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Microsoft releases a new update for Windows 11. The new update comes as Windows 11 Build 25158.1000, and is rolling out to the Windows Insiders who are on the Dev (Preview) Channel. The latest build comes with a new feature for Widgets, and a long list of improvements and bug fixes.


Along with this, Microsoft also published the Windows 11 Build 25158 Offline Installer (ISO image) so that you can also perform a clean installation.


Windows 11 build 25158 adds notification badge for widgets


What's new and improved in Windows 11 build 25158

Microsoft, in the announcement, said that the company is now rolling out more dynamic widgets content to the Windows 11 taskbar that will include notification badging. When you open the Widgets board, a banner will appear at the top of the board providing more information on what triggered the notification badge.


This feature is currently rolling out in a phased manner. Hence, not every insider in the dev channel will find this feature included in their installed update.


Apart from the above new change, starting with Windows 11 build 25158, some devices will receive different visual treatments for search on the taskbar.


Windows Insiders who use the Dev Channel may get to try out new ideas, longer lead features, and experiences that are intended to help validate concepts, says Microsoft.



The other improvements include:

  • DNS over TLS testing is now available for Windows DNS client query protection. DoT is another protocol in addition to DNS over HTTPS (DoH) which is already supported in Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022.
  • The Nyala font has been updated to support syllables for the Gurage language orthography from the Ethiopic Extended-B Unicode range.
  • Opening a zipped folder in a new tab should no longer have a blank tab name.
  • Start shouldn’t crash anymore when using CTRL + Shift + Right Arrow to move a pinned app into a folder that’s the last item in Start.
  • The narrator will now read the prompt that opens when trying to uninstall an app from Start correctly.
  • If the focus is on the tab row, CTRL + W will no longer unexpectedly close two tabs instead of just the tab in focus.
  • Addressed an underlying issue leading to Microsoft Store app remediation failures with error 0x803FB004.


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