Windows 11 build 22000.856 (KB5016629) outs with fixes

The August 2022 update for Windows 11 is now available with fixes for the Start menu and security patches.

Windows 11 KB5016629
Windows 11 KB5016629
  • Windows 11 build 22000.856 rolls out as update KB5016629.
  • The update rolls out with a new option to upgrade to a new version from OOBE.
  • And fixes bug that prevents users from opening the Start menu.
  • Build 22000.856 also ships will several fixes and improvements.

As part of the Patch Tuesday rollout for August 2022, Microsoft is releasing the update KB5016629 for the original release of Windows 11, which includes patches for security vulnerabilities, bug fixes, and improvements.

The update KB5016629 bumps the version number to build 22000.856. And according to the changes, fixes bugs that may prevent users from opening the Start menu and address various security issues. The update also includes the non-security fixes and improvements previously available with the update preview on July 25 (KB5015882). For example, the update brings changes to Focus assist, adds a new option to upgrade to a newer version during the initial setup, and brings back a specific Windows Autopilot deployment scenario.

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

Update KB5016629 fixes and changes for Windows 11

These are the fixes and new features available with the latest update preview of Windows 11:

  • Provided the ability for you to consent to receive urgent notifications when focus assist is on.
  • Provided the option for eligible devices to update to a newer Windows 11 version during the out-of-box experience (OOBE) when you first sign in. If you choose to update to a newer version, the update process will begin shortly after the update is installed on the device.
  • 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.
  • Fixed an issue in UIAutomation() that causes an application to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents the Startup Task API from working as expected for certain apps.
  • 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 causes certificate-based machine account authentication to fail in some circumstances after you install the May 10, 2022 security updates on domain controllers.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the Arm64EC code you build using the Windows 11 software development kit (SDK).
  • Updated the Remove-Item cmdlet to properly interact with Microsoft OneDrive folders.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents troubleshooters from opening.
  • 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.
  • Deployed search highlights to devices. To access the policy for search highlights (on a device that has installed the June 2022 Cumulative Update Preview or July 2022 monthly quality update), go to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions and locate admx. For your convenience, we will soon publish an updated version of the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 11, version 21H2 to the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Fixed an issue that causes exe to stop working when you use the play and pause keyboard buttons on certain devices.
  • Fixed an issue that causes exe to stop working when you use the Start menu’s context menu (Win + X) and an external monitor is connected to your device.
  • Fixed an issue that displays a blank window that you cannot close when you hover over the search icon on the taskbar.
  • Reduced the overhead of resource contention in high input/output operations per second (IOPS) scenarios that have many threads contending on a single file.
  • 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”.

Install Windows 11 build 22000.856

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22000.856, you need to open the “Windows Update” settings and click the Check for Updates button.

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