- Windows 10 20H2 and 21H2 have reached End of Service; some 21H2 editions will continue to receive Windows updates.
- Installing KB5027215 and then performing a cleanup afterward will increase the consumed storage space by nearly 0.7 GB, while the update will take around 1.6 GB of bandwidth.
Microsoft has released security Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10 versions 22H2, and 21H2, for June 2023. These are cumulative updates, which means that all fixes and improvements will be included if you only install this update and missed out on the previous ones.
You can now download KB5027215 using the direct download links below or through Windows Update. This is a security update that also addresses a Windows kernel information disclosure vulnerability. However, it does not include any new features for the Windows 10 OS.
That said, Windows 10 version 21H2 is reaching End of Service today, which means it will no longer receive Patch Tuesday updates. However, only Windows 10 Enterprise, Education, IoT Enterprise, and Enterprise multi-session editions will be supported. Moreover, Windows 10 version 20H2 reached the End of Service last month, so this update does not apply to it.
Most of the improvements included in KB5027215 were released in last month’s optional non-security update KB5026435. So if you installed that update, then this one ought to be a small one.
To learn more about the security vulnerability fixes with this update, refer to Microsoft’s MSRC vulnerability guide.
In the Vulnerability Guide, set the filter to “Update Tuesday (2nd Tuesday of the month)” and then select “June 2023” in the “Vulnerabilities” tab.
Table of Contents
KB5027215 Release Summary
The table below gives a brief summary of the update and the updated OS builds:
|Article KB||OS Version||Release Date||Updated OS Build|
|KB5027215||Windows 10 22H2||13 June 2023||19045.3086|
|KB5027215||Windows 10 21H2||13 June 2023||19044.3086|
Fixes and Improvements in KB5027215
This update includes all the improvements that were introduced in KB5026435 which was released on 23rd May 2023 and was a Type D update, and then some. We have compiled and listed all of the updates below:
- [New] Issues with 32-bit applications are now addressed. You can find more information in our separate guide on Windows known issues.
- [New] This update addresses an issue that affects the Windows Kernel. This issue is related to CVE-2023-32019.
- This update brings an improved search box experience on the taskbar. If you have a top, bottom, regular, or small icons taskbar, you will see the search box appear. You can use it to easily access apps, files, settings, and more from Windows and the web. You will also have access to the latest search updates, such as search highlights.
- This update now displays up to three high-priority toast notifications at the same time. This feature affects apps that use Windows OS notifications to send notices for calls, reminders, or alarms. Up to four toast notifications might appear at the same time. This means that there can be three high-priority notifications and one normal-priority notification.
- This update addresses an issue that affects access to Tab settings for IE mode sites.
- This update addresses a multi-function label printer installation issue.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the touch keyboard. Sometimes, it does not show the correct layout based on the current input scope.
- This update addresses an issue that sometimes fails to open the touch keyboard.
- This update addresses an issue that affects App Installer. Sometimes, MSIX apps fail to update.
- This update addresses an issue that affects Server Message Block (SMB). You cannot access the SMB shared folder. The errors are, “Not enough memory resources” or “Insufficient system resources”.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). It stops working. This occurs when you use Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD).
- The update addresses an issue that affects scheduled tasks. The tasks fail when they use stored local user account credentials. This occurs when you enable Credential Guard. The error message is “2147943726 : ERROR_LOGON_FAILURE (The user name or password is incorrect).”
- This update addresses an issue that affects the Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) cluster. It might not come online. This occurs after a periodic password rollover. The error code is 1326.
- This update addresses an issue that affects dot sourcing. It fails files that contain class definitions in Windows PowerShell.
- This update changes the support phone number for Microsoft India for Windows activation.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the PublishDfsRoots policy. It does not apply correctly to a targeted client that has mobile device management (MDM).
- This update changes the international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) ranges for certain mobile providers.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the Windows Firewall. The firewall drops all connections to the IP address of a captive portal. This occurs when you choose the Captive Portal Addresses option.
- This update addresses an issue that affects devices that are joined to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). The Windows Firewall cannot apply the correct domain and profile for them.
- This update addresses an issue that affects signed Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) policies. They are not applied to the Secure Kernel. This occurs when you enable Secure Boot.
- This update addresses an issue that might affect a large reparse point. You might get a stop error when you use NTFS to access it. This issue occurs after a canceled FSCTL Set operation changes the reparse tag.
- This update addresses a known issue that might affect some speech recognition apps. They might have sporadic speech recognition, expressive input, and handwriting issues. This occurs when the display language is Chinese or Japanese. The apps might not recognize certain words. They might not receive any input from speech recognition or affected input types. This issue is more likely to occur when the apps use offline speech recognition. For app developers, this issue only affects speech recognition that uses Speech Recognition Grammar Specification (SRGS) in Windows.Media.SpeechRecognition. This issue does not affect other types of speech recognition.
With these improvements, there are also some known issues with this update.
Known Issues in KB5027215
An issue with the standalone (clean) installation of Windows 10 with this update is causing Microsoft Edge Legacy to be removed. However, it is not being replaced by the new Chromium-based Edge.
