Microsoft Releases Windows 11 23H2 Update: New Features and Installation Guide
Microsoft’s 23H2 update has been in the pipeline for some time now, with various insider builds letting us glimpse the new features of the build. After waiting for so long, the company has officially started rolling out the 23H2 update for Windows 11. Here, we will discuss the new features of the 23H2 update and provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to easily install Windows 11 23H2 on your PC.
Microsoft Releases Windows 11 23H2 Update: New Features
According to the Windows Blog, the Windows 11 23H2 update is a “scoped, cumulative release,” incorporating all the recently announced 23H2 features that were pushed in the September update, along with some exciting additions. Let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy features:
Windows CoPilot AI
Windows CoPilot AI is one of the existing features included in the 23H2 update. It offers enhanced assistance and guidance to users, making it easier to navigate and utilize Windows 11 effectively.
Snipping Tool Application Updates
The 23H2 update brings improvements to the Snipping Tool application, enhancing its functionality and providing a better user experience when capturing and editing screenshots.
File Explorer ‘.RAR’ Extension Support
Users can rejoice as the 23H2 update introduces support for the ‘.RAR’ file extension in the File Explorer. This means you can now extract and view the contents of ‘.RAR’ compressed files without relying on third-party software.
MS Paint Background Removal
The MS Paint application in Windows 11 now includes a background removal feature, simplifying the process of erasing or modifying backgrounds from images. This handy tool makes image editing more accessible for users.
In addition to these notable features, the 23H2 update brings various other enhancements and quality-of-life improvements. One such improvement is the integration of MS Teams as a default chat application, conveniently pinned to the taskbar. Furthermore, applications included in Windows 11 will now be separated from the ones you install, facilitating easier organization and sorting.
Microsoft Releases Windows 11 23H2 Update: How To Install It
To ensure a quick and seamless installation of the Windows 11 23H2 update, follow the steps below:
- Press the ‘Windows button + I’ keyboard shortcut to launch the Settings app.
- Click on the “Windows Update” section on the left. Alternatively, you can directly access it by using the start menu search.
- In the Windows Update settings, toggle on the option that says “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available.”
- Now, click on “Check for Updates.” This should initiate the downloading and installation process for the new 23H2 build. If the update is not immediately available, be patient as it will gradually roll out to more users.
What are your thoughts on the new Windows 11 23H2 update? Will you be installing it now to take advantage of all the new features? Share your views in the comments below!