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Windows 11 Build 22000.527 Preview finally includes long awaited features

Microsoft has released February "C" updates with new OS, Edge, and Office features, and much more. Both Windows 11 and Windows 10 have got a ton of changes.

Windows 11 Cumulative Updates

Microsoft today released Windows 11 build 22000.527 and Windows 10 builds 19042.1566, 19043.1566, and 19044.1566 in Preview. All the updates include improvements for the Edge browser, besides new operating system features.

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The update targets the stable version of Windows 11. As for Windows 10, the patches are available for 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2 versions. All them share the underlying core files, so they receive the same update. In fact, Windows 10 version 2004 is built on the same base, but Microsoft ended support for it in December 2021. Also, Windows 20H2 will reach its end-of-support pretty soon.

Here are some highlights from the changelogs.

Windows 11 (KB5010414)

  • Adds the clock and date to the taskbars of other monitors when you connect other monitors to your device.
  • Adds weather content to the left side of the taskbar if the taskbar is aligned in the center. When you hover over the weather, the Widgets panel will appear on the left side of the screen and will disappear when you stop hovering over the area.
  • Provides the ability to shares cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates an issue that affects dialog boxes in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • Updates an issue that causes Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode to stop working when you press the F1 key.
  • Updates an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text as left justified on File Explorer command menus and File Explorer context menus.
  • Updates an issue that might cause the time zone list in Settings to appear blank for users who are not administrators.
  • Updates an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text as left justified on File Explorer command menus and context menus.
  • Updates an issue that causes incorrect tooltips to appear in an empty area on the taskbar after you hover over other icons like battery, volume, or Wi-Fi.

The full list of changes is here.

Windows 10 (KB5010415)

KB5010415 fixes 35 bugs listed on its support page. The highlights for this patch include.

  • Provides the ability to share cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates an issue that causes Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode to stop working when you press the F1 key.
  • Updates an issue that affects dialog boxes in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • Updates an issue that causes screen readers to describe a back button as "button" rather than "back button".
  • Updates an issue that sometimes causes the Chinese Simplified Input Method Editor (IME) to become completely unusable.

Download updates

Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.  On right, look for the Optional updates section. There will be the option to download and install the patch.

Also, Microsoft has made them available for manual download on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Here are the links.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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