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Windows 11: Update Guide

Launching Windows isn’t the end of a process – it’s really just the beginning. Like Windows 10, Microsoft continuously improves Windows 11 by fixing bugs, releasing security patches, and adding new features from time to time.

In this story, we summarize what you need to know about each widely released update for Windows 11. For each build, we’ve included a release date and a link to Microsoft’s announcement. about that version. The most recent updates appear first.

Note: If you are still using Windows 10, see “Windows 10: Update Guide. And if you’re looking for information on Insider Program previews for upcoming feature releases of Windows 11, check out “Windows 11 Insider Preview: What’s in the Latest Build? ”

Update for Windows 11 Original Release

KB5010414 (OS Build 22000.527) Preview

Release date: February 15, 2022

This build allows you to share cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge modes, and adds support for hot-adding and removing non-volatile memory (NVMe) namespaces. It also adds many other features, including the ability to instantly mute and unmute Microsoft Teams calls from the taskbar, and quickly share open application windows directly from your taskbar. you to a Microsoft Teams call.

It also fixes many bugs, including one that affected the Windows search service and occurred when you query using the neighborhood operator, and one that prevented proper printing for some applications. low integrity process.

(Get more information about KB5010414 Preview.)

KB5010386 (OS Build 22000.493)

Release date: February 8, 2022

The build fixes a bug that causes the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) modification operation to fail if the operation contains the SamAccountName and UserAccountControl properties. It also includes many security updates. For details, see Microsoft Security Update Guide and February 2022 Security Update Notes.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it will be applied relatively soon. Over the next few weeks, check for reports of problematic issues and if all seems fine, apply the update.

(Get more information about KB5010386.)

KB5008353 (OS Build 22000.469) Preview

Release date: January 25, 2022

The build fixes many bugs, including one where the Windows audio service stopped responding on some hardware-accelerated Bluetooth audio enabled devices, another that prevented icons from appearing on the taskbar of the secondary screen, and another bug that prevents keyboard touches from appearing on the lock screen when the device has a Microsoft account (MSA).

There is a known issue in this update where recent emails may not appear in the search results of the Microsoft Outlook desktop application. As a short-term fix, you can disable Windows Desktop Search, which will cause Microsoft Outlook to use its built-in search feature.

(Get more information about KB5008353.)

KB5010795 (OS Build 22000.438)

Release date: January 17, 2022

The out-of-band build fixes two bugs, one of which causes the IP Security (IPSEC) connection containing the vendor ID to fail. VPN connections that use Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) or IP Secure Internet Key Exchange (IPSEC IKE) may also be affected. Another fixed bug prevented removable media formatted with the Recoverable File System (ReFS) from mounting or caused removable media to be mounted in the RAW file format. This issue occurs after installing the January 11, 2022 Windows update.

There is a known issue in this update where some image editing programs may not render colors correctly on certain high dynamic range (HDR) monitors.

(Get more information about KB5010795.)

KB5009566 (OS Build 22000.434)

Release date: January 11, 2022

The build fixes a bug in the Japanese Input Editor (IME) and includes many security updates. For details, see Microsoft Security Update Guide and January 2022 Security Update Notes.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it will be applied relatively soon. Over the next few weeks, check for reports of problematic issues and if all seems fine, apply the update.

There is an issue in this update where, after installing Windows 11, some image editing programs may not display colors correctly on certain high dynamic range (HDR) monitors.

(Get more information about KB5009566.)

KB5008215 (OS Build 22000.376)

Release date: December 14, 2021

The build includes many security updates. For details, see Microsoft Security Update Guide and December 2021 security update notes.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it will be applied relatively soon. Over the next few weeks, check for reports of problematic issues and if all seems fine, apply the update.

There are no known issues in this update.

(Get more information about KB5008215.)

KB5007262 (OS Build 22000.348) Preview

Release date: November 22, 2021

This optional update can be downloaded from Microsoft Update Catalog or by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Optional updates available.

This build fixes many bugs, including one that causes File Explorer to stop working after you close a File Explorer window, and another that causes flickering when you hover your mouse over taskbar icons if you have Apply high contrast theme.

There are no known issues in this update.

(Get more information about KB5007262 Preview.)

KB5007215 (OS Build 22000.318)

Release date: November 9, 2021

The build includes many security updates. For details, see Microsoft Security Update Guide and November 2021 security update notes. It also fixes a bug that caused some UI elements to display incorrectly or when drawing in some apps. And it improves the quality of the service stack, which installs Windows updates.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it will be applied relatively soon. Over the next few weeks, check for reports of problematic issues and if all seems fine, apply the update.

(Get more information about KB5007215.)

KB5006746 (OS Build 22000.282) Preview

Release date: October 21, 2021

This unsecured build fixes a number of bugs, including one that caused voice assistant distortion and another in Windows Defender Exploit Protection that prevented some Microsoft Office apps from working on machines with certain processors.

There are two known issues in this build, including one where the Windows print client may crash when connecting to a shared remote printer on the Windows print server after the build is installed.

(Get more information about KB5006746.)

KB5006674 (OS Build 22000.258)

Release date: October 12, 2021

This build fixes a bug related to compatibility issues between certain Intel networking software “Killer” and “SmartByte” and Windows 11 (original release). It also improves the quality of the service stack, which installs Windows updates.

The build also includes many security updates. For details, see Microsoft Security Update Guide and October 2021 security update notes.

What IT needs to know: Because this is a security update, it will be applied relatively soon. Over the next few weeks, check for reports of problematic issues and if all seems fine, apply the update.

(Get more information about KB5006674.)

Windows 11 Original Release

Release date: October 5, 2021

Windows 11 is the first new version of Windows that Microsoft has released since July 2015, when it rolled out Windows 10. Here’s a quick recap of what’s new in it. (For more details, see our Windows 11 in-depth review.)

  • The Start menu has been redesigned and collapsed, and Live Tiles have been removed. It’s now easier to find apps to launch and files you’ve worked on recently.
  • Snap Layouts let you group your open windows into one of half a dozen pre-made desktop layouts. Snap Groups help you quickly switch from one Snap Layout to another.
  • The Windows interface has been overhauled, with rounded windows, sharper animations, and a softer overall feel. Some built-in apps, such as File Explorer, have a simpler, easier-to-use interface.
  • You can chat and videoconference directly from the taskbar using Microsoft Teams. However, this is not the full Teams service, so the full suite of Enterprise Teams features, such as using channels and being able to search the message archive, is not available.
  • Cortana is still available in Windows 11 but does not appear on the taskbar and is not enabled by default.

For IT, these features are worth noting:

  • Windows 11 requires hardware with TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 built in for security. TPM uses hardware-based encryption to encrypt disks using Windows capabilities such as BitLocker and can prevent dictionary attacks on passwords, among other capabilities.
  • Windows 11 has a feature update schedule once a year instead of the bi-annual cycle in Windows 10. That will reduce update time, effort, and headache.
  • To help ensure business applications and other software can run on Windows 11, Microsoft released Test facility for Microsoft 365an automated testing tool to check application compatibility.

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