KB5033372 Windows 10 22H2 and 21H2 Update is available

Windows 10 22H2 and 21H2 KB5033372 security update changes, bug fixes, improvements, download link, and ways to install.

On 12/12/2023, Windows 10 version 22H2 obtained the Security patch carrying several bug fixes and improvements. KB5033372 is the release that increases the version to Windows 10 19045.3803 and 19044.3803 for 22H2, and 21 H2 respectively. This Security update addresses vulnerabilities related to Windows Media, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), Office Outlook, Microsoft Dynamics, ICS, Win32K, Bluetooth driver, DHCP Server, and more.

Full name of the release is 2023-12 “Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5033372)” where x64 can also be x86 or ARM64. Let’s have a glimpse of what is new in this patch:


Windows 10 22H2 KB5033372 changes, improvements, and bug fixes

Here is the changelog;

This update makes miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality. No additional issues were documented for this release.

Highlights in KB5033372 (KB5032278)

  • LCU KB5033372 adds Copilot in Windows button to the right side of the taskbar. The button is available for Home or Pro editions (non-managed business devices) and clicking on this opens Copilot in Windows at the right on your screen. The tool will not overlap with desktop content or block open app windows.
  • Windows 10 19045.3803 and 19044.3803 bring a larger news & interests feature to your device. “This will help you use the feature more effectively and display your preferred content on a larger scale”.
  • On Home or Pro version, you can get some of the most recent experiences as soon as they are ready. For this, navigate to Settings => Update & Security => Windows Update. Turn on the option Get the latest updates as soon as they are available. Keep in mind that this is not enabled for devices that your IT department manages unless IT configures a new policy.
  • Windows 10 22H2 KB5033372 addresses IE mode stops responding when multiple IE mode tabs are open.
  • This update addresses cursor movement lags that occur in some screen capture scenarios.

See: Windows 10 22H2 KB5032189 update Rolled out

Changes, improvements, and bug fixes included

  • The LCU December 2023 adds new functionality that affects app defaults.
  • Windows 10 19045.3803 and 19044.3803 add Windows Update opt-in notifications to the screen when you sign in.
  • The KB5033372 rollout affects the Netherlands’ time zone which adds the recent man-made landmass outside of Rotterdam to the shape files.
  • 12/12/2023 rollout addresses the Trusted Sites Zone logon policy which you cannot configure using mobile device management or MDM.
  • This deliverance addresses IE mode stops responding problem that happens when you press the left arrow key when an empty text box has the focus and caret (cursor) browsing is on.
  • Furthermore, the update addresses IE mode in which a webpage stops working as expected when there is an open modal dialog.
  • This release addresses app cursor problems when apps use the WebView2Standalone XAML control.
  • KB5033372 LCU addresses exe stops responding when you use Compact Font Format version 2 (CFF2) fonts.
  • Windows 10 19045.3803 and 19044.3803 address non-admin processes leading to Game performance going down, and the video stuttering.
  • This patch addresses protected content that stops cross-process windows from being created. Because of this update, you can keep using out-of-process hosting for things like WebView2 under protected, top-level windows.
  • KB5033372 security patch affects Microsoft Defender for Endpoint or MDE by enabling Conditional Access (CA) scenarios.
  • This LCU addresses a localization problem for Great Britain English (EN-GB) locales. The error message shown for invalid characters in a new Windows Hello PIN is incorrect.
  • The patch addresses a leak in volatile notifications which might stop you from logging in to your PC.
  • Finally, this update addresses the Windows LAPS problem leading PasswordExpirationProtectionEnabled policy to fail to turn on the setting.

How to download KB5033372 in Windows 21H1 or 21H2 and install

Before starting, make sure to install Servicing Stack Updates 19045.3745 and 19044.3745 on 22H2 and 21H2 respectively then try any of the following ways:

Through Automatic mode

  1. Press Win + I and select Windows update.
  2. Click “Check for updates“.
  3. Allow the patch to download and Restart your computer.

Using Manual method

  1. Go to KB5033372 direct download link by clicking here.
  2. Find the file suitable for your system and click on Download.
  3. Select the link to Standalone package and wait for the downloading to complete.
  4. Right-click on .msu file select Open and confirm the prompt.
  5. The computer will restart 2-3 times and this update will be installed.

That’s all!!

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