Microsoft has released the April 2023 non-security preview update for Windows 10 version 22H2. The build number of this preview update is 19045.2913 (KB5025297). It includes several improvements and some bug fixes.
Here is the change log:
- new! This update adds the ability to sync language and region settings when you change your Microsoft account display language or regional format. If you have turned on synchronization of language preferences in your Windows Backup settings, Windows will save these settings to your account.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Microsoft Edge IE mode. Pop-up windows open in the background instead of the foreground.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Edge IE mode. The tab window manager stops responding.
- This update changes app icons for certain mobile providers.
- This update fixes an issue affecting the Chinese input method. You may not see all of the previously suggested items.
- This update affects Xbox Elite users who have an Xbox Adaptive Controller. This update applies your controller’s remapping preferences to the desktop.
- This update fixes an issue that could affect News and Interests. It may flash on the taskbar and File Explorer may stop responding.
- new! This update changes the firewall settings. You can now configure application group roles.
- This update affects the Islamic Republic of Iran. The update supports the government’s Daylight Savings Time change order from 2022.
- The update fixes an issue that sends users unexpected password expiration notices. This happens when you configure an account to use “Require smart card for interactive login” and set “Enable rule of expiring NTLM secret”.
- This update fixes an issue that affects the execution of the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). It may stop responding. This causes the machine to restart. The error is 0xc0000005 (STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION).
- This update fixes an issue that affects protected content. When you minimize a window that contains content, content appears when it shouldn’t. This happens when you are using Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview.
- This update fixes an issue that affects provisioning packages. They fail to apply in certain situations when elevation is required.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Mobile Device Management (MDM) users. The problem prevents you from printing. This is caused by an exception.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Windows Defender Application Control. A policy that prevents software from using a hash rule may not prevent software from running.
- This update fixes an issue that occurs when you use a PIN to sign in to Windows Hello for Business. Signing into Remote Desktop Services may fail. The error message is, “The application is not supported”.
- This update fixes an issue that could affect the keyboard layout when you sign in to a console session. The setting can be reset to the system default. This happens when you lock your machine or have multiple keyboard layouts in the settings.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Microsoft Edge WebView2. This problem can cause an infinite loop when you try to restart its process.
- This update fixes an issue that affects administrator account lockout policies. The resulting set of GPArsult and Policy did not report them.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Active Directory users and computers. It stops responding. This happens when you use the TaskPad view to enable or disable several items at once.
- This update fixes an issue that affects the Unified Write Filter (UWF). When you turn it off using a call to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), your device may stop responding.
- This update fixes an issue that affects the Resilient File System (ReFS). A stop error prevents the OS from starting properly.
- This update fixes an issue that affects MySQL commands. Commands fail on Windows Xenon containers.
- This update fixes an issue that affects SMB Direct. Endpoints may not be available on systems using multibyte character sets.
- This update fixes an issue that affects apps that use DirectX on older Intel graphics drivers. You may receive an error from apphelp.dll.
If you have previously installed updates, only the new updates included in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.
Windows 10 Servicing Stack Update – 19045.2905
This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates. Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) ensures that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft updates.
Devices with a Windows installation created from custom offline media or a custom ISO image may have Microsoft Edge Legacy removed by this update, but not automatically replaced by the new Microsoft Edge. This issue is only encountered when creating custom offline media or ISO images by slipstreaming the update to the image without first installing a standalone servicing stack update (SSU) released on or after March 29, 2021. go
Note that devices that connect directly to Windows Update to receive updates are not affected. This includes devices that use Windows Update for Business. Any device connecting to Windows Update should always receive the latest version of SSU and the latest Cumulative Update (LCU) without any additional steps.
To avoid this issue, be sure to slipstream the SSU released on March 29, 2021 or later to a custom offline media or ISO image before slipstreaming the LCU. To do this with the shared SSU and LCU packages now used for Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows 10, version 2004, you will need to extract the SSU from the shared package. Use the following steps to extract the SSU:
- Extract the cab from MSU via this command line (using the package for KB5000842 for example): Windows10.0-KB5000842-x64.msu /f:Windows10.0-KB5000842-x64.cab
- Extract the SSU from the previously extracted cab via this command line: Windows10.0-KB5000842-x64.cab /f:*
- You will then have an SSU cab, in this example named SSU-19041.903-x64.cab. Slipstream this file into your offline image first, then LCU.
If you’ve already encountered this issue by installing the OS using infected custom media, you can mitigate it by directly installing the new Microsoft Edge. If you need to deploy the new Microsoft Edge for business at scale, see Download and deploy Microsoft Edge for business.
You can. See the changelog here. Keep in mind that older versions of Windows 10 are no longer receiving feature and enhancement updates and will only receive security patches from now on.