Windows 11 KB5032190 Update Fixes 3 Vulnerabilities, Enables Moment 4 Features

Microsoft has released Update KB5032190 for both Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2. You need to install the same package, no matter which version of Windows 11 you’re running. But there’s a catch here. Windows 11 22H2 will stop getting optional and non-security updates after 24th February 2024. You can check out the complete support timeline on our Windows 11 End of Life page.

The latest Windows update (KB5032190) brings security fixes and important changes, including the availability of all Moment 4 features, to all users across the globe. Let’s check out the summary stats and then we’ll discuss this update in more detail.

Release information

  • Update released on 11/14/2023.
  • OS Version: Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2
  • OS Builds 22621.2715 and 22631.2715 for Windows 11, versions 22H2 and 23H2.
  • Size: 599.4 MB
  • Changes in Windows 11, version 22H2
  • No more optional, non-security preview releases for Windows 11 22H2 after February 27, 2024.
  • Only cumulative monthly security updates for supported editions.
  • Highlights of Windows 11, version 23H2: Various improvements, including Copilot in Windows preview, Start menu enhancements, and security updates. Detailed categories cover File Explorer, Windows Share, Emoji, Windows Spotlight, and more.
  • Known Issues and Solutions
  • IT Admins: BitLocker reporting issues with mobile device management apps.
  • All Users: Multimonitor configuration issues with Copilot, color font format problem.
  • Automatic updates through Windows Update, Windows Update for Business, and WSUS.
  • Standalone package available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. (See below for direct download links

References:

What is KB5032190?

KB5032190 is an important cumulative Windows Patch Tuesday update released on 14th November 2023. The purpose of regular Patch Tuesday updates is multi-fold. Here are some points to consider while updating your system to the latest version:

  • Security Fortification: These updates come with vulnerability fixes so the user always stays safe while using Windows 11.
  • Unpacking the layers of security enhancements embedded in OS Build updates.
  • Showcasing how staying current is synonymous with safeguarding digital assets.
  • Optimizing Performance Dynamics: The Patch Tuesday also includes new features and enhancements to existing features.
  • Spotlighting the performance improvements that accompany OS Build updates.
  • A peek into the mechanisms that streamline operations and elevate the overall user experience.
  • New Features and Functionalities
  • A curated glimpse into the innovative features and functionalities brought forth by KB5032190.
  • Setting the stage for a more intuitive and enriched user interaction with the Windows environment.

What’s new in KB5032190

KB5032190 is an important update, as it fixes three zero-day vulnerabilities, some of which are already being exploited. These include the following:

CVE No.InformationExploitation
CVE-2023-36025Windows SmartScreen Security Feature Bypass VulnerabilityExploited
CVE-2023-36033Windows DWM Core Library Elevation of Privilege VulnerabilityPublicly exploited
CVE-2023-36036Windows Cloud Files Mini Filter Driver Elevation of Privilege VulnerabilityExploited
Zero-day vulnerabilities fixed in KB5032190 for Windows 11

Since these vulnerabilities are already known and can be publicly exploited, it is recommended to install this update as soon as possible to stay safe from these threats.

Apart from security fixes, this update brings Moment 4 features to everyone. Let’s check out some highlights of Moment 4:

CoPilot AI Assistant

Microsoft’s biggest leap in recent updates is the introduction of CoPilot, an AI assistant that can talk to users about open apps and data. The users can actually talk to CoPilot about their open documents.

CoPilot replaces Cortana, which has been phased out by Microsoft. For more Moment 4 updates, refer to this article.

Apart from the CoPilot, here are the changes and improvements included in KB5032190:

