Windows 11 KB5026372 releases with a new option to download non-security updates automatically

Windows 11 May Patch Tuesday update KB5026372 (build 22621.1702) has arrived which brings a new option to download non-security updates automatically, alongside improvements and bug fixes.

Windows 11 build 22621.1755 and 22624.1755 arrives with minor improvements, various fixes, and more

Here is everything new in Windows 11 May Patch Tuesday update KB5026372 (build 22621.1702)

In Windows 11 May Patch Tuesday update KB5026372, Microsoft introduces a new option to prioritize a computer to receive a preview of upcoming updates automatically. This feature will help to download the non-security updates released on the fourth week of the month, as well as other improvements and enhancements as soon as they’re available. To set up your device to install non-security updates as soon as possible, go to Start > Settings > Windows Update and enable the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” setting. 

Build 22621.1702 also ships various enhancements, security fixes, and non-security patches including changes to the firewall settings, and it adds new animation for the Widgets button in the Taskbar. Furthermore, there are fixes for IE Mode on Microsoft Edge, Task View, and Resilient File System (ReFS).

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To get the update to Windows 11 build 22621.1702 (KB5026372), click the “Download and Install” button from the “Windows Update” settings page.

Here is the complete changelog shared in Microsoft’s blog post:

Improvements

  • This update affects the Kernel-mode Hardware-enforced Stack Protection security feature. The update adds more drivers to the database of drivers that are not compatible with it. A device uses this database when you enable this security feature in the Windows Security UI and it loads the drivers.
  • This update addresses a race condition in Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). The Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) might stop responding. This occurs when the system processes multiple local account operations at the same time. The access violation error code is 0xc0000005.
  • New! This update changes firewall settings. You can now configure application group rules.
  • This update affects the Islamic Republic of Iran. The update supports the government’s daylight saving time change order from 2022.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) process. It might stop responding. Because of this, the machine restarts. The error is 0xc0000005 (STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION).
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge IE mode. The Tab Window Manager stops responding.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects protected content. When you minimize a window that has protected content, the content displays when it should not. This occurs when you are using Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects mobile device management (MDM) customers. The issue stops you from printing. This occurs because of an exception.
  • This update changes the app icons for certain mobile providers.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects signed Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) policies. They are not applied to the Secure Kernel. This occurs when you enable Secure Boot.
  • This update addresses an issue that displays Task View in the wrong area. This occurs when you close a full screen game by pressing Win+Tab.
  • This update addresses an issue that occurs when you use a PIN to sign in to Windows Hello for Business. Signing in to Remote Desktop Services might fail. The error message is, “The request is not supported”.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Administrator Account Lockout policies. GPResult and Resultant Set of Policy did not report them.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Unified Write Filter (UWF). When you turn it off by using a call to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), your device might stop responding.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Resilient File System (ReFS). A stop error occurs that stops the OS from starting up correctly.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects MySQL commands. The commands fail on Windows Xenon containers.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects SMB Direct. Endpoints might not be available on systems that use multi-byte character sets.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects apps that use DirectX on older Intel graphics drivers. You might receive an error from apphelp.dll.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the legacy Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) and the new Windows LAPS feature. They fail to manage the configured local account password. This occurs when you install the legacy LAPS .msi file after you have installed the April 11, 2023, Windows update on machines that have a legacy LAPS policy.

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I'm a passionate tech enthusiast here to break down the latest trends, gadgets, and software. Whether you're a seasoned programmer or just curious about the digital world, I aim to deliver insightful articles that are both informative and engaging.