Download August 2022 Patch Tuesday Updates For Windows 11 (KB5016629)

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It is the second Tuesday of the month, so Microsoft has rolled out updates for its operating systems. Windows 11 has been updated with KB5016629 which does not bring new features and only a few fixes for the operating system. Installing this update upgrades the OS build to 22000.856.

After looking into the release notes for this update, it seems like Microsoft did not have much to work on for this release and was bound to roll out an update as per Microsoft policies. It may be because they are working on the upcoming feature release which will be Windows 11 version 22H2.

Let us now look at the improvements as well as the issues this update brings.

Fixes and Improvements

Apart from one additional improvement, all the fixes that were included in the preview update KB5015882 are a part of KB5016629. The former update was released on the Dev channel, and the latter is available through Windows Update on the stable channel, which is why all improvements will be implemented if you install the latter update.

The new improvement in this flight is that it fixes an issue that might prevent some users from opening the Start menu. On the affected devices, clicking or tapping the Start button or using the Windows keyboard shortcut may have no effect.

With these improvements, there are also a few known issues with the update.

Known Issues

After installing this update, 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 11

Note: The policy will need to be installed and configured.

Another new issue can also be observed with this 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 KB5016629

You can install this update on a Windows 11 PC through Windows Update as well as a standalone installer.

Windows Update

Perform the following steps to download and install KB5016629 on your Windows 11 computer :

Download and install Windows 11, or check if your system meets the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11.

  1. Navigate to the following:

    Settings app >> Windows Update
  2. Here, click Check for updates.

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    Check for pending updates
  3. You will now see the following update downloading:

    2022-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 11
    
    
    
     for x64-based Systems (KB5016629)
    

    When downloaded, click Install Now.

    Install now
    Install now
  4. Once it is installed, click Restart Now to reboot your PC and finalize the installation.

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    Restart computer

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.

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Windows 11 updated to build 22000.856

Download KB5016629 Offline Installer

To download KB5016629 MSU offline installer , click on the respective link below:

Download Windows 11 KB5016629 for x64-based Systems [288.8 MB]

Download Windows 11 KB5016629 for ARM-based Systems [405.2 MB]

To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will automatically install the update. You can also extract the CAB file from the MSU file and install it.

To download any other updates related to any of the above, please check the Microsoft Catalog.

Rollback/Remove Windows 11 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 Update

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
dism cleanup
DISM cleanup

Windows 11 Patch Tuesday History

KB ArticleOS VersionBuildRelease DateSignificant ChangesAnnouncement
KB503476523H2, 22H2226X1.315513-2-24Fixed Narrator, search in Start menu, and more. Moved Copilot icon in taskbar to the rightMicrosoft announcement of KB5034765
KB503412323H2, 22H2226X1.30079-Jan-23Improved weather widget on lock screen, fixed Wi-Fi connectivity issue for education and corporate usersMicrosoft announcement of KB5034123
KB503337523H2, 22H2226X1.286112-Dec-23Copilot improvements, Windows Spotlight to be the default backgroundMicrosoft announcement of KB5033375
KB503219023H2, 22H2226X1.2715 14-Nov-23Enable Moment 4 features, addresses zero-day vulnerabilities, introduces issues with Copilot and COLRv1.Microsoft announcement of KB5032190
KB503135422H222621.242810-Oct-23Introduces Copilot and Dev Drives, new voice access commands, improvements to Settings app and File ExplorerMicrosoft announcement of KB5031354
KB503021922H222621.228312-Sep-23Improved Search app, search flyout box on hover, easily tab through search resultsMicrosoft announcement of KB5030219
KB502926322H222621.21348-Aug-23Addresses VPN issues, more accurate brightness levels, notifications more reliableMicrosoft Announcement of KB5029263
KB502925321H222000.22958-Aug-23Addresses VPN issues, reliable notificationsMicrosoft Announcement of KB5029253
KB502818522H222621.199211-Jul-23Share local files with Outlook contacts, 78 vulnerabilities addressesMicrosoft Announcement of KB5028185
KB502818221H222000.217611-Jul-23Announcement of some Windows 11 22H2 editions EOL, share local files with Outlook contacts Microsoft Announcement of KB5028182
KB502723122H222621.184813-Jun-23Fixes a known issue with 32-bit apps, addresses a Windows kernel information disclosure vulnerabilityMicrosoft Announcement of KB5027231
KB502722321H222000.205713-Jun-23Fixes a known issue with 32-bit apps, addresses a Windows kernel information disclosure vulnerabilityMicrosoft Announcement of KB5027223
KB502637222H222621.17029-May-23Option to get the latest non-security updates immediately, new animations in the Widgets iconsMicrosoft Announcement of KB5026372
KB502636821H222000.19369-May-23Addresses issues with LSASS and other fixesMicrosoft Announcement of KB5026368
KB502523922H222621.155511-Apr-23Microsoft account notifications in the Start menu, the search box will be lighter in a custom color theme, and a plethora of fixesMicrosoft Announcement of KB5025239
KB502522421H222000.181711-Apr-23Fixes known issues with kiosk devicesMicrosoft Announcement of KB5025224
KB502370622H222621.141314-Mar-23AI Bing search box, iOS linking, tabbed notepad, screen recording from Snipping Tool, redesigned Quick AssistMicrosoft Announcement of KB5023706
KB502369821H222000.169614-Mar-23Phase three of DCOM hardening, other fixesMicrosoft Announcement of KB5023698
KB502284522H222621.126514-Feb-23.NET Framework updates integrated into UUP-based feature updatesMicrosoft Announcement of KB5022845
KB502283621H222000.157414-Feb-23– Combines Windows Spotlight with Themes on the Personalization page
– Multiple changes to the Accounts Settings page
Microsoft Announcement of KB5022836
KB502230322H222621.110510-Jan-23– ODBC Connectivity with SQL Server fixed.
– Local Session Manager security issues fixed
Microsoft Announcement of KB5022303
KB502228721H222000.145510-Jan-23– ODBC Connectivity with SQL Server fixed.
– Local Session Manager security issues fixed
Microsoft Announcement of KB5022287
KB502125522H222621.96313-Dec-22-UI discrepancies in Task Manager are fixed
-DPAPI decryption issue is fixed
Microsoft Announcement of KB5021255
KB5021234 21H222000.133513-Dec-22-UI discrepancies in Task Manager are fixed
-DPAPI decryption issue is fixed
Microsoft Announcement of KB5021234
KB501998022H222621.8198-Nov-22Task Manager option added to taskbar’s context menuMicrosoft Announcement of KB5019980
KB501996121H222000.12198-Nov-22Task Manager option added to taskbar’s context menuMicrosoft Announcement of KB5019961
Changelog for Windows 11 Patch Tuesday updates
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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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