Download KB5019980 & KB5019961 Patch Tuesday Updates For Windows 11 22H2 & 21H2

Microsoft releases Windows updates every second Tuesday of the month, known as Patch Tuesday updates. These are mandatory updates that include vulnerability and bug fixes, and occasionally new features. Learn what is new in them and download these updates.

Patch Tuesday Windows 11

It is now the second Tuesday of the month, and all of us Microsoft geeks know it’s Patch Tuesday. The Windows updates released on Patch Tuesday are cumulative updates, which means that they will install all features and implement all fixes released in the previous Windows updates.

Microsoft has released KB5019980 for Windows 11 22H2, and KB5019961 for Windows 11 21H2 original release.

These Windows 11 updates include some fixes and many security patches for the operating system. Together, the 2 updates fix a total of 84 vulnerabilities. However, they do not include any new features.

You can learn more about these security vulnerability fixes on Microsoft’s MSRC vulnerability guide.

KB5019980 & KB5019961 Summary

The table below gives a brief summary of these updates and the updated OS builds:

Article KBOSRelease DateUpdated OS Build
KB5019980Windows 11 22H28 Nov 202222621.819
KB5019961Windows 11 21H28 Nov 202222000.1219
November 2022 Patch Tuesday Summary for Windows 11

KB5019980 (Windows 11 22H2)

Fixes and improvements

Since this update includes all the fixes and improvements that came with KB5018496, we will list all the fixes here (old and new) for your ease.

  • [NEW] It addresses an issue that affects File Explorer. It failed to localize the folders.
  • Users can now open the Task Manager directly from the taskbar’s context menu. This feature was available earlier in Windows 10 but deprecated in Windows 11. Microsoft says that this feature has been restored based on the consumer’s feedback for its need.
  • Improvements have been made to the Microsoft Account experience in the Settings app. For instance, you can manage your Microsoft OneDrive subscription and related storage alerts.
  • The search visual treatments on the taskbar have been enhanced to improve discoverability. This is available to a small audience initially and deploys more broadly in the months that follow.
  • The backup experience when using your Microsoft Account (MSA) has been improved. Some devices might notice visual treatments for this enhancement.
  • Microsoft has enabled the “ms-appinstaller” Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) to work for the DesktopAppInstaller.
  • It stops the start of daylight saving time in Jordan at the end of October 2022. The Jordan time zone will permanently shift to the UTC + 3 time zone.
  • An issue that affects Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) authentication hardening is now fixed. It automatically raises the authentication level for all non-anonymous activation requests from DCOM clients to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_PKT_INTEGRITY.
  • An issue that affects the Windows Search service has been addressed. Indexing progress was slow when you used the service.
  • An issue that affects cached credentials for security keys and Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) authentications is addressed. On hybrid domain-joined devices, the system removed these cached credentials.
  • An issue that might affect some types of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections has been fixed. These connections might have had handshake failures. For developers, the affected connections are likely to send multiple frames followed by a partial frame with a size of fewer than 5 bytes within a single input buffer. If the connection fails, your app will receive the error, “SEC_E_ILLEGAL_MESSAGE”.
  • An issue that affects the Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) Application Proxy connector is fixed. It could not retrieve a Kerberos ticket on behalf of the user.
  • An issue that affects certificate mapping is now taken care of. When it failed, lsass.exe would stop working in schannel.dll.
  • An issue that affects Microsoft Edge when it is in IE Mode is addressed. The titles of pop-up windows and tabs were wrong.
  • An issue that affects Microsoft Edge IE mode is taken care of. It stopped users from opening web pages. This occurred when they enabled Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) and did not configure Network Isolation policies.
  • An issue that affects title bars when using third-party tools to customize them is fixed. The title bars did not render properly. This update ensures that title bars render; however, Microsoft does not guarantee all text customizations will work as before.
  • An issue that might cause vertical and horizontal line artifacts to appear on the screen has been fixed.
  • An issue that affects Input Method Editors (IME) from Microsoft and third parties is fixed. They stopped working when closing the IME window. This occurred if the IME uses Windows Text Services Framework (TSF) 1.0.
  • An issue that might fail to sync the audio when you record gameplay using the Xbox Game Bar is now fixed.
  • The Windows kernel vulnerable driver blocklist has been updated (that is in the DriverSiPolicy.p7b file). This update also ensures that the blocklist is the same across Windows 10 and Windows 11.
  • It extends Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) control of Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity (HVCI) enforcement for targeted hardware configurations.
  • An issue that affects File Explorer is fixed. It is less dependable when you browse Microsoft OneDrive folders.
  • An issue that affects the button style BS_PUSHLIKE has been fixed. Buttons that have this style were difficult to identify against a dark background.
  • An issue that stops the credential UI from displaying in IE mode when you use Microsoft Edge has been addressed.
  • An issue that affects the Server Manager is fixed. It used to reset the wrong disk when several disks have the same UniqueId.
  • An issue that affects the CopyFile function is fixed. It returned ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE instead of ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND when it was called with an invalid source file.
  • An issue that affects the Start menu is addressed. It stopped working when you used keyboard commands to move pinned items to a folder at the end of a list.

