Windows 11 21H2 Build 22000.1163 (KB5018483) Adds Task Manager To Taskbar’s Context Menu

Microsoft has released KB5018483 to the Windows 11 Release Preview channel for the Insiders. This update offers no new features, but many fixes and improvements for the operating system. Microsoft has also released KB5018482 for Windows 10 with similar fixes.

Note that this update is for the original Windows 11 release (21H2). Installing this update upgrades the operating system’s build to 22000.1163.

Let us look into the new features offered in this flight.

Windows 11 Build 22000.1163 Summary

Here are some of the important details about this build for Windows 11.

Complete Release BuildCumulative Update for Windows 11 (21H2) for x64-based Systems (KB5018483)
ChannelRelease Preview (Flight Hub)
Release DateTuesday, October 18th, 2022
Official Announcement
System Requirements
Download and installFirst Download the stable version of Windows 11 22H2 (2022 Update)
Then join the Windows Insider program
Windows 11 Build 22000.1163 Summary

Here is the list of the latest Windows 11 builds and versions for each channel for your information:

Windows 11 Latest Versions Numbers

Windows 11 ChannelRelease DateBuild/Version Information
Windows 11 (22H2) Stable25-Oct-22Windows 11 22H2 Build 22621.755
Windows 11 (21H2) Stable17-Oct-22Windows 11 21H2 Build 22000.1100
Windows 11 22H2 Release Preview19-Oct-22Windows 11 22H2 Build 22621.754
Windows 11 21H2 Release Preview18-Oct-22Windows 11 21H2 Build 22000.1163
Windows 11 Beta20-Oct-22Windows 11 22H2 Build 22623.870/22621.870
Windows 11 Dev27-Oct-22Windows 11 Build 25231
Windows 11 latest versions and builds summary

What’s New in Windows 11 Build 22000.1163

The following list of improvements has been introduced with this update:

  • Improvements have been made to Windows search results and performance.
  • The Task Manager option has been added to the context menu when you right-click the taskbar. This feature will be rolling out gradually.
  • An issue that affects Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) authentication hardening has been fixed. Windows will automatically raise the authentication level for all non-anonymous activation requests from DCOM clients to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_PKT_INTEGRITY.
  • A DCOM issue that affects the Remote Procedure Call Service (rpcss.exe) has been addressed. The authentication level raises to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_PKT_INTEGRITY instead of RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_CONNECT if RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_NONE is specified.
  • An issue that affects the Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) Application Proxy connector is addressed. It could not retrieve a Kerberos ticket on behalf of the user. The error message displayed was “The handle specified is invalid (0x80090301).”
  • An issue that affects scheduled Native Image Generator (Ngen.exe) tasks on devices that have certain processors is addressed.
  • An issue that affects certificate mapping is fixed. When it failed, lsass.exe might stop working in schannel.dll.
  • An issue that causes an OS upgrade to stop responding, and then fail, has been fixed.
  • An issue that affects a task you schedule to run every two weeks is now fixed.
  • An issue that affects Microsoft Direct3D 9 games is taken care of. The graphics hardware stopped working if the hardware did not have a native Direct3D 9 driver.
  • An issue that affects the font of three Chinese characters is fixed. When you formatted these characters as bold, the width size was wrong.
  • The graphical issues in games that use Microsoft D3D9 on some platforms are fixed.
  • An issue that affects Microsoft Edge when it is in IE Mode is fixed.
  • An issue that affects Microsoft Edge IE mode has been addressed. It stopped you from opening web pages.
  • An issue that affects input method editors (IME) from Microsoft and third parties is fixed. They stopped working when you closed the IME window.
  • An issue that affects the lasso tool in a graphics editing program is fixed.
  • An issue that affects a universal printer has been addressed. You could not reinstall it after removing it.
  • An issue that creates a duplicate print queue is fixed. Because of this, the original print queue stopped working.
  • An issue that affects some drivers has been taken care of. They used more power when you play hardware-protected Digital Rights Management (DRM) content.
  • An issue that affects driver installation on certain hardware is addressed. You could not see the display of the progress of the installation.
  • An issue that affects the Clipchamp application that is in the Windows 11 SE edition is addressed.
  • An issue that affects .msi files is fixed. Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) would ignore them when you disabled script enforcement.
  • An issue that affects a remote desktop Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) scenario has been addressed.
  • An issue that affects File Explorer on a remote desktop (RD) session host is fixed. File Explorer would stop working.
  • An issue that affects the button style BS_PUSHLIKE is addressed. Buttons that have this style are difficult to identify against a dark background.
  • An issue that stops the credentials UI from displaying in IE mode when you use Microsoft Edge is addressed.
  • An issue that affects the Server Manager has been fixed. It used to reset the wrong disk when several disks have the same UniqueId.

With these fixes, no known issues have been disclosed by Microsoft.

How to Install Windows 11 Build 22000.1163

To install this update, you need to be running Windows 11 21H2 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 and installing automatically:

    2022-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 11
     for x64-based Systems (KB5018483)

    When it installs, click Restart now to finalize the installation.

    Restart PC 5
    Restart PC

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

Updated 9
KB5018438 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 before the end of the 10 days.

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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