Windows 11 KB5016691 Preview Cumulative Update Released

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Lately, Microsoft released Windows 11 KB5016691 preview cumulative update. The update comprises 22 bug fixes and enhancements along with a few changes.

Microsoft has rolled out this cumulative update which is a part of Microsoft’s August 2022 monthly “C” update, which allows users to test the upcoming fixes that will be rolled out in the September 2022 Patch Tuesday update.

Note: Preview updates are optional updates that don’t include security patches. So, you need to install them manually.

To install the KB5016691 update, you need to head over to the Windows Settings page and then click on Windows Update and then click on Check for Updates option. You will now be notified to click on the download and install button to install the update manually.

Alternatively, you can install the Windows 11 KB5016691 update via the Microsoft Update Catalog. On installing these updates, users can see the Windows 11 build number changed to 22000.918.

As we said before, the update includes 22 enhancements and fixes. A few of the highlighted changes are:

  • Addresses an issue related to USB printing that might cause your printer to malfunction after you restart it or reinstall it.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Windows 11 SE from trusting some Microsoft Store applications. This might prevent you from downloading the untrusted app.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause some certain Bluetooth audio headsets to stop playing after a progress bar adjustment.
  • Addresses a known issue that causes Microsoft Edge to stop responding when you use IE mode. This issue also prevents you from interacting with a dialog.

Besides the highlighted fixes, the cumulative update also includes three new features stated below:

  • Gives IT admins the ability to remotely add languages and language-related features. Additionally, they can now manage language scenarios across several endpoint managers. 
  • Compresses a file regardless of its size if you have configured Server Message Block (SMB) Compression.
  • Enhances Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.

For complete details about improvements and bug fixes included in the update, kindly refer to the KB5016691 support bulletin.

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