The first of these showed up a month ago with little fanfare or explanation. And now there is a second one that is available to Insiders who are subscribed to the Beta channel. It is fairly minor update in the grand scheme of things, but this time around, Microsoft provided some clarity on the purpose of these packs.
The ultimate goal is to roll these Windows Feature Experience Pack updates into the existing service process for Windows 10, to dole them out to users through Windows Update. That way Microsoft can add new features and functions to Windows 10 on a more frequent basis. And while not mentioned, this might also benefit the bi-annual updates, which could in theory be smaller and more tightly focused on whatever goodies they bring to the table.
As for the current one being tested in the Insider program, LeBlanc notes that it improves the reliability of the screen snipping experience, especially with apps that access the clipboard often. The latest pack also removes the ability to copy and paste a screen snip directly into a folder in File Explorer because of an issue that was discovered. That ability will be added back at a later date.
"These Windows Feature Experience Pack updates are delivered to Insiders through Windows Update just like builds and cumulative updates are. Insiders in the Beta Channel can go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for updates to receive this Windows Feature Experience Pack update," LeBlanc added.
Insiders who want to receive the latest pack will need to have Windows 20H2 build 19042.662 or higher installed. Also be aware that a reboot will be required after applying the pack.