Microsoft has released the Windows 11 22H2 KB5017389 preview cumulative update with 30 fixes or improvements.
This Windows 11 update is part of Microsoft’s September 2022 monthly “C” update, allowing users to test upcoming fixes coming in the October 2022 Patch Tuesday.
As preview updates do not contain security fixes, they are optional and will not be installed automatically.
Windows users can install the KB5017389 update by going into Settings, clicking on Windows Update, and selecting ‘Check for Updates.’
As this is an optional update, you will be prompted to click on the download and install button before Windows 11 will install the update.
Windows 11 users can also download and manually install the KB5017389 update from the Microsoft Update Catalog.
What’s new in Windows 11 KB5017389
This cumulative update is the first servicing release for Windows 11 22H2 since it was released earlier this month. After installing the update, the Windows 11 build number will be changed to 22621.608.
The Windows 11 KB5017389 cumulative update preview includes 30 improvements or fixes, with the eight highlighted ones listed below:
- Addresses issues that cause updates to the Microsoft Store to fail.
- Updates the start date for daylight saving time in Chile. It will start on September 11, 2022 instead of on September 4, 2022.
- Addresses an issue that affects the font of three Chinese characters. When you format these characters as bold, the width size is wrong.
- Addresses an issue that forces the IE mode tabs in a session to reload.
- Addresses an issue that successfully opens a browser window in IE mode to display a PDF file. Later, browsing to another IE mode site within the same window fails.
- Adds more dynamic Widgets content to your taskbar with notification badging. When you open the Widgets board, a banner appears at the top of the board. It provides more information about what triggered the notification badge.
- Addresses an issue that affects Dual SIM calling. If you select no SIM on your phone and initiate a call on your device, Dual SIM functionality does not work.
- Addresses an issue that affects some apps that were not signed by the Microsoft Store. You must reinstall them after you upgrade the OS.
While Microsoft says that there are no known issues with this update, there are a few safeguard blocks that are currently preventing devices from upgrading to Windows 11 22H2.
These safeguard holds are for devices using certain types of printers and for BSOD crashes on devices with Intel Smart Sound Technology (SST) audio drivers.
You can find a complete list of improvements and fixes in the KB5017389 support bulletin.