Windows 11 Windows 11 Update Preview: March 28, 2023—KB5023778 (OS Build 22621.1485) - New Features and Improvements!


Microsoft has just released a new update for Windows 11 (version 22H2). This update, KB5023778 (OS Build 22621.1485), brings some exciting new features and improvements to the system. Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect:

New Features

  1. Notifications for Microsoft accounts will be introduced in the Start menu. This feature is currently available to a limited audience but will be deployed more widely in the coming months.
  2. The search box on the taskbar will be lighter when you set Windows to a custom color mode (dark Windows mode, light app mode).
Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed an issue with the Notepad combo box in Settings not showing all available options.
  2. Resolved an issue with Microsoft PowerPoint becoming unresponsive when using accessibility tools.
  3. Addressed a problem with Microsoft Narrator not reading items in dropdown lists in Excel.
  4. Fixed an issue where USB printers were incorrectly classified as multimedia devices.
Quality Improvements

  1. Added many new features and improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
  2. Fixed issues related to PIN complexity policy settings, Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) PIN credential icon, and various other system components and services.
Servicing Stack Update

This update also includes a servicing stack update (version 22621.1482) which improves the component responsible for installing Windows updates.

Known Issues

There are no known issues with this update.

How to Get the Update

To install this update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. You'll find the link to download and install the update in the Optional updates available area.

For more information about the files included in this update, check out the file information for cumulative update 5023778 and the file information for the SSU - version 22621.1482.

That's it! Get ready to enjoy the latest enhancements and fixes on your Windows 11 device. If you have any questions or need help, feel free to ask here. Happy updating!