Microsoft today released the Windows 11 KB5025239 (OS Build 22621.1555) cumulative update for computers running the 22H2 version. This is a necessary security update that users can install via Windows Update or a direct download link. This update does not make major changes to the Task Manager, Start Menu, Desktop, Settings, Taskbar, etc. like previous updates, but it still includes some noteworthy changes.
According to IT Home, this update includes everything in the optional update in March, and this update also brings new features, that is, the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) is included as part of Windows itself. , this management tool was previously available as a free download.
Some of the optional March updates include that the search bar on the taskbar now adapts better to light mode. When the system theme is dark and the app mode is light (set in Settings > Personalization > Colors), the search bar becomes brighter. In addition, the start menu also has a controversial new feature, which is push notifications for Microsoft accounts. These notifications remind users to back up their files and try to sell OneDrive subscriptions or encourage users to use Microsoft accounts instead of local ones. Microsoft said that this feature is currently only available to some users and will be gradually rolled out in the next few months. According to sources, Microsoft will allow users to turn off these ads in the start menu in a future update.
For Windows 10 users, Microsoft has also released KB5025221, which contains various bug fixes. For users of Windows 11 version 21H2, you will get KB5025224.