April 2022 Patch Tuesday: Download KB5012592 Cumulative Update for Windows 11

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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.

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.

Known Issues

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.

Windows Update

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.

  1. Navigate to the following:

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

    check for updates Windows 11
    Check for pending updates
  3. You will now see the following update available:

    2022-04 Cumulative Update for Windows 11
    
    
    
     for x64-based Systems (KB5012592)

    Click Install now.

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

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    Restart PC

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.

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KB5012592 successfully installed

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
dism cleanup
DISM cleanup

Windows 11 Patch Tuesday History

KB ArticleOS VersionBuildRelease DateSignificant ChangesAnnouncement
KB503585323H2, 22H2226X1.329612-Mar-24Fixes Windows Update installation known error “0x800F0922”, Support for USB4 v2, edit Android screenshots with Snipping ToolMicrosoft announcement of KB5035853
KB503476523H2, 22H2226X1.315513-Feb-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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