Windows 11 Build 25276 is now available for PCs in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. It is the second preview update of the year and includes a number of new additions, such as the ability to create live kernel memory dumps in the Task Manager and improvements to OneDrive cloud storage in Windows 11 Settings.
Build 25276 is not tied to specific Moment or feature updates, as Microsoft says these updates are “independent”. Microsoft has also published ISO images of Windows 11 Build 25276, which can be used to directly update any Windows 10, 11 or even Windows 7 PC to this build.
It’s worth noting that Build 25276 isn’t a major release and doesn’t come with a ton of new features, but you’ll notice several noticeable changes. For example, Microsoft is introducing the ability to create live kernel memory dumps in the Task Manager. This is one of the new “developer focused” features and more such changes are coming.
Microsoft says the feature supports existing operating system live kernel memory dumps (LKDs) functionality. This feature is an extension of the troubleshooting feature called “Memory Dump” for user mode processes. For those who don’t know, this feature is extremely useful as it helps you collect data to resolve an abnormal situation.
For example, you can use it to find out what went wrong when Windows failed to boot or how a specific driver prevented a certain function on the system. To use this tool, simply open Task Manager > Details page and right-click on the system process, which contains a new option called “Create Live Kernel Memory Dump File”.
Clicking the option captures an entire live kernel or memory dumps from the kernel stack. You can dump the LiveKernelDumps folder.
Install Windows 11 Build 25276
Until install Windows 11 Build 25276Follow these steps:
- Sign up for Windows Insiders Program.
- Open the Settings page.
- Switch to Developer Channel.
- Click on “Check for updates“.
- Select “Download and install”.
- Click on “Restart now”.