Monday, November 22, 2021

Windows 11 Optional Preview Cumulative Update


Microsoft released KB5007262, the monthly “C” release preview cumulative update with non-security improvements and fixes for the Windows 11 original release, Build 22000.282.

Note:  Due to the holidays, there will not be a "C" release preview in December.

The highlighted changes include the following:
  • Updates an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when you copy and paste text while using the Input Method Editor (IME).

  • Updates an issue that displays the incorrect background for the iFLY Simplified Chinese IME icon in the notification area.  

  • Updates an issue that prevents the display of File Explorer and desktop shortcut menus. This issue often occurs when you choose to use a single click to open an item.

  • Improves the animation performance of icons on the taskbar.

  • Updates volume control issues that affect Bluetooth audio devices.

  • Updates an issue that causes File Explorer to stop working after you close a File Explorer window.

  • Updates an issue that displays incorrect closed-caption shadows for some videos.

  • Updates an issue that automatically removes the Serbian (Latin) Windows display language from a device.

  • Updates an issue that causes flickering when you hover over icons on the taskbar; this issue occurs if you’ve applied a high contrast theme.

  • Updates an issue that, under certain conditions, prevents the keyboard focus rectangle from being visible when you use Task View, Alt-Tab, or Snap Assist.

  • Updates an issue that might cause Windows Mixed Reality to start when you put on a headset. This issue occurs even when you’ve turned off the option “Start Mixed Reality Portal when my headset's presence sensor detects that I'm wearing it”.

  • Updates an issue that might cause your device to report that it doesn't detect a printer after you plug it in.

  • Updates an issue that might cause a temporary loss of audio on your device.

  • Updates an issue that that causes some variable fonts to display incorrectly.

  • Updates an issue that displays letters or characters at the wrong angle when you use the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are frequently used in Japan, China, or other countries in Asia.

  • Updates an issue that causes certain apps to stop responding to input. This issue occurs on devices that have a touchpad.

  • Adds an option for you to choose whether to automatically turn on Focus Assist for the first hour after a Windows feature update.

  • Updates an audio distortion issue that affects Xbox One and Xbox Series Audio peripherals and occurs when you use them with spatial audio.

  • Updates several aspects of Windows emoji. As part of an iterative and ongoing work, we have made the following improvements for this release:

    • Updates all emoji from the Segoe UI Emoji font to the Fluent 2D emoji style

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    • Includes support for Emoji 13.1, which:

      • Updates the emoji dictionary

      • Adds the ability to search for Emoji 13.1 in all supported languages

      • Updates the Emoji and more panel so you can enter emoji in your applications

See the referenced KB article for the long list of improvements and fixes included in the update.

Microsoft now combines the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system with the latest LCU. This update includes SSU 2200.345.  For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions.

For information about the types of updates released by Microsoft each month see Windows 11 life cycle and servicing update.

Update:  To get the update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.  The link to download and install the update can be found in the Optional updates available area.  To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows 11 update history

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