Windows 11 KB5027303 and Windows 10 KB5027293 Optional updates available

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Microsoft recently release a new Build 22621.1928 (KB5027303) for Windows 11 version 22H2. This is a non-security update bringing several new features, improvements and bug fixes. Also, Windows 11 update KB5027303 enables Moment 3 features like kernel troubleshooting, the ability to show seconds on the clock in the taskbar, and more. Also, there is a new KB5027293 (OS Build 19045.3155) available for Windows 10 version 22H2 with a number of bug fixes and improvements. Both of these updates are optional you can manually check for and install it or skip it. All these bug fixes and features will be included in the July 2023 Patch Tuesday update, scheduled for release in the second week of next month. Microsoft has also published the direct download links for Windows 11 KB5027303 and Windows 10 KB5027293 offline installers on the Microsoft Catalog blog. Let’s take a closer look at the notable additions and enhancements brought by this update.

Download Windows 11 KB5027303

This is an optional update, Microsoft won’t download or install the update on your system unless you manually click the Download and Install link next to the optional update.

Press Windows key + I to open settings, navigate Windows update and hit check for updates. You will notice this patch is titled “2023-06 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5027303)”.

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Windows 11 KB5027303

Once the update is installed you need to reboot your computer to apply the changes. Also, you can download Windows 11 KB5027303 offline installer here.

If you are looking for Windows 11 ISO get it downloaded from here.

What’s new on Windows 11 KB5027303?

With today’s release, Microsoft enables the Moment 3 feature for Windows 11. Some of the features include a new VPN status icon, a two-factor authentication code copy button, the ability to display seconds on the taskbar clock, support for USB4 hubs, Live Kernel Memory Dumps in Task Manager, Content Adaptive Brightness Control (CABC) for laptops, new Presence sensing setting, and user interface changes.

On a release note, Microsoft explains This update expands the roll out of notification badging for Microsoft accounts on the Start menu.

This update improves the sharing of a local file in File Explorer with Microsoft Outlook contacts.

Today’s update adds a VPN status icon, a small shield, to the system tray.

It displays when you are connected to a recognized VPN profile. The VPN icon will be overlayed in your system’s accent color over the active network connection.

This update provides a copy button for you to quickly copy two-factor authentication (2FA) codes. These are in notification toasts you get from apps installed on your PC or from phones linked to your PC. Note that this feature only works for English.

Microsoft has also added a handy feature for diagnosing network problems by right-clicking the network icon on the taskbar. This will likely make the network troubleshooting process easier for many users.

This update changes the default print screen (prt scr) key behavior. Pressing the print screen key opens the Snipping Tool by default. You can turn off this setting from Settings > Accessibility > Keyboard.

This update replaces the settings for Show the touch keyboard when there’s no keyboard attached. These are located at Settings > Time & Language> Typing > Touch keyboard.

It fixes a registry compatibility issue and an issue with the on-screen keyboard not opening after the computer is locked.

This update also brings fixes several issues such as timeout detection and recovery (TDR) errors while playing games, video flickering in some applications, issues with File Explorer (explorer.exe), and issues with music streaming on some headphones.

You can read the complete changelog Microsoft support here.

Download Windows 10 KB4550945

This is also an optional update, and it won’t download or install automatically. To get the latest fixes and improvements you need to manually check and click on Download and install Windows 10 KB4550945 under the optional update section.

The update will appear as “2023-06 Cumulative Preview Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB4550945 )”. The patch is under the “Optional updates” section of Windows Update.

Press the Windows key + X and select settings. Navigate update & security then windows update and click the download and install link.

Windows 10 KB4550945 update

Once the download and install complete, restart your computer to apply the updates.

Also, you can Download Windows 10 KB4550945 offline installer from the Microsoft server here. If you are looking for Windows 10 ISO here is how to download the Latest windows 10 ISO direct from the Microsoft server.

What’s new on Windows 10 KB4550945?

There are several bug fixes included in this update. For example, Microsoft addresses an issue that causes the on-screen keyboard stops it opening after you lock the machine.

The update fixes a problem that affects all the registry settings under the Policies paths.

They might be deleted. This occurs when you do not rename the local temporary user policy file during Group Policy processing.

Brings a number of new features and improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. For more information, see Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

With this update, you can now authenticate across Microsoft clouds. This feature also satisfies Conditional Access checks if they are needed.

This update improves several simplified Chinese fonts and the Microsoft Pinyin Input Method Editor (IME)

This update addresses an issue that affects a scheduled monthly task. It might not run on time if the next occurrence happens when daylight savings time occurs.

Fix an issue that affects the Spooler service stop working while printing using a certain workspace.

This update addresses an issue that affects a tib.sys driver. It does not load. This occurs when HyperVisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI) is enabled.

This update addresses an issue that affects NCryptGetProperty(). When you call it with NCRYPT_KEY_TYPE_PROPERTY, the system returns 0x1 instead of 0x20. This occurs when the key is a machine key.

This update addresses an issue that affects those who enable the “Smart Card is Required for Interactive Logon” account option. When RC4 is disabled, you cannot authenticate to Remote Desktop Services farms. The error message is, “An authentication error has occurred. The requested encryption type is not supported by the KDC.”

You can read the complete changelog Microsoft support site here.

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