Windows 10 KB5022834 is coming to PCs as part of the February 2023 Patch Tuesday security cycle. This release is all about bug fixes as Microsoft continues to bet on Windows 11 and beyond. Microsoft has also published the update on MCU so you can easily find direct download links for Windows 10 KB5022834 offline installers.
KB5022834 is a Patch Tuesday update that doesn’t contain any exciting new features, but there are plenty of bug fixes and improvements to check out. For example, Microsoft bundles all improvements from the January 2023 preview, making Patch Tuesday of February 2023 a major release.
So what’s new in the latest update to Windows 10? According to the release notes and our testing, the Windows Settings app is getting a new update that enables OneDrive integration, similar to what we already have on Windows 11. The alerts appear when your cloud storage reaches its limit.
Microsoft also lets users manage their OneDrive storage and add additional storage to the plan directly from Windows settings. Another major change in the update is linked to the taskbar. According to Microsoft, the February 2023 Update of Windows 10 fixes issues that cause Explorer and taskbar to stop responding.
This update can be installed on any device running Windows 10 20H2 or newer. If you are using version 22H2, you will get Build 19045.2546. Similarly, those still on Windows 10 version 21H2 will get Build 19044.2546. Version 20H2 gets Build 19042.2546 today.
(There is also a new update for Windows 11 with identical bug fixes. If you’re running Windows 11 22H2, you’ll get KB5022845. Windows 11 21H2 (original release) will get KB5022836).
In Windows 10, you will see one of the following updates when you check for updates today:
Cumulative Update 2023-02 for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5022834)
Cumulative Update 2023-02 for Windows 10 Version 21H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5022834)
Download links for Windows 10 KB5022834
Windows 10 KB5022834 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and 32-bit (x86).
You can visit the link above to access the Microsoft Update Catalog, which will allow you to download the update package through a secure connection. Thanks to changes in the MCU portal, the download links are no longer blocked in Google Chrome.
You can download the update in .msu format and double-click it to apply the changes to the system.
Windows 10 KB5022834 (Build 19045.2486) Full Changelog
With today’s update, Internet Explorer has finally been removed from Windows after more than 27 years of service. Internet Explorer’s retirement happened on June 15, 2022, coming 26 years and 10 months. And today it finally disappears from the Windows operating system after its release on August 15, 1995.
In the 1990s, Internet Explorer came pre-installed on all Windows PCs. Those who bought a new computer at that time usually used Microsoft’s web browser, as it was the default program for browsing the Internet on a desktop. It was nevertheless successful in bundling Internet Explorer with Windows, but it was also controversial.
Microsoft disabled the old browser with the Windows 10 February 2023 Update. According to Microsoft officials, a Microsoft Edge server update will facilitate the smooth transition to the new browser.
Windows 10 Build 19045.2486 also comes with a new change: better Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) authentication, which no longer fails when you try to sign in. Another bug fix in the update should fix Windows Search issues, including a related bug where the operating system prevents users from logging in or logging out.
Microsoft resolves an issue where the DNS suffix search list was not working and the parent domain may be missing.
Here is a list of bug fixes in Windows 10 Build 19045.2486:
- Fixed an issue where Task View caused the desktop to become unresponsive.
- Fixed an issue that degraded a memory location.
- Fixed an issue where the Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) user mode policy was encountering issues.
- Fixed an issue where printing didn’t work in landscape mode in Edge.
- Fixed an issue where Resilient File System (ReFS) MSba failed or caused high nonpaged pool usage.
- Fixed an issue to help you better understand how to enable the Windows diagnostic data processor configuration.
It’s also worth noting that Microsoft will pause optional non-security updates for supported editions of Windows 10 20H2 and 21H2. This means that only monthly security updates (known as the “B” or Tuesday release) will be offered for these two versions of the operating system as Microsoft moves forward with Windows 11.