The latest Beta build has a problem with uninstalling apps


Early, are we? Microsoft is getting an early start on the week in releasing its twin Beta channel builds. This time, we have Windows 11 build 22621.598 and 22622.598 taking flight.

As per the norm, these are split into a build that has features turned off by default and the other one that has new features rolling out. In this particular case, build 22621.598 has these new additions off while build 22622.598 has them on.

The announcement post from Microsoft details this confusing state of affairs.

Perhaps the only change worth a mention here in this second release — that being build 22622.598 — is that you will not be able to uninstall apps with interdepencies. This basically means programs that rely on dependencies to function.

From example, Steam and gaming software that runs on Steam.

Same holds true for repairing of Win32 software. If you go to Settings > Apps > Installed apps to remove or make changes to your installed applications, you will not be able to do so.

The company has not detailed what exactly is the reason for this little problem, but it does mention that this is a temporary hurdle and Insiders will need to endure this for the time being. One could be forgiven for thinking that this niggle will be taken care of by the time the next release makes its way out.

Speaking of, there are a couple of fixes in this build, including one where a small set of Insiders were not able to launch File Explorer.

Another problem fixed is that where command bar items like copy, paste, and empty Recycle Bin were unexpectedly not enabled when they should be.

Both builds also received fixes for a duplicate print queue, and an issue with Roaming User Profiles.

There is one particular known issue that you must be aware of. It involves clicking the network icon on the Lock Screen not working and crashing it altogether. The company says that this may require you to reboot to login. After doing so, you can switch between wireless networks as needed.