Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 10 Build 19045.3154 (KB5027293) to the Release Preview Channel for Windows Insiders using Windows 10, version 22H2. This latest update brings several enhancements and fixes to further enhance the user experience.
Here are the major improvements in the update:
- One of the notable improvements in this update is the enhancement of several simplified Chinese fonts and the Microsoft Pinyin Input Method Editor (IME) to support GB18030-2022. Users can now input and display characters from conformance level 1 or 2 using the additions to Microsoft Yahei, Simsun, and Dengxian. Additionally, Unicode Extensions E and F are now supported in the Simsun Ext-B font, meeting the requirements for level 3.
- Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has received numerous new features and enhancements with this update.
- A significant addition to this update is the ability to authenticate across multiple Microsoft clouds, offering users a seamless experience across various services. This feature also ensures that Conditional Access checks are satisfied when required.
- Addressing user-reported issues, the on-screen keyboard bug has been resolved, allowing it to open after locking the machine. Additionally, a fix has been implemented to address a problem with scheduled monthly tasks that may not run on time during daylight savings time transitions.
- Furthermore, this update rectifies an issue affecting registry settings under the Policies paths, preventing their deletion when the local temporary user policy file is not renamed during Group Policy processing.
- The Desktop Window Manager (DWM) has also undergone improvements in terms of reliability, ensuring a smoother user interface experience.
- Several fixes have been implemented to address specific issues. One of these issues prevented the installation of minor updates for .msi files when utilizing the EnterpriseDesktopAppManagement configuration service provider (CSP) for distribution. Additionally, problems with the Spooler service, causing it to stop working when printing from a specific workspace, have been resolved.
- Another resolved issue involved the tib.sys driver failing to load when HyperVisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI) is enabled.
- The update addresses a bug with NCryptGetProperty() that caused the system to return an incorrect value (0x1 instead of 0x20) when calling it with NCRYPT_KEY_TYPE_PROPERTY for machine keys.
- Fixes have also been applied to the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders path. This ensures that the directory maintains correct default permissions, preventing issues with the Start menu, search, and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication when permissions are incorrect.
- Lastly, for users enabling the “Smart Card is Required for Interactive Logon” account option, an authentication error preventing Remote Desktop Services farms authentication has been resolved when RC4 is disabled.
Windows 10 Build 19045.3154 brings a range of improvements and bug fixes, addressing various user-reported issues and enhancing the overall performance and reliability of the operating system. Windows Insiders can now experience these updates by downloading the release from the Release Preview Channel.