Windows 11 update install

Windows 11 build 22621.457 (KB5016695) outs in Release Preview Channel

Microsoft pushes yet another preview of Windows 11 22H2 in the Release Preview Channel ahead of the September 20 launch.

  • Windows 11 build 22621.457 is now available in the Release Preview Channel.
  • KB5016695 includes updated features for Defender for Endpoint, SMB compression, and usage history for various apps.
  • If you have a device in the Beta Channel, you don’t need to install this update.

As part of the Windows 11 2022 Update, Microsoft is now rolling out the update KB5016695 for devices enrolled in the Release Preview Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This non-security update brings several fixes, improvements, and new features that the company expects to release with the final version of Windows 11 22H2 on September 20.

The update KB5016695 bumps the version number to build 22621.457, and according to the official changes, it introduces the ability to view usage history from the “Privacy & Security” settings page for more apps. This flight also improves the detection of ransomware and advanced attacks on Microsoft Defender, storage replication low bandwidth or congested networks, and compresses all files using SMB Compression.

The update is only available in the Release Preview Channel. If you have a device in the Beta Channel, you already have a higher release (build 22621.575), and if you opted into the path to download the latest preview with all the features enabled, you already have the Windows 11 build 22622.575.

Windows 11 22H2 update KB5016695

These are the fixes that the Windows team is shipping with build 22621.457 in the Release Preview Channel:

  • Enhanced Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • Compressed a file regardless of its size if you have configured Server Message Block (SMB) Compression.
  • Improved storage replication occurs over low bandwidth or congested wide area networks (WAN).
  • You can now view the usage history for the following resources from the Settings page: Camera, Microphone, Phone Calls, Messaging, Contacts, Screenshots, and Music library. To use this feature, navigate to Settings >Privacy & Security.
  • Fixed an issue that causes Windows to display tablet mode features for some devices that do not have touchscreens.
  • Fixed an issue that causes some application windows to have blank sections in the Task View preview.
  • Fixed an issue that occurs for some of you when you copy files from network drives. The error code is 0x80070026.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause the Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) to leak tokens. This issue affects devices that have installed Windows updates dated June 14, 2022, or later. This issue occurs when the device performs a specific form of service for the user (S4U) in a non-Trusted Computing Base (TCB) Windows service that runs as Network Service.
  • Fixed an issue that, in certain cases, causes sihost.exe to use a high amount of the CPU.
  • Fixed an issue that causes Microsoft Edge to stop responding when you use IE mode. This issue also prevents you from interacting with a dialog. 40242609
  • Fixed an issue that causes the App-V client service to leak memory when you delete App-V registry nodes.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents you from opening a URL if the URL’s length is more than 2084 characters. This update supports a URL of up to 8192 characters.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents codecs from being updated from the Microsoft Store.
  • Fixed an issue that causes ServerAssignedConfigurations to be null in a few full configuration scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prematurely interrupts the resizing operations of a Snap Assist area.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause the deployment of the Windows Hello for Business certificate to fail in certain circumstances after you reset a device.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents you from reinstalling Universal Printers after you remove them.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents non-Windows devices from authenticating when they connect to a Windows-based remote desktop and use a smart card as the authentication method.
  • Fixed an issue that causes the Settings app to stop working on server domain controllers (DCs) when accessing the Privacy > Activity history page.
  • Fixed an issue that affects a lookup for a nonexistent security ID (SID) from the local domain using a read-only domain controller (RODC). The lookup unexpectedly returns the STATUS_TRUSTED_DOMAIN_FAILURE error instead of STATUS_NONE_MAPPED or STATUS_SOME_MAPPED.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents the Storage Migration Service (SMS) from completing the inventory on servers that have many shares. Error event 2509 appears in Microsoft-Windows-StorageMigrationService/Admin channel (ErrorId=-2146233088/ErrorMessage=”Invalid table id”).
  • Fixed an issue that affects the Sync across your devices option under Settings > System > Clipboard. The option will not remain enabled.

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22621.457, you need to enroll your device in the Release Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section.

Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 22621.57 (KB5016695) from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the Check for Updates button. However, you will need a device that meets the minimum system requirements to receive the update if you are new to the Windows Insider Program.

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