It is the 4th Tuesday of the month, and this means that it is time for Microsoft to release the Type D optional non-security update for its supported Windows operating systems. Microsoft has published KB5030300 for Windows 10 22H2. This is an optional update, which means it will only install if you allow it manually.
If you opt not to install this update, most of the fixes and improvements included in this update will be applied automatically when next month’s Patch Tuesday updates are installed. However, if you do install it, your operating system’s build will be upgraded to 19045.3516.
KB5030300 introduces minor features and improvements to the Windows 10 operating system. The highlight of this update is that it brings back 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. This update also adds animations to a few icons on the news ad interests taskbar button.
You can choose to install this update on your Windows 10 PC today using the direct download link below, or through Windows Update, or wait for October’s Patch Tuesday release when the update will install automatically.
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KB5030300 Release Summary
- KB Article: KB5030300
- OS Version: Windows 10 version 22H2
- Build: 19045.3516
- Size: 767.8 MB (64-Bit)
- Release Date: 26th September 2023
Fixes and Improvements in KB5029331
The following list of fixes and improvements have been implemented with this release:
- This update brings back an improved search box experience on the taskbar.
- This update adds animations to a few icons on the news and interests taskbar button. These animations occur when:
- A new announcement appears on the news and interests taskbar button.
- You hover over or click the icon while the announcement is on the taskbar.
- This update addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Excel. It stops responding when you try to share a file as a PDF in Outlook.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the touch keyboard. Sometimes it does not open.
- This update completes the work to comply with the GB18030-2022 requirements. It removes and remaps characters for Microsoft Wubi input and Microsoft Pinyin U-mode input. You can no longer enter character codepoints that are not supported.
- This update supports daylight saving time (DST) changes in Greenland.
- This update changes the spelling of Ukraine’s capital from Kiev to Kyiv.
- This update addresses an issue that is related to changes in the forwarding of events.
- This update addresses an issue that affects an Application Virtualization (App-V) environment. Copy operations within it stop working. This occurs after you install the April 2023 update.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) certificate. The system reports some SCEP certificate installations as failed. Instead, the system should report them as pending.
- This update addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Print to PDF. It uses the metadata for the name you sign in with as the author of a printed PDF. It should use the display name instead.
- This update addresses an issue that affects some USB printers. Microsoft Defender stops them from printing.
- This update addresses an issue that affects device health. Some devices cannot attest to their security health.
- This update addresses an issue that affects Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC). AppID Tagging policies might greatly increase how long it takes your device to start up.
- This update addresses an issue that affects IMEPad. It stops working. This occurs when you enter end-user-defined characters (EUDC).
- This update addresses an issue that affects application compatibility. It is related to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
- This update addresses an issue that affects Remote Apps. The display of some elements is not aligned correctly.
- This update addresses an issue that affects toast notifications. They might not appear when you use UI Automation tools to read them.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC). It has a handle leak. Because of this, the system runs out of memory.
- This update addresses an issue that might cause a user-mode memory leak. It might occur when you call CopyFile() or MoveFile().
- This update addresses an issue that might make Windows stop responding. This might occur if you use Microsoft OneDrive files that are compressed by NTFS.
- This update addresses an issue that affects external binding. It fails.
- This update addresses a known issue that affects ClickOnce. Apps that you used ClickOnce to deploy might begin to prompt for installation.
With these fixes and improvements to Windows 10, Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues with this release.
Download and install Windows 10 KB5030300
This optional non-security 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 Windows 10 version 22H2 PC, 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.
Once ensured you have the right OS version, perform the following steps to install KB5030300:
Navigate to the following:
Settings app >> Update and Security >> Windows Update
Here, click “Check for updates.”
Click “Download and install” under the available optional update.
You will see the following update available under Optional quality update available:
2023-09 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64/x86-based Systems (KB5030300)
Once the update is downloaded and installed, click “Restart Now.”
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.
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 KB5030300 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.
Press 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.
Optional preview updates are published so they can be tested by the end users. Upon feedback, Microsoft may or may not make changes to the update before releasing it for every Windows 10 22H2 user in next month’s Patch Tuesday update.
After having tested KB5030300, we believe that it is safe for installation. However, if your Windows device is critical, or part of a production environment, it is always safer to install the matured Windows update.
Windows 10 optional non-security update history
|KB Article||OS Versions||Build||Release Date||Significant Changes||Announcement|
|KB5031445||22H2||19045.3636||26-Oct-23||Fixes Outlook non-responsiveness, fixes WDAC, robocopy issues||Microsoft Announcement of KB5031445|
|KB5030300||22H2||19045.3516||26-Sep-23||– Improved search box experience|
– Animations to icons in news and interests
|Microsoft Announcement of KB5030300|
|KB5029331||22H2||19045.3393||22-Aug-23||– Improvements to location detection|
– Expands rollout of notification badging for Microsoft accounts
|Microsoft Announcement of KB5029331|
|KB5028244||22H2||19045.3271||25-Jul-23||-Fixes TDR error during gameplay|
– Audio and video device fixes
– Fix for VPN client connectivity issue
|Microsoft Announcement of KB5028244|
|KB5027293||22H2||19045.3155||27-Jun-23||– New features and improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint|
– Several other fixes
|Microsoft Announcement of KB5027293|
|KB5026435||22H2||19045.3031||23-May-23||– Fixes issue with speech recognition, improves the search experience and shows up to 3 high-priority toast notifications.|
– Introduces a new issue with 32-bit apps; intermittent copying, attaching, and moving problems.
|Microsoft Announcement of KB5026435|
|KB5025297||22H2||19045.2913||25-Apr-23||Sync language and region settings to Microsoft account, a plethora of other fixes||Microsoft Announcement of KB5025297|
|KB5023773||22H2, 21H2, 20H2||1904X.2788||21-Mar-22||Fixes issues with USB printers||Microsoft Announcement of KB5023773|