Windows 10 22H2 Preview Update KB5036979 (April 23, 2024)

Windows[German]Microsoft has released an optional cumulative (preview) update KB5036979 for Windows 10 22H2 on April 23 (D-Week). This is intended to fix numerous bugs in Windows 10 22H2 and brings minor new features (account-related notifications for Microsoft accounts). Below is an overview of these updates for Windows 10.The information on the updates can be found on the Windows 10 update history page. Please note that these updates are so-called preview updates. These are optional and must be initiated manually for download and installation by default.


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Windows 10 Preview Update KB5036979

Cumulative Preview Update KB5036979 is available for Windows 10 version 22H2 (all versions). The following key points are listed in the highlights.

  • New! This update begins the rollout of account-related notifications for Microsoft accounts in Settings > Home. A Microsoft account connects Windows to your Microsoft applications. The account also backs up all your data and helps you manage your subscriptions. You can also add additional security steps to prevent you from being locked out of your account. This feature displays notifications in the start menu and settings. You can manage your settings notifications under Settings > Privacy and security > General.
  • New! This update affects the widgets on the lock screen. They are more reliable and have improved quality. This update also supports more visual elements and a more personalized experience for you.
  • This update fixes an issue affecting some wireless earbuds. Bluetooth connections are not stable. This issue occurs on devices with firmware from April 2023 or later.
  • This update makes some changes to the Windows search. It is now more reliable and it is easier to find an app after you have installed it. This update also gives you a personalized app search.

The support article KB5036979 also contains a long list of quality improvements and fixes that Microsoft specifies for the update (these will be included in the security update for the following month). The update is optional and is offered via Windows Update if the user explicitly checks for updates in the settings page and then selects the optional update for download and installation. The update can also be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) is integrated. Microsoft lists known problems with this update in the support article. Details can be found in the relevant support article.

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