Windows 10 KB5034843 Cumulative Update Released With Direct URL Sharing Through Windows Share

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Better late than never; Microsoft has released KB5034843 for Windows 10 22H2 a few days later than anticipated. This is an optional cumulative Type D update that you need to install manually. This update includes a new feature for the Windows OS as well as some fixes.

Installing KB5034843 will upgrade the OS build to 19045.4123.

After installing this KB article, users can share URLs through other apps, like WhatsApp, Gmail, etc., through the Windows Share facility. This will eliminate the need to copy a URL, open the app, and send it to another person.

KB5034843 can be installed through Windows Update or using the direct download links provided below.

What’s new in KB5034843

The following list of improvements and fixes are included in this release:

  • Using Windows Share, you can now directly share URLs to apps like WhatsApp, Gmail, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Sharing to X (formerly Twitter) is coming soon.
  • This update affects games you install on a secondary drive. Now, they remain installed on the drive.
  • This update affects the Windows Backup app. It will no longer show on the user interface in regions where the app is not supported.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Azure Virtual Desktop sessions. There are delays when you sign in.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Azure Virtual Desktop virtual machines. At random, they restart. This occurs because of an access violation in lsass.exe.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Windows Hello for Business. You cannot use it to authenticate to Microsoft Entra ID on certain apps. This occurs when you use Web Access Management (WAM).
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge. The UI is wrong for Internet Options Data Settings.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME). It fails to work for custom desktops.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Remote Desktop Web Authentication. You might not be able to connect to sovereign cloud endpoints.

With these improvements, there are also a few known issues with this release.

Known issues

Microsoft is aware of the following issues with this release:

  • Icon alignment issues with Copilot

    When you open Windows Copilot, the desktop icons get randomly rearranged with no sorting order and spread across the screen. This issue only occurs with systems in a multimonitor setup. You can take solace in the fact that the icons are reverted to their original places when you close Copilot.

    At the moment, there is no workaround for this issue. However, Microsoft has disabled Copilot in Preview on devices that have been using a multi-monitor configuration.

  • Copilot will not work if the taskbar is positioned vertically

    If you have moved the taskbar to the left or the right side of the screen and is now in a vertical position, Copilot will be inaccessible.

    At the moment, the only workaround for this issue is moving the taskbar to a horizontal position, which is either at the top of the screen or the bottom.

To learn more about this update, refer to the KB5034843 Release Notes.

Download and install KB5034843

You can download and install KB5034843 from Windows Update, or using the direct download links below.

To install the update from Windows Update on a Windows 10 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
KB5034843Windows 10 22H2x64
Download KB5034843 for Windows 10 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.

KB5034843 installed successfully
KB5034843 installed successfully

Windows 10 optional non-security update history

KB ArticleOS VersionsBuildRelease DateSignificant ChangesAnnouncement
KB503697922H219045.435523-Apr-24Microsoft account notifications in Settings Home, lock screen widget improvements, faster and smaller future Windows updates.Microsoft Announcement of KB5036979
KB503594122H219045.423926-Mar-24More info on the lock screen, Windows Spotlight as default backgroundMicrosoft Announcement of KB5035941
KB503484322H219045.412329-Feb-24Share URLs through Windows Share using other apps, like WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.Microsoft Announcement of KB5034843
KB503144522H219045.363626-Oct-23Fixes Outlook non-responsiveness, fixes WDAC, robocopy issuesMicrosoft Announcement of KB5031445
KB503030022H219045.351626-Sep-23– Improved search box experience
– Animations to icons in news and interests
Microsoft Announcement of KB5030300
KB502933122H219045.339322-Aug-23– Improvements to location detection
– Expands rollout of notification badging for Microsoft accounts
Microsoft Announcement of KB5029331
KB502824422H219045.327125-Jul-23-Fixes TDR error during gameplay
– Audio and video device fixes
– Fix for VPN client connectivity issue
Microsoft Announcement of KB5028244
KB502729322H219045.315527-Jun-23– New features and improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
– Several other fixes
Microsoft Announcement of KB5027293
KB502643522H219045.303123-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
KB502529722H219045.291325-Apr-23Sync language and region settings to Microsoft account, a plethora of other fixesMicrosoft Announcement of KB5025297
KB502377322H2, 21H2, 20H21904X.278821-Mar-22Fixes issues with USB printersMicrosoft Announcement of KB5023773
Changelog for Windows 10 Optional Non-security Preview 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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