Microsoft today rolled out an optional cumulative update for Windows 11, moving the OS build number to 220000.652. Although the changelog for the update is similar to Windows 11 build 22000.651, which was released in the Preview Channel earlier this month, there are some notable changes in this update. Besides, Microsoft has also confirmed that improvements have been added to the Auto HDR feature in the Xbox Game Bar app on Windows 11. Check out the details below.
Windows 11 Build 22000.652: What’s new?
The latest optional update KB5012643 is coming for all Windows 11 users. They can either go to the Windows Update section of the Settings menu to get the update or download it manually from here.
With this update, Microsoft states that it fixed an issue that caused the minimize, maximize, and close buttons in an application window to stop working when the window was maximized. The company also Added improvements to the Windows Secure Boot Component servicewhich further improves the security of the platform.
Furthermore, as mentioned in the changelog in version 220000.651, Microsoft . has Fixes an issue that caused some Windows 11 POS devices to take up to 40 minutes to turn on. Additionally, the update contains bug fixes related to memory leak issues, Windows Host Configuration Protocol, and more. You can check out the full changelog on the official Microsoft support forum.
As for availability, KB5012643 is an optional update for users. This means that it will not be installed automatically on Windows 11 devices, and users will need to download and install it manually on their systems. However, it should be noted Microsoft will add these changes and more to Tuesday’s next mandatory update for Windows 11Which is expected to be released early next month.
Auto HDR improvements for Xbox Game Bar
Aside from offering the optional update, Microsoft recently announced a fair share of improvements to Auto HDR in the Xbox Game Bar app in Windows 11. Among other things, the Redmond giant highlighted New Auto HDR intensity slider It will enable users to adjust the intensity of the feature.
According to Microsoft, the feature “It allows you to control how vibrant and bright you want the colors to be in your game with Auto HDR.” The company notes that users can take advantage of the new slider for Precisely adjust Auto HDR intensity in games Too bright or too dark.
Other than the new Auto HDR slider, Microsoft also has Added a new checkbox to turn on/off the auto HDR function of Xbox Game Bar app. The new “Use Auto HDR with Supported Games” option can be found under the Game Features section of the Xbox Game Bar settings.
While the above two Xbox Game Bar changes are available to all Windows 11 users, Other features like Multi-GPU compatibility and Auto HDR notification customization Currently limited to Windows Insider users.
So, what do you think of the new optional update for Windows 11 and the improvements to the Xbox Game Bar app? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and stay tuned for more updates on Windows.