The November optional KB5020044 preview cumulative update for all versions of Windows 11 (version 22H2) has been made available by Microsoft.
In today’s non-security update, 25 bugs have been fixed and improvements have been made, such as OneDrive storage limit alerts and a workaround for a problem that caused File Explorer to crash when context menus and menu items were closed.
The KB5020044 preview update, which is a component of Microsoft’s monthly “C” update for November 2022, allows Windows administrators to test improvements that will be made available to all users on Patch Tuesday in December 2022.
However, non-security preview releases like KB5020044 are optional and do not contain security upgrades, in contrast to Patch Tuesday updates.
By selecting “Check for Updates” in Settings > Windows Update, you can install this preview update.
You must manually install it by clicking the “Download and install” link because it is an optional Windows update (the preview update will only install automatically on Windows Insider builds).
The KB5020044 preview update is also available for manual download and installation via the Microsoft Update Catalog.
What’s new in the most recent preview update for 2022
The five most notable repairs and enhancements included in the Windows 11 KB5020044 preview version are given below.
Provides storage alerts to Microsoft OneDrive members in the Settings app’s Systems page. When your storage space is almost full, alarms start to surface.
Gives you access to all of your OneDrive memberships’ total storage space. The Accounts Screen in the Settings app also shows the entire storage.
Provides a Personalization page that combines Windows Spotlight with Themes. You will find it simpler to find and activate the Windows Spotlight feature as a result.
resolves a known problem with the Input Method Editor (IME). Some programmes can become unresponsive. This happens when you switch the IME’s input mode using keyboard shortcuts.
A problem that stops File Explorer from functioning is fixed. When context menus and menu items are closed, this happens. The company added on Tuesday that there won’t be any other non-security upgrades provided in December and that this is the final preview update of the year.
No non-security preview versions of Windows 10 or 11 will be made in December, according to Redmond.
“The third week of the month is typically the time for preview releases. As usual, a security update will be sent in December.”