Windows 10 KB5023773, which includes numerous enhancements and bug fixes, is currently making its way to production PCs. This update is completely voluntary and will not be applied mechanically. The only safe place to get the offline installer for KB5023773 is from Windows Update or the Microsoft Update Catalog.
Users are encouraged to only install KB5023773 if they require the updated bug fixes it provides. While the optional update is considerably more secure than the preview builds provided to Windows Insider Program users, it is still recommended that users wait for the mandatory Patch Tuesday updates.
The improvements made to USB printers are the most notable aspect of the cumulative update. Microsoft has patched an issue that could cause USB printers to fail, according to the company’s official release notes. The company has acknowledged a flaw in Windows 10 that incorrectly identified these USB printers as multimedia devices.
To identify this update, look for “2023-03 Cumulative Preview Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5023773)” in your system’s update history. The fix can be found in Windows Update’s “Optional updates.” However, if you haven’t rejected the Windows 11 upgrade offer, the update won’t be installed.
In addition, the fact that the near-term Instead of the usual third week, monthly optional updates will be released in the fourth week. The “C, D” updates for Windows 11 and 10 have been replaced by the “fourth-week optional update” due to a change in Microsoft’s Windows Update schedule.
Download Links for Windows 10 KB5023773
Download Links for Windows 10 Update KB5023773: Both x64 and x86 (32-bit) systems.
Windows 10 KB5023773 (Build 19045.2788) Full Changelog
This revision addresses multiple issues. Microsoft, for instance, has resolved an issue that previously affected the ms-appinstaller URI. The DesktopAppInstaller setting is now available.
This update corrects an issue that could have adverse effects on the Remote Procedure Call Service (rpcss.exe). This issue has the potential to cause incompatibility between the DCOM and the RPC endpoint mapper in Microsoft.
The latest version of the Microsoft HTML Application Host (HTA) includes a patch for a recently discovered bug. Code that depends on Microsoft HTA cannot run because of this flaw. When you turn on enforced mode for User Mode Code Integrity (UMCI) in Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC), this occurs.
All of the critical enhancements and bug fixes are detailed below:
- There was a bug in Desired State Configuration that has now been corrected with the update. It returns to its factory settings. When metaconfig.mof is unavailable, this error occurs.
- There was an issue with some printers, but Microsoft has resolved it. Windows printers that rely on the GDI have had a bug that could cause unexpected results fixed. These drivers, however, are not compliant with GDI requirements.
- This revision addresses an issue with the SCEP certificate and is therefore recommended for all users. The system incorrectly indicates that the installation of some SCEP certificates has failed. They should be marked as “pending” instead by the system.
- The PIN credential icon for Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) has been updated by Microsoft to fix a bug. A third-party display won’t show it when asking for credentials. This occurs when the laptop is closed and connected to the monitor.
- The Windows App SDK (WinUI 3) has had another bug fixed that impacted software that used the Windows UI Library.
- SharedPC account manager now functions correctly, and users can delete multiple accounts at once.
- The issue where lsass.exe would hang up after querying a domain controller via Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) has been resolved.
Users have recently reported Windows 10 March 2023 Update Issues, with some users reporting Blue Screen of Death after installing the update. The optional update may cause similar problems, so you may want to hold off on installing it until the April 2023 Updates are available.