Microsoft has released an optional update for Windows 11, KB5008353, installing which will update your operating system’s build to 22000.469. Since this is an optional update, users running Windows 11 can choose to install this update manually. Unlike other cumulative updates, this will now be installed automatically.
Furthermore, this is a “Type C” release, which is a preview version released by Microsoft in the third or fourth week of the month. It is an earlier version of the Patch Tuesday update which is to be released the following month and includes only the non-security updates for the OS.
Even though the updates included in Type C releases have been scrutinized via the Windows Insider Program, there are still chances that this early bird may still have a few glitches. Therefore, it is suggested that you read the known issues in his build before upgrading to it.
Note: KB5008353 has already been released in the Beta and Release Preview Channels for Insiders.
Continue reading this post to learn what’s new in this release, and how to install it.
Fixes and Improvements in KB5008353
The following improvements have been made to the operating system with this update:
- Improves the reliability of application installations on ARM64 devices.
- The daylight savings time to start in February 2022 instead of March 2022 in Jordan has been updated.
- An issue that causes ARM64 devices to stop responding when they hibernate or resume from hibernation has been fixed.
- An issue that affects predictive pre-rendering in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode has been fixed.
- An issue that sometime prevents you from entering strings in the Input Method Editor (IME) has been fixed.
- An issue that causes the audio service to stop responding on some devices that support hardware-accelerated Bluetooth audio has been addressed.
- An issue in which the text that informs a customer about the Windows update progress is incorrect for Japanese has been fixed.
- An issue that affects icons for apps when the apps are not running has been taken care of.
- An issue that might cause VPN profiles to disappear has been addressed.
- An issue that affects applications that are written to only integrate with Azure Active Directory (AAD)has been addressed.
- An issue that might cause the Get-TPM PowerShell command to fail when it attempts to report Trusted Platform Module (TPM) information has been addressed.
- An issue that causes the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) session to disconnect or the screen to be blank for Server Core has been fixed.
- Addresses an issue that affects windows.system.profile.retailinfo.dll.
- Addresses some issues that affect File Explorer’s performance when you browse for files and select files.
- Adds a new Your Microsoft Account page to the Accounts category in Windows Settings for Home and Professional editions.
- An issue that incorrectly shows the volume icon in the Taskbar as muted has been fixed.
- A reliability issue that causes File Explorer and desktop context menus to stop working has been addressed.
- An issue that fails to pass the Shift KeyUpevent to an application when you use the Korean IME has been addressed.
- The HelpWith feature has been added, which uses Microsoft Bing technologies to suggest Help topics that are relevant for each Settings page.
- An issue that prevents the touch keyboard from appearing on the lock screen when a device has a Microsoft Account (MSA) has been addressed.
- An issue that affects the loading of badging information on the Taskbar, which sometimes causes a device to stop working, has been addressed.
- Addresses an issue that prevents some options from appearing on the Win+X menu.
- Addresses an issue that causes a device to stop working when it’s connected to multiple displays.
- Addresses an issue that affects the auto-hide feature of the Taskbar.
- Addresses an issue that sometimes prevents you from using the Chinese Simplified IME.
- Addresses an issue that might prevent icons from appearing on the Taskbar of a secondary display.
- Addresses an issue that fails to install certain printer companion applications when the printer device driver is installing.
- Addresses an issue that displays outdated battery percentages for connected Bluetooth devices on the Bluetooth and other devices page in the Settings app.
- Addresses an issue that prevents IP cameras from connecting and streaming to certain DirectShow (DShow) applications.
- Improves the auto brightness algorithm to provide a better response under low light conditions on all the supported systems.
- Addresses an issue that causes lsass.exe to stop working and the device restarts.
- Addresses an issue that causes a deadlock in the WebDav redirector.
- Addresses a performance regression issue that occurs when you enable the Update Sequence Number (USN) journal.
- Addresses an issue that fails to apply the Group Policy Object (GPO) “Do not allow compression on all NTFS Volume” in certain cases.
- Addresses an issue that prevents Robocopy from retrying the file copy process.
- Addresses a known issue that might prevent some image editing programs from rendering colors correctly on certain High Dynamic Range (HDR) displays.
- Addresses an issue that causes Windows to stop working and generates the error “IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.”
- Addresses a memory leak that occurs when you call WinVerifyTrust().
- An audit event is added to the Active Directory Domain Controllers (AD DC) that identifies clients that are not compliant with RFC 4456.
Since this is a cumulative update, if you have installed the previous updates, only the new fixes will be applied to your PC.
Apart from these improvements, there may be some things wrong with the update that may affect your OS.
Microsoft is currently only aware of one issue with this release.
Users may experience a problem after installing KB5008353 where the recent emails are not visible in the search results in Microsoft Outlook. The problem is related to the PST or OST files that store the emails locally on your PC. Microsoft suggests that you disable Windows Desktop Search which will result in Outlook using its own built-in search operations.
This is a temporary fix while Microsoft works on a permanent solution.
Download and Install KB5008353
Download KB5008353 for Windows 11 64-Bit [226.7 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 11. To check your version of the operating system, type in winver in Run and press Enter.
- To install KB5008353, open the Settings app and click Windows Update on the left. On the right, click Check for updates.
- You will then see the following written in the right-hand pane:
2022-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5008353) is available
Click Download & install under it.
- The update will now begin downloading and installing. When it completes, click Restart now.
When the computer reboots, you can confirm that the update has been installed successfully through winver.
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 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