Windows 11 22H2 Build 22621.169 (KB5014958) Live On Release Preview Channel

Microsoft has released KB5014958 to the Release Preview channel for the Insiders on the Windows 11 (v22H2) operating…

Windows 11 Insider Update

Microsoft has released KB5014958 to the Release Preview channel for the Insiders on the Windows 11 (v22H2) operating system. Installing this update upgrades the build to 22621.169. The update does not bring any new features, but only general fixes for the OS.

Before we begin discussing the fixes, we would like to highlight the build number after installing the update. Installing KB5014958 on the Release Preview channel will increase its build to 22621.169. However, the current build on the Beta channel is only 22621.160. The build on the Release Preview channel has somehow surpassed that of the Beta channel, which is a bit unusual.

Usually, the build number in the Beta channel is higher than that of the Release Preview channel, as it receives more updates. However, this time the convention has changed. But we expect Microsoft to release another update to the Beta channel soon which will increase the build number and take it above the build available in the Release Preview channel.

Let us now take a look at what improvements have been made with this flight, and then see how to install it.

New in Windows 11 KB5014958 (Build 22621.169)

The following improvements and fixes are introduced for the Windows 11 OS in this flight:

  • Microsoft has added Server Message Block (SMB) redirector (RDR) specific public File System Control (FSCTL) code FSCTL_LMR_QUERY_INFO.
  • The support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 in Windows client and server Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) implementations has been added.
  • The Remove-Item cmdlet to properly interact with Microsoft OneDrive folders has been updated.
  • The InternetExplorerModeEnableSavePageAs Group Policy has been enabled.
  • An issue that causes the “Take Photo” button to disappear when you use a common file dialog to open the camera has been fixed.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents devices from receiving an offer from Windows Update for the same extension driver when that extension driver is already installed without the base driver.
  • An issue that causes install from media (IFM) creation for Active Directory to fail with the error “2101 JET_errCallbackFailed” has been fixed.
  • An issue that occurs when the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (LDS) resets the password for userProxy objects has been addressed.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Microsoft Edge from being available in Windows Sandbox.

There are currently no known issues published in the release notes for this flight.

Download and Install Windows 11 KB5014958 (Build 22621.169)

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 available and automatically downloading under Updates available to download:

    2022-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5014958)
    

    When it finishes downloading, click Install.

    Install
    Begin installation
  4. The update will now begin to download and then install. Once complete, click Restart Now.

    Restart PC
    Restart PC

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

Update succeessfully installed
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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