How To Install Windows 11 Moment 4 Update (version 23H2)

Microsoft has recently released the highly anticipated “Moment 4” update, KB5030310 (OS Build 22621.2361) for Windows 11 version 22H2. Windows 11 KB5030310 is an optional update brings a number of new features and enhancements to the operating system. As per Microsoft Windows 11 Moment 4 update brings 150 new features, including the highlight feature of Windows 11 version 22H3 “Microsoft Copilot” new AI-powered versions of Paint, ClipChamp, Snipping tool, Windows cloud backup app, Windows passkey manager, and more. All these features are set to final release on the upcoming Windows 11 version 23H2 part of Microsoft patch Tuesday update October 2023. Here is How To download and Install Windows 11 Moment 4 Update to try these exciting features Windows Copilot, new File Explorer, AI enhanced paint, snipping tool app and more.

Download Windows 11 Moment 4 update

Windows 11 KB5030310 (OS Build 22621.2361) brings the Moment 4 update. But to try the Windows 11 version 23H2 features, Copilot, new file explorer, AI enhance paint app, updated photos app an more you’ll need to activate the ‘Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available‘ setting in Windows Update.

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Get latest updates as soon as they available

This is because Microsoft has chosen to keep Windows 11 23H2 features turned off by default to ensure a smoother user experience. The Windows Configuration Update essentially acts as an enablement package, allowing you to bring features from the Windows 11 2023 Update into version 22H2.

Since Windows 11 KB5030310 is an optional update, it won’t download or install automatically. You’ll have to manually select the “Download and Install” button in Windows Update.

Once you’ve enabled this setting, Windows 11 22H2 users can easily click on the ‘Check for updates’ button to receive either the new Windows Configuration update or the KB5030310 preview update, unlocking the exciting new features. This update is officially titled “2023-09 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5030310)”.

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windows 11 KB5030310 update

Microsoft has also published direct download links for Windows 11 KB5030310 offline installers to make the process easier. Once Windows 11 KB5030310 is installed you need to reboot your PC to apply the changes and use the new features. The Windows 11 version will change to Windows 11 22H2 build 22621.2361.

Windows 11 KB5030310 Direct Download Links: 64-bit. Once downloaded run the .msu installer to install and apply the changes.

Windows 11 KB5030310 is similar to a monthly cumulative update, but it is optional and brings a number of new features so it’s larger in size. Well, if you won’t install Windows 11 KB5030310 manually or skip the update, then all the new features will be bring to you on the October patch Tuesday update which is mandatory and set to arrive on October 10, 2023.

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Windows 11 Moment 4 Features

The Latest Windows 11 KB5030310 moment 4 update brings a number of new changes, features, and improvements to Windows 11 22H2. Some of them include the intelligent assistant Microsoft Copilot, AI-enhanced tools in Microsoft Paint,  Audio and mic support for Snipping tool screen recording, Clipchamp with auto-compose, Passkey support on Windows 11, Windows cloud Backup application, Modern File Explorer, and more. Here is an official video overview of what the Windows 11 22H2 Moment 4 update offers.

Microsoft Copilot (preview)

The highlight of this Windows 11 Moment 4 update is the introduction of Microsoft Copilot, an AI-powered assistant. It helps perform various tasks in the operating system and your supported applications. Using Microsoft Copilot, you can change system settings, analyze documents and web pages, schedule appointments, and even get help composing an email.

To get started, look for the Copilot icon on the taskbar or simply press WIN + C to launch Copilot in Windows.

Need to enable Bluetooth or connect a new pair of headphones? Copilot can help. Not sure of the best way to capture a screenshot? Ask Copilot to do it for you.

Microsoft Copilot

Microsoft noted Copilot will be integrated into Edge and eventually become a crucial component of Microsoft 365 products in the future.

File Explorer Gallery view

In the Windows 11 23H2 update, File Explorer updated with a significant redesign with an improved interface. Notable additions include a new Gallery view for easy access to photos, organized by month with the latest ones appearing first. The modernized File Explorer Home now features an enhanced address bar supporting both local and cloud folders. This allows users to monitor OneDrive status, including file sync progress. Moreover, AI technology is now employed to provide file recommendations, a feature also found in the Start menu’s Recommended section, exclusively for customers. These updates aim to streamline file management and enhance user experience in Windows 11.

