New Update KB5037853: Latest Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2 non-security preview updates launched

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Microsoft has released the latest non-security preview updates for Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2. The build numbers for these updates are 22621.3672 and 22631.3672, under KB5037853. They both contain a number of new features along with a long list of issues that have been fixed.

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  • *New! This update adds a feature that stops you from accidentally closing the Windows share window. Clicking outside of the window will no longer close it. To close it, select the close button
  • *New! You can now use your mouse to drag files between breadcrumbs in the File Explorer address bar. A breadcrumb shows the path to your current file location in the address bar. For example, there are three breadcrumbs in the path This PC > Windows ( C: ) > Program Files.
  • *New! This update adds a page to Settings > Accounts called Linked devices. On it, you can manage your PCs and Xbox consoles. This page only shows on Home and Pro editions when you sign in to Windows using your Microsoft account (MSA).
  • *New! This update starts the rollout of the new account manager on the Start menu. When you use a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows, you will get a glance at your account benefits. This feature also makes it easy to manage your account settings.
  • *New! You can now create quick response (QR) codes for webpage URLs and cloud files from the Windows share window. Select the share button in the Microsoft Edge toolbar and choose “Windows share options.” Then, you can share the URLs and files across your devices.
  • *New! Windows will now back up many of your sound settings (this includes your sound scheme). This only occurs if you turn on Remember my preferences and select the checkboxes for Personalization and Other Windows settings. To find these, go to Settings > Accounts > Windows backup. Then, you can use the Windows Backup app to restore those settings on a new device.
  • *New Starting with this update, you can sign in to your Microsoft account in the Windows Backup app. This app saves backups to your account.
  • *New! You can now send email to yourself from the Windows share window. You will receive the email at the email address that is in your Microsoft account.
  • *New! This update starts the rollout of a the “Add now” button to Settings > Account. When you select it, you can add a recovery email address if you have not added one for your Microsoft account yet. The button only shows if you sign in to your Microsoft account.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects File Explorer. It stops responding when you swipe from a screen edge. This issue occurs after you turn off edge swiping.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects handwriting panels and touch keyboards. They do not appear when you use a pen.
  • This update addresses an issue that displays a hidden window. Its title bar has no content and no client area. This occurs when you share your screen using certain apps.
  • This update addresses an issue that distorts parts of the screen. This occurs when you use a Chromium-based browser to play a video.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects File Explorer. It takes up to two minutes to start when you pin a folder that is on a network share to Quick Access. This occurs when you upgrade from Windows 11, version 21H2 to Windows 11, version 22H2.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio headsets. They do not show the option to connect or disconnect.
  • This update addresses a known issue that affects your account profile picture. When you try to change it, youmight get an error message. The error code is 0x80070520.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Share button on USB controllers. It might not work with Game Bar.

 

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Updated and immediately uninstalled it. In Start menu, on pinned apps it moved text in second row to the left side and it was just too annoying for me.

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Windows 11 File Explorer finally gets fixes for broken drag-and-drop in the address bar
In late 2023, Windows 11 version 23H2 introduced some notable upgrades for File Explorer. It received a partial user interface rework with a modernized address bar and other elements that improved aesthetics and accessibility. Sadly, when redesigning the app, Microsoft seemingly forgot about one important feature: drag and drop in the address bar. Now, several months later the company is finally fixing this unfortunate omission.

This week, Microsoft released the latest optional non-security update for Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2 (KB5037853). As part of the release, the company fixed the broken drag-and-drop on the address bar, finally allowing you to move folders and files to a folder or few above the current one (Microsoft calls that "breadcrumbs").
 

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Installed it, rebooted, and my system is considerably slower. Takes several seconds even to open Task Manager. Will see if anyone replicates my issue.
I fixed this with some easy commands in CMD (admin rights).
sfc /scannow
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Then rebooted and PC is as smooth as it used to be :)
 

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By the end of May 2024, Microsoft released a new wave of non-security updates for supported versions of Windows 10 and 11. KB5037853 for Windows 11 (build numbers 22621.3672 and 22631.3672) delivered quite a few much-needed improvements, such as fixes for File Explorer breadcrumbs, a new Settings page for managing devices, and more. Sadly, the update turned out to be a bit more buggy than usual.

After confirming taskbar issues in Windows 11 KB5037853, Microsoft updated its official documentation one more time to clarify another bug in the latest non-security update.

This time, it affects customers using Windows 11 inside virtual machines on ARM-based Macs using virtualization software like the recently updated Parallels Dekstop 19. After installing KB5037853, your Windows 11 virtual machine will not boot.
 

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