Microsoft fixes USB, Edge issues in Windows 11 ahead of Patch Tuesday

Kip Kniskern

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Microsoft has released an optional preview of KB5016691, that updates the production (non Windows Insider) build number to 22000.918. This update comes before September’s Patch Tuesday, and remains an optional update for now (you can get it by going to Settings>Windows Update>Advanced Options>Optional Updates). Along with the usual slew of minor fixes, this Cumulative Update addresses some possibly annoying issues:

  • Addresses an issue related to USB printing that might cause your printer to malfunction after you restart it or reinstall it.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Windows 11 SE from trusting some Microsoft Store applications. This might prevent you from downloading the untrusted app.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause certain Bluetooth audio headsets to stop playing after a progress bar adjustment.
  • Addresses a known issue that causes Microsoft Edge to stop responding when you use IE mode. This issue also prevents you from interacting with a dialog.

In addition, the non-security update adds three new quality improvements:

  • New! Gives IT admins the ability to remotely add languages and language-related features. Additionally, they can now manage language scenarios across several endpoint managers. 
  • New! Compresses a file regardless of its size if you have configured Server Message Block (SMB) Compression.
  • New! Enhances Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.

This update is the same one released to the Release Preview Channel on August 16th, but is now available on an option on production machines. (via Neowin)