”.
    Windows 11 KB5005642
  4. The download will automatically begin and finish in a few
    minutes.

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

It’s worth noting that Windows 11 can be downloaded on any
device as long as you
modify the registry and get access to the Windows Insider
program. Or you can also wait for the official release which is
scheduled for October 5.

Known issues in Build 22000.184

Windows 11 Build 22000.184 comes with these known issues:

  • Microsoft is looking into reports of Windows Sandbox
    problems. According to the changelog, the Windows Sandbox
    language input switcher does not work when you click on the
    switch button pinned to the Taskbar. If you’re unable to switch
    the language in a sandbox environment, you can use hardware
    keyboard shortcuts instead.
  • Windows widgets remain broken for some users. If you’re
    unable to access widgets, sign out and sign back in.
  • Widgets board may not appear correctly on external
    monitors.
  • Microsoft is aware of quality issues with Windows Store.
  • Microsoft is aware of problems with Windows Search. A bug
    could prevent the search panel from launching on the desktop.
    If this happens on your device, restart the “Windows Explorer”
    process.
  • Microsoft is aware of an issue where the Taskbar will
    flicker when you switch input methods.

If you come across undocumented and unbearable bugs, you can
always downgrade to Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool.
Or you can uninstall Build 22000.184 by heading to Settings
> Windows Update > Control Panel, and select the patch
that you want to remove.

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