Windows 11 update install

Windows 11 build 22000.2245 (KB5028245) outs as preview for version 21H2

Microsoft's next cumulative update for the original version of Windows 11 will deliver a slew of fixes and changes.

  • Windows 11 build 22000.2245 rolls out as the preview update KB5028245.
  • This non-security includes fixes and improvements that will be released during the next Patch Tuesday.
  • The update was previously available in the Release Preview Channel as build 22000.2243.

UPDATED 7/25/2023: On Windows 11, Microsoft is making available the update KB5028245 in the Stable Channel as an optional install for the original version (21H2). This is a non-security update part of the next cumulative update rollout, and it only includes bug fixes, improvements, and new features.

The update KB5028245 bumps the version number to build 22000.2245, and according to the official documentation page (Release Preview Channel announcement), this release fixes problems regarding Handwriting Software Input Panel, Windows Notification Platform, brightness settings accuracy, user mode printer drivers, and more.

Update KB5028245 fixes and changes for Windows 11

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

  • Affects the Handwriting Software Input Panel (SIP), the Handwriting Engine, and the Handwriting Embedded Inking Control. They now support GB18030-2022 conformance level 2. Because of this, they meet the level 3 requirements.
  • This update affects the Windows Push Notification Services (WNS). It makes the connection between the client and the WNS server more reliable.
  • Addresses an issue that affects UI Automation and caching mode.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Windows Notification Platform. It fails to send notifications from applications to you.
  • Addresses an issue that affects hybrid joined devices. You cannot sign in to them if they are not connected to the internet. This occurs when you use a Windows Hello for Business PIN or biometric credentials.
  • This issue applies to a cloud trust deployment.
  • Affects Windows Autopilot profiles. The process to download the Windows Autopilot policy is more resilient. This helps when a network connection might not be fully initialized. This update increases the retry attempts when you try to download the Windows Autopilot profile.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) repository. This causes an installation error. The issue occurs when a device does not shut down properly.
  • Addresses an issue that affects certain CPUs. There is inconsistent reporting of the L2 cache.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Event Forwarding Subscriptions. When you add an Event Channel to the subscription, it forwards events you do not need.
  • Enhances hinting for some of the letters of the Verdana Pro font family.
  • Affects user mode printer drivers. They unload unexpectedly. This occurs when you print from multiple print queues to the same printer driver.
  • Addresses an issue that might affect your computer when you are playing a game. Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) errors might occur.
  • This update affects text edit controls in XAML. You cannot edit the controls again after they become read only. This occurs when you use the new Microsoft Input Method Editor for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
  • This update makes Narrator announce the “Change product key” label.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Defender Firewall Profile. It fails to automatically switch from a LAN that is trusted to a public network.
  • Addresses an issue that affects some virtual private networks (VPN). The VPN connection is unreliable on some routers.
  • This update makes Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles up to date.
  • Addresses an issue that affects certain display and audio devices. They are missing after your system resumes from sleep.
  • Addresses a deadlock in Internet Protocol Security (IPsec). When you configure servers with IPsec rules, they stop responding. This issue affects virtual and physical servers.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the MPSSV service. The issues causes your system to restart repeatedly. The stop error code is 0xEF.
  • Addresses an issue that affects a Clustered Shared Volume (CSV). The CSV fails to come online.
  • This occurs if you enable BitLocker and local CSV managed protectors, and the system recently rotated the BitLocker keys.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Windows to fail. This occurs when you use BitLocker on a storage medium that has a large sector size.
  • Affects the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist, DriverSiPolicy.p7b. It adds drivers that are at risk for Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) attacks.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the fastfat file system driver. It stops responding because of a race condition.
  • Addresses an issue that affects refsutil.exe. Options, like salvage and leak, do not work properly on Resilient File System (ReFS) volumes.
  • Addresses an issue that affects I/O over Server Message Block (SMB). It might fail when you use the LZ77+Huffman compression algorithm.

Install Windows 11 build 22000.2245

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22000.2245, open the “Windows Update” settings and click the Check for Updates” button.

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