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Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 22H2 Non-Security Preview Update

Microsoft released an update for Windows 10 22H2 (KB5036979) with new features like account notifications and improved lock screen widgets.


has unveiled the non-security preview update for , version 22H2, identified as KB5036979. The update elevates the operating system to build number 19045.4355 and introduces a suite of enhancements including new Microsoft Account notifications, Widgets lock screen improvements, among other features. This rollout underscores Microsoft's commitment to refining user experience and system reliability through periodic updates.

Key Features and Improvements

The update, KB5036979, is part of Microsoft's ongoing effort to enhance Windows 10's functionality and stability. It includes significant quality improvements to the servicing stack, marked as version 19045.4351. The servicing stack update is crucial as it enhances the component responsible for installing Windows updates, ensuring devices can efficiently receive and install Microsoft updates.

One notable feature in this update is the introduction of new Microsoft Account notifications, designed to keep users informed about their account status directly from their desktop. Additionally, the update brings improvements to the Widgets lock screen, making it more intuitive and user-friendly.

For users aiming to update to Windows 10 version 22H2, it is recommended to utilize the Enablement Kit KB5015684. This approach ensures that only new updates contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device, optimizing the update process.

Addressing Known Issues and Future Resolutions

Despite the array of improvements, the update does introduce a few known issues. Notably, Copilot in Windows, which is currently in preview, may not be available on devices that have been or are currently in a multimonitor configuration. Microsoft has acknowledged this limitation and is actively working on a resolution, with updates to be provided in future releases.

Another issue arises after installing update KB5034203 or later, where some Windows devices utilizing DHCP Option 235 for discovering Microsoft Connected Cache (MCC) nodes might face difficulties. These devices could end up downloading updates and apps from the public internet, leading to increased download traffic. Microsoft offers two mitigation options: configuring the Microsoft Connected Cache endpoint in DOCacheHost policy or using Group Policies available through Microsoft's support channel.

Additionally, users may encounter challenges when attempting to change their user account profile picture, receiving an error message with the code 0x80070520. Microsoft is aware of this issue and is also working towards a resolution.

Luke Jones
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