You can now install the Windows 11 “moment 2” update in at least two ways, and in this guide, you will learn how. Although the operating system only receives one feature update every year, it also receives feature drop updates (also known as moments), which are minor updates that can introduce new features and improvements outside the yearly release. According to the company, Windows 11 can get up to four of these updates per year, and the second one is available starting February 28 as a preview, with a full release on March 14, 2023.
Since the update doesn’t require reinstallation and only a small scope of changes, it doesn’t have an official name. It’s simply known as update KB5023706 (build 22621.1413) and introduces various new features and improvements. For instance, the update brings the new Bing AI with ChatGPT to the search box and several other enhancements for the Taskbar, Quick Settings, Widgets, and Voice Access.
You will also find updated versions of many built-in apps, including Notepad, Snipping Tool, Quick Assist, Phone Link, and Windows 365 apps. And, as part of the touch improvements, Windows 11 now features a redesigned Taskbar that collapses and expands while in tablet mode.
The “moment 2” update will download and install automatically during the March 2023 Patch Tuesday, but you can always force it manually through Windows Update or manual download.
This guide will teach you the steps to force the newest update with new features and improvements for Windows 11.
Install feature drop (moment 2) update on Windows 11 22H2
On Windows 11, you can install the “moment 2” update in two ways. You can force the update from the Windows Update settings or download and install the package manually. However, before you can update, the computer must be running version 22H2.
To force the March 2023 feature on Windows 11 22H2, use these steps:
Click on Windows Update.
Click the Check for updates button.
Click the Restart now button.
Once you complete the steps, the device will restart and apply the new features and improvements, and checking the Windows 11 version should now read build 22621.1413.
To download and install the second update for Windows 11 22H2, use these steps:
Click the Download button for the KB5023706 update.Quick note: You must download “x64” for the typical installation or the “arm64” if you have an ARM-based computer.
Click the “.msu” link and save the file on your computer.
Double-click the “.msu” file to launch the automatic installer.
Click the Yes button.
After you complete the steps, the Windows 11 build 22621.1413 will install on your computer to enable the new features for the March 2023 release.