The Windows 11 (KB5031354) update, which was released on October 10, 2023, makes Copilot available to everyone. This update is a mandatory install for devices running Windows 11 version 22H2, so all Windows 11 users will have access to Copilot once they install the update.
Windows 11 (KB5031354) also introduces a new File Explorer, Windows Backup app, and more
According to the official changes, Windows 11 (KB5031354) brings a number of new features and improvements, as well as security fixes. Some of the most notable changes include Copilot, improved File Explorer, Windows Backup app, and improvements to the Start menu.
New features and improvements
Copilot is a new AI-powered assistant that is integrated into Windows 11. It is designed to help users with a variety of tasks, such as writing code, creating presentations, and troubleshooting problems. To use Copilot, users can simply open the Copilot sidebar by clicking on the Copilot icon in the taskbar or by pressing WIN + C. Once the sidebar is open, users can type in their questions or requests, and Copilot will provide them with assistance.
New File Explorer
The File Explorer has been redesigned with a more modern look and feel, as well as new features such as tabs and a dark mode. The tabs feature allows users to open multiple folders in a single window, and the dark mode provides a more subdued look for the File Explorer.
New Windows Backup app
The new Windows Backup app provides a simple and convenient way to back up your files and folders to the cloud or to a local drive. The app also allows you to schedule backups and to restore your files from a backup if needed.
Improvements to the Start menu
The Start menu has been updated with a new design and new features, such as the ability to pin apps and files to the top of the menu. The new Start menu is also more customizable, allowing you to choose the size of the menu and the layout of the tiles.
This update includes a number of security fixes to help protect users’ devices from malware and other threats. Some of the notable security fixes include:
- Fixes for vulnerabilities in the Windows kernel, Windows Defender, and other system components.
- Improvements to the way that Windows handles security updates.
- New features to help protect users from phishing attacks and other online threats.
Other bug fixes
This update also addresses a number of other issues in Windows, including:
- An issue that could cause the Start menu to not open.
- An issue that could cause the taskbar to not respond.
- An issue that could cause File Explorer to crash when opening certain files or folders.
- An issue that could cause the Task Manager to not display all running processes.
How to install Windows 11 build 22621.2428 (KB5031354)
To install Windows 11 build 22621.2428 (KB5031354), users can go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for updates. If the update is available, users can download and install it immediately.