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How to download Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25158

Recently Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 preview build 25158 for insider users and is now available for download to all dev and beta channels. The latest update brings several new features, changes and improvements for key areas of the Operating System, along with a long list of fixes and known issues. Here in this post, we have listed the complete list of changes that windows 11 build 25158 brings.

What’s new Windows 11 build 25158?

The latest preview build for windows 11 ships with many fixes the taskbar’s search icon is getting new styles, Notification badges for widgets and more.

With todays Build 25158, you can try out the new dynamic widgets board experience where the notifications will appear directly on the taskbar. When you open the Widgets dashboard, a banner will appear at the top of the dashboard that provides more information about what triggered the notification badge. Refer this video to get more information on Notification badges for widgets.

In this build we also have some new visuals for the taskbar, Some of the devices will receive different visual treatments for search on the taskbar. To enable these different visuals you need to restart your computer after you upgrade to the latest build. Microsoft has noted, all windows and sellers will have this experience enabled even after the reboot. This is how the new visual effect for the search box or the taskbar looks.

Example of new visual treatments for the Search entry on the taskbar
Example of new visual treatments for the Search entry on the taskbar

It actually looks really nice and you see that you have a whole bunch of other variations.

With user feedback, today Microsoft announced that the search box from the desktop (lightweight interactive content on the Windows desktop) will be removed. As it was only an experimental feature and it will be officially removed because Microsoft only want to test this out with a bunch of windows insiders.

DNS over TLS testing feature that is now available for windows DNS client query protection. DNS over TLS isn’t a consumer-friendly feature which means it requires advanced steps and can be activated using the command line only.

Microsoft recommends DNS over TLS to advanced networking users only.

There are also some changes regarding input that will improve the overall texture of text in Ethiopic languages.

Updated the “System” entry under Network & Internet > Advanced network settings > Data Usage, to now be called “System and Windows Update” to help make it more clear.

Searching for “power mode” should now return an entry for power modes in Settings.

General fixes and improvements

  • This build also brings fix for the following problems.
  • Bugcheck KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED in NetAdapterCx.sys.
  • PCs hang at black screen when resuming from a low power state in recent flights.
  • Mica material and Acrylic blur effect was rendering incorrectly in OS surfaces like the Start menu, Notification Center and other areas
  • explorer.exe crashing when navigating through File Explorer with OneDrive enabled.
  • CTRL + Tab wouldn’t cycle in the correct order after rearranging tabs.
  • Pinned app icons getting stuck on the taskbar after uninstalling the app
  • Listen to this device” option for audio devices would stop working after a reboot.
  • Quick Settings crash for ARM64 PCs when attempting to use the Cast section to cast to certain devices.
  • “Sync across your devices” option under Settings > System > Clipboard wouldn’t stay enabled.
  • Issue which would lead to losing network connectivity after turning on mobile hotspot.
  • Your Phone app crashes in certain cases

Since this is an early build, it ought to have some issues. Microsoft has disclosed them in its Windows Blog here.

Windows 11 system requirement

Unlike Windows 10, which is specially designed to run on older hardware, windows 11 require relatively new hardware and does not install on older computer. Windows 11 also require a hardware security component called Trusted Platform Module (TPM), along with UEFI firmware (no legacy BIOS allowed) and Secure Boot.

Microsoft official recommends the following system requirements for install the latest windows 11.

  • 8th-gen core CPU and newer, along with AMD Ryzen 2000 chips and up. ARM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 850, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, and newer are also supported.
  • At least 4GB of system memory (RAM).
  • At least 64GB of available storage.
  • A graphics processor that is compatible with DirectX 12 and Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.0 or greater.
  • A monitor or display with at least 720 dots per inch resolution.
  • TPM – Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0

Download Windows 11 build 25158

The update is available to download in dev and beta insider channel. If you have already enrolled windows 11 beta or dev channel head over to settings then Update & security. Click on windows update then check for the Updates button to download and install Windows 11 build 25158 on your device. You need to reboot your system apply the changes.

Windows 11 check for updates

You will get the Windows 11 Build 25158 ISO here.

If you are looking for the latest Windows 11 ISO, get it from here.

Once the Windows 11 ISO is downloaded use third-party tools like Rufus to create a bootable media and install windows 11 on your device.

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Source Windows Blog
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