Windows 11 update check

Windows 11 22H2 and 21H2 get updates KB5018427 and KB5018418

Microsoft releases the first Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11 22H2.

  • Windows 11 22H2 receives its first Patch Tuesday update KB5018427.
  • Windows 11 21H2 gets another update (KB5018418) with fixes and changes.
  • These updates are available for download now through the Windows Update settings.

As part of the Patch Tuesday rollout for October 2022, Microsoft is now making available the update KB5018427 for Windows 11 22H2 and the update KB5018418 for version 21H2 with various fixes and improvements.

KB5018427 represents the first update for Windows 11 22H2, and according to the company, it bumps the version number to build 22621.674 and delivers the fixes and changes previously available on September 30 with the update preview KB5017389. For example, build 22621.674 fixes issues with the Microsoft Store app, the sign-in process with Microsoft Office 365 apps, Windows Search, Task Manager, and more. The update also brings badge notifications for the Widgets icon in Taskbar.

The update KB5018418 bumps Windows 11 21H2 to build 22000.1098 and addresses problems with reinstalling apps, errors that could lead to blue screen, IE Mode issues, black screen problems, and more. The update also includes the fixes and improvements released on September 20 with the update preview KB5017383.

If you prefer manually installing the October 2022 update for version 22H2, download it from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Or you can use this link to download the update for version 21H2.

Windows 11 22H2 update KB5018427

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

  • Fixed an issue that affects some apps that were not signed by the Microsoft Store. You must reinstall them after you upgrade the OS.
  • Fixed issues that cause updates to the Microsoft Store to fail.
  • Fixed an issue that stops you from signing in to various Microsoft Office 365 apps. This affects Outlook, Word, Teams, and so on.
  • Updated the start date for daylight saving time in Chile. It will start on September 11, 2022 instead of on September 4, 2022.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the Windows Search service. It causes the indexing progress for the service to be slow.
  • Fixed an issue that affects some processors. This issue occurs when you turn on Hyper-V and kernel Direct Memory Access (DMA) protections.
  • Fixed an issue that affects a network’s static IP. The issue causes the configuration of the static IP to be inconsistent. Because of this, NetworkAdapterConfiguration() fails sporadically.
  • Fixed an issue that affects Task Manager. It stops working when you switch between light and dark mode or change the accent color.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the font of three Chinese characters. When you format these characters as bold, the width size is wrong.
  • Fixed an issue that affects graphics drivers that use d3d9on12.dll.
  • We reduced the power that the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol uses on some devices when they are in Sleep mode.
  • Fixed an issue that affects URLs generated by JavaScript: URLs. These URLs do not work as expected when you add them to the Favorites menu in IE mode.
  • Fixed an issue that forces the IE mode tabs in a session to reload.
  • Fixed an issue that affects window.open in IE mode.
  • Fixed an issue that successfully opens a browser window in IE mode to display a PDF file. Later, browsing to another IE mode site within the same window fails.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the Microsoft Japanese input method editor (IME). Text reconversion fails when you use some third-party virtual desktops.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause an application to stop responding. This might occur when the input queue overflows.
  • Fixed an issue that affects XML Paper Specification (XPS) viewers. This might stop you from opening XPS files in some non-English languages. These include some Japanese and Chinese character encodings. This issue affects XPS and Open XPS (OXPS) files.
  • Fixed an issue that creates a duplicate print queue. Because of this, the original print queue stops working.
  • Fixed an issue that might bypass MSHTML and ActiveX rules for Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC).
  • Fixed an issue that affects the Miracast UI. Sometimes it closes too soon when you cast to devices that use the DeviceObjectType:Aep.
  • Added more dynamic Widgets content to your taskbar with notification badging. When you open the Widgets board, a banner appears at the top of the board. It provides more information about what triggered the notification badge.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the SharedPC account manager. The issue stops it from deleting many accounts during cleanup.
  • Fixed an issue that causes LogonUI.exe to stop working. Because of this, you cannot dismiss the lock screen to view the credentials screen.
  • Fixed an issue that affects Dual SIM calling. If you select no SIM on your phone and initiate a call on your device, Dual SIM functionality does not work.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the FindNextFileNameW() It might leak memory.
  • Fixed an issue that affects robocopy. Robocopy fails to set a file to the right modified time when using the /IS
  • Fixed an issue that affects cldflt.sys. A stop error occurs when it is used with Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Fixed an issue that affects Roaming User Profiles. After you sign in or sign out, some of your settings are not restored.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the LanmanWorkstation service. It leaks memory when you mount a network drive.

