Windows 10 build 19045.3393 (KB5029331) outs as preview

A new preview cumulative update for Windows 10 rolls out as a preview with non-security fixes and changes.

Windows 11 KB5029331
Windows 11 KB5029331
  • Microsoft releases update KB5029331 as a preview for Windows 10 22H2.
  • The update bumps the version number to build 19045.3393.
  • The update KB5029331 introduces non-security fixes and improvements.
  • This update was originally available as build 19045.3391 through the Release Preview Channel.

UPDATED 8/22/2023: Microsoft pushes the update KB5029331 as a preview for the next update of Windows 10 22H2. The update is rolling out in the Stable Channel as an optional install with non-security fixes and changes.

According to the announcement from the official site (original Release Preview Channel notes), the update brings improvements in how the system detects your location and adds notification badging for Microsoft accounts on the Start menu, similar to Windows 11. Also, this flight fixes various problems regarding printing, Group Policy, element rendering, and more.

Windows 10 update KB5029331

These are the fixes and improvements coming to the next update of Windows 10:

  • Improves how Windows detects your location. This helps to give you better weather, news, and traffic information.
  • Expands the roll out of notification badging for Microsoft accounts on the Start menu. A Microsoft account is what connects Windows to your Microsoft apps. The account backs up all your data and helps you to manage your subscriptions. You can also add extra security steps to keep you from being locked out of your account. This feature gives you quick access to important account-related notifications.
  • Makes daylight saving time (DST) changes for Israel.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Group Policy Service. It will not wait for 30 seconds, which is the default wait time, for the network to be available. Because of this, policies are not correctly processed.
  • Adds a new API for D3D12 Independent Devices. You can use it to create multiple D3D12 devices on the same adapter. To learn more, see D3D12 Independent Devices.
  • Addresses an issue that affects an app that simulates keyboard input. That app might not send Japanese characters to other apps.
  • Addresses an issue that affects a WS_EX_LAYERED window. The window might render with the wrong dimensions or at the wrong position. This occurs when you scale the display screen.
  • Addresses an issue that affects print jobs that are sent to a virtual print queue. They fail without an error.
  • Addresses an issue that affects disk partitions. The system might stop working. This occurs after you delete a disk partition and add the space from the deleted partition to an existing BitLocker partition.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Remote Desktop (RD) sessions. They disconnect when multiple apps are in use.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the display of the search box.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects settings. They do not sync even if you turn on the toggle on the Windows backup page in the Settings app.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP). The Windows LAPS “BackupDirectory” policy setting was not being reported. This occurs when the setting is set to 1, which is “Back up to AAD.”

Download update KB5029331 for Windows 10

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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