A new cumulative update for Windows 11 will give users the option to update to new Windows 11 versions when your PC boots up. It’s just one of many ways that Microsoft is trying to streamline the process of updating Windows 11 continuously.
The change comes via KB5015882—thanks to Neowin for the tip—a cumulative update that will update Windows 11 21H2 to version 22000.829. Microsoft issued it via Windows Update yesterday as part of its Week C set of non-security updates, which arrive in the third week of each month.
There are two new features enabled by this release (these are Microsoft’s terrible descriptions):
- Gives you the option to update to a newer Windows 11 version at the very first startup of Windows if your device is eligible.
- Gives you the option to receive urgent notifications when focus assist is on. Focus assist is like a do not disturb mode that hides notifications.
If I understand this correctly, this feature will prompt the user to update to a new Windows 11 version when the computer reboots. It’s unclear where in this process the prompt appears, but I further assume that it will include minor updates (like KB5015882 itself) as well as feature updates, like the coming update that will upgrade Windows 11 to version 22H2. I guess we’ll see.