Microsoft releases update KB5016688 to address a host of Windows 10 issues

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Microsoft may be focused on Windows 11 and the upcoming Windows 12, but that doesn’t mean people who chose to stick with Windows 10 have been forgotten. After releasing a preview of the KB5016691 update for Windows 11, the company has also released the KB5016688 update for Windows 10.

Available for Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2, update KB5016688 is a preview of the cumulative update that will be released next Patch Tuesday. Although this is not a security update, it fixes a lot of issues with Windows 10

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Among the issues addressed by the KB5016688 update are licensing issues that caused some games to fail to install. A problem with the colors of icons in the search application has been fixed, as has the appearance of an error 0x1E.

Other issues that Microsoft has addressed with this update include one that causes Microsoft Edge to become unresponsive when using IE mode, and others that cause a subscription activation to fail under certain conditions.

The full release notes for this cumulative update read as follows:

  • New! Gives IT admins the ability to add languages ​​and language-related features remotely. Additionally, they can now manage language scenarios across multiple terminal managers.
  • New! Improves Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • Fixes an issue that causes ServerAssignedConfigurations be null in a few full configuration scenarios.
  • Addresses a known issue that causes Microsoft Edge to become unresponsive when using IE mode. This issue also prevents you from interacting with a dialog box.
  • Addresses an issue that affects transparency in layered windows when in Locally Embedded High Definition Remote Applications (RAIL) mode.
  • Addresses an issue that may generate error 0x1E when you shut down or restart a device.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a subscription activation to fail under certain conditions.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause some game installations to fail due to a licensing issue.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Microsoft Office App-V virtualized applications from opening or not working.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Windows Hello for Business certificate deployment to fail under certain circumstances after a device reset.
  • Addresses an issue that degrades BitLocker performance.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Resultant Set of Strategy tool (Rsop.msc) to stop working when processing 1000 or more “File System” security settings.
  • Addresses an issue that continues to trust a revoked Attestation Identity Key (AIK) certificate and fails to generate a new certificate.
  • Fixes an issue that causes the Take a Test app to remove all policies related to the lock app when you close the app.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the colors of the Jump List icon in the Search application.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Focus Assist functionality for applications that run in full screen.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents devices from receiving an offer from Windows Update for the same extension driver when that extension driver is already installed without the base driver.
  • Addresses a race condition that prevents the Local Security Authority Subsystem (LSASS) service from functioning on Active Directory domain controllers. This issue occurs when LSASS concurrently processes Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) requests over Transport Layer Security (TLS) that fail to decrypt. The exception code is 0xc0000409 (STATUS_STACK_BUFFER_OVERRUN).
  • Addresses an issue that affects finding a non-existent security ID (SID) from the local domain using a read-only domain controller (RODC). Search unexpectedly returns error STATUS_TRUSTED_DOMAIN_FAILURE instead of STATUS_NONE_MAPPED or STATUS_SOME_MAPPED.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause cldflt.sys to reference invalid memory under race conditions.
  • Addresses an issue that affects input and output in the Storport driver and may cause your system to become unresponsive.

If you want to install the KB5016688 update, you can do so by checking for an optional update using Windows Update. you can also download it directly from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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