Windows 11 Insider preview build 22538 is available now. In this new Windows 11 build, you can find many changes, improvements, and fixes. MiniTool Software will show you the related information in this post. At the same time, if you lose your files after upgrading to Windows 11, you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a free file recovery tool to get them back.

Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538

Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 Insider build to the Dev Channel on January 19, 2022. This new build is Windows 11 Insider preview build 22538. It is titled Windows 11 Insider Preview 22538.1000 (rs_perelease) in Windows Update.

This build contains many new changes, improvements, and fixes.

  • There are some updates to the voice access feature. This feature has been introduced in build 22518.
  • exe will not crash when you press the hardware buttons for volume up/down.
  • The updated entry point for Widgets with weather on the taskbar is available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.
  • In ALT + TAB, Task view, and Snap assist, the focus rectangle that shows what is selected will use your chosen accent color of your PC.
  • IMEs and touch keyboard designs are updated.
  • You are allowed to access ncpa.cpl directly again.
  • Microsoft adds HTTPS boot for Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs and this feature is enabled by default.
  • You can directly find display calibration Settings > Display > HDR.

You can find more fixes here: Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538.

How to Get Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538?

Windows 11 Insider Preview builds are only available for Insiders in the Dev Channel. If you want to download and install Windows 11 preview build 22538 on your device, you need to join the Windows Insider Program and participate in the Dev Channel.

After that, you can check for updates via Windows Update:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
  3. Check if you can see Windows 11 Insider Preview 22538.1000 (rs_perelease). If yes, this update will be automatically downloaded and installed on your computer. If not, you can click the Check for updates button to manually get it. The upgrade process will last for a while or even hours. Your computer may restart several times. You should wait patiently until the whole process ends.

However, if you are already an Insider in the Dev Channel, your computer should automatically get the update. You need to restart your computer to complete the process. Likewise, your device will restart several times.

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Recover Your Lost Files after a Windows 11 Upgrade

Now all Windows updates are safe. Windows 11 is not an exception. A Windows 11 update may delete some of your important files. So, you’d better back up your data using MiniTool ShadowMaker (a free Windows backup software) before upgrading to Windows 11 build 22538.

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However, if there are no available backup files, you can use a professional data recovery software like MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get them back. This software works on Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7. You can use it to recover all kinds of files from different types of data storage devices.

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Here is a guide on how to recover files lost due to Windows 11 upgrade: How to Recover Your Lost Files after Upgrading to Windows 11?

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