Windows 10 22H2 Non-Security Preview Update KB5036979 Adds Microsoft Account Notifications – Neowin

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Windows 10 22H2 Non-Security Preview Update KB5036979 Adds Microsoft Account Notifications – Neowin

By John Callaham

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Microsoft has released the non-security preview update for Windows 10 22H2 as KB5036979. The build number is 19045.4355. It includes new Microsoft account notifications, lock screen widget improvements, and more.

Here is the changelog;

Strong points

  • New! This update starts rolling out notifications related to Microsoft accounts in Settings > Home. A Microsoft account connects Windows to your Microsoft apps. The account also backs up all your data and helps you manage your subscriptions. You can also add additional security measures to prevent your account from being blocked. This feature displays notifications in the Start menu and Settings. You can manage your settings notifications in Settings > Privacy & Security > General.
  • New! This update affects widgets on the lock screen. They are more reliable and have improved quality. This update also supports more visuals and a more personalized experience for you.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects certain wireless earbuds. Bluetooth connections are not stable. This occurs on devices with firmware from April 2023 and later.
  • This update brings some changes to Windows Search. It is now more reliable and it is easier to find an application after installing it. This update also gives you a personalized app search experience.

Improvements

Important: Use EKB KB5015684 to update to Windows 10, version 22H2.

This non-security update includes quality improvements. When you install this knowledge base:

  • New! As of April 23, 2024, the LCU will no longer have reverse differentials. The client will generate the reverse update data. This change will help reduce the size of the LCU package by approximately 20%. This change also offers some advantages. He:
    • Reduces bandwidth usage
    • Provides faster downloads
    • Minimizes network traffic
    • Improves performance on slow connections.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects app licensing. For this reason, Copilot on Windows (in preview) does not work as expected.
  • This update addresses an issue that occurs when your device wakes from Modern Standby. You might get the STOP error “0x9f DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE”.
  • This update fixes a race condition that could prevent a machine from booting. This happens when you configure a bootloader to boot multiple operating systems.
  • This update affects media allocations. This improves their memory granularity for certain hardware configurations. This reduces overcommitment. Additionally, performance is more efficient.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects an Accelerator Backup Store management path. A memory leak occurs and affects some devices.
  • This update updates the Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles for certain mobile operators.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Container Network Address Resolution Protocol (ARP). It returns the wrong virtual subnet ID (VSID) for external ports.
  • This update affects the integrity of hypervisor-protected code (HVCI). It accepts the now compatible drivers.
  • This update includes quarterly changes to the Windows kernel vulnerable driver blocklist file, DriverSiPolicy.p7b. It is added to the list of drivers exposed to the risk of BYOVD (Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver) attacks.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Protected Process Light (PPL) protections. You can bypass them.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC). A memory leak occurs while retrieving mappings.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). Its post-authentication actions (PAA) do not occur at the end of the grace period. Instead, they occur on reboot.

If you have installed previous updates, only new updates contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

Windows 10 Servicing Stack Update – 19045.4351

This update brings qualitative improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates. Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) ensures that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft updates.

Known issues in this update

Symptom Workaround
Windows devices using more than one (1) monitor may experience issues with desktop icons moving unexpectedly between monitors or other icon alignment issues when trying to use Copilot in Windows (in preliminary version).

To prevent users from experiencing this issue, Copilot in Windows (in preview) may not be available on devices that have been used or are currently used in a multi-monitor setup.

We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in a future release.

Copilot on Windows (in preview) is currently not supported when your taskbar is located vertically on the right or left of your screen.

To access Copilot on Windows, make sure your taskbar is positioned horizontally at the top or bottom of your screen.

We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in a future release.

After installing KB5034203 (dated 01/23/2024) or later updates, some Windows devices that use DHCP option 235 to discover Microsoft Connected Cache (MCC) nodes in their network may not be able to ‘use these nodes. Instead, these Windows devices will download updates and applications from the public Internet. IT administrators are also seeing an increase in download traffic on their Internet routes.

Those of you using Windows Home Edition probably won’t encounter this problem. MCC and DHCP Option 235 are typically used in enterprise environments.

Option 1: Configure the Microsoft Connected Cache endpoint in the DOCacheHost policy as specified in the cache hostname. Additionally, DOCacheHostSource must be set to 1 or removed as shown in Cache Hostname Source. By default, the DOCacheHost and DOCacheHostSource policies have no value.

Option 2: You can mitigate this issue using Group Policies available through our support channel. Organizations can request assistance from Support for business.

We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in a future release

After installing this update, you may not be able to change the profile picture of your user account.

When you try to change a profile photo by selecting the Start button > Settings > Account > Your information and, under Create your photo, clicking Find one, you might receive an error message with error code 0x80070520.

We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in a future release.




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