New Update Windows 11 version 22H2 non-security preview build 22621.2215 (KB5029351) released

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Microsoft has released the non-security release preview version of Windows 11 version 22H2. The build number is 22621.2215 (KB5029351). It includes a number of improvements and bug fixes for the OS.

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  • New! This update adds a new hover behavior to the search box gleam. When you hover over it, the search flyout box might appear. You can adjust this behavior by right-clicking the taskbar. Then choose Taskbar settings to change your search box experience.
  • This update supports daylight saving time (DST) changes in Israel.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the search icon. When you select it, the Search app does not open. This occurs after a machine has been asleep.
  • This update improves the reliability of the Search app.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the TAB key. Using it to browse search results requires additional actions.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Narrator. It does not correctly identify the search box on the taskbar and search highlights within the search box.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the search box size. Its size is reduced in tablet posture mode on Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Book devices.

 

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bluescreen and start repair after 2 failed reboots. Haven't had a problem like this in a long time :(
Had the exact same experience. BSOD > 2 failed reboots > repair. Glad I'm not the only one experiencing this issue
This is why it's called "Release Preview". No more installing these bogus "no-really-good-features" previews for me. Wait until it rolls out in a final build.
 

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Just to inform, no issues with this preview build for me on two laptops, otherwise I wouldn't posting/starting threads of Windows Updates.

But in general, as @oldschool said, "Preview" is a warning sign! A full system backup should be always done before just in case like this time...
 

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Microsoft investigates Windows (KB5029351, KB5029331) Unsupported Processor BSOD crashes
Microsoft is looking into a problem users on the latest Windows 11 and Windows 10 builds are facing. Despite running their systems on supported CPUs, the issue leads to an error wherein the PC crashes with a blue screen of death (BSOD) with an error message that says: "UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR". (Microsoft recently updated its support list for both Intel and AMD.)

The tech giant is unsure at the moment if it is an issue with Windows or whether the root cause may be something else. As such, the company has requested feedback via the Feedback Hub app.

Browsing through Feedback Hub, it seems that MSI motherboards, mainly from Intel's 600 series (Z690) and 700 series (Z790), are the ones where the issue is infesting the most, though it is possible the problem is there on other OEM motherboards too.

In case you have a board from some other maker, like say Asus, Gigabyte, or ASRock, among others, and experiencing this bug, Microsoft would likely appreciate some feedback about those.
 

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“We are presently investigating to determine if this is an issue caused by Microsoft. We will provide an update when more information is available,” reads a support note on Microsoft’s Windows health center.
The Verge: We’ve reached out to MSI to comment on the BIOS updates and we’ll update this post with any response.
 

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MSI: Recent wave of Windows blue screens linked to MSI motherboards
MSI has officially confirmed the recent surge of blue screens of death (BSODs) encountered by Windows users after installing this week's optional preview updates is linked to some of its motherboard models.

"MSI has received several reports of users encountering a Blue Screen of Death that has an error message that reads 'UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR' with MSI's 600/700 series motherboards after installing the Windows 11 update, KB5029351 Preview," the company said.

"Both MSI and Microsoft are aware of the 'UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR' error and have begun investigating the root cause."

The Taiwanese PC vendor has also advised all users to avoid installing the August 2023 preview updates on Windows systems for now.

Those who have already updated their systems and have been impacted by the blue screens should revert their BIOS to a previous version and uninstall the optional Windows updates.

MSI provides detailed information in this video on using M-FLASH to revert to previous BIOS versions on MSI motherboards.
 

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Microsoft says the recent wave of blue screens impacting some Windows users is not caused by issues in its August 2023 optional updates.

Instead, the company implies that the root cause is an incompatibility problem with the affected devices' firmware and asks those impacted by the issue to reach out to the CPU manufacturer for a solution.

"After investigating these reports, we have found that the 'UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR' error was not caused by issues in KB5029351 and is limited to a specific subset of processors," Microsoft said. "We are collaborating with device manufacturers (OEMs) and will temporarily mitigate this issue by not offering KB5029351 to Windows devices that might be affected by this issue. If you still experience this issue, please contact your device’s processor manufacturer."
 

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MSI fixes the UNSUPPORTED PROCESSOR blue screen of death error
MSI has published an article detailing the latest BIOS update for the affected 600 and 700 Series motherboards. According to the post, the UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR error code happens due to a certain Intel Hybrid Architecture firmware setting on systems with only 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processors. Moreover, despite Microsoft's previous claims, MSI says the issue appears on systems with the latest Windows 10 and 11 upgrades, namely KB5029351, KB5029332, and KB5029331.

To resolve the problem, MSI has released a new set of BIOS updates for its 600 and 700 Series motherboards.

"The new BIOS coming will include an update on the Intel CPU uCode which will prevent any more messages regarding the "UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR" issues. This upcoming update will correspond to both 13th-generation and newer ones. There will be more BIOS available to download on MSI's official website for all Intel 700 and 600 Series models this week and all BIOS release will be available by the end of September."
 

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