Cumulative update preview having several changes in Copilot and multiple bug fixes is distributed to Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2 on 04.12.2023. Through this release, the Copilot issue on multiple monitor has been fixed. KB5032288 is LCU that changes the versions to Windows 11 22631.2792 and 22621.2792 for the 23H2 and 22H2 respectively. The update includes fixes for the problems with IE mode, Dynamic Lighting, File Explorer multiple tabs, Narrator, and more.
Full name of this release is “2023-11 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 11 Version 23H2 for x64-based systems (KB5032288)”. x64 is variable in this and it can also be ARM64. Let’s see what is new in this CU Preview:
Table of Contents
Windows 11 23H2 KB5032288 changes, improvements, and bug fixes
Here is the changelog:
Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2
- KB5032288 allows you to use Copilot in Windows (preview) across multiple displays. Simply hit the Copilot icon on the taskbar of the display where you like Copilot in Windows to see. You need to press the Windows and C keys combination to look at Copilot in Windows on the last display. In case, you are running a keyboard, press “Windows + T” to position the keyboard focus on the taskbar. Then navigate to the Copilot in Windows button to open it on any display. This is a new improvement.
- You can utilize Copilot (in preview) with “Alt + Tab”. When you press these shortcut keys, the thumbnail preview for Copilot arises among other thumbnails of open windows. These can be changed between them using the Tab keys. This feature is currently available to a few users and will be deployed more broadly in the upcoming months.
- Now Windows Spotlight is set as the default background and this might occur when your background is configured to an inbox Windows image.
- The LCU allows you to ask Copilot in Windows (in preview) for help 10 times when you log in to Windows using a local account. Subsequently, you must sign in with a verified account. These comprise an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Microsoft account aka MSA. Keep in mind that the name for Azure AD will change to Microsoft Entra ID.
- Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2 22631.2792 and 22621.2792 start the rollout of account-related notifications for Microsoft accounts in Settings => Home. This account connects Windows to your built-in apps. Furthermore, the account backup all your data and enables you to manage your subscriptions. Likewise, you can add extra security steps to prevent you from being locked out of your account. This component exhibits notifications across the Start menu and Settings. You can manage Settings notifications in Settings => Privacy & security => General.
- The build fastens the opening process of Copilot in Windows (in preview) from the taskbar.
- KB5032288 LCU addresses a problem with the Copilot in Windows (in preview) icon located on the taskbar. Because of the issue, the system does not show Copilot in Windows as active when is open.
- This preview cumulative update addresses IE mode stopped responding. The problem occurs if you press the left arrow key when a blank text box has the focus and caret (cursor) browsing is on.
- The LCU Preview addresses IE mode stopped responding. The problem arises when you have opened several IE mode tabs.
- Windows 11 22631.2792 and 22621.2792 affect Dynamic Lighting. The feature lowers the amount of power it uses.
- The rollout addresses a problem that might affect the cursor when writing in Japanese. Cursor might reposition to an unpredictable place.
- This version addresses a problem that affects the cursor. Its activity lags in some screen capture scenarios.
- KB5032288 LCU addresses a problem that affects the Widgets notification badge. The badge is located in the wrong position on the taskbar.
- This update addresses a File Explorer problem. By pressing the Shift+F10 hotkeys, the shortcut (context) menu does not appear.
- This cumulative update preview addresses a File Explorer windows problem. The windows appear in the foreground unexpectedly.
- The options in the left pane of File Explorer show the wrong state. The release addresses the issue.
- Windows 11 22631.2792 and 22621.2792 address a problem with the applications that you download from Store. They do not respond or update.
- This update affects the shortcut (context) menu. Its performance is now better when you open it on the desktop and in File Explorer.
- The release addresses the Narrator’s problem. The accessibility tool does not open on the Setup screen when you install Windows.
Windows 11 22H2
Bug fixes and Improvements
This non-security update includes quality improvements. When you install this KB:
- KB5032288 Preview addresses .RAR files issue. They show as if they are blank in File Explorer.
- This LCU preview addresses the Netherlands time zone problem. The zone adds the recent man-made landmass outside of Rotterdam to the shape files.
- The rollout addresses the Trusted Sites Zone logon policy problem. You cannot handle it using mobile device management aka MDM.
- Windows 11 22621.2792 addresses an issue that affects IE mode. A webpage stops working as expected when there is an open modal dialog.
- The LCU preview addresses app cursor problems. The cursor is converted from a hand to a cursor when it should not, or it vanishes. These problems arise when applications use the WebView2Standalone XAML control.
- The rollout addresses remote direct memory access or RDMA performance counters. They didn’t return networking data on VMs in the proper way.
- KB5032288 addresses 32-bit GDI-based applications problem. The apps stop responding. Issue occurs when they run on 64-bit Windows OS that uses greater than 2 GB of memory.
- The rollout addresses OneNote problem due to which right-clicking on a pen might fail to work.
- Windows 11 22621.2792 addresses Advanced Audio Coding or AAC decoder problem. Because of the issue, it does not work well on some websites that set the incorrect input sampling rate.
- KB5032288 addresses hardware problem that uses the PresentAt feature. Increase in Power usage occurs when playing a video in full screen.
- The LCU Preview addresses Systems Settings application problem. The app stops responding after disabling Device Encryption.
- The rollout causes Microsoft Defender for Endpoint aka MDE to enable Conditional Access scenarios.
- Windows 11 22621.2792 addresses reconnecting to an existing Remote Desktop session is difficult. Rather, you get a new one.
- The CU preview addresses Windows LAPS. Its policy named PasswordExpirationProtectionEnabled policy fails to enable the setting.
- The LCU addresses a leak in volatile notifications. This might prevent you from logging in to your machine.
- Windows 11 22621.2792 addresses the Windows Sandbox problem. In case, the locale of your device is not having US English language, File Explorer stops responding.
- KB5032288 LCU addresses the Remote Desktop web authentication problem. This problem might prevent you from connecting to sovereign cloud endpoints.
- Finally, This rollout addresses speech recognition packages not downloading on some computers.
KB5032288 download link and how to install
Servicing Stack Updates 22631.2567 and 22621.2567 are installed on 23H2 and 22H2 respectively so follow the method:
1] Through Automatic Windows Update
- Click on Search and type updates.
- Press Enter to open the settings app with the concerned page.
- Then, click on Check for updates.
- Wait for a while until KB5032288 is downloaded and restart the PC when asked.
2] Manually through Microsoft update catalog
- Click on KB5032288 download link – catalog.update.microsoft.com
- Find your supporting file in the list and click on Download.
- Select the link to the standalone package.
- When downloading is completed, double-click on the .msu file and select Open.