Windows 11 22H2 Build 22621.105 Secretly Published To Release Preview Channel

The Release Preview channel for Windows 11 has received a new update KB5014688 which will upgrade the operating…

Windows 11 Insider Update

The Release Preview channel for Windows 11 has received a new update KB5014688 which will upgrade the operating system’s build to 22621.105. This release was quietly published by Microsoft with no warnings. Moreover, it doesn’t even come with any Release Notes!

It seems that Microsoft has either forgotten or is currently working on the Release Notes for this flight. This is because the “Learn More” button on the Windows Update Settings page ends up on a blank Microsoft page, where the Release Notes for the update should actually be.

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That said, we are currently not aware of what this update includes, or maybe it is just a servicing channel update to test it out. We were also unable to find any visible changes to the OS. We will update this post once the Release notes are published.

For now, here are the steps to download and install KB5014866.

Download and Install Windows 11 Build 22621.105

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 flight:

  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.

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    Check for pending updates
  3. The following update should now begin downloading automatically:

    2022-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5014688)

    Once it downloads, click Install.

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    Install update
  4. The update will now install. Once complete, click Restart Now.

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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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Windows 11 Release Preview channel updated

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
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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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