For Windows 10 v22H2 users, Microsoft released a cumulative update KB5029244 with several security fixes and general improvements. In fact, this is the first security update of August 2023. Being a cumulative update, it includes fixes from the previous optional update KB5028244. Specifically, the update improves Windows Autopilot profiles, Win32, and Universal Windows Platform apps, font rendering, and resolves issues with text edit controls in XAML, particularly when using the Microsoft Input Method Editor for certain languages. Other fixes include but are not limited to the printing experience and deadlock issues in Internet Protocol Security (IPsec).
As for the security fixes, Microsoft didn’t say much other than ‘miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality.’ Likely, the security fixes are general in nature.
All in all, the KB5029244 is a pretty busy update with security fixes and general improvements. Being a mandatory cumulative update, it will be installed automatically on all support Windows 10 computers. Alternatively, you can also download the KB5029244 offline installer with the link provided below and install it manually. Manual installation is helpful in case of problems with Windows Update or when you want to install the update on an offline computer.
Download KB5029244 offline installer
For users who prefer to download the KB5029244 offline installer, you can find it at the following link:
Once downloaded, double-click on the installer and follow the installation wizard to complete the installation process. Once done, reboot the computer to apply the changes. After rebooting you can enjoy all the goodness of the KB5029244 update.
- This update makes miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality. No additional issues were documented for this release.
General improvements and fixes from KB5028244
- This update addresses an issue that affects the Windows Notification Platform. It fails to send notifications from applications to you.
- This update addresses an issue that affects hybrid joined devices. You cannot sign in to them if they are not connected to the internet. This occurs when you use a Windows Hello for Business PIN or biometric credentials. This issue applies to a cloud trust deployment.
- This update affects Windows Autopilot profiles. The process to download the Windows Autopilot policy is more resilient. This helps when a network connection might not be fully initialized. This update increases the retry attempts when you try to download the Windows Autopilot profile.
- This update addresses an issue that might affect Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. They might close when devices enter Modern Standby. Modern Standby is an expansion of the Connected Standby power model. This issue occurs if certain Bluetooth Phone Link features are turned on.
- This update addresses an issue that affects Event Forwarding Subscriptions. When you add an Event Channel to the subscription, it forwards events you do not need.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) repository. This causes an installation error. The issue occurs when a device does not shut down properly.
- This update affects user mode printer drivers. They unload unexpectedly. This occurs when you print from multiple print queues to the same printer driver.
- This update enhances hinting for some of the letters of the Verdana Pro font family.
- This update affects text edit controls in XAML. You cannot edit the controls again after they become read only. This occurs when you use the new Microsoft Input Method Editor for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
- This update addresses an issue that affects a printing job. An unexpected Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) mode switch can cause the print job to abruptly stop. This occurs when there is an independent hardware vendor (IHV) driver.
- This update makes Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles up to date.
- This update addresses a deadlock in Internet Protocol Security (IPsec). When you configure servers with IPsec rules, they stop responding. This issue affects virtual and physical servers.
- This update affects the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist, DriverSiPolicy.p7b. It adds drivers that are at risk for Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) attacks.
- This update addresses an issue that causes Windows to fail. This occurs when you use BitLocker on a storage medium that has a large sector size.
- This update addresses an issue that affects I/O over Server Message Block (SMB). It might fail when you use the LZ77+Huffman compression algorithm.