KB5016632 Rolls Out For Windows 11 22H2 On Release Preview Channel

Alongside the Patch Tuesday updates for the month of August 2022, Microsoft has also secretly made a flight…

Windows 11 Insider Update

Alongside the Patch Tuesday updates for the month of August 2022, Microsoft has also secretly made a flight for the Insiders on the Release Preview channel for Windows 11 version 22H2.

KB5016632 has been released on the said channel. However, it seems that Microsoft has forgotten to publish the release notes for the update, therefore the fixes and improvements are still unknown. Moreover, there are no noticeable features introduced by the update either.

That said, installing the update via Windows Update upgrades the operating system’s build to 22621.382.

We will update this article once more information is available. For now, learn how to install this update using the given guide below.

How to Install Windows 11 Build 22621.382 (KB5016632)

To install this update, you need to be running Windows 11 and subscribed to the Release Preview channel. If you have enabled Windows updates, you will automatically get a “New features are ready to install” prompt.

If not, follow these steps to install the update:

  1. Navigate to the Settings app and then click Windows Update on the left.

  2. Here, click Check for updates on the right side of the window.

    check for updates Windows 11
    Check for pending updates
  3. You will then see the following update downloading automatically:

    2022-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5016632)

    When it downloads, click Install all to begin the installation.

    Begin installation
  4. Once the update installs, click Restart Now to finalize the installation.

    Restart PC 1
    Restart PC

Once the computer restarts, you can verify that the OS has been updated to the build specified by typing in winver in the Run Command box.

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Update successfully installed

Rollback/Remove Windows 11 Insider Preview Update

If you do not wish to keep the installed preview 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 Updates

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
dism cleanup
DISM cleanup

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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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