Windows 11 KB5014697 (OS Build 22000.739) is a newly released update for Windows 11. It introduces the new Spotlight for Desktop feature, and some bug fixes & improvements. MiniTool Software will show you the related information about this update in this post.

Release date: 14/06/2022

Windows 11 KB5014697 (OS Build 22000.739) Is Released

Users who are running the official Windows 11 now can get a new Windows 11 cumulative update. In Windows Update, they can see Windows 11 KB5014697 (OS Build 22000.739) is available.

Windows 11 KB5014697 in Windows Update

This update is a cumulative update with the new Spotlight for Desktop feature that automatically changes the desktop background. Of course, it also contains some security updates and improvements. As a mandatory update, it contains the June 2022 Patch Tuesday security updates for vulnerabilities.

Microsoft also releases Windows 10 KB5014699 to Windows 10 users.

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How to Get Windows 11 KB5014697?

Way 1: Download and Install Windows 11 KB5014697 via Windows Update

Here is how to download and install KB5014697 (Windows 11 Build 22000.739) via Windows Update. It is very simple to do this:

Step 1: Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.

Step 2: Click Windows Update from the left menu.

Step 3: Check if this update is already available. If not, you can click the Check for updates button to manually detect it. This update is titled 2022-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based System (KB5014697) in Windows Update.

Step 4: Click the Download and install button to start downloading and installing this update.

Step 5: Click the Restart now button.

Way 2: Download an Offline Installer for Windows 11 KB5014697

Microsoft also releases offline installer for different editions of Windows 11 and make them available in Microsoft Update Catalog. If this update is not showing up in Windows Update, you can download an offline installer for installation. If you want to install this update offline, the offline installer is necessary.

Step 1: Go to the offline installers for KB5014697 download page from Microsoft Update Catalog.

Step 2: You can see there is more than one offline installer for different editions of Windows 11. You need to find your needed one as per the Windows 11 edition you are running. Then, click the Download button next to it.

Step 3: A small window will pop up with a download link. No matter which web browser you are using, you can just click it to download it on your device. Then, you can run the offline installer to install this update on your Windows 11 device.

Windows 11 KB5014697 offline installers in Microsoft Update Catalog

Bug Fixes and Improvements in Windows 11 KB5014697

Windows 11 KB5014697 contains all the fixes and improvements in the latest update of Windows 11. If you miss the previous Windows 11 KB updates, it is enough to only install this one on your device.

  • Fixed some security issues for Windows 11.
  • Contains all kinds of security improvements to internal OS functionality.
  • Adds the new Spotlight for Desktop feature. You can go to Settings > Personalization > Background > Personalize your background to enable this feature and choose your Windows spotlight.
  • Fixed run AnyCPU applications as 32-bit processes.
  • Fixed Input (TextInputHost.exe) app not working issues.
  • Fixed the IE mode window frame issue.
  • And more.

If you have installed the previous updates, only the new updates will be installed on your device this time.

About Windows 11 22H2

Windows 11 22H2 will be released in the fall of 2022. Microsoft is preparing for it and releasing the preview build to Insiders in the Beta Channel. Windows 11 Build 22621 should be the final release. Microsoft also released the first cumulative update, Windows 11 Build 22621.160, to bring tabs for File Explorer and some bug fixes. Users who are interested in this build can join the Beta Channel of the Windows Insider Program to experience it earlier than other users.

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