Windows 11 22H2 is likely to be rolled out to consumers in a phased manner later this month, and Microsoft has now released KB5017390. This is the latest cumulative update for Windows 11 22H2 in the beta and release preview channel, and it comes with a number of improvements.
Windows 11 KB5017390 is not a major update and does not add any new features to the operating system. However, it appears to have removed one of the features added earlier this year: the ability to uninstall apps with interdependencies using Windows 11’s new Settings app.
Microsoft previously said that Windows 11 version 22H2 allows you to uninstall apps with interdependencies (Steam and gaming apps that run on Steam) directly through Settings. This feature has been removed and it is no longer possible to uninstall interdependent apps or repair Win32 apps under Settings > Apps > Installed apps.
It is likely that the feature will be reinstated in the future. Remember that you can still modify and remove Win32 apps without interdependencies. And apps can always be uninstalled from the Control Panel.
Windows 11 KB5017390
Microsoft says it has fixed an issue where some users could not launch File Explorer because explorer.exe immediately crashed. Users reported the issue with “start folder windows in a separate process” unable to launch File Explorer.
Fixed another issue where users could not tap or select buttons in the top section of File Explorer. This issue was reported when File Explorer was open in full screen. Fixed a bug where the Windows 11 File Explorer command bar was not working. This means that users could not click on items such as copy, paste and or even empty trash.
Here is a list of all bug fixes:
- Microsoft has fixed an issue that caused a duplicate print queue.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue that affected roaming user profiles. When this happens, Windows cannot restore certain settings when you log in or out
Microsoft is aware of a known one where clicking the network icon on the lock screen doesn’t work. This bug can cause the Windows lock screen to crash and users are advised to reboot when they encounter these issues.
As mentioned at the outset, Microsoft will give a green signal for the public rollout of Windows 11 22H2 in a few days, meaning the rollout is now expected to begin in the coming weeks.