Microsoft is now making available the first preview of Windows 10 22H2 in the Release Preview Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This minor update, described as KB5015878 (build 19045.1865), will install as a cumulative update without reinstallation.
Windows 10 build 19045.1865, according to the company, is available as an optional install for commercial customers and Insiders with computers enrolled in the Release Preview Channel that don’t meet the requirements to upgrade to Windows 11.
Also, since the focus now is on Windows 11 22H2 and on “Windows 12” arriving in 2024, this new version of Windows 10 doesn’t include any noticeable changes or new features. Instead, it’s a system update consisting of a couple of improvements for Focus assist and Windows Autopilot. And it addresses several problems already described on build 19044.1865 (preview) release notes.
Other than the small set of fixes and improvements, the new release bumps the version number from 21H2 to 22H2 and from build 19044.1865 to 19045.1865.
Windows 10 22H2 fixes and changes
These are the fixes and improvements coming to the next update of Windows 10:
- Provided the ability for you to consent to receive urgent notifications when focus assist is on.
- Restored functionality for Windows Autopilot deployment scenarios that are affected by the security mitigation for hardware reuse. This update removed the one-time use restriction for self-deploying mode (SDM) and pre-provisioning (PP). This update also re-enabled any User Principal Name (UPN) display in user-driven mode (UDM) deployments for approved manufacturers.
- Reduced the overhead of resource contention in high input/output operations per second (IOPS) scenarios that have many threads contending on a single file.
- Improved the reliability of a push-button reset after an OS upgrade.
- Fixed an issue that makes the tenant restrictions event logging channel inaccessible if you remove the EN-US language pack.
- Fixed an issue that prevents troubleshooters from opening.
- Updated the Remove-Item cmdlet to interact with Microsoft OneDrive folders properly.
- Fixed an issue that causes certain docking stations to lose internet connectivity when waking from Sleep mode.
- Added functionality that caches additional audio endpoint information to improve the OS upgrade experience.
- Fixed an issue that might cause consecutive video clip playback to fail in games that use DX12.
- Fixed an issue that affects certain games that use the XAudio API to play sound effects.
- Fixed an issue that causes port mapping conflicts for containers.
- Fixed an issue that causes Code Integrity to continue trusting a file after the file has been modified.
- Fixed an issue that might cause Windows to stop working when you enable Windows Defender Application Control with the Intelligent Security Graph feature turned on.
- Fixed an issue that affects the height of the Search box when you use multiple monitors that have different resolutions as measured dots per inch (DPI).
- Fixed an issue that prevents the Storage Migration Service (SMS) from completing inventory on servers that have many shares. The system logs error event 2509 in Microsoft-Windows-StorageMigrationService/Admin channel (ErrorId=-2146233088/ErrorMessage=”Invalid table id”).
- Fixed an issue that causes the Windows profile service to fail sporadically. The failure might occur when signing in. The error message is, “gpsvc service failed to sign in. Access denied”.
Download update KB5015878 for Windows 10
The update is available immediately and will download and install automatically through the Release Preview Channel and stable channel. However, you can always force the update from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, click the Check for updates button, and use the option to install the optional update.