KB5034204 Windows 11 23H2 build 22631.3078 and 22H2 22621.3078 rolled out to Insider

Windows 11 Builds 22621.3078 and 22631.3078 Release Preview Channel KB5034204 features, improvements, bug fixes, download link, and the way to install.

Release Preview channel of Windows 11 Insider has finally received the first build of 2024 after a long time for 23H2 and 22H2. KB5034204 is the cumulative update that brings Windows 11 Build 22631.3078 and 22621.3078 respectively with 2 new features and several improvements. The update adds many languages and features to digital handwriting and eye control system settings.

Full name of this build is “2024-01 Preview of cumulative update for Windows 11 Version 23H2 for x64-based systems KB5034204”. The build number is 10.0.22631.3078.ni_release_svc_prod2.240103-1705. Let’s see what is new in this insider release:

KB5034204 Windows 11 23H2 build 22631.3078 and 22H2 22621.3078

Windows 11 23H2 build 22631.3078 and 22H2 22621.3078 KB5034204 features and improvements

Here is the changelog:

New Features

  • KB5034204 is starting to expand the ability to use digital handwriting (inking) in some edit boxes for Windows Ink to the following languages and locales: Chinese Simplified (People’s Republic of China), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (United Kingdom), French (Canada), French (France), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Korea), Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Mexico), and Spanish (Spain). Besides, this integrates more accurate recognition technology, gestures to select, join, delete, and split words, and gestures to insert a new line.
  • Windows 11 Builds 22631.3078 and 22621.3078 add a feature for eye control system settings. Using this, you can back up these settings from the former device which will install automatically on the new desktop when setting up a new device.

See details of the previous build: Windows 11 Build 22621.2500 KB5031455 distributed to Release Preview Channel

Improvements and fixes

  • This LCU (RP channel) addresses certain types of 7-Zip files issues because of which they appear empty in File Explorer.
  • The update addresses search not working on the Start menu for some users that occur because of a deadlock.
  • Furthermore, this update addresses Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) in the Group Policy editor issue. As a result, HTML preview rendering fails.
  • This release addresses a caching problem with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). The issue forces CurrentTimeZone to change to the wrong value.
  • This update improves Windows reliability during power transitions to reduce the risk of a stop error.
  • KB5034204 LCU addresses an OpenType font driver issue that might affect how text is rendered for third-party applications on a certain architecture.
  • The update addresses a known issue with the color font format for COLRv1 and now it renders properly. The system uses this format to show emoji with a 3D-like appearance.
  • This release makes video calls more reliable.
  • Windows 11 Builds 22631.3078 and 22621.3078 address WMI not working issue that occurs in certain scenarios with mobile device management (MDM) providers, such as Microsoft Intune.
  • This update addresses BitLocker data-only encryption issue that causes an MDM service, such as Microsoft Intune to not get the right data.
  • This update addresses a device that stops responding intermittently and this occurs after you install a print support app.
  • KB5034204 addresses an issue that that stops you from automatically configuring APN profiles for cellular enabled devices. This occurs when you run the netsh mbn show readyinfo * command.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects TPM on certain devices and they did not initialize correctly. This results in TPM-based scenarios stopped working.
  • Windows 11 Builds 22631.3078 and 22621.3078 RP channel include quarterly changes to the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist file, DriverSiPolicy.p7b. The file now adds the drivers that are at risk for Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) attacks to the list.
  • This update affects UEFI Secure Boot systems and because of this, it adds a renewed signing certificate to the Secure Boot DB variable. You can now opt for this change.
  • This update addresses troubleshooting process failure when using the Get Help app.
  • Also, the update addresses RemoteApp windows persistence on client devices after closing them.
  • This update addresses a remote desktop client issue because of which it might connect to a wrong instance of a user’s session. This happens if a user has multiple sessions on the host.
  • KB5034204 addresses changing the keyboard language fails to apply to RemoteApps in some scenarios.
  • This update addresses File Explorer Gallery stops you from closing a tooltip issue.
  • This update addresses Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio earbuds issue resulting in lost sound when you stream music.
  • Windows 11 Builds 22631.3078 and 22621.3078 RP channel address an issue that affects a Bluetooth phone call that stops the audio from routing through the PC when you answer the call on your PC.
  • Furthermore, the update addresses Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Post Authentication Actions (PAA) that occur at restart instead of at the end of the grace period.
  • This update addresses an Active Directory problem due to which Bind requests to IPv6 addresses fail. This happens when the requestor is not joined to a domain.
  • LCU KB5034204 addresses LocalUsersAndGroups CSP stops processing group memberships if it cannot find a group.
  • Finally, this update addresses Group Policy Folder Redirection in a multi-forest deployment that stops you from choosing a group account from the target domain. Because of this, you cannot apply advanced folder redirection settings to that domain. This issue happens when the target domain has a one-way trust with the domain of the admin user. Also, the problem affects all Enhanced Security Admin Environment (ESAE), Hardened Forests (HF), or Privileged Access Management (PAM) deployments.

How to download KB5034204 and install

  1. Navigate to Settings (Windows+I) > Windows update and click on “Check for updates”.
  2. When the build is downloaded, click on “Restart now”.

To clean install the version, download Windows 11 Builds 22631.3078 or 22621.3078 ISO file from Windows Insider Preview Downloads.

Source: Windows Insider blog.

That’s all!!

Sharing is caring    Share Whatsapp

Topics:  Windows Insider
About Sunita
Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.