Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23541.1000 (ni_prerelease) Rolled out

New updates Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23541.1000 changes, bug fixes, improvements, download links, and the way to install.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23541.1000

Dev Channel of Windows 11 Insider has grabbed a new update with several new known issues related to File Explorer and Windows Copilot Preview. Furthermore, several bug fixes have arrived with this build. The release is Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23541.1000 that carries fixes for dragging taskbar icons, tooltip, and pasting a folder path for mounting into the dialog.

Full name of the update is Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23541.1000 (ni_prerelease). See the changes in Windows 11 Build 23486.1000 (ni_prerelease) Dev Insider brings Passkey Support. Now let’s look at what is new in this update:

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23541.1000 changes, bug fixes and improvements

Here is the changelog:

Bug fixes and Improvements

Start menu

  • The rich thumbnail previews (tooltips) for cloud files listed under “Recommended” on the Start menu, as well as the option to right-click and share these files, which were introduced in Build 23511, might experience a temporary absence for certain Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.



  • Dev Channel rollout resolved a problem where dragging app icons on the taskbar could occasionally result in an explorer.exe crash.

Search on the Taskbar

  • Solved a situation where occasionally the tooltip when hovering over the search box did not correspond with the current search highlight.

Dev Drive

  • Resolved a problem where it was impossible to paste a folder path for mounting into the dialog when creating a new Dev Drive.

Please be aware that certain fixes mentioned in Insider Preview builds from the Dev Channel may be incorporated into the servicing updates for the official release of Windows 11.

Known issues

File Explorer – New –

  • Desktop icons may appear as generic white pages instead of their intended icons.
  • A problem arises where the progress wheel icon remains stuck in the File Explorer tab, even after the folder has completed loading.
  • If you navigate away from a folder and return, any changes made to the folder’s sort order will not be retained.

Start menu

  • Certain apps listed under “All apps” on the Start menu, such as Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) installed via Microsoft Edge, may be erroneously identified as system components.


  • The Unicode Emoji 15 support, introduced in Build 23475, and the updated color font format with COLRv1 support, introduced in Build 23506, are currently not visible after updating to Build 23531 due to a bug. This issue will be addressed in an upcoming flight release.
  • A severe tabtip.exe crash is occurring, affecting some Insiders’ typing ability. This is a new improvement.

Windows Copilot

  • Windows 11 Build 23541 has received feedback from Dev Channel Insiders indicating that the Windows Copilot Preview is unavailable in certain regions. They have identified the issue and intend to reintroduce it for these Insiders with a fix in an upcoming flight.
  • You can utilize Alt + Tab to switch out of Windows Copilot, but using Alt + Tab to return to it is not supported. To regain focus in Windows Copilot, you can use the Windows key + C shortcut.
  • Upon the initial launch or after reloading Copilot while employing voice access, you’ll be required to utilize Show grid commands in order to click on the Ask me anything box for the first time.

Microsoft Store Update

For Windows Insiders across all channels using Microsoft Store version 22308.1401.x.x and further versions, the following enhancement will be gradually deployed:

Presenting the New Game Pass Page: Discover and sign up for PC Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate through our dedicated page. This enhanced experience allows you to explore the benefits of Game Pass, including exclusive games, special deals, free perks, EA Play, and more. Plus, it’s now simpler to find, dive into, and enjoy your next beloved game, including Day One releases, fresh additions to Game Pass, Bethesda titles, and much more.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23541.1000 (ni_prerelease)

How to download Windows 11 Build 23541 and install

  1. Click Search and type updates.
  2. Once the Settings app opens, click on Check for updates.
  3. When the system scans and shows Windows 11 Build 23541, select Download & install.
  4. After the Windows asks, click on Restart now.

Windows 11 Build 23541 download link: (When ready)

Source: Windows blog.

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Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.