Microsoft has released the optional February 2023 Cumulative Update for all editions of Windows 11 22H2 with newly announced Moment 2 features.
THE KB5022913 Insecure version of Windows 11 comes with a lot of new features, like Microsoft announced earlier today.
The list includes, but is not limited to, an AI-powered Bing Chat integrated into the Windows taskbar, Phone link for iOS devicestask manager search bar, new tabbed notepad, energy recommendations and screen recording in snipping tool.
It also comes with a fix for a known issue causing substantial performance loss when copying large files over SMB after installing Windows 11 2022 Update (Windows Insiders tested this since November 2022).
KB5022913 is a non-security monthly preview release designed to help Windows administrators test the improvements that will be rolling out to all users with next month’s Patch Tuesday.
However, unlike the Patch Tuesday updates, this one is optional and does not contain security updates.
You can only install the optional KB5022913 update from Settings > Windows Update by clicking the “Download and Install” button after checking for updates.
You can also download and install it manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog.
Other highlights of this preview update
Windows 11 KB5022913 preview build includes additional fixes and improvements, some of the most notable of which are highlighted below:
- This update improves the search box experience on the taskbar by displaying search results in a flyout box as you type in the search box.
- You can now access Windows Studio Effects directly from the taskbar quick settings for devices with a supported Neural Processing Unit (NPU). This allows easy configuration of camera effects such as background blur, eye contact, auto-framing, and audio effects.
- This update makes it easier to get help if you’re having PC issues. You can now find Quick support in the All Apps list in the Start menu.
Microsoft also warned on Tuesday that there will be no further preview cumulative updates for supported versions of Windows 10 after March 2023.
“After March 2023, there will no longer be optional, non-security preview builds for supported editions of Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows 10, version 21H2,” Microsoft said. said.
“Only cumulative monthly security updates (known as Release “B” or Update Tuesday) will continue for these builds. Windows 10, version 22H2 will continue to receive security and optional releases.”