Windows 11 “Moment 5” Updates Finally Rolling Out With KB5036893

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Microsoft has finally begun rolling out all the anticipated Moment 5 features to Windows 11 with KB5036893, which is a Patch Tuesday release. The “Moment 5” update was first released in February 2024 for the Insiders with KB5034848 and has since taken a long time to finally reach general availability. With this update, the hidden features secretly stashed away will be activated.

This is a mandatory security update, which means that it will automatically install in the background through Windows Update unless you explicitly block it. After installing this update, the operating system’s build is upgraded to 22631.3447 for v23H2, and 22621.3447 for v22H2.

The purpose of a Moment update is to get the ready Windows features to the end consumers without having to wait for the next annual feature release, which is, in this case, Windows 11 24H2, expected to be released later this year.

Since this is a security update, it addresses a total of 149 security vulnerabilities, out of which 3 are deemed of critical importance and address vulnerabilities found in Microsoft Defender. Other than that, this update includes the new features and improvements included with KB5035942, which was last month’s optional preview update.

If you already installed that update, then this will be a small enablement package with security fixes.

Release Summary: KB5036893

  • KB Article: KB5036893
  • Update Type: Cumulative Update (Patch Tuesday)
  • OS Version: Windows 11 versions 22H2, 23H2
  • OS Build: 226X1.3447
  • Size: 689.9 MB
  • Release Date: 9th April 2024

What’s new in KB5036893

As mentioned above, this update includes the features and improvements introduced with the optional update KB5035942, which are as follows:

  • Copilot

    Windows Copilot now allows only 10 queries when using a local computer account. After that, you must sign in with a Microsoft account or Microsoft Entra ID.

  • Lock Screen

    The lock screen can now display widget cards for more information, such as the local weather, mail, or support assist.

    After installing the update, go to Settings > Personalization > Lock screen, expand the drop-down menu in front of “Lock screen status“, and choose the item to display.

    Select Windows 11 lock screen status
    Select Windows 11 lock screen status
  • Voice Access

    Voice Access can now also be used in French, German, and Spanish. Moreover, you can now use Voice Access across all your display devices in a multiple-display setup. These include number and grid overlays that were previously limited to the main display only. It’s also easy to go from one screen to another using this overlay.

    Moreover, you also get voice shortcuts and can build your own custom commands in the English dialect.

  • Narrator

    You can now listen to a preview of 10 natural voices for the Narrator before downloading them. To listen to them, you need internet access. Here is how:

    1. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Narrator.

    2. Click Add in front of “Add natural voices“.

    3. Click on the voice that you want to preview, and the preview voice should play automatically.

      Listen to preview of natural voices for Narrator
      Listen to preview of natural voices for Narrator
    4. Once finalized, you may click “Download and Install” to download the voice package.

    5. Once downloaded, select the voice from the drop-down menu in front of “Choose a voice“.

      Select a voice for the Narrator
      Select a voice for the Narrator

    Moreover, you can now also use the Shift + G shortcut to move between the images in the Scan mode. It also makes a few other improvements.

  • Windows Share

    The apps in the Windows share window might change depending on how you are logged into the account. For example, if you are logged in with a Microsoft account, you might even see the Microsoft Teams app icon in the “Share using” option.

    Moreover, the Windows share window now supports sharing with WhatsApp in the “Share using” section. If you do not have WhatsApp installed, you can install it from the Windows Share window.

  • Nearby Share

    You can now use the Quick settings or the Settings app to enable or disable Nearby Sharing. Note that this will also toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings.

    Moreover, the transfer speeds have also been improved with this update. You can also change the name of your device for Nearby Sharing from Settings > System > Nearby Sharing.

  • Snap Layouts

    This update adds suggestions to  Snap Layouts.  They help you to instantly snap multiple app windows together. You can also hover over the minimize or maximize button of an app to open the layout box. When you do, app icons will display various layout options.

  • Windows 365 Boot & Switch

    Several improvements have been made to both Windows 365 Boot and Windows 365 Switch, improving its integration with the Windows 11 OS.

    First off, this update adds a dedicated mode for Windows 365 Boot. When you sign in on your company-owned device, doing that also signs you into your Windows 365 Cloud PC with passwordless authentication. Moreover, you now also have the ability to quickly switch profiles.

    You can now manage the settings of your physical (local) PC from your Cloud PC.

    You can also use your local PC to disconnect from your Cloud PC. Go to Local PC > Task view, right-click the Cloud PC button, and click Disconnect. Moreover, this update adds desktop indicators for Windows 365 Switch. You will see the terms “Cloud PC” and “Local PC” on the desktop indicator when you switch between them.

Other than these features and improvements, no additional improvements have been made apart from the security patches. To read more about the update, read the Release Notes.

Moreover, with this release, Microsoft is not currently aware of any more known issues with Windows 11 updates. However, if you want to learn about the history of issues with Windows 11, refer to our dedicated guide post here:

Windows 11 Known Issues

Download and install KB5036893

You can download and install KB5036893 from Windows Update, or using the direct download links below.

To install the update from Windows Update on a Windows 11 (23H2 or 22H2) PC, press the Windows Key + i to open Settings, go to “Windows Update“, and then click “Check for updates.” Once the update is available, click “Download and install.” Once installed, restart the PC to finalize it.

Note that the update may start installing automatically if you have enabled the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” option.

Alternatively, you may download the .MSU files from the links provided in the “Downloads” column here:

KB articleOS versionDownload
Download KB5036893 for Windows 11 23H2, 22H2

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 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
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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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