The November 2022 non-security preview release is now available for Windows 11, version 21H2, and all supported versions of Windows 10. The preview update for Windows 11, version 22H2, 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 and Windows 10 history pages. To learn more about the different types of monthly quality updates, see our Windows quality updates primer.
IMPORTANT: There will be no preview, non-security releases for Windows 10 or Windows 11 during the month of December. Preview releases normally target the third week of the month. There will be a December security update release, as usual.
Highlights for the Windows 11, version 21H2 update:
- Introduces the new Quick Assist application.
- Addresses some persistent update failures for the Microsoft Store.
- Addresses an issue that affects some devices that are managed by an enterprise. It improves the reliability of app installations for them.
- Addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Direct3D 9 (D3D9). It causes D3D9 to stop working when you use Microsoft Remote Desktop.
- Addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. Automated investigation blocks live response investigations.
- Addresses an issue that affects pinned apps on the Start menu, wherein the Start menu stops working when you move between pages of pinned apps. This issue occurs when the language is a right to left (RTL) language.
For instructions on how to install this update for your operating system, see the KB for your OS listed below:
- Windows 11, version 21H2: KB5019157
- Windows 10, version 22H2: KB5020030
- Windows 10, version 21H2: KB5020030
- Windows 10, version 21H1: KB5020030
- Windows 10, version 20H2: KB5020030
Message ID: MC467550
Product: Defender, Defender for Endpoint, Windows
Platform: Windows Desktop, World tenant