Windows 11 KB5007262
Slew of fixes

Windows 11 update KB5007262 (build 22000.346) out with many upcoming fixes

Microsoft begins testing an upcoming update for Windows 11 with a lot of fixes and improvements, and here's all you need to know.

  • Windows 11 gets a massive cumulative KB5007262 update.
  • The update brings the version number to build 22000.346.
  • It’s currently available for devices enrolled in the Beta and Release Preview Channels.

Microsoft is now testing the update KB5007262 for Windows 11 through the Beta and Release Preview Channels. This is a significant update that introduces a long list of fixes and improvements.

The update KB5007262 bumps the version number to build 22000.346, and according to the official notes, Addressed printer errors, flickering when you hover over icons in the Taskbar, volume control issues for Bluetooth audio devices, problems with the Windows Network File System (NFS), updates all emoji in the Segoe UI Emoji font to the Fluent 2D emoji style, and much more.

Windows 11 build 22000.346

Here’s are all the fixes and improvements on Windows 11 build 22000.346:

  • Updated several aspects of Windows emoji. As part of ongoing work, Microsoft updates all emoji in the Segoe UI Emoji font to the Fluent 2D emoji style, brings support for Emoji 13.1, which includes updating the emoji dictionary, adding the ability to search for Emoji 13.1 in all supported languages, and it updates the Emoji and more panel so you can enter emojis in your applications
  • Added an option for you to choose whether to automatically turn on Focus Assist for the first hour after a Windows feature update.
  • Improved the animation performance of icons on the taskbar.
  • Added support for the cancellation of daylight savings time for the Republic of Fiji for 2021.
  • Added the option to configure an Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) maximum transmission unit (MTU) that is less than 576 bytes on an interface.
  • Added a feature to facilitate certain cross-browser data transfers.
  • Enabled onunload events to create pop-up windows in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • Changed the screen color to blue when a device stops working or a stop error occurs as in previous versions of Windows.
  • Updated the phone number for Windows Activation for locales that have the wrong phone number.
  • Enhanced Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • Fixed a problem that affects the Appx PowerShell cmdlet functionality on PowerShell 7.1 and later.
  • Addressed an issue that causes some users to see an unexpected “bad image” error message dialog at startup.
  • Fixed a problem that causes searchindexer.exe to stop responding during a dismount operation in the remote desktop environment.
  • Fixed a problem that affects the opening of the SearchFilterHost.exe process.
  • Addressed an issue that causes devices that have certain processors to stop responding when waking from hibernation.
  • Fixed a COM initialization issue in dll that might cause the calling process to stop working.
  • Fixed a problem in the Hyper-V virtual machine bus (VMBus) that causes the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) VM to occasionally time out when attaching disks. This issue also prevents the utility from starting.
  • Addressed an issue that affects the System Memory Management Unit’s (SMMU) fault handling after hibernation.
  • Fixed a problem that causes the system to stop working after you enable Hyper-V.
  • Addressed an issue that fails to apply machine Group Policy objects automatically at startup or in the background to devices on a domain that has certain processors.
  • Fixed a problem that causes the Server Manager cmdlet to return a failure. As a result, many Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) validations fail during the installation of optional features.
  • Addressed an issue that causes get-winevent to fail, and the error is an InvalidOperationException.
  • Fixed a problem that incorrectly renders some variable fonts.
  • Addressed an issue that displays glyphs at the wrong angle when you use the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are frequently used in Japan, China, or other countries in Asia.
  • Fixed a problem that occurs when a dialog opens within Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed an issue in CLSID_InternetExplorer.
  • Fixed a problem that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when you copy and paste text while using the Input Method Editor (IME).
  • Addressed an issue that causes certain apps to stop responding to input. This issue occurs on devices that have a touchpad.
  • Fixed a touch keyboard deployment issue that affects WebView2 controls in Windows UI Library 3.0 (WinUI 3) applications.
  • Fixed a memory leak in ctfmon.exe that occurs when you switch between different edit clients.
  • Fixed a known issue that causes error codes 0x000006e4, 0x0000007c, or 0x00000709 when connecting to a remote printer that is shared on a Windows print server.
  • Fixed a problem that affects USB Print devices that support Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) Over USB. This issue prevents these USB Print devices from completing installation.
  • Addressed an issue that causes certain USB Print installers to report that they don’t detect the printer after you plug it in.
  • Fixed a problem where OS functionality could be improperly redirected when microsoft-edge: links are invoked.
  • Addressed an issue in the Windows audio system that might cause the audiodg.exe process to stop working, which results in a temporary loss of audio.
