Windows 11 gets February 2024 update (KB5034765)

The second Patch Tuesday of 2024 for Windows 11 arrives with changes for Inking and Copilot and security fixes.

Windows 11 KB5034765
Windows 11 KB5034765 / Image: Mauro Huculak
  • The February 2024 Patch Tuesday rolls out as build 22631.3155 and 22621.3155 (KB5034765) on versions 23H2 and 22H2.
  • The update rolls out support for digital inking in some boxes in various languages and locales, the option to back up the Eye Control settings, and various security fixes.

On February 13, Microsoft made available the update KB5034765 for Windows 11 23H2 and version 22H2 as the second Patch Tuesday update of 2024, with changes and several fixes and improvements.

The update KB5034765 bumps the version number to build 22631.3155 for version 23H2 and 22621.3155 for version 22H2, and according to the official announcement, this release introduces fixes and changes previously available with the preview update KB5034204, which the company released on January 11, 2024. 

This new quality update repositions the Copilot button on the right side of the Taskbar, more specifically in the System Tray. It introduces the ability to use digital inking in some edit boxes. It adds a backup option for Eye Control and fixes problems with 7-Zip support, Start menu search, networking, and more.

In addition, the update KB5034765 fixes problems with Narrator, File Explorer, and device metadata, among other things. 

Also, Microsoft is rolling out the update KB5034766 (build 22000.2777) for Windows 11 21H2. The update reloves issues with the direct memory access (RDMA) performance counters, memory leaks, Secure Boot issues for the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) systems, and security-related issues.

It’s important to note that the company is also expected to start rolling out the Moment 5 update as a minor release for version 23H2 at some point in February as an optional install with a full release in March.

The update is expected to include the changes to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the European Union (EU), which must be done by March 6, 2024. This is in addition to improvements for existing features, such as Voice Access, Narrator, Widgets, Nearby Sharing, Copilot, and more.

Windows 11 build 22631.3155 and 22621.3155 fixes

This rollout also brings a bunch of fixes and improvements with build 22631.3155 and 22621.3155, including:

Updates and changes

  • Digital Handwriting (Inking) Enhancements: Windows now supports digital handwriting in some boxes in various languages and locales, with improved recognition and gesture controls.
  • Eye Control Settings Backup: It’s now possible to back up and automatically transfer eye control system settings when setting up a new device.

Bug fixes and improvements

  • File Explorer: Fixed an issue where some 7-Zip files appeared empty.
  • Start menu search: Resolved a problem causing search problems for some users.
  • Wi-Fi & Group Policy: Fixed issues related to WPA3 in the Group Policy editor and caching problems in Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
  • Reliability: Made Windows more reliable during power transitions to reduce potential errors.
  • Font & Rendering: Addressed rendering issues for third-party applications and improved the display of emoji-like 3D fonts.
  • Communication & Connectivity: Various fixes to improve video calls, WMI functionality, BitLocker encryption, and Bluetooth audio connections.
  • Device Management & Security: Improved APN profiles, Trusted Platform Modules initialization, driver vulnerabilities, UEFI Secure Boot systems, and Active Directory issues.
  • User Interface & Applications: Fixed problems with troubleshooting processes, RemoteApp windows, keyboard language changes for RemoteApps, File Explorer Gallery, and more.

Install update KB5034765

You can download KB5034765 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the “Check for Updates” button and restarting your computer.

If you prefer manually installing the February 2024 update for versions 23H2 and 22H2, download it from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

If you downloaded the preview version of the update, only the changes will download and install on your computer.

Microsoft is also releasing the update KB5034763 for Windows 10 as part of the February update.

About the author

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 15 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 21 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].