Microsoft published a preview update for Windows 11 on July 21 that includes new functionality to improve the update process on new Windows 11 devices.
The update functionality that KB5015882 has, will be included in the August cumulative update for the Windows 11 operating system. Preview updates may be downloaded and installed early for testing purposes or for workarounds. serious problems. In general, preview updates should not be installed on most Windows 11 devices.
Improved Windows 11 Update
Microsoft lists the changes on its support website. Both descriptions lack clarity, but more on that later.
New! Gives you the option to update to a newer version of Windows 11 at first Windows startup if your device is eligible.
New! Provides the option for eligible devices to update to a newer version of Windows 11 in the factory experience (OOBE) when you first sign in. If you choose to update to a newer version, the update will begin as soon as the update is installed on your device.
Judging from Microsoft’s description, the update improvement only starts in the factory experience (OOBE) on the first boot of the operating system. The device needs to meet the Windows 11 system requirements.
OOBE runs from the first boot of the operating system. Most users associate it with the initial setup experience that includes configuring OS privacy, setting language, region, and keyboard layouts, and other features, but it’s more than that. again.
Here’s where it’s not clear: Microsoft reveals that this is an option, but doesn’t reveal when the option is displayed in OOBE. It’s unclear if the new feature will be limited to certain types of updates. Will it suggest installing minor updates, cumulative updates or just feature updates?
Cumulative updates seem to be the most logical choice for this new update behavior, but this has yet to be confirmed by Microsoft.
Windows runs automatically checking for updates and notifying the user about these updates. The new experience is designed to ensure that users have the option of running a newer version of the Windows 11 operating system on their device on the first run. It speeds up installation of critical security updates as well on those systems, provided users accept to download and install updates in the factory experience.
Now you: do you update the new device immediately?