Windows 11 Build 22621.2361 (KB5030310) What’s new

As announced during the event, Microsoft said that Copilot is rolling out for general users on September 26th.

Microsoft has rolled out (on September 22, 2023) Windows 11 Build 22621.2361 (KB5030310) to Insiders in the Release Preview Channel on Windows 11, version 22H2. This release brings Windows 11 Moment 4 features including Copilot in Windows (in preview)*, Modernized File Explorer, new text authoring experiences to voice access and new natural voices in Narrator, and Windows Backup and other new features coming with Windows 11 version 23H2 on September 26, 2023.

Get latest updates as soon as they available

If you’ve enabled the option to receive immediate updates through Settings > Windows Update prior to installing Build 22621.2361, you’ll also receive the Windows Configuration Update (KB5030509) alongside the installation of Build 22621.2361, all in a single restart. Please note that during the installation process, only the update for Build 22621.2361 will be displayed on the Windows Update settings page. However, after the restart, you’ll find the Windows Configuration Update listed in your update History.

Windows 11 build 22621.2361 changes

The latest Windows 11 Update introduces an impressive array of more than 150 new features, one of which is the integration of Copilot capabilities on the PC platform. It streamlines coding processes on platforms like GitHub, enhances productivity in the workplace through Microsoft 365, redefines search functionalities in Bing and Edge, and provides contextual value that seamlessly integrates across applications and the Windows operating system.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the exciting additions in this recent Windows 11 update.

Copilot in Windows

The highlight feature of this release is the introduction of Copilot, which acts like a helpful assistant, making tasks quicker and simpler. Whether you’re at work, school, or home, Copilot is always within reach through the taskbar or a keyboard shortcut (Win+C). It reduces the mental effort needed to complete tasks, making them feel more effortless.

Microsoft Paint and Photos improvements

With this release,  popular applications like Microsoft Paint and Photos have been given a boost with the power of AI. Paint now allows for easier digital creation with features like background removal and layers.

  • Makes drawing and creating digital art easier.
  • Adds features like removing backgrounds and working with layers.
  • Introduces Cocreator, which uses advanced AI to help with creating art.

Microsoft Photos, on the other hand, simplifies the editing process. With Background Blur, you can easily highlight the subject in your photos while blurring the background, giving your images a professional touch.

  • Makes editing photos simpler.
  • Adds a feature called Background Blur to make subjects stand out.
  • Can find photos based on what’s in them or where they were taken

Snipping Tool

The Snipping Tool now offers more ways to capture content on your screen, including the ability to extract specific text or protect sensitive information. It even supports capturing audio and mic input for creating compelling videos.

  • Lets you capture content from your screen in more ways.
  • Allows you to extract text from images or protect sensitive info with redaction.
  • Now supports capturing audio and mic input for better video creation.

New Outlook for Windows

For those who rely on Outlook for email management, the new version for Windows streamlines the process. You can now connect and manage various email accounts in one place, making communication more efficient. To learn more, visit this link.

  • Lets you manage multiple email accounts (like Gmail, Yahoo, and iCloud) in one place.
  • Provides tools to write emails clearly and attach important files from OneDrive.

Modernized File Explorer

The Modernized File Explorer is designed to help you find and work with files more easily. It provides relevant content and file activity without the need to open a file.

  • Makes it easier to find and work with files.
  • Shows you relevant content and file activity without opening a file.
  • Introduces a Gallery feature for easy access to your photos.

Windows 11 Backup app

Windows Backup simplifies the process of moving to a new PC. It seamlessly transitions files, apps, and settings so that everything is exactly as you like it on your new device. These enhancements collectively aim to make your Windows 11 experience more convenient, efficient, and accessible.

  • Makes it super easy to move your files, apps, and settings to a new Windows 11 PC.
  • Ensures everything is exactly where you left it, just the way you like it.

Notepad now automatically saves your work, letting you seamlessly pick up where you left off.

Clipchamp with Auto Compose Helps you edit videos by suggesting scenes and creating narratives from your images and footage. Makes it easy to share videos on social media or with friends and family.

Windows 11 system requirement

Unlike Windows 10, which is specially designed to run on older hardware, windows 11 require relatively new hardware and does not install on older computer. Windows 11 also requires a hardware security component called Trusted Platform Module (TPM), along with UEFI firmware (no legacy BIOS allowed) and Secure Boot.

Microsoft official recommends the following system requirements for installing the latest Windows 11.

  • 8th-gen core CPU and newer, along with AMD Ryzen 2000 chips and up. ARM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 850, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, and newer are also supported.
  • At least 4GB of system memory (RAM).
  • At least 64GB of available storage.
  • A graphics processor that is compatible with DirectX 12 and Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.0 or greater.
  • A monitor or display with at least 720 dots per inch resolution.
  • TPM – Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0

Download Windows 11 build 22621.2361

The update is available to download in dev and beta insider channels. If you have already enrolled Windows 11 beta or dev channel head over to settings then Windows update then check for the Updates button to download and install Windows 11 build 22621.2361 on your device. You need to reboot your system and apply the changes.

Windows 11 build 22631.2338

Note: You can enroll your device in the Beta Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section.

You can upgrade to this build by subscribing to the Dev channel, or by performing a clean install using the ISO image Microsoft has provided for this release. You will get the Windows 11 Build 22631 ISO here.

If you are looking for the latest Windows 11 ISO, get it from here.

Once the Windows 11 ISO is downloaded use third-party tools like Rufus to create a bootable media and install Windows 11 on your device.

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Source: Microsoft blog

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