Windows 11 KB5039212

Windows 11 receives June 2024 update (KB5039212)

Microsoft rolls out the Patch Tuesday Update of June 2024, and here's everything you need to know.

  • Microsoft will now install the PC Manager app by default on Windows 11 for users in China.
  • The update KB5039212 rolls out various changes for the Share interface and the new account manager menu for the Start menu.
  • The update was previously known as build 22631.3672 (KB5037853) in the Stable Channel.

UPDATED 6/11/2024: Microsoft made available the update KB5039212 for Windows 11 23H2 and version 22H2 on June 11, 2024. This update includes various improvements for existing features and security fixes.

The update KB5039212 bumps the version number to build 22631.3737 for version 23H2 and 22621.3737 for version 22H2, and according to the official changes, this release begins the rollout of the PC Manager app for devices located in China.

This update includes the changes previously available with the KB5037853 (build 22631.3672) update that the company made available on May 29, plus some additional fixes to address problems with the lsass.exe process and fixes an issue during the update installation.

Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2 (KB5039212)

These are the changes and improvements rolling out as the June 2024 update for versions 23H2 and 22H2.

Share improvements

In addition, this release pushes various improvements for the Share interface. For example, Share will no longer close when clicking outside the interface. You will now have to click the “Close” button manually to dismiss it.

Windows 11 Share new features
Windows 11 Share new features / Image: Mauro Huculak

From within the interface, you can now share directly to Microsoft Teams channels and groups using a Microsoft Entra ID. It’s now possible to send emails to yourself, and you can now create QR codes for web pages and cloud files in the Share interface through Microsoft Edge.

Also, the Share interface now allows you to create Quick Response (QR) codes for web page links and cloud files. To do this, choose “Windows share options” from Microsoft Edge’s toolbar.

Settings app changes

In the Settings app, Microsoft has added a new “Linked devices” page to manage your computers and game consoles from within the experience. This page will only appear for Home and Pro editions of Windows 11.

Devices linked to a Microsoft account

In addition, the “Account” section now includes a new “Add now” button to add a recovery email address to your Microsoft account (if needed).

Start menu new account manager

The update KB5039212 also rolls out the new account manager menu in the Start menu from the profile menu. This menu will remind you to back up your files to the cloud and alert you to any action needed in your account.

Start account manager for free Microsoft accounts
Start account manager for free Microsoft accounts / Image: Mauro Huculak

File Explorer navigation changes

On File Explorer, you can now drag files between breadcrumbs in the address bar to move files between locations in the path. This feature is new to the file manager on Windows 11, but it was previously available in older versions of the operating system.

This update also fixes File Explorer’s inability to respond when you swipe from the screen edge on touch-enabled devices. Further, there’s a fix for a problem that can take a long time to start when you pin a network folder to Quick Access.

Sync settings updates

As part of the sync settings, Windows 11 will now back up your sound settings when turning on the “Remember my preferences” option and selecting the checkboxes for “Personalization” and “Other Windows settings” from the “Windows backup” settings.

Windows Backup settings
Windows Backup settings / Image: Mauro Huculak

Finally, in the Windows Backup app, Microsoft is adding an entry point to sign in with your Microsoft account if your credentials are required to configure the feature.

System fixes

Alongside the new visual changes across various features, Microsoft is rolling out a slew of fixes that affect Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio headsets, the Share button on USB controllers, out-of-box experience (OOBE), File Explorer, networking, handwriting panel, and more.

Windows 11 21H2 update (KB5039213)

As part of the June update for version 21H2, Microsoft is rolling out the update KB5039213, bumping the version number to build 22000.3019.

This patch Tuesday update for the older version of Windows 11 doesn’t introduce significant changes to existing features. Instead, this release addresses a bunch of issues with the curl.exe, dsamain.exe, and lsass.exe processes. It also fixes problems with hibernate, remote desktop, Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC), and more. 

It also enables the SMB over QUIC client certificate authentication feature. As a result, administrators may have to configure this feature using these instructions.

Furthermore, the KB5039213 update updates the Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles for certain mobile operators.

Windows 10 build 19045.4474 (KB5037849)

In addition, Microsoft is also releasing a preview of the June 2024 update for Windows 10 22H2 as the build 19045.4474 (KB5037849). This is a security update that includes several fixes.

For example, this update fixes issues with the Microsoft Entra ID account, affecting the devices’ ability to use a second account. It addresses issues removing servers from a domain and problems with a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) app, an IPP-over-USB printer, and Unified Write Filter (UWF) Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) API calls.

In addition, the update KB5037849 also adds a new feature that allows you to edit photos or screenshots taken with your Android using the Snipping Tool. If you want to use this feature, you must link your phone to your computer using the Phone Link app, and then you have to turn on the feature from Settings > Mobile devices.

Finally, the update KB5037849 also updates the Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles.

Older versions of Windows 10

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

For example, the company is rolling out the update KB5036896 for version 1809, bumping the build number to 17763.5936, and resolving some issues.

Windows 10 1607 receives the update KB5039214, which bumps the version to build 14393.7070 and resolves a couple of problems with this version.

Finally, Windows 10 1507 is getting the update KB5039225, which increases the version to build 10240.20680 and introduces some minor improvements.

Installing this preview build

To download and install Windows 11 build 22631.3737 (or build 22621.3737), you can download the update from the “Windows Update” settings by turning on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” option and clicking the “Check for Updates” button.

If you’re on Windows 10, you can update your computer from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and click the “Check for updates” button.

Update May 30, 2024: This content has been updated to reflect that the update is now available as a preview in the Stable Channel. On May 17, it was released as build 22631.3668 in the Release Preview Channel, but now it’s available as build 22631.3737 and 22621.3737 for versions 23H2 and 22H2. The knowledge number remains the same as the initial rollout. This article also includes the non-security fixes and changes for Windows 10 that will be coming in June.

Update June 11, 2024: This content has been updated to reflect that the update is now available to everyone as the June 2024 update. Previously, the company released the update as the KB5037853 (build 22631.3672). This page also includes the changes for the Patch Tuesday update for Windows 10. 

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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].