MC677431 – The September 2023 Windows non-security preview update is now available

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check before: 2023-10-10


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The September 2023 non-security preview update is now available. These optional non-security previews are released only for Windows 10, version 22H2 and Windows 11, versions 21H2 and 22H2. Information about the contents of this update is available from the release notes, which are accessible from the Windows 11 and Windows 10 update history pages. To learn more about the different types of monthly quality updates, see Windows monthly updates explained. To be informed about the latest updates and releases, follow us on X (formerly Twitter) @WindowsUpdate.

Highlights for the Windows 11, version 22H2 update:
This update introduces websites to the Recommended section of the Start menu. These websites will be personalized for you and come from your browsing history. This gives you quick access to the websites that are important to you. You can remove any website URL from the Recommended section using the shortcut menu. To turn off the feature, go to Settings > Personalization > Start. You can adjust settings for all recommended content on the Start menu on this Settings page. Commercial customers can manage this feature using a policy.
This update addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Excel. It stops responding when you try to share a file as a PDF in Microsoft Outlook.
This update addresses an issue that affects the search button. It disappears when you interact with the search flyout box.
This update addresses an issue that affects sleep mode. After you resume from sleep, a blank window appears that has the title "Windows Input Experience.”
This update addresses an issue that affects iCloud Calendar and Contacts. Outlooks fails to properly sync them when you use the iCloud for Windows app. To resume syncing, follow the steps in this Apple Support article.

IMPORTANT The September 2023 non-security preview update will be the last optional release for Windows 11, version 21H2. The October 2023 security update will be the last security release for some editions of Windows 11, version 21H2. Windows 11, version 22H2 will continue to receive security and optional releases.

For instructions on how to install this update, see the KB for your OS listed below:
Windows 11, version 22H2: KB5030310
Windows 11, version 21H2: KB5030301
Windows 10, version 22H2: KB5030300

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