File Explorer Gallery view
Image: Microsoft

Passwords Replace with passkeys

Microsoft has introduced passkeys in Windows 11, a secure way to log into websites without traditional passwords. A passkey creates a unique, unguessable credential and allows you to sign in using your face, fingerprint or device PIN. These unique credentials are stored on your device and can be unlocked using biometrics (like face or fingerprint) or a PIN. This adds an extra layer of security. You can also use a companion device (phone or tablet) for authentication. Passkeys work on popular browsers like Edge, Chrome, and Firefox, making the login process both secure and convenient.

Using passkeys significantly reduces the risk of data and network breaches as they protect against phishing attacks that cannot steal the authentication keys.

Microsoft Paint gets AI-enhanced tools

With Windows 11 version 23H2 update Microsoft updated most popular inbox apps like Paint, Snipping Tool, Photos and more with AI capabilities optimized for digital creation. Microsoft Paint has received a substantial upgrade, now offering advanced AI features and layer support. This makes it a more comprehensive tool for editing photos and images. The new features include a background remover tool, support for layers and transparency, and an innovative Cocreator feature that generates images based on text descriptions.

To enhance your work with even greater creativity, we’re bringing layers and intuitive background removal to Paint.

The Paint Cocreator preview² is a game-changer. It empowers users to unlock their creativity by inputting a text prompt, choosing a style, and generating a completely unique image. From there, you have the freedom to further refine your creation using the diverse set of tools available in Paint, whether it’s adding layers or adding your own artistic touches.

Microsoft Paint gets AI-enhanced tools

To access these exciting updates, simply search for “Paint” in your search box or app list, and you’ll be ready to dive into a whole new level of creative expression.

Snipping Tool gets an AI upgrade

Microsoft introduced screen recording capabilities in the Snipping Tool. Now, in addition to capturing visuals from your screen, you can also record sound with audio and microphone support.

To utilize the screen recorder feature, simply press Win + Shift + R or Print Screen.

Snipping tool record video

Also, Microsoft is rolling out two powerful new text features for the Snipping Tool. First, there’s text extraction, which lets you effortlessly scan and copy specific content from various sources like online articles or video calls. This copied text can be seamlessly pasted into other documents, making tasks like web searches or integrating into presentations a breeze.

Snipping tool text extraction
Image: Microsoft

Additionally, the text redaction feature is a game-changer for privacy protection. It allows you to completely black out any text you want to keep confidential, such as email addresses in screenshots or specific categories of information. This quick redaction process ensures privacy without the need for manual intervention.

Snipping tool text redaction
Image: Microsoft

Background blur in the new Photos app

Microsoft Photos app updated with background blur and enhanced search capabilities. Now, locating specific photos stored in OneDrive has become easier than before. With the enhanced search functionality, you can simply input keywords or objects related to the image you’re looking for. This enables you to quickly locate the exact photos and memories you’re seeking, whether you’re searching by objects, locations, or dates.

photos app enhanced search capabilities
Image: Microsoft

In addition, if you are looking for a few edits to the photo background? Background blur offers you a way to effortlessly enhance image resolution and achieve stylish blur effects.  And, when you are ready to share, the new slideshow feature offers you an easy way to relive those memories and share with your friends and family.

New Windows Backup application

Microsoft has introduced a brand-new Windows Backup application, that can be used to back up your data application preferences, encrypted credentials, and WiFi settings. This backup is stored both in OneDrive and linked to your Microsoft account. This means that when transitioning to a new Windows 11 PC, you’ll have the convenience of restoring content from any of your backed-up PCs directly from the cloud, simply by logging in with your Microsoft account.

This feature lets you easily transfer your data and settings to a new device.

Windows Backup app

In addition, Laptop users may appreciate the new energy recommendations shown in the Settings app when accessing System > Power & battery > Energy recommendations.

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