Windows 11 KB5034848 out with hidden Moment 5 (direct download links) | Laptop News

Windows 11 KB5034848 optional update is now available for the general public, and it lets you try the new features from “Windows 11 Moment 5”. Microsoft has also published direct download links for Windows 11 KB5034848 offline installers in .msi format. You can use these installers if you cannot grab the big feature release via Windows Update.

KB5034848 is an optional update for Windows 11, and it doesn’t turn on the new features automatically. That’s because Windows 11 Moment 5 is the first big update for the OS in 2024 and will remain optional for the next couple of weeks. You can skip Moment 5 and try the improvements shipping with February 2024’s optional patch.

However, if you want to try Windows 11 Moment 5 today, you can turn on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle in Settings. This step is required after installing the optional update (KB5034848) from Windows Updates. Once the patch is installed, turning on the toggle downloads a Moment 5 configuration update.

There are several changes in Moment 5, but here are some of my personal favourites:

  • You can now turn off the MSN feed in the Widgets board. Also, there’s a new settings dialog that lets you easily manage features. Turning off MSN in Widgets may also be possible in older Windows 11 builds.
  • Voice Access, which replaces the speech recognition feature, now supports more languages (Spanish, German and French) and custom commands. Additionally, the Narrator now uses a natural voice preview experience.
  • You can reinstall Windows 11 through Windows Update rather than creating a bootable drive to refresh the OS.
  • Snap assist suggestions, items are now grouped in Start, Task Manager can now group items, Windows 365 Switch, and other minor…

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