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

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Microsoft released KB5019275 for all supported versions of Windows 10 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2 (OS Builds 19042.2546, 19044.2546, and 19045.2546) 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 displays storage alerts for Microsoft OneDrive subscribers on the Systems page in the Settings app. The alerts appear when you are close to your storage limit. You can also manage your storage and purchase additional storage, if needed.
  • This update addresses an issue that might affect news and interests. It might flicker on the taskbar and File Explorer might stop responding.

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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