With these improvements, there are also some known issues that you should be aware of before upgrading to this build.

Known Issues

Provisioning Windows 11

Microsoft warns its users that provisioning the Windows 11 version 22H2 might not work as expected and may cause issues. It can cause the Windows 11 operating system to be configured only partially or can cause the OS to restart when on the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) screens.

Provisioning is done by IT administrators when setting up new devices for businesses or schools using .PPKG files.

Currently, the only workaround Microsoft came up with is to provision the Windows device before upgrading to the 2022 update, while they work on a permanent fix.

Slow File Transfers

Another issue that Microsoft acknowledged is the slow file transfers in Windows 11 22H2. As per an earlier announcement on Microsoft Tech Community, the company confirmed that updating your operating systems to Windows 11 2022 Update slows down file transfers of larger files (files in GBs) by almost 40% of the regular speed.

Since the file transfer uses the SMB protocol, there ought to be an issue with the protocol itself resulting in slower file transfer speeds for larger files. However, according to Microsoft, the problem isn’t with the protocol.

As a workaround, Microsoft recommends using the Robocopy command-line utility to transfer files from one place to another over the network. This will restore the transfer speeds to the older Windows 11 version 21H2 speed.

Alternatively, you can also use the xcopy command with a similar syntax to Robocopy.

You can use the command Robocopy with the /J switch to transfer large files without buffering. Here is the syntax to be used in an elevated Command Prompt:

robocopy \\someserver\someshare c:\somefolder somefile.exe /J

Replace someserver and someshare with the complete server name and file name that needs to be copied, respectively. Also, replace somefolder with the name of the folder where you want to replace the copied file, and somefile.exe with the file name and extension you wish to save the file as.

This is the only workaround for now till Microsoft works on a permanent fix.

After considering both the improvements as well as the known issues in this update, if you still feel like upgrading to this build, continue reading to learn how.

KB5019961 (Windows 11 21H2)

Fixes and improvements

Since this update includes all the fixes and improvements that came with KB5018483, we will list all the fixes here (old and new) for your ease.

