Microsoft releases Windows 11 23H2 as an enablement package

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Microsoft announced coming nan merchandise of Windows 11, type 23H2, nan adjacent characteristic update for its operating strategy (also known arsenic nan Windows 11 2023 Update).

Windows 11 23H2 started rolling out in September to Insiders enrolled successful nan Release Preview Channel for endeavor testing, and it has nan aforesaid servicing branch and codification guidelines arsenic Windows 11 22H2.

"As Windows 11, type 23H2 shares nan aforesaid codification guidelines and servicing branch arsenic Windows 11, type 22H2, we will present this characteristic update utilizing servicing exertion (like that utilized for nan monthly update process), providing a accelerated installation experience," said John Cable, Microsoft VP for Windows Servicing and Delivery.

"Consumers pinch eligible devices moving Windows 11, type 22H22 who are willing successful experiencing these caller enhancements erstwhile they are available, tin take to do truthful by opening Settings > Windows Update, turning connected 'Get nan latest updates arsenic soon arsenic they're available,' and selecting 'Check for updates' (for much accusation watch this video)."

Commercial and acquisition customers tin upgrade via nan Windows Update for Business (WUfB), Windows Server Update Service (WSUS), and nan Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). They're advised to commencement targeted deployments to guarantee their apps, devices, and infrastructure activity arsenic expected aft nan update.

Windows 11 23H2 was expected to vessel pinch galore caller features, but Microsoft decided to alternatively merchandise them arsenic portion of nan Windows 11 22H2 'Moment 4' update.

The 23H2 modulation for Windows 11 22H2 systems will beryllium via a streamlined update process resembling a monthly update involving an enablement package (eKB) that will activate features already shipped successful erstwhile 22H2 updates but waiting to beryllium toggled on.

While nan Windows 11 2023 Update is now disposable only to seekers, Redmond will commencement auto-updating eligible devices successful nan coming months. However, Microsoft whitethorn adhd safeguard holds for devices experiencing issues for illustration exertion incompatibility, delaying nan update until nan problem is resolved.

This update continues nan yearly Windows 11 characteristic update cadence, pinch caller characteristic updates released successful nan 2nd half of nan almanac year. This caller type resets nan 24 months of support for Home and Pro editions and 36 months of support for Enterprise and Education editions," Cable said.

The list of caller features shipping pinch nan Windows 11 2023 Update includes Microsoft's caller AI-powered integer adjunct Windows Copilot, a revamped File Explorer, Dynamic Lighting support, Windows Ink enhancements to let penning successful each edit fields, improved measurement mixer, revamped Windows Spotlight experience, and a caller in-depth power report.

You tin download Windows 11 23H2 ISO images from Microsoft's Software Download page, but make judge your instrumentality meets systems requirements utilizing the PC Health Check app.