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Windows 11 22H2 September Update (KB5030301) is Now Available

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Windows 11 Moment 4 Update
Microsoft has released the non-security update for Windows 11 22H2 as a September update. 

Last week on September 21, 2023, during a special event in New York, Microsoft announced it would ship a big feature update for Windows 11 on September 26. The day has arrived, which means those using stable Windows 11 releases can download and install the Windows 11 Moment 4 update.

This September Widows update contains plenty of important features. We have already covered what is going to come on the KB5030301 Windows 11 update

Microsoft has released Copilot, an AI-powered assistant, from preview and updated it with a new icon on the Windows 11 taskbar. The taskbar now enables users to ungroup icons and display labels. It also contains an upgraded volume mixer with per-application sliders and simplified switching between audio output devices.

In addition, File Explorer has multiple enhancements including support for various archive formats like RAR, TAR, and 7Z. File Explorer also has improved tabs, modernized UI elements, and more capabilities.

Microsoft has added new features to Paint, the Photos application, and the Snipping Tool in Windows 11 as well.

Microsoft has published the update with an important which reads -

"After today, September 26, 2023, there will no longer be optional, non-security preview releases  for Windows 11, version 21H2.  Only cumulative monthly security updates will continue for the supported versions of Windows 11, version 21H2."

It is worth noting that, a number of versions of Windows 11 21H2 will no longer get any updates at all after October 10, 2023:

  • Windows 11 Home, version 21H2
  • Windows 11 Pro, version 21H2
  • Windows 11 Pro for Workstations, version 21H2
  • Windows 11 Pro Education, version 21H2

The remaining editions of Windows 11, version 21H2 will continue to get security updates.

Changelogs and Highlights


  • This update addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Excel. It stops responding when you try to share a file as a PDF in Outlook.


  • This non-security update includes quality improvements. When you install this KB:
  • New! This update completes the work to comply with the GB18030-2022 requirements. It removes and remaps characters for Microsoft Wubi input and Microsoft Pinyin U-mode input. You can no longer enter character codepoints that are not supported. All the required codepoints are up to date.
  • This update supports daylight saving time (DST) changes in Greenland.
  • This update changes the spelling of Ukraine's capital from Kiev to Kyiv.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects account lockout event 4625. The format of the event is wrong in the ForwardedEvents log. This occurs when an account name is in the user principal name (UPN) format.
  • This update affects the Key Distribution Center (KDC) and user security identifiers (SID). KDC now reads the user SID from the Subject Alternative Name (SAN) of a certificate. Because of this, mobile device management (MDM) providers can use offline templates to fill in the user SID. To learn more, see KB5014754.
  • This update addresses an issue that is related to changes in the forwarding of events.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects XPath queries on FileHash and other binary fields. It stops them from matching values in event records.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects an Application Virtualization (App-V) environment. Copy operations within it stop working. This occurs after you install the April 2023 update.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) certificate. The system reports some SCEP certificate installations as failed. Instead, the system should report them as pending.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Print to PDF. It uses the metadata for the name you sign in with as the author of a printed PDF. It should use the display name instead.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects some USB printers. Microsoft Defender stops them from printing.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC). AppID Tagging policies might greatly increase how long it takes your device to start up.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects IMEPad. It stops working. This occurs when you enter end-user-defined characters (EUDC).
  • This update addresses an issue that affects application compatibility. It is related to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Remote Apps. The display of some elements is not aligned correctly.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC). It has a handle leak. Because of this, the system runs out of memory.
  • This update addresses an issue that might make Windows stop responding. This might occur if you use Microsoft OneDrive files that are compressed by NTFS.
  • This update addresses an issue that might cause a user-mode memory leak. It might occur when you call CopyFile() or MoveFile().
  • This update addresses an issue that affects external binding. It fails. This occurs after you install Windows updates dated May 2023 or later. Because of this, there are issues that affect LDAP queries and authentication.

Download Windows 11 September Update

To download the Windows 11 Moment 4 update, simply Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. In the Optional Updates available area, you’ll find the link to download and install the update. You can also get the standalone package for this update, by going to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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