You'll soon be able to install critical Windows 11 updates during setup

You’ll soon be able to install critical Windows 11 updates during setup

Microsoft is rolling out a new cumulative update for the original version of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders registered in the Release Preview Channel. This update brings the operating system to build number 22000.829, and the highlight here is that you will soon be able to install new critical updates for Windows 11 during the initial setup process.

When you first set up your Windows 11 PC, there are a few steps and eventually the PC will check for updates. However, this currently only installs minor updates to protect your PC. Starting with this build, you also have the option to upgrade to the next version of Windows 11 so you’re fully up-to-date right away. With Windows 11 version 22H2 fast approaching, it looks like Microsoft is preparing for it and making it easier for everyone to install right away. This makes sense as many laptops will likely still be sold with the original version of Windows 11 when version 22H2 comes out, so you can get all these new features without worrying about whether you have the latest updates.

Of course, that’s not all that’s new in Windows 11 Build 22000.829, and the changelog is actually quite extensive. There are many fixes, as well as the ability to opt-in to receiving urgent notifications when you enable focus assist. Here is the full list of changes:

  • New! We’ve given you the option to opt-in to receiving urgent notifications when Focus Assist is turned on.
  • New! We’ve provided the option for eligible devices to upgrade to a newer Windows 11 version during the out-of-box experience (OOBE) upon first sign-in. If you choose to update to a newer version, the update process will begin shortly after the update is installed on the device.
  • New! We have restored functionality for Windows Autopilot deployment scenarios affected by the hardware reuse mitigation. With this update, the one-time usage limit for Self-Deploying Mode (SDM) and Pre-Provisioning (PP) has been removed. This update also re-enabled the display of the user principal name (UPN) in user controlled mode (UDM) deployments for approved manufacturers.
  • We fixed an issue in UIAutomation() this causes an application to stop working.
  • We fixed an issue preventing the launch task API from working as expected for certain apps.
  • We’ve improved the reliability of a push button reset after an OS upgrade.
  • We fixed an issue that makes event logging channel access inaccessible for tenant restrictions if you remove the EN-US language pack.
  • We fixed an issue that causes certificate-based computer account authentication to fail under certain circumstances after you install the May 10, 2022 security updates on domain controllers.
  • We fixed an issue affecting Arm64EC code that you build using the Windows 11 Software Development Kit (SDK).
  • We have updated the remove item Cmdlet to properly interact with Microsoft OneDrive folders.
  • We fixed an issue preventing fixes from opening.
  • We fixed an issue causing port mapping conflicts for containers.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Code Integrity continuing to trust a file after the file has been modified.
  • We fixed an issue that may cause Windows to stop working if you enable Windows Defender Application Control with the Intelligent Security Graph feature enabled.
  • We have provided search highlights on devices. To access the Search Highlights Policy (on a device that has the June 2022 Cumulative Update Preview or the July 2022 Monthly Quality Update installed), go to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions and locate admx. For your convenience, we will post an updated version of the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 11, version 21H2 coming soon to the Microsoft Download Center.
  • We fixed an issue that is causing exe stop working when you use the play and pause buttons on certain devices.
  • We fixed an issue that is causing exe stopped working when you use the Start menu context menu (Win + X) and an external monitor is connected to your device.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in a blank window that you can’t close when hovering over the search icon in the taskbar.
  • We’ve reduced the overhead of resource contention in high input/output operations per second (IOPS) scenarios where many threads are competing for a single file.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Windows Profile Service failing intermittently. The error can occur when logging in. The error message is: “Login to the gpsvc service failed. access denied”.

Microsoft is actually highlighting a known issue, which is that the Widgets panel may crash in the background and the system tray icon may revert to the default icon instead of showing current weather information.

Windows 11 Build 22000.829 or newer will likely be available to the general public as an optional update in a few weeks. Then these changes and more will become mandatory with next month’s Patch Tuesday, which takes place on August 9th.

Source: microsoft

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