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Windows 11 update KB5008353 (build 22000.469) brings new subscription settings

Windows 11 gets a preview of the next update with new features, changes, and a slew of fixes, and here's all you need to know.

Windows 11 KB5008353
  • Microsoft begins testing update KB5008353 for Windows 11 (build 22000.469).
  • Build 22000.469 is a non-security update with new features and changes.
  • The update introduces news “Your Microsoft Account” settings, Bing help suggestions for Settings, and more.

As part of the “C” release, Microsoft is making available non-security update KB5008353 for devices running Windows 11. This optional update delivers a slew of fixes, improvements, and new features that the company plans to roll out to everyone during the February 2022 Patch Tuesday update.

Update “KB5008353” brings the version number to “build 22000.469,” and according to the official notes, the update adds a new “Your Microsoft Account” page in the Accounts settings category to view your Microsoft account information. In addition, the page offers details about your Microsoft 365 subscription, order history, payment details, and Microsoft Rewards.

Your Microsoft Account
Your Microsoft Account

Furthermore, Windows 11 build 22000.469 adds a new feature known as “Help with” that uses Bing to suggest help topics in the Settings app. For example, on the “Display” page, you will find the “Help with Display” section that includes different help topics. 

Bing "Help with" feature
Bing “Help with” feature

When you click the link, Microsoft Edge will open with on Bing result page showing you the solution, but without any additional search results.

Bing "Help with" search result
Bing “Help with” search result

The notes also point out fixes for audio and outdated battery percentage on Bluetooth devices, some problems with the Taskbar, improves auto-brightness control in low light conditions, and more.

Windows 11 update KB5008353 fixes and improvements

Here’s the complete list of non-security changes as part of the update KB5008353 (build 22000.469):

  • Improves the reliability of application installations on ARM64 devices.
  • Updates daylight savings time to start in February 2022 instead of March 2022 in Jordan.
  • Addresses an issue that causes ARM64 devices to stop responding when they hibernate or resume from hibernation.
  • Fixes a problem that affects predictive pre-rendering in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • Addresses an issue that sometimes prevents you from entering strings in the Input Method Editor (IME).
  • Fixes a problem that causes the audio service to stop responding on some devices that support hardware-accelerated Bluetooth audio.
  • Addresses an issue in which the text that informs a customer about the Windows update progress is incorrect for Japanese.
  • Fixes a problem that affects icons for apps when the apps are not running. On the taskbar, these icons might display as active as if the apps are running.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause VPN profiles to disappear. This issue occurs when you use Microsoft Intune or third-party mobile device management (MDM) tool to deploy VPN profiles on Windows 11 (original release).
  • Fixes a problem that affects applications that are written to only integrate with Azure Active Directory (AAD). These applications will not work on machines that are joined to Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
  • Addresses an issue that might cause the Get-TPM PowerShell command to fail when it attempts to report Trusted Platform Module (TPM) information. The command fails with the error, “0x80090011 Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.TpmWmiException,Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.GetTpmCommand”.
  • Fixes a problem that causes a remote desktop protocol (RDP) session to disconnect or the screen to be blank for Server Core. This issue occurs when you install the AppCompat feature.
  • Addresses an issue that affects windows.system.profile.retailinfo.dll.
  • Addresses some issues that affect File Explorer’s performance when you browse for files and select files.
  • Adds a new Your Microsoft Account page to the Accounts category in Windows Settings for Home and Professional editions.
  • Fixes a problem that incorrectly shows the volume icon in the taskbar as muted.
  • Addresses a reliability issue that causes File Explorer and desktop context menus to stop working.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to pass the Shift KeyUpevent to an application when you use the Korean IME.
  • Adds the HelpWith feature, which uses Microsoft Bing technologies to suggest Help topics that are relevant for each Settings page.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents the touch keyboard from appearing on the lock screen when a device has a Microsoft account (MSA).
  • Addresses an issue that affects the loading of badging information on the taskbar, which sometimes causes a device to stop working.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents some options from appearing on the Win+X menu.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a device to stop working when it’s connected to multiple displays.
  • Fixes a problem that affects the auto-hide feature of the taskbar. The taskbar might not reliably appear when you hover over the primary or secondary display.
  • Addresses an issue that sometimes prevents you from using the Chinese Simplified IME.
  • Fixes a problem that might prevent icons from appearing on the taskbar of a secondary display.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to install certain printer companion applications when the printer device driver is installing.
  • Fixes a problem that displays outdated battery percentages for connected Bluetooth devices on the Bluetooth and other devices page in Settings.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents IP cameras from connecting and streaming to certain DirectShow (DShow) applications.
  • Improves the auto-brightness algorithm to provide a better response under low light conditions on all the supported systems.
  • Fixes a problem that causes lsass.exe to stop working and the device restarts. This issue occurs when you query Windows NT Directory Services (NTDS) counters after the NTDS service has stopped.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a deadlock in the WebDav redirector. This issue occurs when you attempt to read a file from the local TfsStore, which causes the system to stop responding.
  • Addresses a performance regression issue that occurs when you enable the update sequence number (USN) journal.
  • Fixes a problem that fails to apply the Group Policy Object (GPO) “Do not allow compression on all NTFS Volume” in some cases.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Robocopy from retrying the file copy process.
  • Addresses a known issue that might prevent some image editing programs from rendering colors correctly on certain high dynamic range (HDR) displays. This frequently affects white colors that might display in bright yellow or other colors.
  • Fixes a problem that causes Windows to stop working and generates the error, “IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL”.
  • Addresses a memory leak that occurs when you call WinVerifyTrust(). This issue occurs if verification fails for the first signature of a file that has multiple signatures.
  • Adds an audit event to Active Directory domain controllers that identify clients that are not compliant with RFC 4456. For more information, see KB5005408: Smart card authentication might cause print and scan failures.

It’s important to note that the update KB5008353 was previously released on January 17 as build 22000.466. However, the company is re-releasing the same update with additional features and improvements as noted above.

Install Windows 11 build 22000.469

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22000.469, you can download and install the update from Settings > Windows Update, click the Check for updates button, and then click the Download & install button.