Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Build 22000.706 (KB5014019) With Spotlight For Desktop

Microsoft has now released KB5014019 to the Release Preview channel for the Insiders who are on Windows 11….

Windows 11 Insider Update

Microsoft has now released KB5014019 to the Release Preview channel for the Insiders who are on Windows 11. Installing this update will upgrade your operating system’s build to 22000.706.

This flight brings a new feature to the Release Preview channel, but nothing we haven’t seen before in the other channels. With the release of this update, it is anticipated that users on the Windows 11 stable channel will receive a similar optional update in the following weeks as a Type D update.

The optional update which is released later through Windows Update often has the same “KB” number, but a different build number, depending on whether more improvements have been added by the time it is released.

Furthermore, this release also includes many fixes for the OS. Let us continue to see what these improvements are.

Features and Fixes in Windows 11 Build 22000.706

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 KB5014019, you can check out the new Spotlight collection for desktop by navigating to the following:

Settings app >> Personalization >> Background

Now select Windows Spotlight from the drop-down menu in front of “Personalize your background.” This will immediately change your wallpaper.

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Windows Spotlight for desktop

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.

With these improvements, Microsoft did not disclose any known issues with the release. Let us now discuss how to install this update.

How to Install Windows 11 Build 22000.706 (KB5014019)

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 this 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 automatically downloading and installing:

    2022-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5014019)
    Downloading
    Downloading

    If it is not downloading automatically, click the “Download now” or “Download and install” button beside it.

  4. Once the update is installed, click Restart Now to finalize the installation.

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    Restart PC

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

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KB5014019 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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