Windows 10 KB5016616

Windows 10 build 19044.1889 (KB5016616) outs for 21H2, 21H1, 20H2

All supported versions of Windows 10 are getting updates as part of the August Patch Tuesday release, and here's all you need to know.

  • Microsoft releases update KB5016616 for Windows 10 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2.
  • The update increases the version number to build 19044.1889.
  • The update KB5015878 introduces security fixes and various changes.

Microsoft is rolling out the update KB5016616 for Windows 10 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2 with several fixes and improvements.

The update KB5016616 bumps the version number to build 19042.1889 (20H2), 19043.1889 (21H1), and 19044.1889 (21H2), and according to the official changes, the update addresses printing issues, a bug that may prevent the Input Indicator or Language Bar from appearing in the system tray of the Taskbar, and resolves various security problems. In addition, this update also includes the non-security fixes and improvements that the company made available as an optional update on July 26 (KB5015878).

If you prefer manually installing the August 2022 update, you can download it from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Update KB5016616 changes for Windows 10

These are the fixes and improvements coming to the next update of Windows 10:

  • Addresses an issue that might cause the Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) to leak tokens.
  • Addresses an issue that creates a duplicate print queue. This causes the original print queue to lose functionality.
  • Addresses a known issue that might prevent the Input Indicator and Language Bar from displaying in the notification area.
  • Provided the ability for you to consent to receive urgent notifications when focus assist is on.
  • Restored functionality for Windows Autopilot deployment scenarios that are affected by the security mitigation for hardware reuse. This update removed the one-time use restriction for self-deploying mode (SDM) and pre-provisioning (PP). This update also re-enabled any User Principal Name (UPN) display in user-driven mode (UDM) deployments for approved manufacturers.
  • Reduced the overhead of resource contention in high input/output operations per second (IOPS) scenarios that have many threads contending on a single file.
  • Improved the reliability of a push-button reset after an OS upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue that makes the tenant restrictions event logging channel inaccessible if you remove the EN-US language pack.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents troubleshooters from opening.
  • Updated the Remove-Item cmdlet to interact with Microsoft OneDrive folders properly.
  • Fixed an issue that causes certain docking stations to lose internet connectivity when waking from Sleep mode.
  • Added functionality that caches additional audio endpoint information to improve the OS upgrade experience.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause consecutive video clip playback to fail in games that use DX12.
  • Fixed an issue that affects certain games that use the XAudio API to play sound effects.
  • Fixed an issue that causes port mapping conflicts for containers.
  • Fixed an issue that causes Code Integrity to continue trusting a file after the file has been modified.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause Windows to stop working when you enable Windows Defender Application Control with the Intelligent Security Graph feature turned on.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the height of the Search box when you use multiple monitors that have different resolutions as measured dots per inch (DPI).
  • Fixed an issue that prevents the Storage Migration Service (SMS) from completing inventory on servers that have many shares. The system logs error event 2509 in Microsoft-Windows-StorageMigrationService/Admin channel (ErrorId=-2146233088/ErrorMessage=”Invalid table id”).
  • Fixed an issue that causes the Windows profile service to fail sporadically. The failure might occur when signing in. The error message is, “gpsvc service failed to sign in. Access denied”.

Older releases of Windows 10

The company is also rolling out the update KB5016623 for version 1809 bumping the build number to 17763.3287), and it includes the previously available non-security fixes and improvements released on July 21.

Furthermore, Windows 10 1607 received the update KB5016622 that bumps the version to build 14393.5291, and it addresses several problems. Finally, Windows 10 1507 is getting the update KB5016639 which increases the version to build 10240.19387 and fixes a bunch of issues.

Download update KB5016616 for Windows 10

The update is available immediately and will download and install automatically, but you can always force the update from Settings Update & Security > Windows Update, click the Check for updates button, and use the option to install the optional update.

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