Windows 11 KB5012592 has been released for the general public and comes with a long list of improvements. In terms of new features, users will now have access to search highlights. You can grab the patch through Windows Update or you can also install it manually as Microsoft has released direct download links for KB5012592.
Windows 11 KB5012592 is a mandatory security update and can only be skipped if you pause updates for up to seven days. It will also install automatically based on Windows Updates settings or if you try to delay it beyond the seven-day grace period provided by Microsoft.
Unlike last month’s security update, the April 2022 security update does not contain tons of new features, but Microsoft claims to have fixed many bug fixes and enabled support for features like than the strengths of Windows Search. Additionally, Microsoft is also adding support for up to three high-priority toast notifications in Notification Center.
This new notification feature can be useful if you frequently receive calls, messages, reminders, or alarm notifications from apps that use Windows notifications. After the update, notifications will be subject to special treatment and these alerts will appear simultaneously.
If you check for Windows 11 updates, you will see the following fix:
2022-04 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5012592)
Download links for Windows 11 KB5012592
Windows 11 KB5012592 direct download links: 64 bit.
Thanks to a new update released for Microsoft Update Catalog, you can simply visit the link above and click the “Download” button and select the .msu URL to start downloading in any browser.
Previously, Microsoft released updates to its Updates Catalog via HTTP and prevented Chrome or Firefox users from downloading offline installers. Microsoft has now moved to HTTPS, which means updates are now available for download over a secure connection.
Moreover, it also means that you just click on the .msu link to start the download instead of copying and pasting the link in another tab.
Windows 11 Important Changelog KB5012592 (Build 22000.613)
Microsoft says it fixed an issue where the OneDrive file could lose focus when you rename it and press Enter. If a file loses focus, you’ll have to select it again or you won’t be able to perform any actions.
As you can see in the screenshot above, Microsoft is introducing a new search interface for Windows 11. This appears when you click on the search box on the taskbar and don’t type anything. The “highlights” feature will help you discover trending searches, learn more about outdoor activities, facts for the current date and more.
In addition to new features and improvements, there are many bug fixes in Windows 11 April 2022 Update.
For example, a bug has been fixed where the Settings page does not appear in results when you search for the word widgets. Microsoft has fixed an issue where the OS accidentally disables the Autostart feature for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and this only happens when you are using the latest version of the OS.
Similarly, Microsoft says it has addressed potential performance issues with Windows Settings and Search, including a bug where SystemSettings.exe could stop responding and searchindexer.exe would cause Outlook Offline Search to stop returning emails. recent emails.
As mentioned at the beginning, the April 2022 Update for Windows 11 includes several bug fixes and quality improvements. According to the release notes, Microsoft has fixed an issue that could cause the operating system to take longer to boot. This issue occurs on devices when the UI thread in a network API becomes unresponsive.
Windows 11 build 22000.613 improvements and fixes:
- Fixed an issue where the wmipicmp.dll module caused many false alarms and increased memory usage.
- Fixed issues with execution policy settings, modern browsers failing to render HTML generated by gpresult/h, and an issue where an “Access Denied” error is displayed for a file during a PowerShell test for AppLocker.
- Microsoft fixed an issue where Kerberos.dll could stop working in the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS).
- Fixed an issue preventing the User Account Control (UAC) dialog from displaying applications requesting elevated privileges. For example, if you launch a game with administrator privileges, a popup requesting access will appear on the screen, but the name of the game will not be displayed.
- Fixed an issue that prevented you from accessing SMB shares
As mentioned at the beginning, today is Patch Tuesday and Microsoft has also released a new patch (KB5012599) for Windows 10 version 21H1 and earlier.
Known issues in Windows 11 April 2022 Update
Is Microsoft aware of any potential known issues in KB5012592? At this time, Microsoft has not confirmed any new bugs.
However, the latest optional update is said to have caused performance and taskbar issues for some users, and similar issues may appear in this security update as well.
What’s next for Windows 11?
In addition to cumulative updates, Microsoft is also testing the next major operating system update. As you probably know, Windows 11 will soon begin transitioning to the Fall 2022 Update, and Windows Insiders channels are already seeing changes to reflect the upcoming update.
The next update is expected to add support for features like taskbar drag and drop and specifically aims to improve Windows Settings, while also trying to improve the Start menu with the ability to limit the number of activities that appear under the “recommended” section. .
We don’t know when the 22H2 version of Windows 11 will start rolling out to consumers, but it’s expected to launch after the summer.