Microsoft confirms: Windows 10 will also get a new “feature update”


As Microsoft confirms with the cumulative update KB5014666, Windows 10 with build 19045 will also receive a “feature update”. However, Windows 10 22H2 will in all likelihood focus less on the feature set and more on optimizations and bug fixes as well as security updates.

Build 19045 is Windows 10 22H2

As the Neowin website first reported, after installing the KB5014666 cumulative update, new packages for the next higher build can be activated via the operating system prompt.< /p>

After the packages, which have so far been without any new function, have been installed, the system reports an installed Windows 10 22H2 (OS Build 19045.1806) in the start menu under System → Info.

Build 19045 will be the basis for Windows 10 22H2 (Image: Neowin)

After installing KB5014666, to trigger the packages to switch to build 19045, the following commands must be entered via the console:

dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%servicingPackagesMicrosoft-Windows-Product-Data-22h2-EKB-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add -package /packagepath:%windir%servicingPackagesMicrosoft-Windows-Product-Data-22h2-EKB-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir% servicingPackagesMicrosoft-Windows-Product-Data-22h2-EKB-Wrapper-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%servicing PackagesMicrosoft-Windows-Product-Data-22h2-EKB-Wrapper-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%servicingPackagesMicrosoft-Windows- UpdateTargeting-ClientOS-22h2-EKB-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%servicingPackagesMicrosoft-Windows-UpdateTargeting-ClientOS-22h2 -EKB-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041. 1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%servicingPackagesMicrosoft-Windows-UpdateTargeting-ClientOS-22h2-EKB-Wrapper-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%servicingPackagesMicrosoft-Windows-UpdateTargeting-ClientOS-22h2-EKB-Wrapper-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041.1806.mum

A “feature update” without new features

After installing the packages, the new build 19045 and the change to Windows 10 22H2 can be displayed in the system information.< /p>

But no new features are to be expected as part of the official rollout. Even if the annual feature update “22H2” is also pending for Windows 10, the new function is entirely reserved for Windows 11.

The focus is on Windows 11

Microsoft will quietly circulate the update to Windows 10 22H2 via Windows Update, feature updates for the predecessor of Windows 11 will also be released no longer discussed at all on the insider program's website.

Microsoft's focus is now fully on the upcoming release of Windows 11 22H2 and that for autumn 2023 planned Windows 11 23H2.