Releasing Windows 11 Build 22621.1776 to the Release Preview Channel

Hello Windows Insiders,

Today we’re releasing Windows 11 Build 22621.1776 (KB5026446) to Insiders in the Release Preview Channel on Windows 11, version 22H2. 

We’re planning to gradually rollout the following new features and enhancements for devices that install Build 22621.1776:

If you want to get them as soon as possible, open Settings > Windows Update and turn on the toggle Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available and check for updates. Note: The toggle won’t be enabled for managed devices (those that are managed by Windows Update for Business or WSUS).

To turn on live captions, use the WIN + Ctrl + L keyboard shortcut. You can also use the Quick Settings accessibility flyout menu. When you turn it on for the first time, Windows will ask you to download the required speech recognition support. Speech recognition support might not be available in your preferred language, or you might want support in other languages. You can download speech recognition support from Settings > Time & Language > Language & region. To learn more, see Use live captions to better understand audio.

When you turn on voice access for the first time, Windows will ask you to download a speech model. You might not find a speech model that matches your display language. You can still use voice access in English (US). You can always choose a different language from Settings > Language on the voice access bar.

To do this

Say this

Select a range of text in the text box

“Select from [text 1] to [text 2]”, e.g., “Select from have to voice access”

Delete all the text in a text box

“Delete all”

Apply bold, underline, or italic formatting for the selected text or the last dictated text

“Bold that,” “Underline that,” “Italicize that”

Currently, you can enable multi-app kiosk mode using PowerShell and WMI Bridge. To learn more, see Use MDM Bridge WMI Provider to create a Windows client kiosk and Create the JSON file. Support for Microsoft Intune, mobile device management (MDM), and provisioning package configuration is coming soon.

To capture an LKD, go to Task Manager > Details. Right-click the System process. Select Create live kernel memory dump file. This captures a Full live kernel or Kernel stack memory dump. The dump will be written to a fixed location: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\TaskManager\LiveKernelDumps. You can also go to the Task Manager Settings page to view or edit the settings for live kernel memory dumps.

If your system does not support USB4 with the Microsoft USB4 Connection Manager, this page will not appear. On systems that support USB4, you will see USB4 Host Router in Device Manager.

This update also includes the following improvements (new toggle control not required):
Widget Improvements

We are beginning to roll out a new widget picker experience to the Beta and Release Preview Channels with an image that gives a visual preview of the widget before pinning, a deep linking ability that allows users to jump directly to the picker from the provider app/service as well as a link to the widgets Store collection page where users can discover more apps with widgets.


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