Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 22000.1641 Preview (21H2 Update)

Ever since Microsoft released the 22H2 update last year, the focus has shifted from 21H2 as most users have already updated to 22H2. However, Microsoft is still rolling out the 21H2 update every month for users who are still on previous builds. A new Windows 11 21H2 update is here with build 22000.1641.

The new build is a non-security preview update and part of the monthly update. Microsoft released the last 21H2 a week ago and it was a public build. Also, preview builds are optional and you can choose not to install them.

The new Windows 11 build 22000.1641 is tagged as KB5022905. And it comes with some new features and improvements. Some highlights of the update are advanced auto-learning feature for facial recognition, and many important bug fixes. You can check the official changelog below.

Highlights

  • New! This update adds an advanced auto-learning feature for facial recognition.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Color filters setting. When you select Inverted, the system sets it to Grayscale instead.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects IE mode. The text on the status bar is not always visible.
  • This update addresses an issue that stops hyperlinks from working in Microsoft Excel.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects a certain streaming app. The issue stops video playback after an advertisement plays in the app.

Improvements

  • This non-security update includes quality improvements. When you install this KB:
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Appx State Repository. When you remove a user profile, the cleanup is incomplete. Because of this, its database grows as time passes. This growth might cause delays when users sign in to multi-user environments like FSLogix.
  • This update affects the United Mexican States. This update supports the government’s daylight saving time change order for 2023.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Z-order of two maximized windows. A window that is behind another window might appear on top.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects AppV. It stops file names from having the correct letter case (uppercase or lowercase).
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge. The issue removes conflicting policies for Microsoft Edge. This occurs when you set the MDMWinsOverGPFlag in a Microsoft Intune tenant and Intune detects a policy conflict.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Using a provisioning package for bulk provisioning fails.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). LSASS might stop responding. This occurs after you run Sysprep on a domain-joined machine.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects parity virtual disks. Using Server Manager to create them fails.

If you are still on the Windows 11 21H2 build on your PC, you will get the update. And you can manually check for the update by going to Settings > Software Update. Once you see the new update, click Download and Install.

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