The October 2022 non-security preview release is now available for all supported versions of Windows. Information about the contents of this update is available from the release notes, which are accessible from Windows 11 and Windows 10 history pages. To learn more about the different types of monthly quality updates, see our Windows quality updates primer.
Highlights for the Windows 11, version 22H2 update:
- Adds a new consent form for users enrolled in Windows Hello Face and Fingerprint. You have new choices for your biometric data.
- Enhances search visual treatments on the taskbar to improve discoverability. This is available to a small audience initially and deploys more broadly in the months that follow.
- Enhances the backup experience when using your Microsoft Account (MSA). This is available to a small audience initially and deploys more broadly in the months that follow.
- Improves the Microsoft Account experience in Settings. For instance, you can manage your Microsoft OneDrive subscription and related storage alerts.
- Adds Task Manager to the context menu when you right-click the taskbar. This feature rolls out in the coming weeks.
- Addresses an issue that might cause vertical and horizontal line artifacts to appear on the screen.
- Addresses an issue in that stops the credential UI from displaying in IE mode when you use Microsoft Edge.
For instructions on how to install this update for your operating system, see the KB for your OS listed below:
- Windows 11, version 22H2: KB5018496
- Windows 11, version 21H2: KB5018483
- Windows 10, version 22H2: KB5018482
- Windows 10, version 21H2: KB5018482
- Windows 10, version 21H1: KB5018482
- Windows 10, version 20H2: KB5018482
- Windows Server 2022: KB5018485
Message ID: MC450130
Platform: Windows Desktop, World tenant