Windows 10 20H2-22H2 Preview Update KB5022906 (Feb. 21, 2023)

Windows[German]Microsoft has released an optional cumulative (preview) update KB5022906 for Windows 10 on February 21, 2023 (C-Week). This is supposed to fix numerous bugs in Windows 10 21H2-22H2. Below, I provide an overview regarding these updates for Windows 10, so there will be no preview updates for older Windows 10 builds after March 2023.


The information about the updates can be found in the Windows 10 update history page. It should be noted that these updates are so-called preview or preview updates. These are optional and must be manually triggered for download and installation by default.

After March 2023, there will be no optional, non-security pre-release updates for supported editions of Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows 10, version 21H2. Only cumulative monthly security updates (known as a "B" or Update Tuesday release) will continue for these versions. Windows 10, version 22H2 will continue to receive security and optional releases.

Windows 10 Preview Update KB5022906

Cumulative preview update KB5022906 is available for Windows 10 Enterprise version 20H2, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise version 20H2, and Windows 10 version 21H1 through 21H2. It lifts the build to 1904x.2673. Here are the highlights of what has been fixed.

  • New! This update improves your experience when you use Windows Spotlight on your lock screen. The informational links open faster.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects IE mode. The text on the status bar is not always visible.
  • This update addresses accessibility issues. They affect Narrator on the Settings home page.
  • This update addresses an issue that stops hyperlinks from working in Microsoft Excel.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects a certain streaming app. The issue stops video playback after an advertisement plays in the app.

Below is the list of new features and fixes that Microsoft specifies for the update (these will go into the security update for the following month).

  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Appx State Repository. When you remove a user profile, the cleanup is incomplete. Because of this, its database grows as time passes. This growth might cause delays when users sign in to multi-user environments like FSLogix.
  • This update affects the United Mexican States. This update supports the government's daylight saving time change order for 2023.
  • This update addresses a resource conflict issue between two or more threads (known as a deadlock). This deadlock affects COM+ applications.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects cbs.log. This issue logs messages that are not error messages in cbs.log.
  • This update improves how the Remove-Item cmdlet works for Microsoft OneDrive folders.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects AppV. It stops file names from having the correct letter case (uppercase or lowercase).
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge. The issue removes conflicting policies for Microsoft Edge. This occurs when you set the MDMWinsOverGPFlag in a Microsoft Intune tenant and Intune detects a policy conflict.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Using a provisioning package for bulk provisioning fails.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects MSInfo.exe. It does not correctly report the enforcement status of the Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) user mode policy.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). LSASS might stop responding. This occurs after you run Sysprep on a domain-joined machine.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects virtual machines (VM). They stop responding when you add a new disk to a storage pool in thin provisioning scenarios.

The update is optional and is only offered via Windows Update when the user explicitly checks for updates in the settings page and then selects the optional update to download and install. The update can also be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) is integrated. Microsoft lists known issues with this update in the support article. Further details, including the prerequisites for an installation, can be found in the support article in case of doubt.

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