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Microsoft has released the KB5039302 (OS Builds 22621.3810 and 22631.3810) Preview for both Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2. The Windows update includes various new features, such as a Game Pass suggestion card on the Settings home page, a default display of the desktop button on the taskbar, compatibility for 7-Zip and Tape Archive files, and Emoji 15.1.

The update also lets users copy files from the Windows Share window and adds a new account manager to the Start menu. The update also addresses difficulties with the Snipping Tool, touch keyboard, and USB devices. The typical rollout may not be available to all customers due to the gradual implementation.





June 25, 2024—KB5039302 (OS Builds 22621.3810 and 22631.3810) Preview

Highlights

Gradual rollout 

These might not be available to all users because they will roll out gradually. 

  • New! This update adds a new Game Pass recommendation card on the Settings home page. This home page shows on Home and Pro editions when you sign in to Windows using your Microsoft account. The card appears if you actively play games on your PC.

  • New! The show desktop button is on the taskbar again by default. To change this, right-click the taskbar and choose Taskbar settings. At the lower part of the page, you will find Taskbar behaviors

  • New! This update affects File Explorer. You can now create 7-Zip and Tape Archive (TAR) files using the context menu. When you right-click a file, a Compress to item gives you ways to compress a file using tools like gzip, bzip2, and more. There is also a new compression wizard in Additional options. It will help you choose more formats and add details. You can use different types of compression to add many files to archives in other TAR formats. You can also change the compression level and choose the types of data to store in each archive.

  • New! This update adds support for  Emoji 15.1. Windows supports Unicode symbol-like shapes for family groupings. But Windows will keep using people for them. Also, you can choose the right or left facing direction for some people emoji. The new emoji are:

    • Horizontal and vertical head shake

    • Phoenix

    • Lime

    • Brown mushroom

    • Broken chain

  • New! You can now copy files from the Windows Share window. Just click the new Copy button.

  • New! This update starts the rollout of the new account manager on the Start menu. When you use a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows, you will get a glance at your account benefits. This feature also makes it easy to manage your account settings.

Normal rollout

  • This update addresses an issue that affects Snipping Tool. When you use it to record videos on some PCs, the audio has distortions.

  • This update addresses an issue that affects the touch keyboard. You cannot use it to enter special characters. This occurs when you use the Japanese 106 keyboard.

  • This update addresses an issue that affects USB devices. Ejecting them using the Safely Remove Hardware option fails. This occurs when Task Manager is open.

Improvements

Note: To view the list of addressed issues, click or tap the OS name to expand the collapsible section.

Windows 11, version 23H2

Important: Use EKB  KB5027397 to update to Windows 11, version 23H2.

This non-security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:

  • This build includes all the improvements in Windows 11, version 22H2.

  • No additional issues are documented for this release.

Windows 11, version 22H2

This non-security update includes quality improvements. 

Gradual rollout

These might not be available to all users because they will roll out gradually. 

  • New!  You can now use OneDrive as a RemoteApp in Azure Virtual Desktop.

  • This update changes the units for DDR speed from MHz to MT/s.

  • This update affects process handles. Task Manager releases them more quickly when it stops a process.

  • This update makes Task Manager more reliable.

  • This update affects the sort order of processes in Task Manager. Performance is better when you change the order.

  • This update makes Task Manager more accessible by improving:

    • Keyboard focus

    • Tab key navigation

    • Text scaling

    • The readout of item names by screen readers

    • High contrast heatmaps and more.

  • This update makes resizing the Task Manager window easier when you grab the top of its window.

Normal rollout

  • New! This update improves the Virtual Filtering Platform (VFP) within Windows nodes. Now, VFP has more support for packet drop collection. This will make it easier to troubleshoot issues.

  • This update addresses an issue that affects Group Policy. It fails to detect when a network’s speed is slow. Instead, it assumes that a fast link is present.

  • This update addresses an issue that affects Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). When you use them with SMBdirect in your networks, the networks fail. You also lose the ability to manage clusters.

  • This update addresses an issue that affects GPUs. They do not enter the idle state that stops them from consuming power.

  • This update adds the registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM ForceDisableModeChangeAnimation (REG_DWORD). When you set its value to 1 (or a non-zero number), it turns off the display mode change animation. If the value is 0 or the key does not exist, the animation is set to on.

  • This update brings Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles up to date for certain mobile operators.

  • This update addresses an issue that affects Azure Virtual Desktop sessions. A deadlock stops you from signing in to them.

  • A firewall profile drops from domain to public. This occurs when multiple interfaces exist, and you add or remove an interface. This update addresses this issue.

  • An issue occurs in the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) driver. This issue leads to high system CPU usage. It also reduces throughput under a heavy load. This update boosts network packet processing in WFP. This helps to stop performance from degrading. This update also adds batch processing to reduce CPU load.

  • The Input Method Editor (IME) candidate list fails to show or shows in the wrong position. This update addresses this issue.

If you installed earlier updates, only the new updates contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.


June 25, 2024—KB5039302 (OS Builds 22621.3810 and 22631.3810) Preview - Microsoft Support