- Windows 11 receives the update KB5032190 for versions 23H2 and 22H2.
- The update bumps the build number to 22631.2715 for version 23H2, rolling out the new features and changes available for version 22H2.
- The update bumps the build number to 22621.2715 for version 22H2 with new features, changes, and security fixes.
Microsoft is now rolling out the Windows 11 update KB5032190 as the November 14, 2023 update. The update is a major release that introduces a slew of new features, improvements, and fixes, depending on the version of the operating system
The update KB5032190 for Windows 11, according to the official announcement, bumps the build number to 22631.2715 for version 23H2, and it receives the new features, improvements, and security fixes available with the same update from version 22H2. The update also bumps the build number 22621.2715 for version 22H2 and rolls out security fixes and the new features and changes previously available with the preview update KB5031455.
As part of the Patch Tuesday update for November 2023, Microsoft is now officially rolling out the new features and changes for the 2023 Update as a mandatory update for versions 22H2 and 23H2. The computer will also need the enablement package KB5027397 to switch the version number to 23H2.
If you have previously installed the preview update KB5031455, then the update KB5032190 will only install the latest (miscellaneous) security fixes and nothing more. Otherwise, the device will receive the first preview of Copilot on select markets, the new Windows Backup app to protect your files, settings, credentials, and passwords in the cloud. In addition, this Patch Tuesday update brings a new version of File Explorer with modern code and many visual changes, including a new Gallery view, native support for RAR, 7z, GZ, and TAR file formats, and changes to Nearby Sharing.
Windows 11 update KB5032190 fixes and improvements
As part of this security update rollout, Microsoft is publishing some fixes and improvements with the KB5032190 update:
- Adds new customization options for Dynamic Lighting OEMs. You can now customize OS images for new PCs. This includes setting up Dynamic Lighting defaults.
- Changes the English name of the former Republic of Turkey. The new official name is the Republic of Türkiye.
- Supports the currency change in Croatia from the Kuna to the Euro.
- Supports daylight saving time (DST) changes in Syria. To learn more, see Interim guidance for Syria DST changes 2022.
- Addresses an issue that affects fontdrvhost.exe. It stops responding when you use Compact Font Format version 2 (CFF2) fonts.
- Addresses a memory leak in ctfmon.exe.
- Addresses a memory leak in TextInputHost.exe.
- Addresses an issue that affects Dynamic Lighting. The default provider is not applied as expected. This occurs when you set it up using Unattend files.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Windows Firewall Profile. When you are on a domain authenticated network, it detects a public domain. This is wrong.
- Addresses an issue that affects Outlook. It stops responding. This occurs when you print to an Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) printer that has a slow response time.
- Addresses an error that occurs when you print using v4 print drivers.
- Addresses an issue that affects cellular settings. The name of the mobile operator is wrong.
- This update makes Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles up to date for certain mobile operators.
- Addresses an issue that blocks external connections. This occurs when you set up a Kubernetes load balanced service and turn on session affinity.
- Addresses a Firewall configuration service provider (CSP) issue. It stops a device from syncing.
- Addresses an issue that affects devices on which you have defined Windows Information Protection (WIP) policies and set up a proxy. A stop error occurs. This happens on devices that use Microsoft Defender Application Guard. In the past, WIP was known as enterprise data protection (EDP).
- Addresses an issue that occurs after you run a Push-button reset. You cannot set up Windows Hello facial recognition. This affects devices that have Windows Enhanced Sign-in Security (ESS) turned on.
- Addresses an issue that affects PowerShell versions greater than 7.3.1. It might block scripts and not let them run in Constrained Language Mode. This occurs when you turn on a WDAC policy.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Automatically Hide the Taskbar setting. You cannot set it using the SHAppBarMessage() API.
- This update improves the performance of the search box experience.
- Addresses an issue that affects robocopy. The /efsraw switch stops it from copying data properly.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Device Management (DM) client. The sync session takes longer than you expect for the enrollment status page (ESP).
The update KB5032190 will install automatically, but you can always force the update through Settings > Windows Update and click the “Check for updates” button. The computer will have to restart to complete the process.
If the setup still reads version 23H2 after installing this update, the computer will also need the enablement package KB5027397 to switch the version number to 23H2.
You can also download the update KB5032190 from the Microsoft Update Catalog to install the package manually.
It’s important to note that while everyone can now download and install the November 2023 update, it doesn’t mean that everyone will have access to all the new features since the company is enabling the new enhancement gradually it’ll sometime before Copilot, the designed File Explorer, and other features become available on every device.
Microsoft also notes that starting February 27, 2024, it will no longer be optional and non-security preview releases for Windows 11 22H2. Instead, the company will only make cumulative monthly security updates available for as long as the version of the operating system is supported. (Windows 11 22H2 end of support is on October 8, 2024.)