Microsoft on Wednesday released the January 2022 non-security preview update, referred to as the “C” release for Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 20H2 and up.
The new cumulative update for Windows 11 (KB5008353) is an optional upgrade and does not contain any security updates.
It includes only bug fixes and performance improvements such as audio stopped working, File Explorer performance problem, icons for apps issue, memory leak, color rendering on HDR display, and much more.
The Windows 11 KB5008353 cumulative update increases the version to Windows 11 22000.469.
It includes 39 improvements or fixes, of which 12 are highlighted below:
- Updates an issue that causes the audio service to stop responding on some devices that support hardware-accelerated Bluetooth audio.
- Updates an issue 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.
- Adds a new Your Microsoft Account page to the Accounts category in Windows Settings for Home and Professional editions.
- Updates an issue that incorrectly shows the volume icon in the taskbar as muted.
- Updates an issue that causes a device to stop working when it’s connected to multiple displays.
- Updates an issue that affects the auto-hide feature of the taskbar. The taskbar might not reliably appear when you hover over the primary or secondary display.
- Updates an issue that might prevent icons from appearing on the taskbar of a secondary display.
- Improves auto brightness to provide a better response under low light conditions on all the supported systems.
- Updates daylight savings time to start in February 2022 instead of March 2022 in Jordan.
- Adds the HelpWith feature, which uses Microsoft Bing technologies to suggest Help topics that are relevant for each Settings page.
- Updates an issue that displays outdated battery percentages for connected Bluetooth devices on the Bluetooth and other devices page in Settings.
- Updates 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.
To know more about improvements and fixes for the new Windows 11 KB5008353 update, you can check out Microsoft’s support page here.
For Windows 10, the optional cumulative non-security updates were released under KB5009596. Click here to know the highlights and improvements for the Windows 10 update.
Since the above are optional updates, you can download these updates via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
Alternatively, you can manually download and install updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.