Microsoft releases updated Windows 11 version 23H2 installation media (v2)

Microsoft’s new and improved Windows 11 version 23H2 installation media has been released, resolving various issues such as broken narrator feature. This updated installation media can be obtained from Windows 11’s download page and the Media Creation Tool, which recently started offering version 23H2.

Windows 11 23H2 comes with several new features, including Microsoft Copilot and a new File Explorer. However, it has also caused problems for some users, such as the missing drag-and-drop support in the File Explorer address bar and the breaking of the Narrator feature.

Microsoft has confirmed that the narrator bug in Windows 11 23H2 has been addressed in the updated installation media. In addition, the new ISO files also include a December 2023 security update.

Users can find the refreshed .ISO files on Microsoft’s Software Download page and benefit from the improved installation media. The new ISO files carry the label “v2”, indicating their significance.

While the release of the updated installation media is a step in the right direction, Windows 11 23H2 is still plagued with issues, such as unexpected icon movement between monitors and issues with Microsoft Copilot on multiple monitors.

It is uncertain if Microsoft plans to release another version of the installation media to tackle newer issues, such as broken or slow Wi-Fi performance and botched-up printing metadata. However, it is expected that another update for Windows installation media will be released in February following the upcoming security patch.

According to a support document, Microsoft is currently investigating multiple known issues in Windows 11 23H2, intending to address them in the near future. This includes installation issues, Copilot affecting taskbar icons on various monitors, and color rendering problems caused by an issue where COLRv1 does not render correctly. The fix is likely to be released via a January or February optional update.

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