- Windows 11 February 2022 update (build 22000.493) rolls out.
- The update (also referred to as KB5010386) brings new features, improvements, and fixes.
- Build 22000.493 brings features like “Your Microsoft Account,” “HelpWith,” and improvements for auto-brightness.
- KB5010386 doesn’t include all the February 2022 update features or new apps.
Microsoft is now rolling out the update KB5010386 for devices running the latest version of Windows 11. This rollout is known as the February 2022 update, and it’s a release that introduces a small set of new features, improvements, and fixes.
The February 2022 update bumps the version number to build 22000.493, and according to the official notes, fixes problems with Taskbar and File Explorer, and it adds a new “Your Microsoft Account” page and introduces a new “HelpWith” feature for the Settings app. In addition, the update KB5010386 also ships with all the changes and fixes that Microsoft announced with the January 2022 C release preview.
Windows 11 update KB5010386 changes
Here are all the new features, improvements, and fixes with the February 2022 update for Windows 11.
The update adds a new “Your Microsoft Account” page to view your Microsoft account information in the Accounts settings category. In addition, the page offers details about your Microsoft 365 subscription, order history, payment details, and Microsoft Rewards.
Windows 11 build 22000.493 also adds a new feature known as “HelpWith” that uses Bing to suggest help topics in the Settings app. For instance, on the “Display” page, you will find the “Help with Display” section that includes different help topics.
When you click the link, Microsoft Edge will open to show you the solution without any additional search results using Bing.
As part of the Taskbar improvements, build 22000.493 fixes an issue that affects the auto-hide feature, which may prevent the Taskbar from reliably appearing in a multi-monitor display. The update also resolves app icons displaying as if they were open when they are not, muted volume when the system is not muted, and problems displaying icons in the Taskbar across displays.
In addition, this update brings an updated version of File Explorer with better performance when selecting and browsing files.
The notes also point out fixes for audio and outdated battery percentage on Bluetooth devices, improves auto-brightness control in low light conditions, and issues to render color correctly on HDR displays.
It is worth noting that in this update only a subset of the features is rolling out. Things like the ability to mute and unmute calls and share a window in calls, the redesigned Widgets icons with weather information, and the redesigned Notepad and Media Player apps will arrive separately.
Here’s the complete list of non-security changes available with the update KB5010386 that Microsoft announced during the January 2022 update preview:
- Improves the reliability of application installations on ARM64 devices.
- Updates daylight savings time to start in February 2022 instead of March 2022 in Jordan.
- Addresses an issue that causes ARM64 devices to stop responding when they hibernate or resume from hibernation.
- Fixes a problem that affects predictive pre-rendering in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
- Addresses an issue that sometimes prevents you from entering strings in the Input Method Editor (IME).
- Fixes a problem that causes the audio service to stop responding on some devices that support hardware-accelerated Bluetooth audio.
- Addresses an issue in which the text that informs a customer about the Windows update progress is incorrect for Japanese.
- Fixes a problem that affects icons for apps when the apps are not running. On the taskbar, these icons might display as active as if the apps are running.
- Addresses an issue that might cause VPN profiles to disappear. This issue occurs when you use Microsoft Intune or third-party mobile device management (MDM) tool to deploy VPN profiles on Windows 11 (original release).
- Fixes a problem that affects applications that are written to only integrate with Azure Active Directory (AAD). These applications will not work on machines that are joined to Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
- Addresses an issue that might cause the Get-TPM PowerShell command to fail when it attempts to report Trusted Platform Module (TPM) information. The command fails with the error, “0x80090011 Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.TpmWmiException,Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.GetTpmCommand”.
- Fixes a problem that causes a remote desktop protocol (RDP) session to disconnect or the screen to be blank for Server Core. This issue occurs when you install the AppCompat feature.
- Addresses an issue that affects windows.system.profile.retailinfo.dll.
- Addresses some issues that affect File Explorer’s performance when you browse for files and select files.
- Adds a new Your Microsoft Account page to the Accounts category in Windows Settings for Home and Professional editions.
- Fixes a problem that incorrectly shows the volume icon in the taskbar as muted.
- Addresses a reliability issue that causes File Explorer and desktop context menus to stop working.
- Addresses an issue that fails to pass the Shift KeyUpevent to an application when you use the Korean IME.
- Adds the HelpWith feature, which uses Microsoft Bing technologies to suggest Help topics that are relevant for each Settings page.
- Fixes a problem that prevents the touch keyboard from appearing on the lock screen when a device has a Microsoft account (MSA).
- Addresses an issue that affects the loading of badging information on the taskbar, which sometimes causes a device to stop working.
- Fixes a problem that prevents some options from appearing on the Win+X menu.
- Addresses an issue that causes a device to stop working when it’s connected to multiple displays.
- Fixes a problem that affects the auto-hide feature of the taskbar. The taskbar might not reliably appear when you hover over the primary or secondary display.
- Addresses an issue that sometimes prevents you from using the Chinese Simplified IME.
- Fixes a problem that might prevent icons from appearing on the taskbar of a secondary display.
- Addresses an issue that fails to install certain printer companion applications when the printer device driver is installing.
- Fixes a problem that displays outdated battery percentages for connected Bluetooth devices on the Bluetooth and other devices page in Settings.
- Addresses an issue that prevents IP cameras from connecting and streaming to certain DirectShow (DShow) applications.
- Improves the auto-brightness algorithm to provide a better response under low light conditions on all the supported systems.
- Fixes a problem that causes lsass.exe to stop working and the device restarts. This issue occurs when you query Windows NT Directory Services (NTDS) counters after the NTDS service has stopped.
- Addresses an issue that causes a deadlock in the WebDav redirector. This issue occurs when you attempt to read a file from the local TfsStore, which causes the system to stop responding.
- Addresses a performance regression issue that occurs when you enable the update sequence number (USN) journal.
- Fixes a problem that fails to apply the Group Policy Object (GPO) “Do not allow compression on all NTFS Volume” in some cases.
- Addresses an issue that prevents Robocopy from retrying the file copy process.
- Addresses a known issue that might prevent some image editing programs from rendering colors correctly on certain high dynamic range (HDR) displays. This frequently affects white colors that might display in bright yellow or other colors.
- Fixes a problem that causes Windows to stop working and generates the error, “IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL”.
- Addresses a memory leak that occurs when you call WinVerifyTrust(). This issue occurs if verification fails for the first signature of a file that has multiple signatures.
- Adds an audit event to Active Directory domain controllers that identify clients that are not compliant with RFC 4456. For more information, see KB5005408: Smart card authentication might cause print and scan failures.
Install Windows 11 build 22000.493
If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22000.493, you can download and install the update from Settings > Windows Update, click the Check for updates button, and then click the Download & install button.
Alternatively, you can download the update KB5007215 directly from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.