  • Fixed a problem that prevents Software-Defined Networking (SDN) virtual machines from working when you configure the Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) VPN bandwidth limitation.
  • Addressed an issue that might cause the return value of GetCommandLineA() to be lowercase in some developer scenarios.
  • Fixed a Primary Refresh Token (PRT) update issue that occurs when VPN users sign in using Windows Hello for Business when the VPN connection is offline. Users receive unexpected authentication prompts for online resources that are configured for user sign-in frequency (SIF) in Azure Active Directory-Conditional Access.
  • Added the message that indicates that an organization’s policy manages the user’s location privacy settings. This message appears when the privacy settings are controlled by the Group Policy documented in Manage connections from Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating system components to Microsoft services.
  • Fixed a problem that affects the Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) credential provider and prevents the display of the PIN entry box.
  • Addressed an issue that causes Windows Defender Application Control to incorrectly compare two file version numbers.
  • Fixed a problem that might cause Windows Mixed Reality to start when you put on a headset. This issue occurs even when you’ve turned off the option “Start Mixed Reality Portal when my headset’s presence sensor detects that I’m wearing it”.
  • Fixed an audio distortion issue that affects Xbox One and Xbox Series Audio peripherals and occurs when you use them with spatial audio.
  • Addressed an issue that causes the AltGr key to stopping working if a remote desktop client is running or if RemoteApp was disconnected.
  • Fixed a problem that causes the edit button and the battery icon in Quick Settings to intermittently disappear.
  • Addressed an issue that affects the Focus Assist button in the notification area, and Microsoft provided an accessible name for screen readers.
  • Fixed a problem that affects the display of the number of unread notifications; some numbers don’t appear in the center of the circle in the notification area.
  • Addressed an issue that affects the Start menu when you install a large number of apps and change the screen resolution. The app names appear on the Start menu, but the app icons are missing. This update might also improve the reliability of the Start menu when you use secondary monitors in mixed resolution scenarios.
  • Fixed a problem that causes flickering when you hover over icons on the taskbar; this issue occurs if you’ve applied a high contrast theme.
  • Updated the Start menu’s Ease of Access folder name to “Accessibility” to match our naming standard across Windows 11 (original release).
  • Addressed an issue that affects Microsoft Narrator users when they select Braille options in Settings.
  • Fixed a problem that causes some app icons in the Start’s All apps list to be cut off on the bottom after you change the screen resolution.
  • Addressed an issue that, under certain conditions, prevents the keyboard focus rectangle from being visible when you use Task View, Alt-Tab, or Snap Assist.
  • Fixed a problem that affects apps that provide context (shortcut) menu items in File Explorer and desktop context menus. This issue occurs if these apps utilize Directory or Directory\Background registrations.
  • Addressed an issue that automatically removes the Serbian (Latin) Windows display language from a device.
  • Fixed a problem that displays the incorrect background for the iFLY Simplified Chinese IME icon in the notification area.
  • Addressed an issue that displays a blank space on the bottom of the Touch keyboard when you close the keyboard while the Suggestion UI is expanded.
  • Fixed reliability issues that prevent the display of File Explorer and desktop shortcut menus. This issue often occurs when you choose to use a single click to open an item.
  • Fixed a reliability issue on the lock screen that affects the rendering of the network status text.
  • Fixed volume control issues that affect Bluetooth audio devices.
  • Fixed a problem that causes File Explorer to stop working after you close a File Explorer window.
  • Addressed an issue that displays incorrect closed-caption shadows for some videos.
  • Fixed a problem that causes the Windows Update History page in the Settings app to display a summary count of zero (0) updates per category when there are updates listed.
  • Addressed an issue that occurs when you run a 32-bit application on a 64-bit version of Windows 11. If you call NetServerEnum(), it might return error 87 or error 1231.
  • Fixed a problem that prevents your device from starting up, and it becomes unresponsive because of licensing API calls.
  • Addressed an issue in the Windows Network File System (NFS) client that might prevent you from renaming a file after mounting an NFS share. This issue occurs if you rename the file using File Explorer but does not occur if you rename the file using command-line.
  • Fixed a problem that prevents flash drives, such as SD cards, and certain USB drives, from appearing in the Defragment and Optimize Drives UI.
  • Addressed an issue that might cause a stop error in volmgr.sys when you delete a volume.
  • Fixed a problem that affects NTFS when you enable the update sequence number (USN) journal. NTFS performs unnecessary actions each time it performs a write operation, which affects I/O performance.

The update download and install automatically, but you can always force it from Settings > Windows Updates and click the Check for Updates button.