It is the second Tuesday of April 2022, and if you are one of Microsoft’s followers, you already know what it means. Microsoft has released a cumulative update KB5012592 for Windows 11 for all users to benefit from. Installing this update would upgrade your operating system’s build to 22000.613.
This release does not bring any new features to the operating system, as they are much likely anticipated with the release of Windows 11 22H2. However, it does bring along a lot of fixes you probably didn’t know you needed. It also addresses several security vulnerabilities that keep your system safe from external exploitation.
That said, as with any cumulative update, there are still some known issues that may need addressing in future flights.
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Fixes and Improvements in KB5012592
Since this is a cumulative update, only the updates not included in the prior flights will be installed if you have already installed them.
KB5012592 includes all the fixes and improvements offered in KB5011563, which was released as an optional “Type C” update just 2 weeks ago. Apart from those, an additional improvement is the inclusion of security patches to address system vulnerabilities.
Microsoft is currently only aware of one issue with this release.
Any recovery discs created after installing these updates using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature may not work. This issue does not only apply to this release but to any updates released after the Windows 11 January 11, 2022 update.
Microsoft also adds that the recovery discs created before installing the mentioned updates are not affected. However, there is currently no fix for the problem. Microsoft is working on this issue and intends to fix it in a future flight.
Download and Install KB5012592
You can install this update on a Windows 11 PC through Windows Update as well as a standalone installer.
Perform the following steps to download and install KB5012592 on your Windows 11 computer:
Download and install Windows 11, or check if your system meets the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11.
Navigate to the following:
Settings app >> Windows Update
Here, click Check for updates.
You will now see the following update available:
2022-04 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5012592)
Click Install now.
When it is installed, click Restart Now to reboot your PC and finalize the installation.
Once the computer reboots, the update will be successfully installed. To confirm this, check the updated build number by typing in winver in the Run Command box.
Download KB5012592 Offline Installer
To download KB5011563 MSU offline installer, click on the respective link below:
Download Windows 11 KB5012592 for x64-based Systems [248.6 MB]
Download Windows 11 KB5012592 for ARM-based Systems [304.4 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.
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
Windows 11 Cumulative Updates History
|KB Update||Release Date||Features and fixes|
|KB5018427/KB5018418||12-Oct-22||– Security improvements and fixes|
|KB5017328||14-Sep-22||– Remotely add languages, Windows Defender blocks ransomware and advanced attacks.|
|KB5016629||10-Aug-22||– Fixed start menu not opening.|
|KB5015814||13-Jul-22||– New feature: Search highlights|
|KB5014697||15-Jun-22||– Windows Spotlight for Desktop|
– Family safety improvements
– Faster file copying and network transfers
|KB5013943||10-May-22||– (Windows 11) 3 publicly exploits fixed|
|KB5012643||25-Apr-22||– Fix Windows 11 startup delay|
|KB5011493||8-Mar-22||– Clock and dates added to taskbar on multiple monitors.|
– Weather flyout shifted to left of taskbar.
– Mute/Unmute Microsoft Teams from taskbar.
|KB5010386||8-Feb-22||– An issue with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) was fixed.|
|KB5009566||11-Jan-22||– Introduction of Fluent-style emojis.|
|KB5008215||14-Dec-21||– Few security updates.|
|KB5007215||9-Nov-21||– A display issue regarding certain apps using GDI+ was fixed.|
|KB5006674||12-Oct-21||– A compatibility issue between some Intel “Killer” and “SmartByte” networking software and Windows 11 was fixed.|