The August 2022 non-security preview release, referred to as our “C” release, is now available for Windows 11. The preview update for other supported versions of Windows 10 will be available in the near term. Information about the contents of this update is available from the release notes, which are accessible from Windows 11 history pages. To learn more about the different types of monthly quality updates, see our Windows quality updates primer. To be informed about the latest updates and releases, follow us on Twitter @WindowsUpdate.
Highlights for the Windows 11 update
- Addresses an issue related to USB printing that might cause your printer to malfunction after you restart it or reinstall it.
- Addresses an issue that prevents Windows 11 SE from trusting some Microsoft Store applications. This might prevent you from downloading the untrusted app.
- Addresses an issue that might cause certain Bluetooth audio headsets to stop playing after a progress bar adjustment.
- Addresses a known issue that causes Microsoft Edge to stop responding when you use IE mode. This issue also prevents you from interacting with a dialog.
Improvements and Fixes for Windows 11
- Gives IT admins the ability to remotely add languages and language-related features. Additionally, they can now manage language scenarios across several endpoint managers.
- Compresses a file regardless of its size if you have configured Server Message Block (SMB) Compression.
- Enhances Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
For instructions on how to install this update for your operating system, see the KB for your OS listed below:
- Windows 11, version 21H2 (original release): KB5016691
Message ID: MC419910
Published: 26 August 2022
Updated: 26 August 2022
Platform: Windows Desktop, World tenant