Microsoft has released a security-related update for all users for the latest Windows 10 version. This time there are no innovations, but many changes that started with the optional update from the end of July.
Content of the optional update July
We previously reported on the most important changes in the optional update from July. This content has now been adopted for Windows 10 with KB5029244 for August Patch Day.
Most of the changes are improvements and bug fixes. Some vulnerabilities have also been fixed. The update starts for users of Windows 10 version 22H2. Windows 10 21H2 will not receive any further updates because regular support has expired. Enterprise and Education editions will continue to receive 21H2 updates.
Among other things, the Windows Autopilot profile and the protection of the Windows kernel have been revised. Crash and printer issues have also been fixed. There are no new functions. Microsoft writes in the Knowledge Base on Patch Day that the following changes have started:
- This update fixes an issue that may affect your computer when you play a game. Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) errors may occur.
- This update fixes an issue affecting certain display and audio devices. They are missing after your system resumes from hibernation.
- This update fixes an issue that may affect some VPN clients. You may not connect.
- This update fixes an issue affecting the Search app. It opens in full-screen mode, blocks additional Start menu actions, and you cannot close it.
- This update fixes an issue affecting the Windows notification platform. Application notifications cannot be sent to you.
- This update fixes an issue impacting hybrid-attached devices. You cannot log into them if they are not connected to the internet. This occurs when using a Windows Hello for Business PIN or biometric credentials. This issue applies to a cloud trust deployment.
- This update affects Windows Autopilot profiles. The Windows Autopilot policy download process is resilient. This is useful when a network connection may not be fully initialized. This update increases retries when trying to download the Windows Autopilot profile.
- This update fixes an issue that could affect Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. They can be closed when devices go into modern standby. Modern Standby is an extension of the Connected Standby power model. This issue occurs when certain features of Bluetooth Smartphone Link are enabled.
- This update fixes an issue affecting event forwarding subscriptions. Adding an event channel to the subscription forwards events you don’t need.
- This update resolves an issue affecting the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) repository. This will result in an installation error. The problem occurs when a device is improperly shut down.
- This update affects user-mode printer drivers. You discharge unexpectedly. This occurs when you print from multiple print queues to the same printer driver.
- This update improves the hints for some letters of the Verdana Pro font family.
- This update affects text editing controls in XAML. You cannot edit the controls after they become read-only. This occurs when using the new Microsoft Input Method Editor for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
- This update fixes an issue that affects a print job. An unexpected IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) mode can cause the print job to end suddenly. This occurs when an Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) driver is present.
- This update fixes a deadlock in Internet Protocol Security (IPsec). If you configure servers with IPsec rules, they become unresponsive. This issue affects virtual and physical servers.
- This update affects the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist DriverSiPolicy.p7b. It adds drivers vulnerable to BYOVD (Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver) attacks.
- This update fixes an issue that causes Windows to fail. This occurs when you use BitLocker on a storage medium with a large sector size.
- This update fixes an issue affecting I/O over Server Message Block (SMB). It may fail if you use the LZ77+Huffman compression algorithm.
Microsoft releases important innovations and optimizations at any time, but always together with security and maintenance updates. The new cycle provides that functions will initially start with the monthly optional updates. Then every user still has the choice of whether he wants to use the update or not.
On the regular Patch Day on the second Tuesday of the month, all the content of the optional update will also be distributed to other users. According to Microsoft, it is not planned to release the new functions to all users at once, but only gradually.
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