Microsoft rolled out March 2022 Patch Tuesday update yesterday, which comes in the form of KB5011487 to Windows 10 devices running version 21H2 or older.
This update has very few new features and fixes a lot of bugs aroused in previous updates. These include the ability to share cookies between Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge and patching printing issues triggered in previous versions.
Windows 10 March 2022 Patch Tuesday Update
Microsoft rolled out its latest Patch Tuesday update for this month, following the routine just yesterday. This update for Windows 10 is named KB5011487 and is available to systems running Windows 10 21H2 or older. This update is also available for much older systems running on Enterprise or Education Editions.
But, Windows 10 2004 isn’t supported since Microsoft has stopped supporting it last year. So, in its course, the Windows 10 March 2022 Patch Tuesday update brings a lot of bug fixes to all previous updates, including the optional updates and pending security updates.
If you’re interested, go to the Windows Update center and Check for Updates. You should see a cumulative update with Build number 19042.1586 available for Windows 10 20H2 and slightly different build numbers for different Windows 10 versions.
If not, you can directly download the Windows 10 KB5011487 here: 64-bit and 32-bit (x86).
This update also brings a few features, like the ability to share cookies between Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge and support letting users add and remove non-volatile memory (NVMe) namespaces.
And in terms of fixing bugs, Windows 10 KB5011487 addresses a memory leak bug in the wmipicmp.dll, unresponsive Windows search service when using the proximity operator, improper cleanup of DDE objects, and broken printing features for some low integrity process apps. Here’s the full list of fixes brought by Microsoft in this update;
- Fixed an issue where Get-TPM PowerShell command doesn’t work and fails to report Trusted Platform Module (TPM) information correctly.
- Fixed an issue where certificate enrollment fails.
- Fixed an issue that affects apps written to only integrate with Azure Active Directory.
- Fixed a reliability issue that affects the use of the Remote Desktop app.
- Fixed an issue where screen readers are unable to recognize the back button.
- Fixed an issue that might cause BitLocker to affect the virtual machine environment.
- Fixed an issue where users cannot unload and reload drivers when using HVCI.
- Fixed a memory leak bug in the Redirected Drive Buffering Subsystem (RDBSS).