  • [NEW] Some security improvements have been made to the internal OS functionality.
  • Users can now open the Task Manager directly from the taskbar’s context menu. This feature was available earlier in Windows 10 but deprecated in Windows 11. Microsoft says that this feature has been restored based on the consumer’s feedback for its need.
  • It adds Task Manager to the context menu when you right-click the taskbar. This feature rolls out in the coming weeks.
  • Improvements have been made to Windows search results and performance.
  • The Task Manager option has been added to the context menu when you right-click the taskbar. This feature will be rolling out gradually.
  • An issue that affects Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) authentication hardening has been fixed. Windows will automatically raise the authentication level for all non-anonymous activation requests from DCOM clients to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_PKT_INTEGRITY.
  • A DCOM issue that affects the Remote Procedure Call Service (rpcss.exe) has been addressed. The authentication level raises to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_PKT_INTEGRITY instead of RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_CONNECT if RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_NONE is specified.
  • An issue that affects the Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) Application Proxy connector is addressed. It could not retrieve a Kerberos ticket on behalf of the user. The error message displayed was “The handle specified is invalid (0x80090301).”
  • An issue that affects scheduled Native Image Generator (Ngen.exe) tasks on devices that have certain processors is addressed.
  • An issue that affects certificate mapping is fixed. When it failed, lsass.exe might stop working in schannel.dll.
  • An issue that causes an OS upgrade to stop responding, and then fail, has been fixed.
  • An issue that affects a task you schedule to run every two weeks is now fixed.
  • An issue that affects Microsoft Direct3D 9 games is taken care of. The graphics hardware stopped working if the hardware did not have a native Direct3D 9 driver.
  • An issue that affects the font of three Chinese characters is fixed. When you formatted these characters as bold, the width size was wrong.
  • The graphical issues in games that use Microsoft D3D9 on some platforms are fixed.
  • An issue that affects Microsoft Edge when it is in IE Mode is fixed.
  • An issue that affects Microsoft Edge IE mode has been addressed. It stopped you from opening web pages.
  • An issue that affects input method editors (IME) from Microsoft and third parties is fixed. They stopped working when you closed the IME window.
  • An issue that affects the lasso tool in a graphics editing program is fixed.
  • An issue that affects a universal printer has been addressed. You could not reinstall it after removing it.
  • An issue that creates a duplicate print queue is fixed. Because of this, the original print queue stopped working.
  • An issue that affects some drivers has been taken care of. They used more power when you play hardware-protected Digital Rights Management (DRM) content.
  • An issue that affects driver installation on certain hardware is addressed. You could not see the display of the progress of the installation.
  • An issue that affects the Clipchamp application that is in the Windows 11 SE edition is addressed.
  • An issue that affects .msi files is fixed. Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) would ignore them when you disabled script enforcement.
  • An issue that affects a remote desktop Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) scenario has been addressed.
  • An issue that affects File Explorer on a remote desktop (RD) session host is fixed. File Explorer would stop working.
  • An issue that affects the button style BS_PUSHLIKE is addressed. Buttons that have this style are difficult to identify against a dark background.
  • An issue that stops the credentials UI from displaying in IE mode when you use Microsoft Edge is addressed.
  • An issue that affects the Server Manager has been fixed. It used to reset the wrong disk when several disks have the same UniqueId.

With these updates, Microsoft is currently not aware of any known issues.

Download and Install KB5019980 & KB5019961

You can install these updates on a Windows 11 PC through Windows Update as well as a standalone installer.

Download and install Windows 11, or check if your system meets the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11.

Download KB5019980 Offline Installers

To download KB5019980 MSU offline installer, click on the respective link below:

Download Windows 11 KB5019980 for x64-based systems [252.1 MB]

Download Windows 11 KB5019980 for ARM-based systems [349.7 MB]

Download KB5019961 Offline Installers

To download KB5019980 MSU offline installer, click on the respective link below:

Download Windows 11 KB5019961 for x64-based systems [308.4 MB]

Download Windows 11 KB5019961 for ARM-based systems [423.5 MB]

To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will automatically install the update. You can also extract the CAB file from the MSU file and install it.

To download any other updates related to any of the above, please check the Microsoft Catalog.

Windows Update

Perform the following steps to download and install the Patch Tuesday update on your Windows 11 computer:

  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 one of the following updates downloading and installing automatically, depending on your Windows 11 version:

    2022-11 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5019980)
    2022-11 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5019961)

    When installed, click Restart Now to finalize the installation.

    W11 22H2 KB5019980 Restart PC
    Restart the computer to finalize Windows update installation

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.

W11 22H2 KB5019980 Updated
KB5019980 successfully installed on Windows 11 22H2

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

Block KB5019980 or KB5019961 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:

  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. The tool will show available updates to hide. Select the updates you want to block and click Next.

    list of updates to hide
    list of updates to hide
  5. This automatically hides the update from Windows Update and it will not be installed during the next update process. Press the Close button to close.

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.

Final Analysis

Patch Tuesday updates are thoroughly vetted by Microsoft and other Insider users through feedback. Moreover, type C and D updates are also released prior to Patch Tuesday updates to address any remaining issues. Even so, the final update is not without its problems.

Users on Windows 11 21H2 won’t be experiencing any significant problems, but users on version 22H2 might experience slower file transfers, especially if they are large files. If you have to transfer large files, then updating to this build would definitely be a problem for you. However, if it is an occasional transfer of data, then you can use the Robocopy or xCopy cmdlet to get the job done quickly.

Windows 11 Patch Tuesday History

KB ArticleOS VersionBuildRelease DateSignificant ChangesAnnouncement
KB501998022H222621.8198-11-22-Task Manager option added to taskbar’s context menuMicrosoft Announcement of KB5019980
KB501996121H222000.12198-11-22-Task 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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