Windows 11 21H2 update KB5018418

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

  • Introduces WebAuthn redirection. It lets you authenticate in apps and on websites without a password when you use Remote Desktop. Then, you can use Windows Hello or security devices, such as Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) keys.
  • New! Adds more dynamic Widgets content to your taskbar with notification badging. When you open the Widgets board, a banner appears at the top of the board. It provides more information about what triggered the notification badge.
  • Addresses an issue that requires you to reinstall an app if the Microsoft Store has not signed that app. This issue occurs after you upgrade to a newer OS.
  • Addresses an issue that stops codecs from being updated from the Microsoft Store.
  • Addresses a race condition in framework autorepair registration. This issue occurs because a registration key is missing.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Network Policy Server Management (NPSM) service. This issue causes major delays when you sign out.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Windows Search service. Indexing progress is slow when you use the service.
  • Addresses an issue that affects cached credentials for security keys and FIDO2 authentications. On hybrid domain-joined devices, the system removes these cached credentials.
  • Addresses an issue that affects a network’s static IP. The issue causes the configuration of the static IP to be inconsistent. Because of this, NetworkAdapterConfiguration() fails sporadically.
  • Addresses a rare stop error that happens after you change the display mode and more than one display is in use.
  • Addresses an issue that affects rendering in Desktop Window Manager (DWM). This issue might cause your device to stop responding in a virtual machine setting when you use certain video graphics drivers.
  • Addresses an issue that affects graphics drivers that use d3d9on12.dll.
  • Addresses an issue that affects URLs generated by JavaScript: URLs. These URLs do not work as expected when you add them to the Favorites menu in IE mode.
  • Addresses an issue that forces the IE mode tabs in a session to reload.
  • Addresses an issue that successfully opens a browser window in IE mode to display a PDF file. Later, browsing to another IE mode site within the same window fails.
  • Addresses an issue that affects window.open in IE mode.
  • Introduces a Group Policy that enables and disables Microsoft HTML Application (MSHTA) files.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Microsoft Japanese input method editor (IME). Text reconversion fails when you use some third-party virtual desktops.
  • Addresses an issue that occurs when the input queue overflows. This might cause an application to stop responding.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause a black screen to appear on your display. This might occur when you use a pen to turn on high dynamic range (HDR).
  • Addresses an issue that affects the App-V client service. The service leaks memory when you delete App-V registry nodes.
  • Addresses an issue that might change the default printer if the printer is a network printer.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) path rules. This issue stops .msi and PowerShell scripts from running.
  • Addresses an issue that might bypass MSHTML and ActiveX rules for WDAC.
  • Addresses an issue that causes WDAC to log 3091 and 3092 events in audit mode.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC). It stops WDAC from logging .NET Dynamic Code trust verification failures.
  • Addresses an issue that affects WDAC policies. If you enable SecureLaunch on a device, WDAC policies will not apply to that device.
  • Addresses an issue that occurs when a WDAC policy fails to load. The system logs that failure as an error, but the system should log the failure as a warning.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Code Integrity logging. It logs issues as errors instead of warnings. Because of this, automatic repair is triggered.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the touch keyboard. The touch keyboard immediately closes when you tap to switch apps.
  • Addresses an issue that causes LogonUI.exe to stop working. Because of this, you cannot dismiss the lock screen to view the credentials screen.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the FindNextFileNameW() function. It might leak memory.
  • Addresses an issue that affects robocopy. Robocopy fails to set a file to the right modified time when using the /IS option.
  • Addresses an issue that affects cldflt.sys. A stop error occurs when it is used with Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the LanmanWorkstation service. When you mount a network drive, the service leaks memory.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Get-SmbServerNetworkInterface cmdlet. It only retrieves a subset of the available network interfaces.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Get-SmbServerConfiguration cmdlet. It only allows you to run it if you are an administrator.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Roaming User Profiles. After you sign in or sign out, some of your settings are not restored.
  • Addresses a known issue that affects XML Paper Specification (XPS) viewers. This might stop you from opening XPS files in some non-English languages. These include some Japanese and Chinese character encodings. This issue affects XPS and Open XPS (OXPS) files.
  • Addresses a known issue that affects daylight saving time in Chile. This issue might affect the time and dates used for meetings, apps, tasks, services, transactions, and more.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Hyperlink.Click event. This affects apps, like Phone Link and Feedback Hub, which embed hyperlinks in TextBlocks and RichTextBlocks.

Install Windows 11 build 22000.1098 or 22621.674

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22000.1098 or 22621.674, you need to open the “Windows Update” settings and click the Check for Updates button.