Microsoft released the February 2023 Cumulative Update (KB5022905) to all the Windows 11 22H2 versions and supported Windows 10 versions, calling it as the C update.

Since it contains no major security fixes, it’s optional for the users to download it. Well, Microsoft makes it interesting with 13 bug fixes and enhancements, which you may need to try on. Some of these include an advanced auto-learning feature for facial recognition, bug fixes in the IE mode of Edge browser, etc.

Windows 11 KB5022905 Update

As a part of its routine, Microsoft rolled out the third update (also known as C update) for the month of February 2023 – named KB5022905, for eligible Windows 11 and Windows 10 machines.

It contains 13 bug fixes and improvements – aimed at solving the current issues and enhancing some of the existing features. One among them includes the addition of advanced auto-learning for facial recognition while fixing bugs in IE mode issue – where users complained about text disappearing in the status bar while typing in.

Further, bug fixes for addressing the functioning of hyperlinks in Microsoft Excel and erroneously setting the system Color filters to Grayscale instead of Inverted are available in this update. Since it’s an optional update, users need to go to the Windows Update section of the Settings to download it manually.

If you can’t find them there, you may directly download them from the Microsoft Update Catalogue. Apart from the above fixes, the company noted below notable changes to the KB5022905 update;

  • This update addresses an issue that affects Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Using a provisioning package for bulk provisioning fails.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). LSASS might stop responding. This occurs after you run Sysprep on a domain-joined machine.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects parity virtual disks. Using Server Manager to create them fails.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects a certain streaming app. The issue stops video playback after an advertisement plays in the app.

The company is unaware of any issues affecting this update yet but warned that it’s the last preview update of the year for Windows 10 20H2 and 21H2 versions, with no other non-security updates to be released during December. Devices running on these versions will only receive cumulative monthly security updates until then.


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