Windows 10 KB5022906 Improves Windows Spotlight

Feb 2023 Preview update for Windows 10 version 20h2, 21h2, and 22h2, KB5022906, is now available for all users. With this non-security update, Microsoft aims to introduce Windows Spotlight on the Lock Screen. Apart from this feature, Microsoft also releases some quality fixes and improvements to your Windows 10 PC.

As usual, you can either get this update via Windows Update or manually search for it in the Microsoft update catalog. We suggest going for the second method, as this way, you can upgrade your device to OS Build 1904x.2673 very quickly. The letter “x” in the Build number has its usual meanings and ranges between 2,4,5.

Windows 10 KB5022906

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Windows 10 KB5022906 Changelog

The salient key features and bug fixes that came along with this non-security update are as follows –

  • New: Improves how you use Windows Spotlight on your Lock Screen. From now onward, if you click on an item available on the login screen, you will find the informational links opening faster.
  • Resolves a key issue that is known to affect IE Mode. After installing this update, you will not face trouble seeing any text on the Status bar.
  • Addresses the accessibility issues which are known to affect the Narrator on the Settings home page.
  • Works and fixes an issue that stops hyperlinks from working in Microsoft Excel.
  • After you install this update, the issue which stops video playback after an advertisement play resolves as well.

Fixes and other Improvements

  • Addresses an issue that logs messages which are not error messages in cbs.log.
  • Improves how the Remove-Item cmdlet works for Microsoft OneDrive folders.
  • When you set the MDMWinsOverGPFlag in a Microsoft Intune tenant and Intune detects a policy conflict. It is because of this conflict, an issue occurs and removes all conflicting policies for Microsoft Edge. With this update, Microsoft has resolved this issue as well.
  • Previously, MSInfo.exe was not reporting the enforcement status of the Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) user mode policy correctly. KB5022906 resolves this issue as well.
  • Resolves an issue affecting the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) and made it stop responding. This problem arises when you run Sysprep on a domain-joined machine.
  • Addresses an issue affecting the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) wherein using a provisioning package for bulk provisioning fails.

Known Issues with this update

No new issues were documented for this preview update to Windows 10 versions 20h2, 21h2, and 22h2.

Download Windows 10 KB5022906

Since this is a preview update, you will get notified about the same in Windows Update. It depends on you whether you want to upgrade to the latest Build OS or not. You may check it by visiting the below path –

Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update

After you navigate to this location, click Check for updates. The system will connect to Microsoft servers online and check for available patches for your computer. When it finds one, the same will be downloaded and installed automatically on Windows 10.

Windows 10 servicing stack update - 19042.2664, 19044.2664 and 19045.2664

Note: If you have disabled auto-updates on Windows 10 or the system fails to find KB5022906, you may download its standalone package by visiting Microsoft’s Update Catalog.

The downloaded file is in .msu file format which you may install by just double-clicking on it. Go for this update only when you feel the recent changes or fixes are indeed going to smooth your Windows operations.

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