Microsoft has now released KB5014697 for the Windows 11 operating system which will upgrade its build to 22000.739. This update is part of Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday” releases which brings Desktop Spotlight to the OS on the stable channel for the very first time along with some other improvements and security fixes.
With this update, your file copying and transfers will become significantly faster. KB5014697 also addresses one zero-day vulnerability as well as many other critical vulnerabilities regarding Hyper-V, LDAP, and NFS. More importantly, it also addresses an Elevation of Privilege vulnerability for the Microsoft File Server Shadow Copy Agent Service.
Other improvements in this update have been discussed below. Let us see what those are and also consider the issues with this flight, then continue to learn how to install this update.
Table of contents
- Windows 11 Build 22000.739 (KB5014697) New Features and Improvements
- Known Issues
- Download and Install Windows 11 KB5014697
- Rollback/Remove Windows 11 Cumulative Update
- Cleanup After Installing Windows Update
Windows 11 Build 22000.739 (KB5014697) New Features and Improvements
This release includes many of the updates that were previously released with KB5014019 as an optional “type D” update last month. Microsoft has since included more improvements and now released them as a mandatory Windows update.
Windows Spotlight for Desktop
Previously, the Spotlight Collection was only available for the lock screen, where the background images would change a few times a day with descriptive information about the image. This was then later announced for the desktop as well in Windows 11 22H2.
After installing KB5014697, you can check out the new Spotlight Collection for desktop by navigating to the following:
Settings app >> Personalization >> Background
Here, select Windows Spotlight from the drop-down menu in front of “Personalize your background.” This will immediately change your wallpaper.
Other Improvements and Fixes
Other changes and fixes have also been made with this flight:
- The Family Safety verification experience for a child account when you send a request for additional screen time has been improved.
- An issue that causes the Input (TextInputHost.exe) app to stop working has been fixed.
- An issue in searchindexer.exe that affects the search for shapes in Microsoft Visio has been fixed.
- The users have been prevented from bypassing forced enrollment by disconnecting from the internet when they sign in to Azure Active Directory (AAD).
- An issue that might run an AnyCPU application as a 32-bit process has been addressed.
- An issue that prevents Azure Desired State Configuration (DSC) scenarios that have multiple partial configurations from working as expected has been fixed.
- An issue that affects remote procedure calls (RPC) to the Win32_User or Win32_Group WMI class has been fixed.
- An issue that occurs when adding a trusted user, group, or computer that has a one-way trust in place has been fixed.
- An issue that fails to display the Application Counters section in the performance reports of the Performance Monitor tool has been addressed.
- An issue that fails to maintain the display brightness after you change the display mode has been fixed.
- An issue that might affect some apps that use d3d9.dll with certain graphics cards and might cause those apps to close unexpectedly has been addressed.
- An issue that affects the IE mode window frame has been fixed.
- An issue that affects Group Policy templates has been fixed.
- An issue that prevents internet shortcuts from updating has been fixed.
- An issue that causes some users to see a black screen when they sign in and sign out of Windows has been fixed.
- An issue that causes an Input Method Editor (IME) to discard a character if you enter the character while the IME is converting previous text has been addressed.
- An issue that affects the Desktop Duplication API, which affects display orientation and causes a black image to appear on the screen, has been taken care of.
- An issue that causes print failures when a low integrity level (LowIL) application prints to a null port has been addressed.
- An issue that prevents BitLocker from encrypting when you use the silent encryption option has been fixed.
- An issue that leads to a false negative when you run scripts while Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) is turned on has been fixed.
- An issue that occurs when you apply multiple WDAC policies has been addressed.
- An issue that affects the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) driver, which might increase the system’s startup time, has been fixed.
- An issue that might cause the Remote Desktop client application to stop working when you end a session has been addressed.
- An issue that affects the behavior and shape orientation of a mouse cursor for Microsoft Defender Application Guard (MDAG), Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Edge, has been taken care of.
- An issue that causes Widgets to appear on the wrong monitor when you hover over the Widgets icon on the taskbar has been fixed.
- Microsoft added animation to the Widgets icon when you click or tap the icon and the taskbar is aligned on the left.
- An issue that affects the rendering of the default Widgets icon on a taskbar that is aligned in the center has been fixed.
- An issue that causes blurry app icons in Search results when the display’s dots per inch (dpi) scaling is greater than 100% has been fixed.
- An issue that causes file copying to be slower because of a wrong calculation of write buffers within the cache manager has been addressed.
- An issue that might cause a system to stop responding when a user signs out if Microsoft OneDrive is in use has been addressed.
- A known issue that might prevent recovery discs (CD or DVD) from starting if you created them using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) app in Control Panel has been fixed. This issue occurs after installing Windows updates released on January 11, 2022, or later.
- An issue that fails to automatically give the search box input focus when you select the Start menu and start typing has been addressed.
- An issue that fails to make the options “Run as administrator” and “Open file location” available for certain results when you search from the taskbar has been fixed.
- A known issue that affects certain GPUs and might cause apps to close unexpectedly or cause intermittent issues that affect some apps that use Direct3D 9 has been fixed. You might also receive an error in the Event Log in Windows Logs/Applications, and the faulting module is d3d9on12.dll and the exception code is 0xc0000094.
These improvements have previously been recorded for KB5014019 (optional update) and KB5014019 (Release Preview channel), which have now been released in the Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11.
With these fixes, there is also an issue you ought to consider before installing this update.
Microsoft has disclosed only one known issue with this update.
After installing KB5014697, some .NET Framework 3.5 applications might experience some issues, or not launch at all. In that case, Microsoft recommends to re-install the following optional features:
- .NET Framework 3.5
- Windows Communication Foundation
If you are still willing to install this update, continue reading.
Download and Install Windows 11 KB5014697
You can install this update on a Windows 11 PC through Windows Update as well as a standalone installer.
Perform the following steps to download and install KB5014697 on your Windows 11 computer:
Download and install Windows 11, or check if your system meets the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11.
Navigate to the following:
Settings app >> Windows Update
Here, click Check for updates.
You will now see the following update downloading automatically:
2022-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5014697)
When it downloads, click Install now.
Once it is installed, click Restart Now to reboot your PC and finalize the installation.
When the computer reboots, the update will have been successfully installed. To confirm this, check the updated build number by typing in winver in the Run Command box.
Download KB5014697 Offline Installer
To download KB5014697 MSU offline installer, click on the respective link below:
Download Windows 11 KB5014697 for x64-based Systems [274.4 MB]
Download Windows 11 KB5014697 for ARM-based Systems [383.9 MB]
To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will automatically install the update. You can also extract the CAB file from the MSU file and install it.
To download any other updates related to any of the above, please check the Microsoft Catalog.
Rollback/Remove Windows 11 Cumulative Update
If you do not wish to keep the installed update for some reason, you can always roll back to the previous build of the OS. However, this can only be performed within the next 10 days after installing the new update.
To roll back after 10 days, you will need to apply this trick.
Cleanup After Installing Windows Update
If you want to save space after installing Windows updates, you can run the following commands one after the other in Command Prompt with administrative privileges:
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup