MC518706 – February 2023 Windows non-security preview release is available for some versions of Windows Icon

check before: 2023-03-07


Microsoft 365 Apps, Windows


Windows Desktop, World tenant


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The February 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 adds an advanced auto-learning feature for facial recognition.
This update addresses an issue that affects the Color filters setting. When you select Inverted, the system sets it to Grayscale instead.
This update addresses an issue that affects IE mode. The text on the status bar is not always visible.
This update addresses an issue that stops hyperlinks from working in Microsoft Excel.
This update addresses an issue that affects a certain streaming app. The issue stops video playback after an advertisement plays in the app.

For instructions on how to install this update, see the KB for your OS listed below:
Windows 11, version 21H2: KB5022905
Windows 10, version 22H2: KB5022906
Windows 10, version 21H2: KB5022906
Windows 10, version 20H2: KB5022906

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