February 2023 Windows 10 Non-Security Optional Preview "C" Release

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Microsoft released KB5022906 for all supported versions of Windows 10 (OS Builds 19042.2673, 19044.2673, and 19045.2673) optional "C" release preview cumulative updates with non-security improvements and fixes.

IMPORTANT: After March 2023, there are no more optional, non-security preview releases for the supported editions of Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows 10, version 21H2. Only cumulative monthly security updates (known as the "B" or Update Tuesday release) will continue for these versions. Windows 10, version 22H2 will continue to receive security and optional releases.

The following are the highlighted changes included in the update:
  • New! This update improves your experience when you use Windows Spotlight on your lock screen. The informational links open faster.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects IE mode. The text on the status bar is not always visible.
  • This update addresses accessibility issues. They affect Narrator on the Settings home page.
  • This update addresses an issue that stops hyperlinks from working in Microsoft Excel.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects a certain streaming app. The issue stops video playback after an advertisement plays in the app.

See the referenced KB Article for prerequisites and the additional improvements and fixes included in the update for each edition.

Update:  To get the update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. The link to download and install the update can be found in the Optional updates available area.  To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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