MC504143 – January 2023 Windows non-security preview release available for all supported versions for Windows Icon

check before: 2023-02-09




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The January 2023 non-security preview release is now available for all supported versions of Windows. For instructions on how to install this update on your home device, check the Update Windows article. 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 22H2 update:

This update changes the experience for preview .NET Framework updates. After you install this update, all future preview (optional) .NET Framework updates will display on the Settings > Windows Update > Advanced options > Optional updates page.
Addresses an issue that affects searchindexer.exe, which randomly stops you from signing in or signing out.
Addresses a resource conflict issue between two or more threads (known as a deadlock). This deadlock affects COM+ applications.
Addresses an issue that might occur when the Input Method Editor (IME) is active. Applications might stop responding when you use the mouse and keyboard at the same time.
Addresses an issue that affects picture files you find using search on the taskbar. This issue stops you from opening those pictures.
Addresses an issue that stops you from searching for a file based on the file’s contents.

For instructions on how to install this update, see the KB for your OS listed below:
Windows 11, version 22H2: KB5022360
Windows 11, version 21H2: KB5019274
Windows 10, version 22H2: KB5019275
Windows 10, version 21H2: KB5019275
Windows 10, version 20H2: KB5019275

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