Windows 11 build 22000.1516 (KB5019274) outs as preview

The next cumulative update for the original version of Windows 11 includes various visual changes, fixes, and improvements.

Windows 11 KB5019274
Windows 11 KB5019274
  • Windows 11 build 22000.1516 rolls out as the preview update KB5019274.
  • The update introduces various new improvements for the Accounts and Themes settings.
  • This non-security also includes fixes and improvements that will release during the next Patch Tuesday.
  • The update was previously released as build 22000.1515 in the Release Preview Channel.

UPDATED: 1/19/2023: On Windows 11, Microsoft is making available the update KB5019274 as an optional update for the original version (21H2). This is a non-security update part of the next cumulative update rollout, and it only includes bug fixes, improvements, and new features.

The update KB5019274 bumps the version number to build 22000.1516, and according to the company (Release Preview announcement), it brings the option to turn on Spotlight from the Themes settings page, and it shows subscription information for Microsoft 365 services (including Xbox) and storage usage alerts for OneDrive. The update also rolls out with a slew of fixes and improvements.

Update KB5019274 fixes and changes for Windows 11

These are the fixes and new features available with the latest update preview of Windows 11:

  • Combined Windows Spotlight with Themes on the Personalization page. This made it easier for you to discover and turn on the Windows Spotlight feature.
  • Improved the Microsoft Account experience in Settings. For example, you could manage OneDrive subscriptions and storage alerts.
  • Provide the full amount of storage capacity of all your OneDrive subscriptions. It also displayed the total storage on the Accounts page in the Settings app.
  • Displayed storage alerts for Microsoft OneDrive subscribers on the Systems page in the Settings app. The alerts appeared when you were close to your storage limit. You could also manage your storage and purchase additional storage, if needed.
  • Displayed Xbox subscription details on the Accounts page in the Settings app. Xbox subscribers could also manage their subscription on that page. Users who are not subscribers could explore Xbox subscription options on the Accounts page 
  • Fixed an issue that affected searchindexer.exe. It randomly stopped you from signing in or signing out.
  • Fixed an issue that stopped you from searching for a file based on the file’s contents.
  • Fixed a resource conflict issue between two or more threads (known as a deadlock). This deadlock affected COM+ applications.
  • Fixed an issue that affected conhost.exe. It stopped responding.
  • Fixed an issue that affected some modern applications. This issue stopped them from opening.
  • Fixed an issue that affected the Domain Name System (DNS) suffix search list. When you configured it, the parent domain might have been missing.
  • We added support for long URL lengths of up to 8196 characters.
  • Fixed an issue that might have occurred when the Input Method Editor (IME) was active. Applications might have stopped responding when you used the mouse and keyboard at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue that might have affected FindWindow() or FindWindowEx(). They might have returned the wrong window handle.
  • Fixed an issue that damaged memory. The issue occurred when you used certain HD audio controller hardware.
  • Fixed an issue that affected certain systems that had firmware Trusted Platform Modules. (TPM). This issue stopped you from using AutoPilot to set up those systems.
  • Fixed an issue that affected printing in landscape mode in Microsoft Edge. The print output was incorrect. This issue occurred when you used Microsoft Defender Application Guard.
  • Fixed an issue the stopped the touch keyboard from opening.
  • Fixed an issue that stopped explorer.exe from responding. This issue occurred when you used the play and pause buttons on your keyboard on certain devices.
  • Fixed an issue that affected Windows Server 2022 domain controllers. They stopped responding when they managed Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) requests.
  • Fixed an issue that affected the Resilient File System (ReFS) MSba tag. The issue caused a nonpaged pool leak.
  • Fixed an issue that affected ReFS. The issue caused high nonpaged pool usage, which depleted system memory.

Install Windows 11 build 22000.1516

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22000.1516, open the “Windows Update” settings and click the Check for Updates button.

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