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Windows 11 version 26212 is available for download, what's new?

Windows 11 version 26212 is available for download, what's new?

For several days, a new preview of Windows 11 has been available on the Windows Insider Canary channel. Windows 11 Build 26212 introduces some new features but most of the work is focused on bug fixes.

The most notable feature concerns the sharing function with the ability to generate QR codes for URLs and links to files located on the cloud. The option is presented via the Windows Sharing window.

Option to generate a QR code to share the URL via Windows Sharing window.

A dedicated button appears in the Edge toolbar, then “Sharing Options.” If your Microsoft account uses a Gmail address, you can now send emails to yourself from the Windows Sharing window and receive them in your Gmail account.

The Gmail option to email yourself in the Windows Sharing window highlighted in a red box.

Many fixes and known bugs

In terms of bug fixes, they specifically target Copilot (one failure), taskbar and system tray (two issues), File Explorer (two errors), windows and other little things here and there including an issue that prevents advanced startup options from working and an issue that… Prohibits installation of features on demand (FOD).

Being on the Canary channel, this version of Windows 11 is not recommended for production PCs. It suffers from potential instability and some known bugs, details of which are provided below.

Windows 11 version 26212, list of known issues.


  • [IMPORTANT NOTE] We're investigating reports that some Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels are stuck on Build 26040 or Build 23620. The investigation is ongoing, but if you're affected by this and really want to get access to the latest build in the Canary or Dev Channel today – you can download Latest ISO is here And perform a clean install and once again enable your device to fly in the Canary or Dev channels.


  • [ADDED 5/12] The WIN+W keyboard shortcut may not work properly and open the Tools panel in version 26212.
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