A number of features in Windows 11 22H2 or 2022 Update have reportedly been Backported by Microsoft to Windows 11 Build 22000.1515 which is currently available in the Windows Insider Release Preview.
Some of the rumored features include presence of Spotlight Theme to the Settings > Personalizations page, then there’s a new option for Subscriptions as we’ve seen in Windows 11 22H2.
With that, the user can also set subscriptions from OneDrive and Xbox through the Settings > Accounts page, which also contains information OneDrive Storage Limits which has been a highlight in recent weeks.
Apart from that, in this update that is presented to Windows Insider Release Preview users specifically for Windows 11 21H2, there are a number of improvements which certainly bring more improvements than the Cumulative Update in January 2023 yesterday. You can see a number of improvements and new things in the following changelog:
- New! We combined Windows Spotlight with Themes on the Personalization page. This makes it easier for you to discover and turn on the Windows Spotlight feature.
- New! We improved the Microsoft Account experience in Settings. For example, you could manage OneDrive subscriptions and storage alerts.
- New! We provide the full amount of storage capacity of all your OneDrive subscriptions. It also displayed the total storage on the Accounts page in the Settings app.
- New! We displayed storage alerts for Microsoft OneDrive subscribers on the Systems page in the Settings app. The alerts appeared when you were close to your storage limit. You could also manage your storage and purchase additional storage, if needed.
- New! We displayed Xbox subscription details on the Accounts page in the Settings app. Xbox subscribers could also manage their subscriptions on that page. Users who are not subscribers can explore Xbox subscription options on the Accounts page
- We fixed an issue that affected searchindexer.exe. It randomly stops you from signing in or signing out.
- We fixed an issue that stopped you from searching for a file based on the file’s contents.
- We fixed a resource conflict issue between two or more threads (known as a deadlock). This deadlock affected COM+ applications.
- We fixed an issue that affected conhost.exe. It stopped responding.
- We fixed an issue that affected some modern applications. This issue stopped them from opening.
- We fixed an issue that affected the Domain Name System (DNS) suffix search list. When you configured it, the parent domain might have been missing.
- We added support for long URL lengths of up to 8196 characters.
- We fixed an issue that might have occurred when the Input Method Editor (IME) was active. Applications might have stopped responding when you used the mouse and keyboard at the same time.
- We fixed an issue that might have affected FindWindow() or FindWindowEx(). They might have returned the wrong window handle.
- We fixed an issue that damaged memory. The issue occurred when you used certain HD audio controller hardware.
- We fixed an issue that affected certain systems that had firmware Trusted Platform Modules. (TPM). This issue stopped you from using AutoPilot to set up those systems.
- We fixed an issue that affected printing in landscape mode in Microsoft Edge. The print output was incorrect. This issue occurred when you used Microsoft Defender Application Guard.
- We fixed an issue the stopped the touch keyboard from opening.
- We fixed an issue that stopped explorer.exe from responding. This issue occurred when you used the play and pause buttons on your keyboard on certain devices.
- We fixed an issue that affected Windows Server 2022 domain controllers. They stopped responding when they managed Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) requests.
- We fixed an issue that affected the Resilient File System (ReFS) MSba tag. The issue caused a nonpaged pool leak.
- We fixed an issue that affected ReFS. The issue caused high nonpaged pool usage, which depleted system memory.
Now for you Windows 11 21H2 users who are currently registered as Insider Release Preview, you can just slide to the Settings page > Windows Update > Check for updates > then download the update. (KB5019274) available there.
Please wait 180 seconds or 3 minutes, the secret code will immediately appear under the countdown