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Microsoft releases a new update build for the Windows 11 insiders in the Dev Channel, which will eventually become available to all users once the company releases the next feature update globally in 2023. The latest Windows 11 build 25131 adds no new features, but a set of bug fixes. It also includes a new Microsoft Store experience that comes with build 22205.1401.3.0.

 

Windows 11 build 25131 adds new Microsoft Store experience

 

What's new and improved in Windows 11 build 25131

Microsoft Store Update (Version 22205.1401.3.0)

With the latest Windows 11 build 25131, Microsoft started rolling out a Microsoft Store update (Version 22205.1401.3.0) to the Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel with the following changes and improvements:

  • Native Arm64 support
  • Improved app updates
  • Improved Android apps support for the pop-up store experience
  • Faster navigation
  • Improved viewing options UX for movies and TV shows

 

 

Native Arm64 support

With the new store update, Microsoft improved the "Microsoft Store" app experience on ARM64 devices. Now you will see faster and better performance when you use the store app.

 

Improved app updates

After installing this build, you will see an improved update experience when you click on the "Update" buttons in the Microsoft Store. It will now skip over apps that you have open, so you don’t lose any important work. You can manually update those apps later.

 

Improved Android apps support for the pop-up store experience

When you’re browsing the web, you might discover a new app. If it’s available in the Microsoft Store, we’ll show you a pop-up experience to help you install it. This experience now supports free Android apps.

 

Faster navigation

Microsoft improved the browsing experience of the Microsoft Store. The navigation will now be faster.

 

Improved viewing options UX for movies and TV shows

Ready for a new show but not sure how to watch it? Once you’ve selected a TV show or movie, you can see all your viewing options in a single list.

 

 

Other improvements and fixes

[General]

  • Fixed an issue causing some Insider PCs with certain AMD processors to bugcheck and roll back when attempting to upgrade to last week’s flight. This issue is also believed to be the cause of some Insiders experiencing a bugcheck after enabling SVM in the bios on their PCs in the last build.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing some Insiders with secondary accounts on their PC to not be able to upgrade to the latest builds.

[File Explorer]

  • The new folder icon used in the command bar should be consistent with the one used in the context menu now.
  • Fixed an issue which could lead to File Explorer hanging when browsing folders with lots of .mkv files.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing searching from Home to not return any results sometimes from the Open or Save dialog (when doing it from File Explorer returned results).

[Search]

  • Searching for something like %appdata% should now show a proper folder icon and not just a blank square.
  • When selecting “Open file location” for a search result, it should now select the file in the folder again now, and not just open the folder.

[Settings]

  • Searching for “default” will now return the default apps Settings page as the first result, and not require you to click “show all results” in order to see it.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Listen to this device” audio option would stop working after a reboot until being unchecked and rechecked.
  • Narrator will now read out the position of the radio buttons in the Settings > Accessibility > Color filters page to make it easier to navigate.

[Other]

  • Hovering over “Do you like what you see?” when using Windows Spotlight on the lock screen should no longer display a shadow which extends to the bottom of the screen.
  • Fixed an issue which was leading to certain frame rate monitoring applications impacting game performance.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause rounded corners to unexpectedly become pixelated at certain scale factors.