Microsoft continues to progress on the roadmap it has set for Windows 11 and as usual every week, a few hours ago it announced the launch of a new compilation within the Insider Program. An update that also comes in parallel with the official Windows 11 ISO images in build 22000.132.
This time it is Build 22000.160, which can be downloaded following the usual method through Windows Update within the “Settings” menu, a version to which compilation 22000.132 is added if preferred, by means of an official ISO available within the Windows Insider Preview download page.
Updating by means of an ISO is a very useful process when we cannot use Windows Update (we must take into account the errors that this process sometimes offers) or when we simply want to perform a clean installation.
By using an installation by ISO, all those updates that you have not been able to receive are installed at once because you cannot use Windows Update and the traditional method, which must be said, is much more comfortable.
To install an ISO on the computer we will have to use the media creation tool and its advantage is that together with a clean installation, it also allows you to install the operating system, in this case Windows 11, above all, keeping all your applications and data.
At this point, if you want to update by ISO, you have to take into account some points. First you must have an officially licensed Windows. You must also have administrator permissions on the computer on which you want to perform the update. It is also advisable to disconnect all peripherals except the mouse, keyboard and router, and it is advisable to temporarily disable third-party antivirus. Furthermore, this process is more “cumbersome” than updating through Windows Update, as it takes longer and requires restarting Windows 10 as if you were installing it from scratch.
In the case of the installation of compilation 22000.132 through ISO, Microsoft emphasizes that they have added, based on user comments, the ability to name the PC during the configuration process.
Changes in Build 22000.160
Regarding Build 22000.160 released for everyone on the Dev and Beta channels via Windows Update, it comes with a new Clock app for Windows 11 and Focus Sessions has started rolling out to Windows Insiders on the development channel. In addition estimates are added of how long a reboot would take for updates at different points in the operating system in the case of computers with SSDs.
They also fix bugs such as the “location in use” appearing on the taskbar at times, although the use was blocked by your preferences while investigating problems with the Taskbar, Bluetooth or some Windgets among others.