Windows 11 KB5014668 released with a new feature and more

KB5014668 is now available for Windows 11 outside of the Windows Insider program and comes with numerous improvements. This is an optional update and will not be downloaded or installed automatically unless you click the “Download and Install” button. You can also download the Windows 11 KB5014668 offline installers.

The June 2022 Optional Update will apparently include features and improvements that will be rolled out to everyone as part of the July 2022 Patch Tuesday. In other words, if you choose to skip the update, you will eventually receive all of the new features and improvements on the next Patch Tuesday.

However, if you continue with the optional update, you will not receive the same set of fixes with the next update. Instead, you only receive the missing security fixes. The June 2022 optional update for Windows 11 apparently comes with a new feature called ‘Find Highlights’.

The highlights search feature was recently released on Windows 10 and is now coming to devices running Windows 11 21H2 or later. For those unfamiliar with ‘search highlights’, this new Windows 11 feature presents remarkable and interesting moments from every day. This includes holidays, anniversaries and other times.

KB5014668 for Windows 11

The moments can be either global or local, ie related to your region. To get started with search highlights, simply tap the search icon on your taskbar. As you can see in the screenshot above, the Windows Search interface has been completely changed to highlight content from Bing.

The content may also be related to updates from your organization. This would only happen when your device itself is associated with an organization. If the device is already paired, Windows can suggest people, files, and more.

It is worth noting that users will not get search highlights immediately after installing the patch. According to the company, it is being rolled out in phases and will not appear anytime soon for some people.

Download Links for Windows 11 KB5014668

Windows 11 KB5014668 Direct Download Links: 64-bit

As you probably know, offline installers are especially useful when you can’t download and install the update directly from Windows Update. If you prefer the manual installation method over Windows Update, you can go to the Microsoft Update Catalog and click the “Download” button next to the supported version.

In particular, it’s a good idea to avoid optional updates. In fact, optional updates are not intended for enterprise machines. An optional update allows administrators to test the next Patch Tuesday update. At the same time, enthusiasts who can’t wait for the security release, Patch Tuesday update, can try the optional update.

Features of Windows 11 KB5014668 (Build 22000.778)

Windows 11 Build 22000.778 apparently comes with numerous bug fixes. For example, Microsoft has fixed an issue that may prevent users from upgrading to Windows 11 (original release). This issue has been reported on Windows 10 machines and has now been resolved, meaning more users should now be able to update to the new OS.

Windows 11 Build 22000.778 fixed an issue where users could experience problems playing video clips in some games. Fixed another bug where games may stop working when playing sound effects with certain audio technology.

Fixed another bug where Windows 11 prevents Bluetooth from reconnecting some audio devices.

There are several quality improvements in this release. For example, Microsoft has renamed the Your Phone app to “Phone Link” in Settings. Microsoft is also making changes to Windows 11 to fix an issue where the Surface Dial customization settings page stopped working.

Here’s the full list of bug fixes and improvements:

  • Microsoft introduces support for IP address checking for WinRM connections in security event 4262 and WinRM event 91.
  • Microsoft has fixed an issue where SMB redirector RDR affects the specific FSCTL (Public File System Checker) code FSCTL_LMR_QUERY_INFO.
  • Fixed a race condition where upgrades to Windows 11 (original release) may fail on Windows 10.
  • Microsoft improves the Cloud Clipboard service and fixes an issue that prevents synchronization between machines after a period of inactivity.
  • Microsoft has fixed an issue where the Windows Sandbox splash screen is not hidden after Sandbox is launched.
  • Microsoft is adding the ability to use a network proxy during Universal Print operations.
  • Microsoft has fixed an issue that could cause video playback issues in games that use DirectX 12 (DX12).
  • Microsoft has fixed an issue that could cause some games to stop working.

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