Windows 11 KB5017328 has been released to the general public with some useful improvements, but no major changes. KB5017328 offline installers can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog, but you can always download the update from Windows Update.
KB5017328 has been designated a “Major Security Update,” meaning it will be downloaded and automatically applied to your system if you pause it for up to seven days. It is, of course, possible to delay the patch further if you experience problems. To do this, go to Windows Update and press the pause button.
Rolling out as part of Windows 11’s September 2022 Patch Tuesday cycle of Windows 11, this update comes with three notable changes, but they’re primarily aimed at enterprise customers. For example, Microsoft says it has improved Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
Go to Settings > Windows Update and check for updates to grab the update. You will see the following patch:
2022-09 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5017328)
Download Links for Windows 11 KB5017328
Windows 11 KB5017328 Direct Download Links: 64-bit.
Open the link above and visit Microsoft’s update catalog. On the Update Catalog page, click the “download” button next to the version of the operating system installed on your system. Once identified, click on the .msu link to start the download.
Windows 11 KB5017328 (Build 22000.978) major changelog
Microsoft has resolved a critical issue that affects Microsoft Accounts (MSA). A bug in Windows 11 prevented users from accessing the desktop because the web dialog you use to sign in or out may not appear.
Windows 11 Build 22000.978 also fixes an issue where the printer may not fail or function properly due to USB printing compatibility issues that could cause this. This issue has been reported when users rebooted or reinstalled the driver.
Fixed a bug where Windows 11 SE would not trust some Microsoft Store apps. This bug prevents users from downloading the untrusted app. Similarly, Microsoft says it has fixed an issue where certain Bluetooth audio headsets would stop playing after a progress bar adjustment.
Here is a list of all major bug fixes in Windows 11 Build 22000.978:
- Microsoft gives IT administrators the ability to add additional languages and language-related features remotely. Administrators can also manage language scenarios for different endpoint administrators.
- Fixed an issue where ServerAssignedConfigurations could be reported as null in some full configuration scenarios.
- Fixed an issue affecting the high dynamic range auto HDR feature on certain GPU systems.
- Fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge would stop responding when using IE mode.
- Fixed an issue that prevents virtualized App-V Office apps from opening.
- Fixed an issue where the Windows Hello for Business deployment could fail when you reset the system under certain circumstances.
- Microsoft has fixed several issues related to USB printing: an error where the printer stops working after you restart or reinstall it, issues with drivers, and communication problems that prevent you from accessing device functions.
- Fixed performance issues with BitLocker.
- Addresses an issue that prevents HyperVisor Code Integrity from being enabled automatically.
- Fixed an issue where non-Windows devices could not be authenticated with a smart card.
- Fixed an issue that caused the Resultant Set of Policy tool to stop working.
Known issues in Windows 11 Build 22000.978
We’ve been using Windows 11 Build 22000.978 on our primary machines for 30 hours now and couldn’t notice a big difference. Overall, Build 22000.978 appears to be a fairly stable release and users have not reported any critical issues.
Microsoft is still investigating reports that XPS Viewer cannot open XML Paper Specification (XPS) documents in some non-English languages. Affected languages include Japanese and Chinese, but only certain character encodings are affected. This issue affects both XML Paper Specification (XPS) and Open XML Paper Specification (OXPS) files.
This bug causes an error message in the spotlight or can even lead to performance issues on certain systems. However, Microsoft officials have confirmed that the XPS issue won’t really affect consumers as the feature itself isn’t installed by default as of 2020.
Microsoft promised that it will release an update in an upcoming release. Another known issue affects consumers in Chile, where the time displayed in Windows and apps is incorrect.
This update was published prior to the rumored rollout of Windows 11 22H2.