Microsoft has just kicked off the non-security release for Windows 11 22H2. The latest optional upgrade goes live with a ton of improvements and fixes. If your PC is running on the Windows 11 22H2 version, then you can manually install it on your system for free.
Microsoft plants the optional upgrade on compatible systems with the KB5022360 build number. As it is a small incremental upgrade, it weighs 276MB in size for x64-based systems and 378MB for ARM64-based systems. You can download it manually by heading over to this page or you can update your system directly from Settings.
Moving to the changes, then the new Windows 11 22H2 (KB5022360) upgrade goes official with a bunch of fixes. The list of fixes includes the issue where picture files not loading from the taskbar search, fixes the issue that affects searchindexer.exe, and also addresses a resource conflict issue between two or more threads, and more.
Here’s the list of highlights of the new Windows 11 KB5022360 update.
- This update addresses an issue that might occur when the Input Method Editor (IME) is active. Applications might stop responding when you use the mouse and keyboard at the same time.
- This update addresses an issue that might occur when you convert or reconvert Japanese Kanji using a multibyte character set (MBCS) app. The cursor might move to the wrong location when you type.
- This update addresses an issue that affects picture files you find using search on the taskbar. This issue stops you from opening those pictures.
- This update addresses an issue that stops you from searching for a file based on the file’s contents.
- This update addresses an issue that affects some game controllers. When the game controller is connected to the computer, the computer might not go to Sleep mode.
Now let’s take a look at the list of changes coming with the new Windows 11 KB5022360 update.
- New! This update changes the experience for preview .NET Framework updates. After you install this update, all future preview (optional) .NET Framework updates will display on the Settings > Windows Update > Advanced options > Optional updates page. On that page, you can control which optional updates you want to install.
- This update addresses an issue that affects searchindexer.exe. It randomly stops you from signing in or signing out.
- This update addresses a resource conflict issue between two or more threads (known as a deadlock). This deadlock affects COM+ applications.
- This update addresses an issue that affects conhost.exe. It stops responding.
- This update addresses an issue that might affect the Domain Name System (DNS) suffix search list. When you configure it, the parent domain might be missing.
- This update addresses an issue that might affect FindWindow() or FindWindowEx(). They might return the wrong window handle.
- This update addresses an issue that affects certain systems that have firmware Trusted Platform Modules. (TPM). This issue stops you from using AutoPilot to set up those systems.
- This update addresses an issue that affects mstsc.exe. It stops responding while connecting to a RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.
- This update addresses an issue that causes Windows Server 2022 domain controllers (DC) to stop responding. This occurs when they process Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) requests.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the Resilient File System (ReFS) MSba tag. The issue causes a nonpaged pool leak.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the ReFS. The issue causes high nonpaged pool usage, which depletes system memory.
- This update addresses an issue that affects devices that are subject to Microsoft Exploit Protection Export Address Filtering (EAF). Some applications stop responding or do not open. These include Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader.
- This update addresses an issue that might affect applications that use Microsoft Edge WebView2 to display content. Applications that use WebView2 include Microsoft Office and the Widgets app. The content might appear blank or greyed out.
- This update addresses an issue that affects a Group Policy for Expanded Toasts.
- This update changes how you enable the Windows diagnostic data processor configuration in preparation for EU Data Boundary support. To learn more, see Enable Windows diagnostic data processor configuration.
As it is an optional upgrade, you need to go to Settings > Windows Update, then click on Download & Install button to install the new update on your PC. If you don’t see the new build, click on Check for Update.
After downloading the update, you need to restart your device after charging it to at least 50%.
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