To download and install the Windows 11 Moment 4 (22H2) feature update, you must first obtain the September optional update or a newer version. Then, toggle on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” option.
It’s important to note that the Windows 11 Moment 4 (22H2) update is separate from the Windows 11 version 23H2, which is set to release in October. Microsoft has transitioned from two extensive feature updates per year to a single annual update for the operating system. Each new version of Windows 11 receives 24 months of support.
However, the reduction in feature updates does not mean that Windows 11 will be any less exciting. With Windows 11, Microsoft has introduced the concept of “Moment updates,” which are regularly released alongside cumulative or optional updates. These Moment updates bring new features, improvements, and fixes in a more minor scale compared to full feature updates, but they are still noteworthy.
Now, let’s delve into the details of the Windows 11 Moment 4 update. Moment 4 is an update specifically for Windows 11 22H2, and it can be obtained through the KB5030310 update or a newer version.
It’s worth mentioning that while the update is internally referred to as “Moment,” it does not have an official name. Therefore, Microsoft and publications may use various terms like “September 26 Windows 11 update,” “Windows 11 September 2023 update,” or “Windows 11 2023 Update.”
In the community, Moment 4 is sometimes referred to as “Windows 11 23H2.” However, it’s important to note that version 23H2 and Moment 4 updates are distinct and independent. Although version 23H2 is a new version of Windows 11 built upon version 22H2, Moment 4 is an update specifically for version 22H2.
While Windows 11 version 23H2 will include all the features present in Moment 4, applying Moment 4 to Windows 11 22H2 will not extend the support period. As mentioned earlier, each version of Windows offers 24 months of support for Home and Pro editions, while Enterprise and Education editions receive 36 months of support.
It’s worth emphasizing that the aforementioned support period applies to new versions like 23H2 only and not to Moment 4, which is an update to an existing Windows version.
To install the Windows 11 Moment 4 update on Windows 11 22H2 using Windows Update, follow these steps:
1. Open the Windows Settings.
2. Go to Windows Update.
3. Check for updates.
4. If new updates are available, select “Download and install” in the information box denoted by the letter “i.” If no new updates are visible, proceed to Step 7.
5. When prompted to “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available,” click on “Turn On.”
6. Apply the update.
7. In the Windows Update settings, enable the toggle for “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available.”
8. Check for updates again after enabling the toggle.
9. Download and install the Windows Configuration Update.
10. Reboot the system.
If you prefer to install the Windows 11 Moment 4 update manually, you can follow these instructions:
1. Open your preferred web browser and visit the Microsoft Update Catalog website (catalog.update.microsoft.com).
2. Locate the search bar at the top right corner of the webpage.
3. Type in “KB5030310” and press Enter.
4. Click on the download button next to the package that matches your device’s configuration. Ensure that the Windows version number and architecture align with your device.
5. A new pop-up will appear with a .msu link. Click on the .msu link.
6. Double-tap the .msu file to open the installer.
7. When prompted by User Account Control (UAC), click “Yes.”
8. The Windows Update installer will then run system requirements and compatibility checks before applying the update.
If you wish to bypass checking for updates using Windows Update, you can disconnect your Wi-Fi or ethernet connection to force the Windows Update installer to apply the patch immediately.
Once the update installation is complete, you can enable the hidden Moment 4 features by following these steps:
1. Open the Settings.
2. Click on Windows Update.
3. Enable the option “Get the latest updates as soon as they are available.”
4. Click the “Check for updates” button.
5. Download any available updates and click “Restart Now.”
Now, let’s explore the new features introduced in the Windows 11 September 26 update. This update includes several exciting additions, such as Microsoft Copilot, a redesigned File Explorer, Windows 365 Switch, a new home page in Settings, and more.
Microsoft Copilot can be found on the Taskbar, represented by a “Copilot” button. You can select the button or use the Win + C shortcut key combination to access it. It’s important to note that Copilot utilizes a Microsoft account, and your data is synced across all platforms where Copilot or Bing is available, including Bing.com or Bing Chat in the Edge browser.
When you click on the Copilot button, it will appear on the right side of the screen without overlapping the content. The screen automatically adjusts to create space for Copilot. This virtual AI-powered assistant for Windows 11 can make changes to the theme and settings, summarize webpages, and more.
The Start menu and Taskbar now offer a “rich review” feature that allows you to hover over items or recommendations for a quick preview. For example, you can hover over a picture to see its preview. However, please note that this feature may not work with all file types.
Additionally, you can easily share cloud files on your network by right-clicking on them.
Microsoft has introduced a new volume mixer in Quick Settings, previously known as the Action Center, which allows you to manage audio for each app separately. Furthermore, you can swap between audio devices using this feature.
File Explorer has received a significant design refresh, primarily with the introduction of a new “Home” feature that utilizes WinUI and Microsoft 365. This feature recommends files to you in a carousel layout. However, it only functions when your operating system is signed in to Windows through an Azure AD account. If you prefer not to use this feature, you can disable it and display pinned folders instead.
Additionally, File Explorer now includes a new details pane that provides additional information about the content and file activity, particularly useful if you have files synced to Microsoft 365. Another notable addition is the Gallery feature in File Explorer, which resembles the Microsoft Photos app.
While there are several other improvements included in this update, the aforementioned features are the most significant changes introduced in the Moment 4 update for Windows 11.
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