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Preview Build 25276 is currently available for download from the Windows Insider Program. Most intriguing is a new diagnostic tool to aid in troubleshooting. There are also some design tweaks and several bug fixes in Microsoft’s latest package.
The new tool will allow users to create
Live Kernel Memory Dump
(opens in a new tab)
(LKD) to help diagnose the problem. A memory dump, also known as a core dump, is a record of a computer’s memory at a specific time, usually when the operating system or an application has performance problems. Microsoft says you’ll be able to log these issues in real time without interrupting the normal operation of Windows 11. The goal is to expedite troubleshooting of “high impact failures and hangs”.
The LKD tool will find its place in Task Manager under the Details section. Right-click on the system process and an entry will appear in the context menu that says “Create Live Kernel Memory Dump File”. You can also configure the tool to capture hypervisor pages or abort processes when memory is low. It’s important to point out that not everyone will get this feature. Microsoft said it will release limited builds to Insider Program members so they can monitor feedback. Based on this feedback, the company will decide whether the LKD tool will be available to everyone.
About Design Adjustments, They Are No Big Deal of. The Settings app will now feature “Outlook attachment data” as part of new visuals introduced for Microsoft 365 subscriptions in November. Network Troubleshooter is being replaced by the more “modern” Get Help app to help you get “concrete advice” for fixes.