KB5022913 preview update for Windows 11 22H2

KB5022913 is the preview update for Windows 11 version 22H2. The update was released on 28th February and addresses bug fixes and product improvements for Windows 11. We will evaluate the main aspects of KB5022913 below.

This preview update has now been replaced by the March 2023 cumulative update KB5023706 for Windows 11 22H2.

Key points about the KB5022913 preview update

  • As the name suggests, KB5022913 is a preview update for Windows 11 22H2 and comes right after the ‘Patch Tuesday’ update KB5022845 released in February 2023.
  • KB5022913 corresponds to system build 22621.1344 and will replace system build 22621.1265.
  • All changes that are part of the preview update KB5022913 will become part of the upcoming cumulative update for Windows 11 22H2. The ‘Patch Tuesday’ update for March 2023 for Windows 11 22H2 should be released next week. So, you may like to hold on to the cumulative update release date.
  • Since KB5022913 is a preview update, you can install it using the Windows Update program or through the Microsoft Update catalog. WSUS or Windows Update for Business cannot be used to install KB5022913 on a Windows 11 22H2 system.

Download KB5022913 for Windows 11 22H2

You can download KB5022913 for Windows 11 22H2 from the Microsoft Update catalog page for KB5022913. The preview updates are available for Windows 11 22H2 in x64 or ARM64 formats. We share the catalog link and the actual download links below.

Changelog for KB5022913

KB5022913 brings in a lot of new improvements and fixes known bugs and issues. A brief list of changes that are part of the KB5022913 are shared below:

  • This update improves the search box experience on the taskbar.
  • You can now access Windows Studio effects directly from quick settings on the taskbar for devices that have a supported neural processing unit (NPU).
  • This update makes it easier to get help if you are having PC issues. You can now find Quick Assist in the Start menu’s All apps list.
  • This update introduces a touch-optimized taskbar for 2-in-1 devices that you can use as a tablet. 
  • his update provides enhanced support for braille devices. They will continue working while you switch between Microsoft Narrator and third-party screen readers.
  • This update also adds support for new braille displays and new braille input and output languages in Narrator.
  • Windows now provides energy recommendations and you can check the recommendations by going to Settings > System > Power & Battery > Energy Recommendations.
  • For devices that are joined to Azure Active Directory (AAD), Windows now provides AI-powered recommended content on your Start menu
  • his update enhances the system tray. All icons will have a rounded focus and hover treatment in the lower right, including the “Show hidden icons” flyout menu.
  • This update makes voice access more flexible and supports interaction with more user interface (UI) controls
  • Voice now supports spin controls, thumb controls, and split buttons. You interact with these controls by using the “click” command or number overlays.
  • This update makes enhancements to Task Manager. 
  • This update addresses an issue that affects IE mode. The text on the status bar is not always visible.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects which folders appear in the Browse for Folder picker.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects File Explorer. When you use Shift+Tab or Shift+F6, the input focus does not move.

All these changes will be automatically rolled out in the next cumulative update for Windows 11 22H2. You could choose to skip the preview update KB5022913 and focus on installing the upcoming cumulative update next week on 14th March 2023.

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Rajesh Dhawan

Rajesh Dhawan is a technology professional who loves to blog about smart wearables, Cloud computing and Microsoft technologies. He loves to break complex problems into manageable chunks of meaningful information.