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Windows 10 KB5025221 released, how to download the major bug fixes

The update to Windows 10 (KB5025221) has been released. Not much appears to have changed with the April 2023 cumulative update for Windows, but the update does include numerous bug fixes. If you’d rather not use Windows Update and instead perform a manual installation of Windows 10, Microsoft has provided download links for offline installers of KB5023696.

KB5025221 for Windows 10 is a safety update that will be downloaded and installed automatically unless the Windows Update settings have been altered. You shouldn’t expect any major changes or additions in this release, as these’security’ updates don’t include any of that.

Officials from Microsoft have confirmed that printing features will undergo significant revisions in the Windows 10 April 2023 Update. The patch eliminates the problem with USB-based devices. The system incorrectly identifies USB printers as multimedia devices, leading to user confusion because printers are not multimedia devices.

Windows Update is currently disseminating this patch. Visit for the download. Settings > Changes & Safety Measures > Update for Windows. In the end, select the “Go over the latest updates click the” Your PC has a unique update if you’re running Windows 11. Microsoft has released Knowledge Base articles for Windows 11 on 22H2 hardware.

Today, when you check for updates on Windows 10, you will see the following:

Windows 10 x64-based systems: cumulative update (KB5025221) for version 22H2 (2023-04)

Or

Windows 10 Version 21H2 x64-based Systems 2023-04 Cumulative Update (KB5025221)

Links to Direct Downloads of Windows 10 KB5025221: Both x64 and x86-64 (32 bits).

KB5025221 (Build 19045.2728) Full Changelog

The Windows 10 April 2023 update introduces numerous changes.

The ms-appinstaller URI is undergoing maintenance by Microsoft. For the uninitiated, URIs are the OS-level URls that direct programs like the Settings app to a specific page.

Today’s change improves compatibility between ms-appinstaller URI and the DesktopAppInstaller policy. Microsoft has also addressed numerous bugs to improve performance and reduce problems with system apps.

KB5025221 Windows Update
Windows Update searching for new updates | Photo: TheWindowsFan.com

The update also includes a fix for a critical bug in the rpcss.exe program. Microsoft has patched a critical bug it calls a “race condition” that could cause performance issues when the two services interacted.

All of the major issues that have been addressed in this Windows 10 update are detailed below.

  • The update fixes a bug that was affecting Desired State Configuration. Because of this, the system was unable to retrieve its previous settings.
  • When using printers that rely on Windows’ GDI, users will no longer experience compatibility issues.
  • Microsoft has also released fixes for SCEP problems, specifically those that prevented certificates from being installed.
  • Windows has caused issues with FIDO2 (Fast Identity Online 2.0) integration on occasion. The result was that the PIN credential icon never showed up in the credentials menu.
  • Microsoft has made a number of changes to the WinAppSDK in Windows 11 that will benefit programs that make use of the Windows UI Library. These applications, for instance, should now be able to print.
  • The SharedPC account manager has been updated by Microsoft to fix bugs and remove user accounts.
  • Finally, we were able to fix an issue where lsass.exe was unresponsive. Because this function made an LDAP query to a domain controller, Windows logins may have been compromised.

Microsoft also reminded us that Windows 10 versions 20H2 and 21H2 will no longer receive feature or non-security updates. From now on, only the monthly “B” or Update Tuesday release of cumulative security patches will be made available for these computers.

What are the known issues in April 11 update?

After installing updates released on January 10, 2023, and later, Microsoft is aware of an issue affecting kiosk device profiles with auto log-on enabled.

Due to these patches, affected devices will continue to display the login screen after Autopilot has finished provisioning.

Microsoft Edge Legacy also has another known issue. Microsoft has stated in the official release notes that Microsoft Edge Legacy will not be removed from installations made with a custom ISO image.

This means you may still be able to use the older, vulnerable version of Microsoft Edge if you haven’t upgraded yet. If, following the update, you find Microsoft Edge Legacy in the Start menu, you can correct this erroneous behavior by downloading and installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge.

If you upgrade to Windows 10 and install Chromium Edge, it will replace your current browser without you having to do anything.

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