Windows 11 Build 22567 is now rolling out with a number of
design improvements and a few new features aimed at improving
Windows Update. Today’s preview release is available for those
in Dev Channel and it won’t install on unsupported machines
unless you modify the registry or upgrade RAM to at least 4GB.
The preview update is called “Windows 11 Insider Preview 22567
(NI_RELEASE)” and it is from the active development branch
codenamed “Nickel”. Microsoft says new features in the update
is not linked to any particular version of the OS, but we’re
expecting some of these changes to show up in
Windows 11 version 22H2, this year’s first major update.
Build 22567 is not as big as previous updates, but it comes
with plenty of improvements for the Windows Update and
Microsoft account settings page. As per the official release
notes, Windows Update now prioritizes updates in the background
when significant amounts of energy sources like wind or solar
This move is part of the company’s efforts to reduce carbon
emissions and help the tech giant meet its goal. You can still
choose to download and install Windows Updates immediately by
navigating to Settings > Windows Update > Check for
So how does the energy-saving feature works? As per Microsoft,
Windows Update will pull regional carbon intensity data from
electricityMap or WattTime. If the feature is supported in your
region, a text will appear on the settings page. However,
remember that the feature is still rolling out, so it may not
appear for everyone at the moment.
What’s new in Windows 11 Build 22567
Microsoft is introducing a new “Your Microsoft account” feature
under Settings > Account to help users monitor their
OneDrive storage, payment, subscriptions and Microsoft 365
information within Windows 11.
In today’s update, you can now view a new interface for
Microsoft 365 subscription management. Likewise, you can now
view payment details within the subscription card experience.
If you don’t a subscription, Microsoft will use the Settings
page to highlight the benefits of Microsoft 365. You can still
access your Office Web Apps, OneDrive storage or upgrade to a
Microsoft 365 subscription if you don’t a premium account at
Additionally, Microsoft is updating Windows 11’s OOBE (out of
the box experience) with Android phone integration. You can
link your phone and PC directly from the OOBE screen, so you
will get instant access to everything on your phone, right
after setting up your desktop for the first time.
The integration will allow users to access apps, text messages,
calls, and more on their PC.
New “Open with” dialog on Windows 11
Microsoft is introducing a
new design based on WinUI for the “Open with” or app picker
dialog box to align with Windows 11 Fluent principles.
The updated dialog box, which replaces Windows 8-era dialog,
enables support for light and dark themes.
Microsoft is beginning to roll out the feature, so it isn’t
available to all testers just yet.
Other improvements in Windows 11 Build 22567:
- Microsoft is exploring support for a new security feature
called “Security App Control (SAC)” which blocks untrusted or
potentially dangerous apps. The feature aims to protect users
without getting in their way and it can automatically detect
dangerous apps. You will find the feature under App & Browser
- A small animation would appear over the pinned app on the
taskbar. Microsoft is refreshing multi-finger touch gestures to
include responsive and delightful animations.
- Microsoft is bringing voice typing packs to the Microsoft
Store for device-based speech recognition.
- You can now choose which microphone to use in voice typing
when you have a microphone.
- Under the hood improvements should make it easier to find
settings within the Windows 11 Settings app. It fixes issues
with Settings search and provides users with a list of more
accurate search results.
How to install Windows 11 Build 22567
To install Windows 11 Build 22567, follow these steps:
- Visit Settings > Windows
- Switch to the Dev Channel.
- If you’re on stable or beta, switch to Dev.
- Click on “Check for updates“.
- Select “Download & Install”.
- Click on “Restart now”.