It is the second Tuesday of the month, and as per tradition, Microsoft has rolled out cumulative updates for its line of operating systems. Windows 10 has been updated with KB5016616 which is applicable to Windows 10 versions 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2 (Enterprise & Education editions only).
This update does not include any new features for the OS, but plenty of fixes.
The table below indicates what the build of your OS will be after installing KB5016616:
|Windows 10 version||Updated OS Build|
Since this is a cumulative update, it includes all the fixes and improvements introduced with KB5015878 which was released earlier as an optional “type D” update, plus several new fixes.
Let us now discuss the improvements as well as the issues before proceeding to learn how to install this update.
Table of contents
- Fixes and Improvements
- Known Issues
- Download and Install Windows 10 KB5016616
- Rollback/Remove Windows 10 Cumulative Update
- Cleanup After Installing Windows Updates
Fixes and Improvements
Apart from the additional improvements, all the fixes that were included in the optional update KB5015878 are a part of KB5016616. Therefore, if you already installed the previous update, only the new improvements will be included with this flight.
The new improvement in this flight are as follows:
- An issue that might cause the Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) to leak tokens has been addressed.
- An issue that creates a duplicate print queue has been fixed.
- An issue that might prevent the Input Indicator and Language Bar from displaying in the notification area has been addressed. This issue affects devices that have more than one language installed.
With these improvements, there are also a few known issues with the update.
An issue with the standalone (clean) installation of Windows 10 with this update is causing Microsoft Edge Legacy to be removed. However, it is not being replaced by the new Chromium-based Edge. This occurs only when Windows has a custom offline media or an ISO image installed that does not include the 29th March 2021 SSU update. Microsoft suggests that you either install the March SSU update through slipstreaming or simply update an existing OS through Windows Update, so you will not be facing this issue. Alternatively, you can simply download and install the new Microsoft Edge if you have already encountered this problem.
The IE mode tabs in Microsoft Edge might stop responding when a site displays a modal dialog box – a form or dialog box that requires the user to respond before continuing with other portions of the webpage or app. If you are impacted by the issue after installing the update, Microsoft suggests using the Known Issue Rollback (KIR) Group Policy, which can be downloaded from the link below:
Download Known Issue Rollback Group Policy for Windows 10
- Note: The policy will need to be installed and configured according to your Windows version, which you can confirm by typing in winver in the Run Command box.
There are reports that there are issues with some printing devices, and may result in duplicate copies of the same printer installed on your computer. As a workaround, Microsoft recommends reinstalling or updating your printer driver until they fix the issue in a future update.
After installing this update, XPS Viewer might be unable to open XML Paper Specification (XPS) documents in some non-English languages. When encountering this issue, you may receive the following error message within XPS Viewer or it might stop responding and have high CPU usage with continually increasing memory usage:
This page cannot be displayed
This error may also cause high memory usage.
As of this moment, there isn’t a workaround for this issue and Microsoft states that they are working on a fix and will be rolled out with a future update.
Download and Install Windows 10 KB5016616
This update can be installed through Windows Update, Windows Update for Business, Standalone installers, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
We have given the direct download links to the standalone installers below, using which you can install the update on your respective Windows 10 version, or you can simply update to the latest build using Windows Update through the given guide below.
For Windows 10 Version 21H2
Download KB5016616 for Windows 10 Version 21H2 64-Bit [702.1 MB]
Download KB5016616 for Windows 10 Version 21H2 32-Bit [338.4 MB]
For Windows 10 Version 21H1
Download KB5016616 for Windows 10 Version 21H1 64-Bit [702.1 MB]
Download KB5016616 for Windows 10 Version 21H1 32-Bit [338.4 MB]
For Windows 10 Version 20H2 (Enterprise & Education Editions)
Download KB5016616 for Windows 10 Version 20H2 64-Bit [702.1 MB]
Download KB5016616 for Windows 10 Version 20H2 32-Bit [338.4 MB]
To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will automatically install the update. To download any other updates related to any of the above, please check the Microsoft Catalog.
To install this update via Windows Update, you need to be running Windows 10 version 21H2, 21H1, or 20H2 (Enterprise or Education editions). To check your version of the operating system, type in winver in the Run Command box and press Enter.
Once ensured you have the right OS version, perform the following steps to install KB5016616:
Navigate to the following:
Settings app >> Update and Security
Here, click Check for updates from the right side of the app.
You will now see the following update downloading and installing automatically:
2022-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 2XHX for x64-based Systems (KB5016616)
When it downloads, click Restart Now to finalize the installation.
When the computer reboots, the update will have been successfully installed. To confirm this, check the updated build number by typing in winver in the Run Command box.
Rollback/Remove Windows 10 Cumulative Update
If you do not wish to keep the installed update for some reason, you can always roll back to the previous build of the OS. However, this can only be performed within the next 10 days after installing the new update.
To roll back after 10 days, you will need to apply this trick.
Cleanup After Installing Windows Updates
If you want to save space after installing Windows updates, you can run the following commands one after the other in Command Prompt with administrative privileges:
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
Windows 10 Cumulative Updates History
|KB Update||Release Date||Features and Fixes|
|KB5018410||12-Oct-22||– Security improvements and fixes.|
|KB5017308||14-Sep-22||– Security improvements and fixes.|
|KB5016616||10-Aug-22||– Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) token leak fixed.|
– Duplicate print queue issue fixed.
– Issue with language bar not displaying fixed.
|KB5015807||13-Jul-22||– Issue with PowerShell transcript logs fixed.|
|KB5014699||15-Jun-22||– Security improvements and fixes.|
|KB5013942||10-May-22||– (Windows 10) 3 publicly exploited vulnerabilities fixed.|
|KB5011831||25-Apr-22||– Many new fixes were already released to Insiders two weeks ago.|
|KB5011487||8-Mar-22||-The issue with some leftover files that were not deleted when resetting the PC was fixed.|
|KB5010342||8-Feb-22||– An issue with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) was addressed.|
|KB5009543||11-Jan-22||-An issue with the Japanese Input Method Editors (IME) was fixed.|
|KB5008212||14-Dec-21||– A few security updates were implemented.|
|KB5007186||9-Nov-21||-The display issue regarding certain apps using GDI+ was fixed.|
|KB5006670||12-Oct-22||– The issue on devices subject to Microsoft Exploit Protection for Export Address Filtering (EAF) was addressed.|