The rollout of Windows 11 22H2 is likely to begin before the end of the month. Microsoft has just released a new and possibly final cumulative update KB5017390. It is offered to PCs registered on the Beta and Release Preview channels of the Insider Program. This brings some improvements.
KB5017390 is not a major update. There is no novelty and new functionality. However, this allows Microsoft to remove a recent OS improvement, the ability to remove apps with interdependencies.
On this occasion, Microsoft explained that Windows 11 22H2 will allow you to uninstall apps with a dependency directly through Settings. We can, for example, bring the Steam client and games that run in this environment. This feature is no longer enabled. It is likely that this is a strategic choice given the time left before the start of the game. Note that you can always modify and remove Win32 applications without interdependencies.
Windows 11 22H2 and KB5017390
In parallel, Microsoft explains that several issues have been fixed. Some of them are related to File Explorer causing explorer.exe to crash. We also fixed an issue with selecting buttons at the top of the explorer when File Explorer was open in full screen mode. Finally, a bug has been fixed in the command bar preventing certain actions from being selected, such as copy, paste, and even emptying the trash.
Added to this is a fix for a bug that creates a duplicate print queue and a crash in roaming user profiles. Affects the restoration of some parameters when connected or disconnected.
Finally, Microsoft points out a known issue. This affects the network icon on the lock screen, which no longer works. A “click” of the mouse freezes the Windows lock screen. The solution is a reboot.
The launch of Windows 11 22H2 is close. Traditionally, this will happen gradually, with successive waves of availability to control the installation process. The operating system will offer many new features. Should I install it when it comes out?
Windows 11 22H2, should I install this major update as soon as it’s released?