This occurs only when Windows has a custom offline media or an ISO image installed that does not include the 29th March 2021 SSU update. Microsoft suggests that you either install the March SSU update through slipstreaming or simply update an existing OS through Windows Update, so you will not be facing this issue.
Alternatively, you can simply download and install the new Microsoft Edge if you have already encountered this problem.
This issue has been around for a while and Microsoft still hasn’t fixed it.
Download and Install KB5027215
This update can be installed through Windows Update and standalone installers.
We have given the direct download links to the standalone installers below, using which you can install the update on your respective Windows 10 version, or you can simply update to the latest build using Windows Update through the given guide below.
For Windows 10 Version 22H2
For Windows 10 Version 21H2
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 10 version 22H2 or 21H2 (with the supported edition). To check the version and edition of the operating system, type in winver in the Run Command box and press Enter.
Once ensured you have the right OS version, perform the following steps to install KB5027215:
Navigate to the following:
Settings app > Update and Security > Windows Update
Click “Check for updates” from the right side of the app.
You will now see the following update downloading and installing automatically:
2023-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 2XH2 for x64/x86-based Systems (KB5027215)
Click “Restart Now” when the update has been installed.
Once the computer restarts, the update will be successfully installed. To confirm this, check the updated build number by typing in winver in the Run Command box.
Rollback/Remove Windows 10 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
Block KB5027215 from Installing
Since these are mandatory updates, they will download and install themselves on the schedule. If you want to block them from installing, temporarily or permanently, you can follow the steps below:
Download the “Show or hide updates” tool from Microsoft.
Run the utility and click Next to start the scanning process.
Next, click the “Hide updates” button.
Select the updates you want to block and click Next.
This automatically hides the update from Windows Update and it will not be installed during the next update process.
Click the Close button.
If you want to unhide or show hidden updates, run the tool again and select “Show hidden updates” instead of “Hide updates.” The rest of the process is the same.
Windows 10 KB5027215 Hands On
Unlike KB5027231 for Windows 11, KB5027215 was a lot smoother to download and install. It did not get stuck and was relatively faster as well. The update got downloaded and installed in a total of less than 12 minutes. Note that the last month’s optional non-security update was not installed, which means that KB5027215 should include all previous updates and fixes as well.
Another thing we noticed was the storage capacity before and after installing KB5027215. While the update was only downloaded and not installed, the storage capacity decreased by almost 1.1 GB in the C drive. However, once the update was installed, the total free storage space decreased by 1.6 GB!
Moreover, when we went over to perform a cleanup of the old Windows files, there weren’t many. In fact, all we could clean up was a total of nearly 1 GB.
After the cleanup, the total beginning and ending free storage capacity was decreased by nearly 0.7 GB.
Apart from this observation, the rest of the features and UI remained the same. We did not encounter any issues while maneuvering around the Windows 10 OS.
Windows 10 Patch Tuesday History
|KB Article||OS Versions||Build||Release Date||Significant Changes||Announcement|
|KB5030211||22H2, 21H2||1904X.3448||12-Sep-23||Fixes smart card authentication for domain joining, improves location detection, expands the rollout of notification badging for Microsoft accounts on the Start menu||Microsoft Announcement of KB5030211|
|KB5029244||22H2, 21H2||1904X.3324||8-Aug-23||Addresses VPN issues, makes notifications more reliable, and addresses critical Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities.||Microsoft Announcement of KB5029244|
|KB5028166||22H2, 21H2||1904X.3208||11-Jul-23||Improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Printer Spooler, and others.||Microsoft Announcement of KB5028166|
|KB5027215||22H2, 21H2||1904X.3086||13-Jun-23||Fixes issues with 32-bit apps, patches a Windows kernel information disclosure vulnerability||Microsoft Announcement of KB5027215|
|KB5026361||22H2, 21H2, 20H2||1904X.2965||9-May-23||Ability to sync language and region settings, addresses issues with LSASS, and other security improvements||Microsoft Announcement of KB5026361|
|KB5025221||22H2, 21H2, 20H2||1904X.2846||11-Apr-23||Ability to sync language and region settings addresses issues with LSASS, other security improvements||Microsoft Announcement of KB5025221|
|KB5023696||22H2, 21H2, 20H2||1904X.2728||14-Mar-23||Improved Windows Spotlight experience on the lock screen, fixed AD joining issue and others||Microsoft Announcement of KB5023696|
|KB5022834||22H2, 21H2, 20H2||1904X.2604||14-Feb-23||Fixes audio issues with IoT devices||Microsoft Announcement of KB5022834|
|KB5022282||22H2, 21H2, 20H2||1904X.2486||10-Jan-23||Microsoft ODBC SQL Server Driver connectivity issue resolved||Microsoft Announcement of KB5022282|
|KB5021233||22H2, 21H2, 21H1, 20H2||1904X.2364||13-Dec-22||-Search bar will now appear by default on the taskbar|
-Cortana won’t be pinned in the taskbar by default
|Microsoft Announcement of KB5021233|
|KB5019959||22H2, 21H2, 21H1, 20H2||1904X.2251||8-Nov-22||Fixes to Microsoft Direct3D 9 and DCOM||Microsoft Announcement of KB5019959|