Windows 10 KB5009596 is now available with new features and improvements
Windows 10 KB5009596 was released and it actually comes with a new feature which will help you migrate to Windows 11. Additionally, the optional Windows 10 update also includes a bunch of general improvements and fixes, including a fix for an issue where all devices Bluetooth .
KB5009596 is an optional update and it is much safer than the preview versions offered as part of the program Windows Insider. You should install the optional update if you’re having issues with your Windows 10 installation and can’t wait for the mandatory February Patch Tuesday rollout.
The main highlight of the latest optional update is support for a new feature called “Sync your settings”. This backup feature lets you keep a list of installed apps in your Microsoft account, so you can easily restore those apps after migrating to Windows 11 on the same or another device.
This feature is apparently part of the company’s effort to ease migration to Windows 11 and it will be rolling out to everyone in the coming weeks. Additionally, a bug has been fixed where Get-TPM PowerShell (command to verify information TPM for Windows 11) will fail with a “0x80090011” error message.
Like the rest of the updates, there are two ways to install today’s optional release – Windows Update and Microsoft Update Catalog. If the traditional Windows Update path does not work, you can always find the KB package on the Microsoft Update Catalog in your browser and click “Download” to get the offline installer.
The updates of Windows 10 are offered for different architectures, so make sure you download the correct version. Once you have identified the offline installer, simply click the “Download” button.
You will see a new pop-up window with a link to .msu. Your download will not start if you click the link directly in the Chrome browser. To download the offline installer using Chrome or similar browser, copy the .msu link and open it in another browser tab.
This step is necessary because the Microsoft Update Catalog still uses an insecure HTTP connection for download links which are now blocked in Chrome. If you’re using Edge, a single click should be enough to download the package.
Windows 10 KB5009596 (Build 19044.1503) Full Changelog
Microsoft is updating the News & Interests taskbar widget with a new feature that will allow users to directly manage their Microsoft Edge profiles. As always, you can manage the Edge profile from the News & Interests tab in the browser.
In terms of bug fixes, Windows 10 Build 19044.1503 fixed an issue where the UI automation feature could break the Outlook desktop client. Also, Microsoft fixed an issue where the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) could stop working properly when you enable fast startup.
A bug has been fixed where some apps could crash with the Pen Haptics API. Another bug has been fixed where a device reports as not compliant with Conditional Access.
Also, Microsoft fixed an issue that could stop printing and printers will print wrong output if using USB on Windows 10 version 2004 or later. Another issue has been fixed with certain surround sound playback in Microsoft Edge, particularly when browsing platforms such as Netflix.
The Windows 10 update also fixes an issue affecting the Remote Desktop screen, especially when your software uses Advanced Video Coding (AVC).
Other bug fixes and improvements included in the update:
- Internet Explorer has been updated with a new banner that will remind users of its pre-announced retirement schedule.
- Microsoft fixed a performance issue that caused a crash in vpnike.dll and rasmans.dll.
- Microsoft has fixed a critical bug that crashes the operating system with a vague error message: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
- In addition to Windows 10 Cumulative Update, Microsoft has also released Windows 11 Update with similar improvements and features.