Microsoft has released the February 2023 Optional Cumulative Updates for all Windows 11 22H2 editions and all supported Windows 10 versions.
THE KB5022905 Insecure version of Windows 11 Comes with 13 bug fixes and improvements, including an advanced self-learning feature for face recognition and fixing an IE mode issue where status bar text isn’t always visible.
It also fixes issues causing hyperlinks to break in Microsoft Excel and incorrectly setting system color filters to Grayscale instead of Inverted.
KB5022905 is a monthly “C” update designed to help Windows administrators test fixes and improvements that will be rolling out to all users with the March 2023 Hotfix on Tuesday.
However, unlike Patch Tuesday updates, non-security preview builds like this one are optional and do not contain security updates.
You can install preview update KB5022905 by going to Settings > Windows Update and clicking the “Check for updates” button.
Since this is an optional Windows update, you need to install it manually by clicking the “Download and Install” button (preview updates only install automatically on versions from Windows Insider).
You can also manually download and install KB5022905 from the Microsoft Update Catalog.
What’s new in this preview update
Windows 11 KB5022905 Preview Build comes with additional fixes and improvements, some of the most notable ones are highlighted below:
- This update fixes an issue that affects Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Using a provisioning package for bulk provisioning fails.
- This update resolves an issue that affects the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). LSASS may stop responding. This happens after running Sysprep on a domain-joined machine.
- This update fixes an issue that affects parity virtual disks. Using Server Manager to create them fails.
- This update resolves an issue affecting a certain streaming application. The issue stops video playback after playing an advertisement in the app.
The company added that it was not aware of any issues affecting this update.
Microsoft also warned on Wednesday that this is the last preview update of the year, with no other non-security updates expected to be released in December.
“After March 2023, there are no longer optional, non-security preview builds for supported editions of Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows 10, version 21H2,” Microsoft 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.”