MC499324 – January 2023 Windows non-security preview release is available for some versions of Windows (archived)

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The January 2023 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. To be informed about the latest updates and releases, follow us on Twitter @WindowsUpdate.

IMPORTANT After March 2023, there are no more optional, non-security preview releases for the supported editions of Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows 10, version 21H2. Only cumulative monthly security updates (known as the "B" or Update Tuesday release) will continue for these versions. Windows 10, version 22H2 will continue to receive security and optional releases.

Highlights for the Windows 11, version 21H2 update:

This update combines Windows Spotlight with Themes on the Personalization page. This makes it easier for you to discover and turn on the Windows Spotlight feature.
This update displays storage alerts for Microsoft OneDrive subscribers on the Systems page in the Settings app. You can also manage your storage and purchase additional storage, if needed.
This update provides the full amount of storage capacity of all your OneDrive subscriptions. It also displays the total storage on the Accounts page in the Settings app.
This update improves the Microsoft Account experience in Settings. For example, you can manage OneDrive subscriptions and storage alerts.
This update addresses an issue that affects searchindexer.exe. It randomly stops you from signing in or signing out.

For instructions on how to install this update, see the KB for your OS listed below:
Windows 11, version 21H2: KB5019274
Windows 10, version 22H2: KB5019275
Windows 10, version 21H2: KB5019275
Windows 10, version 20H2: KB5019275

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2023-03-22MC Last Updated01/19/2023 23:11:282023-03-21T18:30:21Z
2023-03-22MC Start Time01/19/2023 23:11:272023-03-21T18:30:19Z
2023-03-22MC End Time01/19/2024 23:11:272024-03-21T18:30:19Z

*starting April 2022

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