Microsoft is releasing update KB5022834 for Windows 10 on February 20, 2023, as part of the monthly Patch Tuesday security snapshot. Microsoft is continuing to put its money where its mouth is by betting on Windows 11 and beyond, so this release is focused on fixing bugs. Microsoft has also made the update available on MCU, making it simple to locate offline installers for Windows 10 KB5022834.
KB5022834 is a Patch Tuesday update that does not include any particularly noteworthy new features, but it does include a number of important fixes and enhancements. For instance, the February 2023 Patch Tuesday is a major release because Microsoft has bundled all of the improvements from the January 2023 preview.
So, what’s new with Windows 10 now that it’s at its newest version? According to the release notes and our testing, a new update is coming to the Windows Settings app that enables OneDrive integration. When your online space gets too full, warnings will be triggered.
Microsoft is also making it possible to upgrade your OneDrive storage capacity right from the Windows Settings interface. With regards to the taskbar, the update also includes some significant changes. According to Microsoft, problems that cause Explorer and the taskbar to stop responding have been resolved in the February 2023 update for Windows 10.
Any computer running Windows 10 20H2 or later can download and install this update. Build 19045.2546 is available for 22H2 users. Those of you still using Windows 10 21H2 will receive Build 19044.2546. Today’s build for 20H2 is 19042.2546.
(An identical update for Windows 11 is also available.) The KB5022845 update is available for users of Windows 11 22H2. This update (KB5022836) is for Windows 11 21H2 (the initial release).
Today, when you check for updates on Windows 10, you may see either of the following:
Windows 10 x64 Cumulative Update, Version 22H2 (KB5022834), 2023-02
Update cumulative for Windows 10 version 21H2 on x64-based systems (KB5022834), released 2023-02
Download Links for Windows 10 KB5022834
Microsoft Update for Windows 10: KB5022834 Hyperlinks to Instant Downloads: x86 and x64 (64-bit) systems..
The update package can be downloaded safely through Microsoft Update Catalog, which can be accessed through the aforementioned link. The MCU portal has been updated so that Chrome users can access the download links without issue.
To install the update, simply double-click the.msu file you downloaded.
Windows 10 KB5022834 (Build 19045.2486) Full Changelog
After more than 27 years, Internet Explorer has been officially removed from Windows as of today’s update. After 26 years and ten months, on June 15, 2022, Internet Explorer was officially discontinued. It was first released on August 15, 1995, and today marks its final day of support for Microsoft’s Windows operating system.
Internet Explorer came standard on all Windows computers back in the early 2000s. Desktop computers at the time typically came preloaded with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser. Bundling Internet Explorer with Windows was a hit despite the backlash it received from some users.
Windows 10 version 20.0.2023.0 was the last release to support the discontinued Internet Explorer. Officials from Microsoft have stated that a server-side update to Microsoft Edge will ensure a trouble-free upgrade.
Improved Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) authentication means signing in now always works with Windows 10 Build 19045.2486. The update also includes a fix for Windows Search issues, which should address the underlying issue where the operating system prevents users from signing in or out.
Microsoft is working to resolve an issue where the DNS suffix search list was broken, potentially leaving out the parent domain.
Windows 10 Version 19045.2486 has been updated to fix the following issues:
- Resolved an issue wherein activating Task View would cause the desktop to become unresponsive.
- An issue that degraded a portion of memory has been resolved.
- The problem with Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) user mode policy has been resolved.
- Edge now prints properly in landscape orientation.
- The problem with Resilient File System (ReFS) MSba not functioning properly or causing excessive nonpaged pool usage has been resolved.
- The problem has been fixed, and now you can learn more about configuring the Windows diagnostic data processor.
Windows 10 20H2 and 21H2 supported editions will also no longer receive optional non-security updates from Microsoft. As Microsoft continues to develop Windows 11, support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be limited to monthly security updates (the “B” or Tuesday release).