A new Windows 11 build, Windows 11 Insider preview build 22518, has been released to Insiders in the Dev Channel. From this MiniTool post, you can know what’s new in it and how to get it on your computer.
Windows 11 Insider Preview 22518 Rolls out
Microsoft announces a new Windows 11 preview build to the Dev Channel. It is Windows 11 Insider preview build 22518. This is the latest Windows 11 build in the Dev Channel till now (December 8, 2021).
However, ARM64 PCs will not get this build because there is an issue that can cause the device to rollback when you try to update to Windows 11 build 22518. Microsoft is working on solving this issue now.
New Features in Windows 11 Insider preview build 22518
This update is titled Windows 11 Insider Preview 22518.1000 (rs_prerelease) in Windows Update. Unlike other versions of Windows 11 Insider preview builds, Microsoft adds many new features in this build. For example, you can find Spotlight collection backgrounds, an updated entry point for Widgets with the weather, and voice access. Besides, it is easier to install WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) using the Microsoft Store app.
Here, we take Spotlight collection as an example.
After upgrading to Windows 11 Insider preview build 22518, you can right-click the desktop, select Personalize > Background > Personalize your background, and then select Spotlight collection to enable and use it as the background on your Windows 11 computer.
You can find more information about the new features in Windows 11 Insider preview build 22518 from here: Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22518.
How to Get Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22518?
Not all Windows users can get the Windows 11 builds in the Dev Channel. If you want to download and install Windows 11 build 22518 on your computer, you need to join the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program and then upgrade your device to this build.
You can follow this guide to install Windows 11 Insider preview build 22518 on your computer:
- Join the Windows Insider Program on your computer and select the Dev Channel during the process.
- Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update on Windows 10. Or go to Start > Settings > Windows Update on Windows 11.
- See if you can receive Windows 11 Insider Preview 22518.1000 (rs_prerelease). If yes, it will be automatically downloaded and installed on your computer. If not, you can click the Check for updates button to manually get it.
The whole installation will last for a while and your computer will restart several times. You need to wait patiently.
Recover Your Lost Files after Upgrading to Windows 11
Before upgrading your computer to Windows 11 Insider preview build 22518, you’d better back up your files to protect them. You can use MiniTool ShadowMaker, a professional Windows backup software, to do this job.
If you don’t make such a backup and some of your important files get lost after the upgrade, you can try MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a free file recovery tool, to restore them. This software can work on Windows 11/10/8/7. As long as the files are not overwritten by new files, you can use this data recovery software to get them back.
This post shows you the methods to recover your lost files after upgrading to Windows 11 and some related information.
On your Windows 11 computer, you can also try some other MiniTool software, such as MiniTool Partition Wizard (a free partition manager), MiniTool MovieMaker (a free video editor), MiniTool Video Converter (a free video format converter), etc.