Windows 11 cumulative update preview released KB5007262

Windows 11

Microsoft has released the optional cumulative update KB5007262 Preview for Windows 11 with 70 fixes or improvements.

This Windows 11 cumulative update is part of Microsoft’s November 2021 “C” monthly update, allowing users to test for updates and fixes coming in the December 2021 Patch Tuesday.

Unlike cumulative updates released on Patch Tuesday, preview updates do not contain security updates and only include bug fixes and performance improvements.

Windows users can install this update by going to Settings, clicking on Windows Update, and selecting ‘Check for updates. ‘ Since this is an optional update, you will be prompted to click the download and install button before Windows 10 installs the update.

After you install this update, Windows 11 will be updated to build 22000.348.

Windows 10 users can also manually download and install update KB5007262 from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

What’s new in Windows 10 KB5007262

Windows 10 Cumulative Update Preview KB5007262 includes 70 improvements or fixes, the highlighted ones are listed below:

  • Updates an issue that prevents Internet Explorer from working when you copy and paste text while using the Input Method Editor (IME).

  • Updates an issue that displays an incorrect background for the iFLY Simplified Chinese IME icon in the notification area.

  • Updates an issue that prevents the display of File Explorer and Desktop context menus. This problem often occurs when you choose to use one click to open an item.

  • Improves animation performance of taskbar icons.

  • Updates volume control issues that affect Bluetooth audio devices.

  • Updates an issue that prevents File Explorer from working after closing a File Explorer window.

  • Updates an issue that displays incorrect subtitle shadows for some videos.

  • Updates an issue that automatically removes the Windows Serbian (Latin) display language from a device.

  • Updates an issue that causes flickering when hovering over taskbar icons; this problem occurs if you applied a high contrast theme.

  • Updates an issue that under certain conditions prevents the keyboard focus rectangle from being visible when using Task View, Alt-Tab, or Snap Assist.

  • Updates an issue that may cause Windows Mixed Reality to start when you put on a headset. This problem occurs even when you have disabled the option “Start the mixed reality portal when the presence sensor on my headset detects that I am wearing it”.

  • Updates an issue that could cause your device to report that it does not detect a printer after plugging it in.

  • Updates an issue that may cause temporary loss of audio on your device.

  • Updates an issue that causes some variable fonts to display incorrectly.

  • Updates an issue that displays letters or characters at the wrong angle when using the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are frequently used in Japan, China, or other Asian countries.

  • Updates an issue that prevents some apps from responding to input. This issue occurs on devices that have a touchpad.

  • Adds an option that lets you choose whether or not to automatically enable Focus Assist for the first hour after a Windows feature update.

  • Updates an audio distortion issue that affects Xbox One and Xbox Series Audio devices and occurs when you use them with spatial sound.

  • Updates several aspects of Windows emoji. As part of iterative and continuous work, we have made the following improvements for this release

When cumulative updates are released, Microsoft also shares known issues or conflicts with the update.

Microsoft says there are “currently no issues with this update.”

You can find a complete list of improvements and fixes and detailed explanations of known issues in the Support Bulletin KB5007262.

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