Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 11 on the stable channel, which upgrades the operating system’s build to 22000.493. This is mainly a security update but still includes a few non-security improvements as well.
This update does not bring any new features to the operating system. However, it does fix a number of security vulnerabilities, including one zero-day vulnerability. The details about the security fixes can be found in this post by Microsoft.
This update can be installed on your Windows 11 PC through Windows Update, Windows Update for Business, Standalone installers, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
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You can install the update using the direct download links to the standalone installers below, or you can simply update to the latest build using Windows Update through the given guide below.
Fixes and Improvements
This update includes quality improvements for the Servicing Stack (SSU), which is responsible for installing the Windows updates. These improvements ensure that the user has a smooth experience while installing these updates. Installing this update will upgrade the SSU’s build to 22000.460.
Furthermore, an issue with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) which causes it to fail if the operating contains SamAccountName and UserAccountControl attributes, has been fixed. Users usually encountered this error with the following statement:
Error: 0x20EF. The directory service encountered an unknown failure
These improvements have also been released for Windows 10 with KB5010342 as a part of Patch Tuesday for February 2022.
With that, Microsoft is currently not aware of any problems with this release. Issues with public releases are most likely determined during the testing phase in the Windows Insider Program before they are rolled out.
Download and Install KB5010386
Download KB5010386 for Windows 11 64-Bit [227.5 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.
Perform the following steps on your Windows 11 PC to install KB5010386:
- Navigate to the following:
Settings app >> Windows Update
- Here, click Check for updates from the right pane of the app.
- The app will now scan for any available updates. When the scan finishes, you will see the following update available:
2022-02 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 x64-based Systems (KB5010386)
Click Install now.
- The update will now begin to download and install. When it does, click Restart now to finalize the installation.
Once the PC boots up again, you can then 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
- February 2022 Patch Tuesday: KB5010342 for Windows 10 21H2, 21H1, 20H2
- Download Windows 11 Cumulative Update KB5007215 for November 2021 Patch Tuesday
- April 2022 Patch Tuesday: Download KB5012592 Cumulative Update for Windows 11
- Windows 11 Cumulative Update KB5008215 for December 2021
- April 2022 Patch Tuesday: Download KB5012599 Cumulative Update for Windows 10