After a long break, Microsoft finally released a new cumulative update KB5034123 for all Windows 11 users (22H2 and 23H2). This update, along with its regular fixes and improvements, adds a richer weather experience to your lock screen. The new weather experience will be dynamic and interactive where hovering over it shows more information and clicking on it will open detailed weather info in the Edge browser. Some of the other important things fixed in this update include but are not limited to ActiveX, auto shutdown, issues with smart card, etc.
Being a cumulative update, the update will be installed automatically. You don’t have to do anything. However, to install it on an offline computer or when Windows update is causing issues, use the link below to download the KB5034123 offline installer and install it like any other software.
Download KB5034123 Offline Installer
For users who prefer to download the KB5034123 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 KB5034123 update.
- The coming weeks will bring a richer weather experience to your lock screen. This includes dynamic, interactive weather updates. So, as you hover over the weather on your lock screen, you will see more information. When you tap or click on the weather card and sign in, Microsoft Edge opens with the full forecast in MSN weather. If you already use Weather in Settings > Personalization > lock screen > Lock screen status, there is nothing for you to do. Also, this new experience will be on by default if Lock screen status is set to “None.” Like today, lock screen status will be available when you lock your screen no matter which personalization option you select (Windows spotlight, Picture, or Slideshow).
- This update addresses an issue that affects the ActiveX scroll bar. It does not work in IE mode.
- This update addresses an issue that causes your device to shut down after 60 seconds. This occurs when you use a smart card to authenticate on a remote system.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the display of a smart card icon. The icon does not appear when you sign in. This occurs when there are multiple certificates on the smart card.
- This update addresses a known issue that might affect some Wi-Fi adapters. They might not connect to some networks. This might occur after you install KB5032288 or KB5033375. This issue is more likely to occur if the Wi-Fi networks use 802.1x to authenticate. It is not likely that home networks will have this issue.