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.
- 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
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-2023-36025||Windows SmartScreen Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability||Exploited|
|CVE-2023-36033||Windows DWM Core Library Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability||Publicly exploited|
|CVE-2023-36036||Windows Cloud Files Mini Filter Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability||Exploited|
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:
- New feature: Customization options for Dynamic Lighting OEMs, allowing OS image customization for new PCs, including Dynamic Lighting defaults.
- Change: Officially changes the name of the former Republic of Turkey to the Republic of Türkiye.
- Change: Support Croatia’s shift from Kuna to Euro and accommodation of daylight saving time (DST) changes in Syria.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Fix: Fixed issues with PowerShell versions greater than 7.3.1, preventing script execution in Constrained Language Mode when a WDAC policy is activated.
- Fix: Rectified problems with the Automatically Hide the Taskbar setting, allowing configuration using the SHAppBarMessage() API.
- Improvement: Improves the search box experience and addresses issues with robocopy, specifically fixing the /efsraw switch to ensure proper data copying.
- 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.
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 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:
Navigate to the following:
Settings app >> Windows Update
Here, click “Check for updates.”
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.”
Once the update is downloaded and installed, click “Restart Now.”
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.
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
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:
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.
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 Article||OS Version||Build||Release Date||Significant Changes||Announcement|
|KB5032190||23H2, 22H2||226X1.2715||14-Nov-23||Enable Moment 4 features, addresses zero-day vulnerabilities, introduces issues with Copilot and COLRv1.||Microsoft announcement of KB5032190|
|KB5031354||22H2||22621.2428||10-Oct-23||Introduces Copilot and Dev Drives, new voice access commands, improvements to Settings app and File Explorer||Microsoft announcement of KB5031354|
|KB5030219||22H2||22621.2283||12-Sep-23||Improved Search app, search flyout box on hover, easily tab through search results||Microsoft announcement of KB5030219|
|KB5029263||22H2||22621.2134||8-Aug-23||Addresses VPN issues, more accurate brightness levels, notifications more reliable||Microsoft Announcement of KB5029263|
|KB5029253||21H2||22000.2295||8-Aug-23||Addresses VPN issues, reliable notifications||Microsoft Announcement of KB5029253|
|KB5028185||22H2||22621.1992||11-Jul-23||Share local files with Outlook contacts, 78 vulnerabilities addresses||Microsoft Announcement of KB5028185|
|KB5028182||21H2||22000.2176||11-Jul-23||Announcement of some Windows 11 22H2 editions EOL, share local files with Outlook contacts||Microsoft Announcement of KB5028182|
|KB5027231||22H2||22621.1848||13-Jun-23||Fixes a known issue with 32-bit apps, addresses a Windows kernel information disclosure vulnerability||Microsoft Announcement of KB5027231|
|KB5027223||21H2||22000.2057||13-Jun-23||Fixes a known issue with 32-bit apps, addresses a Windows kernel information disclosure vulnerability||Microsoft Announcement of KB5027223|
|KB5026372||22H2||22621.1702||9-May-23||Option to get the latest non-security updates immediately, new animations in the Widgets icons||Microsoft Announcement of KB5026372|
|KB5026368||21H2||22000.1936||9-May-23||Addresses issues with LSASS and other fixes||Microsoft Announcement of KB5026368|
|KB5025239||22H2||22621.1555||11-Apr-23||Microsoft account notifications in the Start menu, the search box will be lighter in a custom color theme, and a plethora of fixes||Microsoft Announcement of KB5025239|
|KB5025224||21H2||22000.1817||11-Apr-23||Fixes known issues with kiosk devices||Microsoft Announcement of KB5025224|
|KB5023706||22H2||22621.1413||14-Mar-23||AI Bing search box, iOS linking, tabbed notepad, screen recording from Snipping Tool, redesigned Quick Assist||Microsoft Announcement of KB5023706|
|KB5023698||21H2||22000.1696||14-Mar-23||Phase three of DCOM hardening, other fixes||Microsoft Announcement of KB5023698|
|KB5022845||22H2||22621.1265||14-Feb-23||.NET Framework updates integrated into UUP-based feature updates||Microsoft Announcement of KB5022845|
|KB5022836||21H2||22000.1574||14-Feb-23||– Combines Windows Spotlight with Themes on the Personalization page|
– Multiple changes to the Accounts Settings page
|Microsoft Announcement of KB5022836|
|KB5022303||22H2||22621.1105||10-Jan-23||– ODBC Connectivity with SQL Server fixed.|
– Local Session Manager security issues fixed
|Microsoft Announcement of KB5022303|
|KB5022287||21H2||22000.1455||10-Jan-23||– ODBC Connectivity with SQL Server fixed.|
– Local Session Manager security issues fixed
|Microsoft Announcement of KB5022287|
|KB5021255||22H2||22621.963||13-Dec-22||-UI discrepancies in Task Manager are fixed|
-DPAPI decryption issue is fixed
|Microsoft Announcement of KB5021255|
|KB5021234||21H2||22000.1335||13-Dec-22||-UI discrepancies in Task Manager are fixed|
-DPAPI decryption issue is fixed
|Microsoft Announcement of KB5021234|
|KB5019980||22H2||22621.819||8-Nov-22||Task Manager option added to taskbar’s context menu||Microsoft Announcement of KB5019980|
|KB5019961||21H2||22000.1219||8-Nov-22||Task Manager option added to taskbar’s context menu||Microsoft Announcement of KB5019961|