  1. New feature: Customization options for Dynamic Lighting OEMs, allowing OS image customization for new PCs, including Dynamic Lighting defaults.
  2. Change: Officially changes the name of the former Republic of Turkey to the Republic of Türkiye.
  3. Change: Support Croatia’s shift from Kuna to Euro and accommodation of daylight saving time (DST) changes in Syria.
  4. Fix: Addresses various issues, including unresponsiveness in fontdrvhost.exe when using Compact Font Format version 2 (CFF2) fonts, memory leaks in ctfmon.exe and TextInputHost.exe, and problems with Dynamic Lighting default provider setup using Unattend files.
  5. Fix: Resolved issues in the Windows Firewall Profile, Outlook unresponsiveness when printing to a slow IPP printer, errors in v4 print drivers, and incorrect cellular settings naming for certain mobile operators.
  6. Change: Updated Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles for specific mobile operators and fixed problems blocking external connections during the setup of a Kubernetes load-balanced service with session affinity.
  7. Fix: Addressed Firewall configuration service provider (CSP) issues, stop errors in devices with defined Windows Information Protection (WIP) policies and proxy setup, affecting those using Microsoft Defender Application Guard (formerly known as enterprise data protection – EDP).
  8. Fix: Resolved issues after a push-button reset, enabling Windows Hello facial recognition setup for devices with Windows Enhanced Sign-in Security (ESS) turned on.
  9. Fix: Fixed issues with PowerShell versions greater than 7.3.1, preventing script execution in Constrained Language Mode when a WDAC policy is activated.
  10. Fix: Rectified problems with the Automatically Hide the Taskbar setting, allowing configuration using the SHAppBarMessage() API.
  11. Improvement: Improves the search box experience and addresses issues with robocopy, specifically fixing the /efsraw switch to ensure proper data copying.
  12. Improvement: Optimized the sync session duration for the Device Management (DM) client during the enrollment status page (ESP).

Download and install Windows 11 KB5032190

This cumulative update can be installed through Windows Update and standalone installers.

We have provided direct download links to the standalone installers below, using which you can install the update on your respective Windows 11 version, or you can simply update to the latest build using Windows Update through the given guide below.

Offline Installers

Download KB5032190 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 11 Version 23H2 64-Bit [599.4 MB]

Download KB5032190 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 11 Version 22H2 64-bit [599.4 MB]

Download KB5032190 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 11 Version 23H2 ARM64 [725.6 MB]

Download KB5032190 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 11 Version 22H2 ARM64 [725.6 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.

Windows Update

To install this update via Windows Update, you need to be running Windows 11 version 22H2. To check your version of the operating system, type in “winver” in the Run Command box and press Enter. You must also install the Windows Configuration Update.

Once ensured you have the correct OS version, perform the following steps to install KB5032190:

  1. Navigate to the following:

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

    Check for pending updates
    Check for pending updates
  3. Click “Download and install” under the available optional update.

    2023-10 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 11 Version 23H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5032190) is available

    Note: The update may download and install automatically if you have enabled “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available.”

    KB5031455 downloading
    KB5032190 downloading
  4. Once the update is downloaded and installed, click “Restart Now.”

    Restart computer 3
    Restart computer

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.

KB5031455 successfully installed
KB5032190 successfully installed

Cleanup after installing an 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
Cleanup Windows after Windows Update installation
Cleanup Windows after Windows Update installation

Block KB5032190 from installing

Although this is an optional update, which means that it won’t install without you manually pressing any buttons. However, you can completely block it from installing, both temporarily or permanently, using these steps:

  1. Download the “Show or hide updates” tool from Microsoft.

  2. Run the utility and click Next to start the scanning process.

    Show or hide updates
    Show or hide updates
  3. Next, click the “Hide updates” button.

    Hide updates
    Hide updates
  4. Select the updates you want to block and click Next.

    list of updates to hide
    List of updates to hide

    This automatically hides the update from Windows Update and it will not be installed during the next update process.

  5. 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.

Conclusion

Since this update has just landed, I am still downloading it on my computers to see if it works smoothly without any issues. I have a laptop with Windows 11 Preview (Beta) version installed. All the updates and fixes included in Kb5032190 are already installed in the Preview version. I have yet to encounter any issues.

As time passes, I’ll update this post if I encounter any issues. Please share your experiences while installing this update in the comments below.

Windows 11 Patch Tuesday History

KB ArticleOS VersionBuildRelease DateSignificant ChangesAnnouncement
KB503689323H2, 22H2226X1.34479-Apr-24Moment 5 features activated: Lock screen widgets, improvements to Narrator and Voice Access, Windows Share, Nearby Share, Snap Layouts, and more.Microsoft announcement of KB5036893
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
If you liked this post, Share it on:
Usman Khurshid is a seasoned IT Pro with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has experience in everything from IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. He is also certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

Leave the first comment

Get Updates in Your Inbox

Sign up for the regular updates and be the first to know about the latest tech information