Windows 11 KB5022287 is now available for version 21H2 (original update) with a number of notable bug fixes. This update is part of the January 2023 Patch Tuesday Update of Windows 11. You can download it from Windows Update, or you can also try direct download links for the KB5022287 offline installer.
KB5022287 is theoretically a security release and cannot be skipped for long. Security updates are considered “mandatory” and in some cases mandatory updates are downloaded and installed without users’ consent. You postpone it for a few weeks, but it cannot be postponed multiple times depending on Windows Update settings.
Since Microsoft officials were on hiatus due to the Christmas and New Year holidays, the Windows 11 January 2023 Update is not a huge release, but there are plenty of bug fixes and improvements in this release. According to release notes, Microsoft has patched at least three bugs.
(If you are using version 22H2, there is another update (KB5022303) for your device with identical bug fixes). If you check for version 21H2 for Windows 11 updates today, you will see the following patch:
2023-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5022287)
Download links for Windows 11 KB5022287
Windows 11 KB5022287 Direct Download Links: 64-bit.
The link above directs you to the Microsoft Update Catalog – library of all Windows updates.
To begin, click the download button next to the appropriate OS version and finally click the .msu link to begin the download. You can install the update by double-clicking the .msu file.
Windows 11 KB5022287 (Build 22000.675) major changelog
Windows 11 Build 22000.675 (21H2) fixed issues with Local Session Manager where some users were given access to perform actions that only an administrator can do. Issues with apps using Microsoft Open Database Connectivity have also been resolved.
Last but not least, Microsoft also patched a Blue Screen of Death error 0xc000021a that resulted in a boot loop for some machines.
For those who are confused, Windows 11 21H2 is the original version of the operating system that went live in 2021. It comes with loads of improvements including a new Start menu, redesigned taskbar, faster Windows updates and much more Lake. At the same time, it has also created several problems.
Like the previous Windows versions, Windows 11 version 21H2 is still plagued by various issues. The update has caused several issues for users, getting Microsoft into trouble as it attempts to fix issues reported in the previous update and ends up breaking another feature for some users.
In a update the support document, Microsoft has acknowledged issues with app rendering and provisioning packages. According to the documentation, provisioning packages may not work as expected. As a result, Windows may not be configured correctly and Out of Box Experience may not complete or restart unexpectedly.
These packages are used to configure devices for use on corporate or school networks, so home users are not really affected.
In some cases, the cursor may move to an unexpected position, causing an incorrect string to be selected for conversion. In the documentation, Microsoft noted that it is actively investigating the reports and plans to provide an update in an upcoming release.
“Provisioning Windows devices using Windows Autopilot is not affected by this issue,” Microsoft noted.
Windows 11 22000.1270 servicing stack update
Microsoft says it has also made several quality improvements to the services stack that installs Windows Updates. For those who don’t know, servicing stack updates are designed to ensure that the system is robust, reliable, and that your device can receive and install Microsoft updates without major issues.
SSUs are now included in monthly cumulative updates and you don’t need to do anything else.