Windows 11 KB5010386 released with speed boost and more
Windows 11 KB5010386 is now rolling out to production channel users (not part of any beta group) and it’s a pretty big cumulative update. Additionally, the company has released offline installers of Windows 11 KB5010386 and these msu installers can be used by anyone to manually upgrade systems.
The Patch Tuesday update contains all fixes from the previous optional update and also includes security fixes. The windows 11 update Patch Tuesday fixes a bug that could cause your devices to run slower. This is the case if you skipped the last optional update released at the end of January.
As you probably know, Microsoft delivered Windows 11 to millions of users with a bug that could slow write/read speed. Although these issues were supposedly fixed with the January 2022 Cumulative Update, some people have complained about the slowness of the player even after installation.
With the update of Windows 11 February 2022, Microsoft has finally released a full fix for performance issues. In the changelog, Microsoft explained that it fixed a performance regression bug that occurred on some configurations when you enabled the Update Sequence Number (USN) log.
2022-02 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5010386)
Download links for Windows 11 KB5010386
Direct download links from Windows 11 : 64 bit.
Windows 11 Important Changelog KB5010386 (Build 22000.493)
- Fixes many security issues, including an issue that blocks the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) from working.
- Introduces help feature support, based on Microsoft Bing technologies and used to recommend relevant help topics for each Windows settings page.
- An annoying bug has been fixed where the operating system shows outdated battery percentages for connected Bluetooth devices.
- Fixed an issue preventing some image editing programs from rendering colors correctly on some high dynamic range displays.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue affecting the taskbar auto-hide feature of Windows 11.
As mentioned at the beginning, Microsoft has fixed issues with the USN Journal, which is a feature that records changes made to files on your drive. A bug in the USN configuration is apparently related to SSD performance issues, and installing the patch should significantly boost write speeds.
Microsoft says it’s also made a change that would provide better low-light response on all supported devices. According to the changelog, a major issue has also been fixed with HDR monitors not being able to recover colors.
Addressed another issue where the OS audio service would stop responding on certain configurations. Likewise, Microsoft fixed an issue where the app icon appears in the taskbar when apps are not running. The company fixed a bug where the volume icon in the taskbar appeared as muted.
Windows 11 Build 22000.493 fixed a bug where the volume icon in the taskbar appeared as muted.
- Fixed an issue that caused rendering issues in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
- Fixed an issue preventing strings from being entered in the Input Method Editor (IME).
- Fixed an issue that blocked the audio service in Windows 11 and affected hardware-accelerated Bluetooth audio.
- Fixed issues with VPN profiles.
- Fixed issues affecting applications written to work with Azure Active Directory (AAD).
Improvements for the Settings app
With the February 2022 Update, applying the settings of Windows 11 benefits from new improvements and will include a new way to manage Microsoft subscriptions. Users will be able to manage Office subscriptions or personal Xbox Game Pass subscription directly from Settings > Accounts > Your Microsoft account.
As you can see in the screenshot above, Windows 11 can now view your active subscriptions and payment history. Other features include rewards and what you’ll find on the Microsoft account webpage.
Additionally, Microsoft is adding a new “Help With” section to all pages of the Settings app. This would allow users to learn more about the feature on Bing.
Microsoft is not currently aware of any critical issues in this release, but you should watch out for a weird bug where recent emails may not show up in Outlook desktop app search results. This bug affects POP, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft 365 accounts.
There is always a possibility that Windows update may break your device. In the past, some updates have caused major issues, including blue screen of death errors and problems running certain apps.
If you notice any issues after the update has been deployed, you can uninstall the update and restore your device to its previous state by following these steps:
- Open “Settings”.
- From the “Windows Settings” page, open the Updates and Security page.
- Find the “View update history” page.
- Locate the package and click on the uninstall button.