Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider build 25262 to the Dev Channel

Kip Kniskern

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Just in is another Windows 11 Insider build for the Dev Channel, this one clocking in at build number 25262. Along with a reminder that the newly updated Snipping Tool complete with screen recording is rolling out, and some notes about the Bug Bash and the Windows Insider Webcast, this new build introduces some changes to the way Widgets work:

  • In the most recent update for Widgets, we are removing the sign-in requirement for the widgets board and making it available for all users. Now, you can now get weather updates on the taskbar, pin widgets from your favorite apps or access personalized dynamic feed without an account.

Also added is a link to Quick Assist in Settings>System>Troubleshooters

In terms of fixes, apparently build 25252 was crashing and having issues with the Widgets app package. This is fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where if the Widgets app package was missing on your PC, explorer.exe would crash in a loop after upgrading to Build 25252. This issue is also believed to be the cause of Windows Sandbox not working in this build.

You can check out the full list of fixes and more over at the Windows Insider blog.