Microsoft is working on several new features for Windows 11. Part of that work is about stability. It is planned to separate two core components, Immersive Shell and explorer.exe.
This advance will make it possible to “kill” “explorer.exe” without affecting other components of the operating system. The change was spotted by the developers of Start Is Back. This is a popular application targeting the Start menu. At the moment this work is still in progress so this chapter is not yet complete.
Microsoft is apparently still working on this change so that it can quickly find its way to a “consumer” version of Windows 11. The giant will continue to tweak things with the next Preview builds released as part of the Windows Insider Program.
Needless to say, this change is currently only available for PCs that are enrolled in the Windows Insider Program.
Windows 11, rollout continues
At the same time, Microsoft continues to publish 22H2, which has been available for several weeks. The update is introduced gradually in order to control the installation process while avoiding a large number of casualties in the event of a major glitch. Restrictions are used to prevent the update for computers that may be experiencing problems.
According to the latest information about Windows 11 22H2 startup, it is now available by manually checking for updates if your PC qualifies.
Microsoft has Explain
We’re entering a new phase of rolling out and increasing availability of Windows 11 22H2 for everyone looking for updates on eligible Windows devices. Note that if we detect that your device is experiencing a problem, such as an app incompatibility, we may place restrictions on not offering the update until the issue is resolved. [..] Users who wish to see the latest feature update can choose to do so by opening Windows Update settings and selecting Check for updates. If your device is ready, you will see the option to download and install.