Windows 11 22H2: Preview Update KB5031455 (October 26, 2023)

Windows[German]Microsoft has released the optional cumulative (preview) update KB5031455for Windows 11 version 22H2 on October 26, 2023. This brings a number of fixes (similar to the preview update for Windows 11 21H2). Below I give an overview regarding these (Moments 4) updates for Windows 11. According to user reports, the update seems to correct the problem of the shadow font that cannot be switched off.


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It should be noted that this update is a so-called preview update. This is optional and must be manually triggered for download and installation by default (although Windows 11 22H2 includes options for automatic installation). The update contains the fixes that will be rolled out in the security update for the following month. The list of updates for Windows 11 can be viewed on this Microsoft page.

Preview update KB5031455 for Windows 11 22H2

he preview update KB5031455 has been released for Windows 11 version 22H2. The update raises the OS build to 22621.2506 and provides new features as well as fixes for this Windows version. The highlights are Copilot for Windows, screenshot functions, change to dark mode, etc. Below is the complete list of fixes from this update.

  • New! This update adds new customization options for Dynamic Lighting OEMs. You can now customize OS images for new PCs. This includes setting up Dynamic Lighting defaults.
  • This update changes the English name of the former Republic of Turkey. The new, official name is the Republic of Türkiye.
  • This update supports the currency change in Croatia from the Kuna to the Euro.
  • This update supports daylight saving time (DST) changes in Syria. To learn more, see Interim guidance for Syria DST changes 2022.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects fontdrvhost.exe. It stops responding when you use Compact Font Format version 2 (CFF2) fonts.
  • This update addresses a memory leak in ctfmon.exe.
  • This update addresses a memory leak in TextInputHost.exe.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Dynamic Lighting. The default provider is not applied as expected. This occurs when you set it up using Unattend files.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Windows Firewall Profile. When you are on a domain authenticated network, it detects a public domain. This is wrong.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Outlook. It stops responding. This occurs when you print to an Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) printer that has a slow response time.
  • This update addresses an error that occurs when you print using v4 print drivers.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects cellular settings. The name of the mobile operator is wrong.
  • This update makes Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles up to date for certain mobile operators.
  • This update addresses an issue that blocks external connections. This occurs when you set up a Kubernetes load balanced service and turn on session affinity.
  • This update addresses a Firewall configuration service provider (CSP) issue. It stops a device from syncing.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects devices on which you have defined Windows Information Protection (WIP) policies and set up a proxy. A stop error occurs. This happens on devices that use Microsoft Defender Application Guard. In the past, WIP was known as enterprise data protection (EDP).
  • This update addresses an issue that occurs after you run a Push-button reset. You cannot set up Windows Hello facial recognition. This affects devices that have Windows Enhanced Sign-in Security (ESS) turned on.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects PowerShell versions greater than 7.3.1. It might block scripts and not let them run in Constrained Language Mode. This occurs when you turn on a WDAC policy.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Automatically Hide the Taskbar setting. You cannot set it using the SHAppBarMessage() API.
  • This update improves the performance of the search box experience.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects robocopy. The /efsraw switch stops it from copying data properly.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Device Management (DM) client. The sync session takes longer than you expect for the enrollment status page (ESP).

This long list of new features and fixes will be integrated in the security update for the following month. The preview update is optional and is offered when the user explicitly selects optional updates for installation in the settings page. The update is offered via Windows Update, but can also be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) is included to fix various issues. Further details, e.g. about the installation requirements, can be found in the support article in case of doubt. There you will also find a list of known problems.

The problem with the shadow font in desktop icon titles, which appeared with the preview update KB5030310 and then generally with the October 2023 update KB5031354, seems to be fixed according to this comment. I had written something about this issue in the post Windows 11 22H2/23H2: September 2023 Preview Update KB5030310 forces shadow font on desktop icons.

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Windows 11 22H2: Preview Update KB5031455 (October 26, 2023)
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