- Windows 10 update KB5034203 (build 19045.3996) rolls out in the Release Preview Channel.
- This update prepares the Lock Screen for the new weather widget arriving soon.
- The update KB5034203 also introduces an option to backup settings for Eye Control.
- The release also pushes new fixes, changes, and improvements.
- This update was previously available in the Release Preview Channel as build 19045.3992.
UPDATED 1/26/2024: Microsoft is now testing the Windows 10 build 19045.3996 (KB5034203) for version 22H2 in the Stable Channel as an optional install. The update includes new features, security enhancements, fixes, and improvements.
According to the official announcement (Release Preview Channel notes), the update KB5034203 sets the stage to enable a new weather widget in the Lock Screen, similar to the feature the company is testing on Windows 11. This flight also adds a new backup option for the Eye Control settings, and it resolves a number of issues related to security and security.
Windows 10 update KB5034203 new features and fixes
These are the new features, non-security fixes, and improvements available starting January 11 for Windows 10:
- Eye Control backup: Seamlessly transition to a new device by backing up your eye control system settings from your previous device. Once set up on your new device, these settings will automatically sync, ensuring you can access them upon reaching your desktop.
- Weather widget on Lock Screen: Dynamic weather updates that respond to your interaction. Hover over the weather display for more details, or click to launch Microsoft Edge with a comprehensive forecast from MSN Weather. If you’ve already set up the weather in your Lock Screen settings, there’s nothing more to do. In addition, this feature will be activated by default when your lock screen status is set to “None,” regardless of your personalization choice. (This feature will roll out in the coming weeks.)
- Addressed the recurrence of an Internet Explorer shortcut after removal.
- Fixed a caching problem affecting Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) that caused incorrect time zone values.
- Rectified XPath query issues related to FileHash and other binary fields.
- Resolved BitLocker data-only encryption anomalies for MDM services like Microsoft Intune.
- Fixed the incorrect installation of some single-function printers as scanners.
- Rectified the unresponsive device problem linked to the Code Integrity Module (ci.dll).
- Quarterly updates to the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist file (DriverSiPolicy.p7b) have been incorporated.
- Introduced a refreshed signing certificate to the Secure Boot DB variable for UEFI Secure Boot systems, providing users an option for this change.
Additional Fixes and Improvements:
- Improved the connectivity to existing Remote Desktop sessions.
- Addressed keyboard language change issues affecting RemoteApps.
- Refined actions timing for Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Post Authentication Actions (PAA).
- Fixed IPv6 bind request failures in Active Directory.
- Improved error handling for deleted cloud files.
- Addressed MSIX application launch and responsiveness issues.
- Fixed Group Policy Folder Redirection challenges in multi-forest deployments, ensuring smoother operations across various security environments.
Install build 19045.3996
If you want to download and install the Windows 10 build 19045.3996, you can force the update from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, click the “Check for updates” button, and use the option to install the optional update.
Updated January 26, 2024: This post has been updated to reflect that the update is now available in the Stable Channel as an optional install before it becomes fully available in February.