Windows 10 KB5026361

Windows 10 build 19045.2965 (KB5026361) outs for version 22H2, 21H2, 20H2

Microsoft releases the May 2023 update for Windows 10 with security fixes and improvements.

  • Microsoft releases update KB5026361 as a preview for Windows 10 22H2, 21H2, and 20H2.
  • The update bumps the version number to build 19045.2965.
  • The update KB5026361 introduces security fixes and improvements.

Microsoft is releasing the update KB5026361 for Windows 10 22H2. The update is rolling out in the Stable Channel with security fixes and changes.

According to the announcement from the official website, the update KB5026361 bumps the version number to build 19042.2965 (20H2), 19044.2965 (21H2), and 19045.2965 (22H2) and adds the ability to sync language and region settings when changing language settings, introduces changes for the firewall settings and brings back the search box experience on the Taskbar. It also fixes various issues with the Xbox Adaptive Controller, Microsoft Edge, Windows Hello authentication, and Resilient File System (ReFS), and it addresses various security vulnerabilities. (The non-security fixes and changes were previously made available on April 25.)

Windows 10 update KB5026361

These are the fixes and improvements rolling out in May 2023 for Windows 10:

  • Adds the ability to sync language and region settings when you change your Microsoft account display language or regional format. Windows will save those settings to your account if you have turned on Language preferences sync in your Windows backup settings.
  • Update changes firewall settings. You can now configure application group rules.
  • Brings back the search box experience on the Windows 10 taskbar. If you have a top, bottom, regular, or small icons taskbar, you will see the search box appear. You can use it to easily access apps, files, settings, and more from Windows and the web. You will also have access to the latest search updates, such as search highlights. If you want to restore your original search experience, you can do that easily by using the context menu or responding to a dialog that appears when you use search.
    This update affects the Islamic Republic of Iran. The update supports the government’s daylight saving time change order from 2022.
  • Addresses an issue that sends unexpected password expiration notices to users. This occurs when you set up an account to use “Smart Card is Required for Interactive Logon” and set “Enable rolling of expiring NTLM secrets”.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) process. It might stop responding. Because of this, the machine restarts. The error is 0xc0000005 (STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION).
  • Addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge IE mode. Pop-up windows open in the background instead of in the foreground.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Edge IE mode. The Tab Window Manager stops responding.
  • Addresses an issue that affects protected content. When you minimize a window that has protected content, the content displays when it should not. This occurs when you are using Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview.
  • Addresses an issue that affects provisioning packages. They fail to apply in certain circumstances when elevation is required.
  • Addresses an issue that affects mobile device management (MDM) customers. The issue stops you from printing. This occurs because of an exception.
  • Changes the app icons for certain mobile providers.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Windows Defender Application Control. The policy that blocks software using a hash rule might not stop the software from running.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Chinese input method. You cannot see all of the first suggested item.
  • This update affects Xbox Elite users who have the Xbox Adaptive Controller. This update applies your controller remapping preferences on the desktop.
  • Addresses an issue that occurs when you use a PIN to sign in to Windows Hello for Business. Signing in to Remote Desktop Services might fail. The error message is, “The request is not supported”.
  • Addresses an issue that might affect the keyboard layout when you sign in to a console session.
  • The layout might be reset to the system default. This occurs when you lock your machine or have more than one keyboard layout in Settings.
  • Addresses an issue that might affect news and interests. It might flicker on the taskbar and File Explorer might stop responding.
  • Addresses rendering issues that affect the search box gleam (an animated icon). The issue occurs when you use wide, narrow, or small taskbar mode.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge WebView2. This issue might cause an infinite loop when you try to restart its process.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Administrator Account Lockout policies. GPResult and Resultant Set of Policy did not report them.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Active Directory Users & Computers. It stops responding. This occurs when you use TaskPad view to enable or disable many objects at the same time.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Unified Write Filter (UWF). When you turn it off by using a call to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), your device might stop responding.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Resilient File System (ReFS). A stop error prevents the OS from starting up correctly.
  • Addresses an issue that affects MySQL commands. The commands fail on Windows Xenon containers.
  • Addresses an issue that affects SMB Direct. Endpoints might not be available on systems that use multi-byte character sets.

Older versions of Windows 10

The company is also rolling out the update KB5026362 for version 1809, bumping the build number to 17763.4377, and pushing new fixes and improvements.

Furthermore, Windows 10 1607 received the update KB5026363 that bumps the version to build 14393.5921, and it addresses several problems. Finally, Windows 10 1507 is getting the update KB5026382 which increases the version to build 10240.19926 and addresses one security issue.

Download update KB5026361 for Windows 10

The update is available immediately and will download and install automatically through the Stable Channel. However, 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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