Windows 10 build 19045.3324 (KB5029244) outs for version 22H2, 21H2

Microsoft rolls out the August 2023 Patch Tuesday update for Windows 10 with various fixes and enhancements.

Windows 10 KB5029244
Windows 10 KB5029244
  • Microsoft releases update KB5029244 as a preview for Windows 10 22H2.
  • The update bumps the version number to build 19045.3324.
  • The update KB5029244 introduces security fixes and improvements.
  • Windows 10 21H2 and versions 1809, 1607, and 1507 are also receiving updates.

Microsoft rolls out the update KB5029244 as a preview for the next update of Windows 10 22H2 and version 21H2. The update is rolling out in the Stable Channel with security fixes and changes.

According to the announcement from the official website, the update KB5029244 bumps the version number to build 19044.3324 (21H2) and 19045.3324 (22H2) and makes available improvements regarding the Windows Notification Platform, Windows Autopilot profiles, Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, user mode printer drivers, networking, Windows Kernel, and other changes that the company announced on June 27 with the update 19045.3271.

In addition, the company is making available updates for older versions of the operating system, including versions 1809, 1607, and 1507.

If you prefer manually installing the August 2023 update for version 22H2 or 21H2, download it from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows 10 update KB5029244

These are the fixes and improvements rolling out for Windows 10 on August 8, 2023:

  • 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 might affect Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. They might close when devices enter Modern Standby. Modern Standby is an expansion of the Connected Standby power model.
  • This issue occurs if certain Bluetooth Phone Link features are turned on.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Event Forwarding Subscriptions. When you add an Event Channel to the subscription, it forwards events you do not need.
  • 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.
  • Affects user mode printer drivers. They unload unexpectedly. This occurs when you print from multiple print queues to the same printer driver.
  • Enhances hinting for some of the letters of the Verdana Pro font family.
  • Addresses an issue that might affect your computer when you are playing a game. Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) errors might occur.
  • 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.
  • Addresses an issue that affects a printing job. An unexpected Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) mode switch can cause the print job to abruptly stop. This occurs when there is an independent hardware vendor (IHV) driver.
  • 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 might affect some VPN clients. They might not establish a connection.
  • 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 causes Windows to fail. This occurs when you use BitLocker on a storage medium that has a large sector size.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Search app. It opens in full screen, blocks additional Start menu actions, and you cannot close it.
  • Addresses an issue that affects I/O over Server Message Block (SMB). It might fail when you use the LZ77+Huffman compression algorithm.

Older versions of Windows 10

The company is also rolling out the update KB5029247 for version 1809, bumping the build number to 17763.4737, and making available new fixes and improvements.

In addition, Windows 10 1607 received the update KB5029242 that bumps the version to build 14393.6167, and it fixes several problems. Finally, Windows 10 1507 is getting the update KB5029259 which increases the version to build 10240.20107 and addresses a few security issues.

Download update KB5029244 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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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].