Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25987 is now available on the Canary Channel. This update includes changes and improvements such as the option to install drivers during setup, removal of certain apps after a clean OS install, and a redesigned settings page. It also allows viewing and editing of metadata for PNG files.
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25987: What’s New and Exciting?
Windows Insiders, brace yourselves for the newest update – Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25987, released on the Canary Channel. This update brings a host of changes and improvements to enhance your user experience.
Major Updates in Build 25987
During setup, if there are no Wi-Fi drivers, you’ll now see an “Install Drivers” button to install previously downloaded drivers. This is a significant change aimed at improving user convenience during the setup process.
Starting with this build, the Windows Maps and Movies and TV apps will no longer be installed after a clean install of the OS. However, these apps will not be removed on upgrade for Insiders in the Canary Channel and will continue to be available and updated via the Microsoft Store.
Design and Functionality Improvements
The settings page for Delivery Optimization has been redesigned to match the Windows 11 design principles. This update is a part of the ongoing effort to provide a consistent and seamless user interface across the OS.
PNG files now support viewing and editing metadata, enabling you to set a star rating in Properties, edit the description, or add keywords. This is a significant improvement for users who work with PNG files regularly.
Fixes and Known Issues
Among the fixes, a notable one is the resolution of an issue causing File Explorer to crash in Windows Sandbox when using a non-English display language.
Microsoft Store Update
Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels running version 22310.xxxx.x of the Microsoft Store will see an improvement rolling out: you can now customize the install location of your games. This is a significant enhancement for gamers, providing more control over their gaming experience.
“During setup, if there are no Wi-Fi drivers, you’ll now see an ‘Install Drivers’ button.”
“PNG files now support viewing and editing metadata.”
Remember, as these builds are hot off the press, limited documentation is available. So, make sure to submit feedback on any issues you encounter while using these builds.
From the Windows Blog
From the Windows Blog